Emacs, India and Geminis

One Gemini

Gary Phillips (worldgeek@rolmo.com)

  • Born in June 😉
  • Consultant Software Engineer since 1992
  • System Troubleshooting
  • C/C++, Java, Javascript, Linux, MySQL, Python
  • Gigabytes of log files

i can has Emacs

Emacs is my IDE and my Friend

👫

Don't want to leave home without it!

Another Gemini

Android Smartphone (yawn)

with a Physical Keyboard (yay)!

❤️🤓❤️ 🤓❤️ 🤓❤️ 🤓❤️ 🤓❤️ 🤓❤️

Gemini PDA Hardware Specs

Keyboard full Qwerty, mechanical
Screen 6" 2160x1080
RAM 4 GB
CPU 10 ARM Cores @ 2 GHz
Disk (internal) 64 GB + 200 GB (SD)
Ports 2 x USB-C, Headphone
Radios Wifi, 4G, Bluetooth

India

Our relationship began in 1995

🇮🇳 🇬🇧

Tashi Jong, Kangra, Himachal

My Village (1)

My Village (2)

Ready …

Install some Software

  • Rooted Android (optional)
  • Root shielding by Magisk (optiona)
  • Termux from Google Play Store
  • Now we have a terminal and apt
  • $ apt install emacs
  • $ apt install git
  • $ git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs ~/.emacs.d
  • $ emacs

Packing

Playing In India

Internet 1

Internet 2

My Transport

37.5 metre

Clear Sky

Working in India

The Company

http://www.glacialadventures.net/

The Boss

The Team

The Work

  • Legacy PHP / MySQL Web App
  • 80 Users
  • Page updates > 1 minute each 😧

How Emacs Helped

  • Spacemacs auto-configured for SQL, PHP, ssh
  • No file too big
  • Fast searching with ripgrep
  • Edit and grok SQL logs

Gemini + Emacs Rox

  • Physical keyboard
  • Hack anywhere
  • Even standing up on an airport bus
  • Android is always there
  • For web search, social media etc
  • Attracts Geeks ;-)

Future

Mobile Computer Education Lab

Commercial Work

  • CTO Icecode Pvt. India
  • Maintain that legacy code
  • Local Apps for India's smartphone explosion
  • Mobile Technology School

and Travel Agent!

Gary Phillips (worldgeek@rolmo.com)