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Re: More emacs instances

From: Memnon Anon
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:36:25 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Richard Riley <> writes:
> Use gnus-posting-styles for your different nicks/email addresses
> relevant to the groups you are reading.

Alternativley, there is gnus-pers:


>> Yes I also noticed it can do many things and already configured them.
>> The thing is that I'm used to see very easily who's online and from
>> how simply by colors, this interface is a much more poor...
>> Maybe it's time to use my growl integration function ;)

erc is very flexible.
Aside from blist, blist all, blist online, I use erc-pals for people I
want to be notified when they are around. Together with matching,
keywords and different hooks, I now have a setup like this:

a) When one of my pals joins, my thinklight blinks. I can switch to the 
   buffer quickly with C-c C-SPC and back with the same key combo.

b) When a special keyword is said, the thinklight turns on permanently
   and a sound is triggered (all my pals know they should use it *only*
   if it is important! Sound notification can be *really* distracting
   when it happens all the time.)

c) When I am afk (x minutes no emacs activity, which usually means I am
   nearby, but not at my keyboard), sound and thinklight make me aware
   of private messages by anyone, not only pals.

However, these 'notifications' are of course disabled when I am
watching the bitlbee buffer (except b: I wanted a way my friends can
"shout" at me that always works.)

If there is no thinklight, or its use is too distracting, one can always
use e.g. the NumLock LED on the keyboard instead.

I am still fiddling with this setup, but it already provides me with a
flexibility other IM programms I used did not offer.


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