These are my customizations to the Emacs Starter Kit.
First, setup elpa by adding this to `emacs.d/init.el`
(require 'package) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") t) (package-initialize) (when (not package-archive-contents) (package-refresh-contents))
Next, clone this repo. Then rename the directory to your username. Move the directory into the `.emacs.d`.
Run my-init.el manually once to install the emacs-starter-kit (and other favorite packages). After that, the el files inside this project should automatically get picked up every time emacs starts.