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Back to blogging from Emacs

Its been a while since the last time I tried blogging with the weblogger mode. I don’t think anything changed so far, but I just wanted to give it a try once more. The other easier way to blog with emacs is using the It’s All Text Firefox extension.

It’s weird that there’s a video editing mode and a music synthesizer for Emacs, but I can’t find a way to do simple image editing.

I’m experimenting the Emacs Operating System experience. I already do all my coding with it, have my notes and agenda in org-mode, sometimes browse with w3m, and my favourite so far has been twittering. I still have to migrate my email from Thunderbird to Gnus. I don’t know if I’ll be ready to take that step soon. Anyway I like the idea, and someday I might do the transition.

Maybe my next step should be learning Lisp or eLisp to work on a decent php-mode that works with PHP 5.0 syntax and do something useful. Probably I already mentioned this.

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2 replies on “Back to blogging from Emacs”

I was trying to get weblogger.el to work. It posts properly, but I am unable to format anything or write any links.

For ex, putting <em> whatever </em> produces “<em> whatever </em>” in the page, i.e. &-l-t-;-em-&-g-t-; whatever &-l-t-;-/-em-&-g-t-;-

Any suggestions as to what I’m doing wrong ?

Do you have any other minor modes enabled at the same time? I don’t have that problem, in fact, all the links on this post were done that way on Emacs.

What might be a difference (and I’m only guessing) is that I don’t have the rich text editor enabled for my posts on my user. Maybe this parses the html recieved and changes the format. Try disabling the rick text editor by default on your user and see if it works.

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