Markin’ it down

July 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm
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I’m giving Markdown a shot. I got sick of HTML. It’s cumbersome and not pleasant to read, and wyswig editors that operate with HTML under the hood have their own set of problems. Given the choice, I prefer a Wiki-like syntax. Markdown’s a lot like this; it’s human-readable but powerful in terms of the formatting it allows you.

Once I found a WordPress plugin and a Vim syntax file, I was all set.

What’s more, Ubuntu has a package called python-markdown. I’m not sure whether or not I’ll use Markdown for anything other than blog posting, but on the other hand, it’s awfully tempting to take advantage of this kind of intuitive, powerful formatting.

Yes, I’ve taken a step down a dark path: I’m writing blog posts in Vim, in Linux. Although I use it for coding as often as possible, I’ve thus far avoided it for anything like actual writing.

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