Tools and Resources for Spelling and Grammar Check for Emacs

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There are many tools and resources that will be helpful for non-native English-speaking people to be more efficient in English learning. A while ago, I have posted The Ultimate offline Dictionary with Dictd in Linux. Today I’d like to share some other tools I use on a daily base. And hopefully this will be of help to someone.

A thorough list of appz for spell and grammar checker can ...

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Conversion of reference database

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There are cases that you will need to communicate with the Microsoft Word world during manuscript editing phase. What I do is to use Scimax package to convert the org-ref enhanced org file to Word format. And the following procedure was applied to render the references to an Endnote format.

Export bibtex from org-ref

You would need to export the entries from org-ref to bibtex ...

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Debug Emacs Lisp with Edebug & Debug

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Programming in Emacs Lisp – Debugging After using Emacs for over 4 years, I am still feeling like scratching the surface of the functionalities of this feature-laden editor. It is a text editor with so many extensions that can do almost anything you want with flexibility and customizability.

There are two ways to debug elisp code: debug and edebug.

debug

These are 4 common entry points (ways to use it): ...

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Covid-19 Data Visualization with R

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Data Source

UPDATE: JHU dataset changed its name and format, The data for USA and global are separated. The US data adapted a new format. Some amateur data scientists are in charge of the this project. 04-02-2020

The data source used for this analysis is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository1 built the Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (GitHub ...

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Replace BIOS Chip in Lenovo Y700 Motherboard

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The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a specification that defines a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. UEFI replaces the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware interface. With all the advantages, it is appears to be more volatile and fragile for multiple boot system. I found it is easily to lose the bootloading info when you make some changes in bios setting (esp. secure boot) or by disconnect the bios chip battery. I ...

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Use Emacs, Org2blog to Publish WordPress Blogs with Crayon Highlight Support

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Org2blog is THE best tool to publish from org-mode to WordPress. There is a very good blog in Chinese in addition to the official site.

Stylesheet for Org-exported HTML

  1. CSS Support for more info
  2. Code highlight for more info

Dependencies

org2blog is depending on the following:

  1. xml-rpc, metaweblog and htmlize.
  2. Org mode version should be 7 8 or higher. And I ...
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How to setup mini vci with Techstream on 64bit computer

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Following info is adapted from here. Another site with a similar instruction. If you do not have the software and drivers, a vender from amazon provides a link for download.

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TIS Techstream V10 Setup Instruction ( !!! for 64 bit system !!! ) :

  1. The Techstream version 12* and above should be compatible with Windows 10 64 bit system.
    • Installed and follow through instruction.
    • Start Techstream and input Area, ...
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