Enhance GMail – Use keyboard shortcuts

I have made a switch from Yahoo to Gmail for my primary mail address in the last few months and its been a pleasant experience.

Have been using the keyboard shortcuts of Gmail now and I must say I am addicted to it. Highly recommended for anyone who loves to use the terminal or like editors like emacs and vi. I feel the shortcuts have more of a vi feel to it.

I would recommend Gmail if:

  • Volume of mail you have to respond to is huge. On Gmail alone I have had 226 mails in my sent folder in the last two months. Most of them were related to CodeCampMumbai
  • You want to receive the registration confirmation mails quickly. I have noticed that its faster on Gmail than on Yahoo.
  • Discover Archiving. Yeah, archiving is beautiful.
  • You are looking for a GTD app.(link)
  • Oops, I just figured out that I can go on and on…

Which reminds me I have to update my Contact page.

Pretty GNU Emacs with XFT goodness

I have been using Emacs for most of my ruby and rails programming. I tend to like it and now I can say that I am an Emacs addict. A week back I stumbled upon this article Pretty Emacs while search for some popular themes for Emacs. I tried installing Emacs from the repositories but the installation was never successful. Later I also followed posts GNU Emacs with XFT goodness and Emacs font joy.

Finally, I have it working(most probably) and here is my screenshot:


Looks Yummy! isn’t it?