Greetings from Spain from a grandfather 🇪🇸

Hi everyone :vulcan_salute:t4:

I have been browsing the work of people like @daviwil, Protesilaos Stavrou or Peter Prebos in an attempt to improve my use of Emacs and regain my passion for programming.

My visual impairment limits my use of visual tools, but has the great advantage of making me work more with mouse and plain text, which I love more and more.

Emacs, with org-mode and denote is my tool, but I still have to learn to use it for dired, shell, browsing, email, pdf and more. So there’s a lot of work to do, and that’s why I’m here, to learn.

At the moment I am working with Arch Linux / Xfce, but I would like to move to Hyperland, Waybar (in Wayland) and I would be grateful for any advice or reference to help me get started.

My language is Spanish, which I love, and I :es:don’t like to use English, so I’m not very good with it. Despite that I defend myself reading it and thanks to Deepl I defend myself to express myself.

Regards :slightly_smiling_face:


Welcome! If you haven’t yet searched for one, the Emacs package greader-mode is GREAT. It will read aloud almost anything in Emacs for you. My brain is kind of dumb, so sometimes it is easier reading while greader-mode is reading aloud.


Welcome, amigo!

Not to argue, but I would caution against leaving X and moving to Wayland full-time yet. IMHO they are not yet mature enough to replace X; there seem to be too many “sharp corners” and unresolved issues which were solved decades ago on X. (But, if you want to help find and fix them, be my guest. :slight_smile: ) If you want a system that mostly “just works,” I can still recommend Debian. (Or if you want to be closer to the bleeding edge, Debian also works, in the form of testing/unstable.)

By the way, your English is not bad at all. :slight_smile:

I find it an interesting package and I’m sure it will come in handy.

Actually, I often use an extension of Firefox that does this service on the web.

Thank you for the recommendation.

Thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

Of course, Wayland may not be ready for prime time yet, but it is clear to me that the future is there.

Anyway, this is one of my doubts which tiling window manager to choose.

  • Qtile still seems to be precarious in Wayland.
  • Hyprland/Sway seem like good choices
  • bspwm/i3 are classics that have a long way to go.

I’m debating on which I’m going to choose.

For me, Debian will always be “the mother”.
I was many years with this distro, but since I met Antergos and Rolling for me there is no doubt and today I am very happy with my Arch, a distro that holds me a thousand bugs, something that with Debian always implied a reinstall.

I have another piece of software, this time a Guile script, that one I wrote myself. It’s guile-clipboard-speaker. When you run it, it reads aloud the contents of the clipboard. Normally you would set key bindings that would run it.

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That’s interesting. I sometimes hear people say that, but in my many years of using Debian and Debian-based distros, I never had to reinstall an installation. I upgraded over and over without any problems. I only installed from scratch when switching between Debian, Ubuntu, and back again.

Anyway, one of the great things about GNU/Linux (yeah, it’s become a habit) is that there are flavors for everyone. Cheers.

In fact, it is so, and in any case, my experience is not an example of the problems of Debian, but of my own clumsiness as a system administrator.

In my days of using it, this did not leave much room for study, and I always ended up with a FrankenDebian.

Fortunately that is no longer the case today and I’ve found my distribution, but that does not mean I will always be in love with Debian and its community.

The truth is that I’m hesitating to go back to it these days, but the thought of compiling Emacs makes me lazy -

A very interesting idea, which I have signed up to see someday, although my null knowledge of Guile holds me back a lot.

I think Guix and Guile are still far down my way.

Haunt has caught my attention, now I’m working on opening my site with Hugo.

Thank you very much for the recommendations.