The other day I opened up Vim and a bunch of formatting was messed up and things weren’t refreshing properly. Some update had probably broken something. Then I realized that my Vim config was a massive mess (you never realize stuff like that until something breaks).

I’d intended to switch to Emacs eventually, it had been kind of an elaborate dance, but I had always suspected I would end up there. I really like the idea of Lisp and I think using Emacs is actually one of the better ways to get comfortable with it, plus it’s a decent editor, or so I hear.

So now, perhaps sooner than expected, I am an Emacs user (since a couple weeks ago). I’ve got several friends helping me out and providing suggestions, and I’ve already got quite a bit of useful stuff set up. My configuration is on GitHub, because why not?

So far I am quite pleased, but wow, this is going to be a long, interesting journey.

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