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Alright, I'm going to make a serious effort to live as much of my life in emacs as possible for a few days next week, and see how that goes.

What are the vital emacs extensions, in your esteemed opinions?

Is there a good gopher client? Markdown preview? Automatic Jeckylling? git integration? email client? Libpurple interface?

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@ajroach42 1) godspeed, 2) please write up something about it when you're done! I keep wanting to try the emacs life but have never gotten there.

This may be partially b/c all the e-mail clients scare me.

@hummingrain I'll definitely write up something about it.

Now that I have a decent computer (and I should be getting paid tomorrow, so I can get internet at home again) I'm expecting to be writing a lot more, again.

Like, there's gotta be a mastodon client for emacs, right?

@ajroach42 is there a text web browser? You could probably use brutaldon.

@ajroach42 there is mastodon.el, or you can use brutaldon in the built-in browser

@tomey @ajroach42 for git, magit is considered best of all git client.
ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_magi

for email, it's hard to setup. but there's gnus (builtin, hard to learn) and mu4e and others. emacswiki.org/emacs/mu4e

there's markdown mode. but in general people use org-mode instead. ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_org_

there are one or more packages for Jeckylling, well integrated. should be trivial to find.

@tomey @ajroach42 one can start emacs from scratch. Learn n built up one's own config.
or, there's several starter kits with all things bundled.
ergoemacs.org/misc/list_of_ema

@ajroach42 I definitely have opinions on this.

@ajroach42 magit for git; no question. for libpurple I'd recommend erc+bitlbee. mu4e is good for mail if you can pull stuff into a maildir using offlineimap or mbsync.

@technomancy @ajroach42 Magit is so good! It's the best Git integration I know of.

@ajroach42
A few recommendations then:
* org-mode - a GTD-ready, mature, outline-based note-taking mode;
* gnus - news/mail user-agent (it's got a quite different approach to email so be prepared to spend more than a week before you feel comfortable);
* markdown support is available via packages and supports a WYSIWYG-like display;
* for git, please try using magit - it is pure awesomeness!

@ajroach42
For git magit is simply the best interface ever conceived

Mail try wanderlust or gnus I'd guess