I grow under the sun. When I am not writing code, I am either drinking wine or drinking tea (with these little cups). Cheese is my bread and tracking everything in Emacs is my cheese.
P.S. d12frosted means dice with 12 sides from the Chessex™ frosted series. I used to play. Just a little bit.
In the previous article we covered automatic tagging of notes related to a specific person, and today we are going to cover automatic tagging of an org-mode heading upon insertion of link related to a person. To put it simple, when I mention someone in the task, I would love this task to be automatically tagged with that persons name. As they say, it’s better to see once, than imagine multiple times, so here is a screencast.
In the previous articles (vol1 and vol2) we walked the path to org-roam and solved the issue with garbage in the category column of agenda. Today we are going to explore meta projects dedicated to specific person, tag inheritance and moving such projects to separate
org-roam files. As result, we will have code for automatic tagging based on the title.
Aside from regular meta projects (like personal blog) I also create meta projects for people and locations. This is helpful, because some of the tasks are really related to someone specifically. For example, when I need to return a borrowed book, I just create a task for this.
* Frodo Baggins :@FrodoBaggins: ** TODO Return 'The Lord of the Rings' book ** TODO Farewell party :PROJECT: It feels like Mr. Frodo is about to live Shire. So we are going to setup a farewell party for him. *** TODO Talk to Samwise Gamgee :@SamwiseGamgee: *** TODO Talk to Meriadoc Brandybuck :@MeriadocBrandybuck: *** TODO Talk to Peregrin Took :@PeregrinTook: *** TODO Tie a pair of wool socks I am not sure where he is going, so a pair of warm wool socks should be good. At least they can be used to protect bottles of wine during journey. That is in case Frodo doesn't wear socks. But how could it be? Everyone does!
In the previous article we set a ground for moving tasks to org-roam, and encountered an issue with visual garbage in the agenda buffer. Namely,
org-roam file id as part of the category. In this article, we are going to explore the means to overcome this issue.
org-mode is a simple outliner for note taking and list management. It doesn’t impose any complex features on users. This is something users excel at by themselves. My suggestion is to continue this tradition and discover task management capabilities in org-roam, an org-mode extension for non-hierarchical notes management.
Org-roam is a note-taking tool built on top of Emacs and Org. Essentially, it’s a replica of Roam Research. These tools provide an easy way to create and manage non-hierarchical notes. If you wish to learn more, just take a look at the Org-roam manual or watch Making Connections in your Notes video by Matt Williams. Believe me, Org-roam and Roam Research are game-changers. Or even better, don’t believe me and validate my claim by yourself.
Since I am already addicted, it was only natural to prefer
org-roam over some web application. Apart from being developed on top of mature Org ecosystem, Emacs brings many merits and extensibility is one of them. Once
org-roam introduced tags system in v1.1.1 I felt the lack of functions to manage them. Adding and removing them by hand is not nice. So in this article I am sharing a snippet that I’ve forged to ease the unbearable lightness of being.
[2020-10-12 Mon]: Functionality described in this post (and similar functionality to manage aliases) is merged to the upstream. Now simply use one of the following functions: