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Re: Emacs developers help wanted for Purdue University's Hack the Anvil

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Emacs developers help wanted for Purdue University's Hack the Anvil
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:16:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Joshua Branson <> writes:

> And as I said in my previous email, I have made two
> emacs minor modes (one is evil-dvorak, which is
> available on melpa), but I'm just not an expert
> emacs hacker. And I probably won't become one before
> the event.

If you want to be an expert, start acting like one
right now. To begin with, no expert says he isn't an
expert. Others can tell you that, or the equivalent,
if you give them reason to.

> However, IRC is a bit less than ideal. Asking
> questions on IRC is ok, but not great. Every other
> sponsor at the event (ie: Apple, Wolfram, pebble,
> MS, twilio, among others to name a few) will have a
> seasoned developer present.

It doesn't really matter what the others have. You
must cope with what you have (or can, and will have).
Remember, a warrior thinks neither of victory nor
defeat. Battle many as you would have one, and the
lonesome warrior as you would have an army!

> So I would prefer to talk to some emacs developers
> via skype (or some alternate program), because skype
> is soooo much faster at communicating than IRC.

The best way to communicate technology and in
particular code is by mail, or, by extention, mailing
lists or Usenet/NNTP (which is virtually same as mail,
only public). I suppose IRC is the second best way,
only that's a wide gap in between.

underground experts united

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