About Me

I’m Bozhidar1 and I love computers in general and programming in particular2. My fanatic devotion to Emacs is known world-wide. I spend a lot of my (free) time on GitHub, contributing to various open-source Ruby, Clojure and Emacs Lisp projects.

The above paragraph is actually what I typically use as my bio for conference talks. I love speaking at conferences and I’m really bad at it!3

You can learn more about me here.

About Emacs Redux


  1. brought back; resurgent:
    the Emacs era redux.

While many people consider Emacs (and vim for that matter) a remnant of the Dark Ages of computing, we (the crazy Emacs devotees) know better! It’s time to bring Emacs under the spotlight once more and showcase its unique advantages over the more “traditional” (conventional) text editors and integrated development environments.

In this blog, dedicated to the One True Editor, I’ll be sharing with you useful tips and tricks to make your experience with Emacs more productive and more enjoyable.

Meta Redux

I run a separate blog focused mainly on programming and my open-source work. It’s called Meta Redux.


Today we’re all on half a dozen social networks, plus another half a dozen of messaging (chat) services. I don’t know about you, but I really hate juggling all of them. I’m an old-school person who loves the simplicity of e-mail and I encourage all of you who want to get in touch with me to just write me an e-mail. I promise to answer all of you, although I don’t promise to do so in a timely fashion. :-)

I welcome all feedback, ideas about future articles and any good conversation about Emacs, Lisp, Life, the Universe and everything else.

I have a couple of options for you to choose from:

  • my first name at emacsredux dot com (you can use this one for questions and feedback)
  • topics at emacsredux dot com (you can suggest here topics for me to cover down the road)

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Apart from e-mail you can also get in touch with me on:

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Please, consider supporting my Emacs work at one of the following patronage services:

Note that CIDER also has an Open Collective, which you might consider supporting instead of me directly.


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I write all of the articles in Emacs and publish them to GitHub pages. These days I’m a Windows 10/WSL 2 user most of the time. When I’m at home I do all my writing on my beloved Leopold FC660C4. When I’m on the road I do (or don’t do) my writing on a Apple Magic Keyboard or the built-in MacBook keyboard5.

The source code of the site is freely available at GitHub.


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  1. Божидар in Bulgarian. I know, I know - that’s both pretty hard to read and to pronounce. My friends call me Bug and so can you. 

  2. Especially Lisps! And Unix-like operating systems! And Emacs! And video games! 

  3. But at least I’m honest with myself. 

  4. Also known as the “best keyboard ever”. Seriously! 

  5. Also known as the “worst keyboard ever”. No shit!