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Living in a Plain Text World (Tools We Use) | Savage Minds
If you look through the archives of Savage Minds you will find a lot of posts that are seemingly unformatted. Most of these are by Rex, who was an early fan of Markdown, a "a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers" developed by John Gruber. Unfortunately, the plugin we were using to make those posts appear pretty was sucking up a lot of server resources so we disabled it until we could find something better. There are probably better options out there now, but we haven’t looked at them. I personally write my blog posts in raw HTML and never saw the advantage of learning Markdown… until now.
markdown  text 
february 2013 by deusx
Marked - smart tools for smart writers
Pick your favorite editor: Marked's flexible Markdown preview will show you the final output of your document as you work, and its writing tools make your life easier from concept to publish.
marked  mac  markdown  writing  text  software 
april 2012 by deusx
Introduction to text manipulation on UNIX-based systems
This introduction to text manipulation on UNIX platforms provides an overview of some common commands widely available and installed standard on most UNIX-based releases. Many times these standard utilities are ignored in favor of more modern text-processors such as Perl, Python, or Ruby, which are not always installed on a system. An introductory review of these tools helps practitioners who are learning UNIX or Linux or those who may be looking to renew forgotten knowledge.
unix  utils  tips  text  shell 
march 2012 by deusx
inessential.com: Mac Text Editors and Navigation
Unfortunately, there’s no standard for Go to Line in Mac text editors. Each editor does it differently, and they usually screw up at least one part of it so that it’s not-particularly-usable. (Which causes me to curse through my nose, throw one of the plush toys they permit me to have, and then run back to Mama Terminal for solace.)
dev  programming  text  editing  tools  mac 
november 2011 by deusx
SimpleText.ws — Your writing synced online
"Your writing, notes, and to-do lists online. SimpleText.ws stores your text and keeps it synced between your work, home, and devices like the iPhone. Unlike manual syncing, SimpleText.ws merges your changes so you'll never lose data."
apis  text  simpletext  writing  opensource  service  from delicious
november 2009 by deusx
google-diff-match-patch - Project Hosting on Google Code
"The Diff Match and Patch libraries offer robust algorithms to perform the operations required for synchronizing plain text. "
google  diff  match  patch  javascript  webdev  palm  pre  text  system:host=code.google.com 
august 2009 by deusx
Getting things done with rule-based list processing - Lifehacker
"Shawkle is a clever bit of command line nerdery that measures high on the geek Richter scale, but it's an incredibly useful and flexible tool for plain text file enthusiasts."
todo  gtd  text  hacks  productivity 
december 2006 by deusx
Life in Text Mode :: Phil! Gregory
"I primarily use Unix-based computers, mostly Linux. On those computers, I live in text mode."
hacks  text  linux  sysadmin 
january 2006 by deusx
Eastgate: IRIS Pen
"The IRIS Pen is a new, handheld scanner that scans text (in 55 languages!), converts it to text, and drops the text right into your text window."
gadgets  hardware  text 
august 2005 by deusx

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