Posts tagged emacs

Using Emacs for the FIRST Robotics Competition

:: emacs, frc

For a large portion of the Infinite Recharge build season, I’ve been attempting to entirely forgo usage of Visual Studio Code, which is WPILib’s official IDE. Not only have I had countless issues with it (specifically, Microsoft’s “IntelliSense”, which often acts less intelligent than the name implies), but the majority of my programming and digital life lives in Emacs. In particular, I use DOOM Emacs, which makes the majority of this configuration extremely easy to implement; however, all the advice in this post will apply to vanilla Emacs in a similar fashion.


:: emacs, meta

2021–08–06 update: This post has been horribly out-of-date for a while.

This website has received a much-needed refresh, one that I’ve been putting off for years. While I’ve made a personal blog in the past (albeit all of them being short-lived), all of them have used Jekyll, a popular static site generator written in Ruby. This is fine and dandy, sure, but I don’t know Ruby, so I didn’t know how to maintain a Jekyll site well. Furthermore, I’ve always used some random theme I grabbed off of GitHub and slapped it on there with the might of Zeus. Again, worked, but wasn’t great, and didn’t reflect well on my competency as a developer if I couldn’t whip up a simple blog on my own.