Alternatives in GNU Emacs - Wheel of time


 Imagine you have a collection of images. Sometimes you want to view them in chronological order. However, chances are these pictures are not taken uniformly over a period of time. In other words, certain periods have more pictures than others. What kind of view can give you -

  • A complete picture of the whole timeline for which pictures are available
  • Time periods when you have more pictures than others
  • An easy way to drill down into any period of interest

This is wheel of time view in graph-brain.

Since this is just a view and not a rigid directory structure, it allows additional conveniences. e.g. if you only have a single picture in a particular year, clicking on the year will take you directly to the picture. You don't have to navigate through month and day.

Git Log Goes Spiral

Git log display is mostly sequential including the branch commits. Color-coding the branches in a spiral seems handy.



Lessons Learnt

  • On Linux, you can change the modification time of a file to an older date via touch. Timestamp format is %Y%m%d%H%M.
 touch -t 202308281900 file
  • On Linux, you can obtain file modification time as a timestamp via ls command.
ls -l --time-style="+%Y%m%d%H%M"






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