Table of Contents
- 1. Websites in Org Mode
- 2. Beamer and Org Mode
- 3. Food composition databases
- 4. Tutorials and examples about text formats for Drawing and Plotting
- 5. Reading & Listening
- 6. COVID-19
Ah, the old plain list of bookmarks which was so popular before Google transformed Internet navigation from directory browsing to search…
1 Websites in Org Mode
1.1 List of Websites
List of websites written and published using Org Mode:
- Thibaultmarin and Personal wiki in org, the blog post describing the setup. Interesting because published on GitHub (last retrieved )
- Loom Communications, and the articles describing the publishing workflow: More on Emacs Blogging (describes how to implement post pagination) and Emacs Blogging for Fun and Profit, which describes the publishing framework approach (last retrieved ).
- Diego Codes, and Blogging with Emacs, and Emacs only which describes the publishing configuration. Interesting for simplicity and layout. (Last retrieved )
- Ramblings from a Corner, and the Blogging with Org publishing, which describes custom HTML export functions, Disqus, and analytics, if you are in such things. (Last retrieved )
- Juan José García Ripoll use Moustache for defining the templates: Org-THTML: An HTML template system for org-mode. (Last retrieved )
- Pavel Panchekha describes in Using Org-mode to Publish a Web Site how to trigger publication on Git commit. (Last retrieved )
- John Louis Del Rosario has a pretty straightforward workflow described in Blogging with Org mode. The websites uses CM fonts, a nice touch. (Last retrieved )
- Intro to AI website of a course with a nice two columns layout on the home page (which is written directly in HTML, though). Source code available on GitHub: joshuaeckroth /cse3521-website. Interesting the idea of mixing HTML (for more complex layouts) and plain Org Mode (for “standard” pages). (Last retrieved )
- The Kitchin Research Group does everything with Org Mode. Impressive work and many interesting article on their blog. Their Blog archive has various articles about literate programming and Org Mode. (Last retrieved )
- Mohammed Sadiq uses a pretty straightforward workflow and uses
directory names to determine the location of posts (e.g.,
2018/08/08/hello-world.org). Index managed by hand. Nice layout. (Last retrieved )
- Duncan Codes is a blog based on Org Mode. The article describing the setup, Migrating from Jekyll to org-mode and GitHub Actions, is interesting for the design choices behind the migration. The publishing workflow is fairly complex, supports redirects keyword in pages and has a nice layout, based on the Jekyll theme Lagom. (Last retrieved )
- Write Permission is written using Org Mode. The workflow seems to be based on a fairly long piece of Emacs lisp (the source code of the website is available here: Gitlab Repository). Some articles illustrate in more details tips and tricks used on the website: Org mode blogging: RSS feed, Org mode blogging: Clickable headlines, Org mode blogging: Unfurling links. (Last retrieved )
Basti’s Scratchpad on the Internet has a straightforward setup, in which each post is a file. The index page is generated by hand, using
#+include; the list of all posts is generated with the
... :auto-sitemap t :sitemap-filename "archive.org" :sitemap-title "Archive" :sitemap-sort-files anti-chronologically :sitemap-style list :makeindex t ...
Setup described in Blogging with Emacs. (Last retrieved )
- The blog posts of Justin Abrahms is another example of a straightforward application of Org Mode publishing functions. Setup described in Writing a static site generator using org-mode. (Last retrieved )
- Endless Parentheses uses a single file for all his blog: How I blog: One year of posts in a single org file. Publication based on Jekyll, though. (Last retrieved )
Jay Kamat shows some simple and effective solutions (such as listing links to other pages in the content of the homepage, rather than in a top-bar). More important, the article Creating A Blog in Org Mode has a super-interesting and simple suggestion on how to generate a
<div>wrapper around some content:
#+begin_classname Content inside your div #+end_classname
- Nicolas Petton blogs using Org Mode. Very simple setup, with header and footer setup in Emacs lisp. Setup described here: Blogging withorg-mode. Very nice layout; not clear how the blog is generated. (Last retrieved )
- Eric Evenchick has a website with Org Mode. Setup described here: Blogging with Org Mode (Last retrieved )
- Vincent Demeester describes his setup here Migrating to an org-mode
website, which includes a nice example of
:sitemap-format-entryto generate a list of posts. (Last retrieved )
- (blog ’zezin) describes a Gitlab workflow to publish his Org Mode website: Blogging with org-mode and Gitlab Pages. (Last retrieved )
- Pierre Neidhardt has a website published using Org Mode only, described here: A blog in pure Org/Lisp. (Last retrieved )
- BHL0388 has a simple and very nice layout. A couple of posts describe the setup: Blog with only Org Mode, Blog in Org Mode Revisited; another explains how to improve the section ids in the exported HTML file: Org HTML Export: Permanent Section Link.
1.2 Meta lists
1.3 Reusable Assets
1.4 Publishing Tutorials
2 Beamer and Org Mode
2.1 Authoring Beamer presentations in Org Mode
2.2 Beamer documentation
2.3 Customizing Beamer Presentations
- Beamer Cheatsheet lists many configuration options you can set to change the appearance of Beamer slides. This seems to be another instance of the same document.
- Beamer Theme Gallery presents the different combinations of themes and colors in a big matrix. A more convenient layout can be found in the Beamer Theme Gallery page, where one can interactively select theme, color, and fonts.
- The Ultimate Beamer Theme List lists several custom themes, many of which, in my opinion, worth trying.
- Some nice themes: Simple, Metropolis
3 Food composition databases
- The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) keeps The Swiss Food Composition Database, which contains information about the composition of food available in Switzerland. Available for free in four languages; can be downloaded.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture keeps FoodData Central a detailed database of food composition, with nutrients and other components found in a wide variety of foods and food products. Can be downloaded.
- The NHS has a Calorie checker, which allows to check the caloric content of about 150.000 different products. It is part of the Live Well portal.
- INRAN keeps BDA. The data, however, requires an explicit consent to be used.
- FAO lists various food composition databases on the International food composition table/database directory.
4 Tutorials and examples about text formats for Drawing and Plotting
5 Reading & Listening
This is where I go when I am looking for freely available audio books, e-books, and podcasts.
5.1 Audio Books
- Ad Alta Voce, from RAI (the Italian National broadcasting channel) offers many audio books for free read by actors. Latest book episodes are also available as an RSS feed.
- Timendum - Ad Alta Voce is a GitHub repository which generates feeds for all the books published on Ad Alta Voce, including those no longer appearing in the RSS feed. It thus allows to use a Podcast client to access the books.
- The BBC has a section with Audio books.
- LibriVox and Loyal Books host collection of books read by volunteers.
- Project Gutenberg has a large collection of out-of-copyright books. Many classics can be downloaded from this site.
- Standard eBooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain e-books that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.
- Many Books has more than 50.000 free books. Many of the early e-books are from the Project Gutenberg archive; now it offers also the opportunity to authors to self-publishing their work.
- Feedbooks is another good source of main public-domain books. The portal also offers paid-for books.
- The Internet Archive and the Open Library offer over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern e-books that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.
- Guide to DRM-Free Living: Literature has a big list of websites distributing DRM-free books (for profit and for free)
5.3 Computer Science
6.1 On this website
- COVID-19 in Italy provides information about the evolution of the pandemic in Italy. Built with R, ruby, and datamash from the GitHub repository of the Italian Civil Protection.
6.2 Situation Reports
- Situation in Trentino
- Situation in Italy and pcm-dpc/COVID-19 GitHub Repository
- Situation in the World and CSSEGISandData/COVID-19 GitHub Repository
- The GIMBE foundation has a page with various graphs, among which a comparison of prevalence and weekly increases by region: Pandemia Corona virus
- WHO Situation Reports