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Interests include: #Emacs, #OrgMode, #elisp, #nodejs, #python, #sketchnotes, #parenting, #cooking, #gardening, #knitting, #sewing, #lego, #captioning, #plover #steno, and #stoic philosophy. Originally from Manila, now in Toronto. Married to a Vim guy (go figure) and raising a 7-year old (editor preference unknown), along with two very loud cats.

Blog: (mostly Emacs News these days), sketches: I also maintain and subed.el
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#emacs idea: I want to include text from my handwritten notes. Google Cloud Vision can understand the handwriting in my sketchnotes ( and give me text and words/letters with bounding coordinates, but the text ends up being jumbled because of columns and other things about layout. Low priority idea I’m putting on Mastodon because I’m not likely to get to it for a while: maybe I could use Emacs’s SVG and mouse event support to display an image, then use my tablet stylus to drag a path through the elements in order. I can get the image coordinates of the points, find the closest word bounding box center, and add those words to my text buffer. Second option, I could define rectangles and figure out how to go row by row within that column. Third option is using text completion or avy to select spans of text to copy in - that could be faster to implement. Fourth option, dictating everything might also be a simple and quick way to get the text in. So many fun things to explore someday…

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