Emacs Lisp

Emacs is my editor of choice, and like most people who use Emacs I have customized it to suite my personal taste. I have included copies of my customizations so that others may build on what I’ve created, or simply have a more pleasant working environment.

Lisp Source

emacs.el

This is my main .emacs file. It contains the bulk of the customizations, but it does include a few other features and functions that other people may find useful. Some of the code is written by me, and other parts I’ve found on the net.

planner-config.el

To help me manage my time and my projects I have turned to the plannel-el (PlannerMode) major mode. Since I have worked as a independent IT consultant, I often need to track the number of hours I work on projects for various clients. I have customized and extended planner-el to allow me to clock in and out of a task. Upon clock-out the system will automatically prompt me for a description of what I did during the clocked-in time, and then write a note on the task page for the project detailing the amount of time I spent, and allowing me to classify the work performed. I then have a separate Perl script that takes the raw task pages and produces an invoice. I think it’s a very slick setup.

pic-asm-mode.el

I have done a lot of firmware programming on various Microchip PIC micro-controllers, and I found that the default asm-mode.el script did not handle the idiosyncrasies of the PIC assembly language very well. Therefore, I created pic-asm-mode.el as an extension to asm-mode.el. It syntax highlights PIC assembly mnemonics and handles formatting correctly.