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Typora — a minimal markdown reading & writing app
Somewhat annoying website. But: really impressive new Markdown app - its view/hide source mode is in some ways nicer than Macdown/Mou, and it has detailed support of the Markdown 'spec'. Going to keep trying this whilst it's in beta.
markdown  editor  text  mac  app  application  osx 
january 2017 by infovore
louismullie/scalpel: A fast and accurate rule-based sentence segmentation tool for Ruby.
"Scalpel is the result of my inability to find a simple and elegant solution to sentence segmentation in Ruby." oh if only I'd known about this in August.
ruby  text  textprocessing 
november 2016 by infovore
Line Clampin' (Truncating Multiple Line Text) | CSS-Tricks
Filed for future reference: lots of front-end ways of clamping text that aren't just 'use javascript' and webkit-clamp.
text  css  formatting 
june 2016 by infovore
Some Assembly Required » Blog Archive » “AI-Driven Dynamic Dialog” at GDC 2012
"At last week’s Game Developers’ Conference I delivered a talk titled “AI-driven Dynamic Dialog”, describing the dialog system used in Left4Dead, Dota, and basically all of Valve’s games since The Orange Box." This is a brilliant talk - really worth going through the PDF for. In a nutshell, it's how the Left4Ddead conversation works - something I tried emulating with my Twitter bots a while back - but also sheds light on how I could have sped up some of the decision-making code on Hello Lamp Post. It's also good on what designing (andwriting) for this kind of work looks like. Might have to write something longer on this.
programming  games  language  conversation  memory  text  valve 
november 2013 by infovore
The Aleph: Infinite Wonder / Infinite Pity
"I wanted to present a version of what The Aleph might look like now, designed as an endless stream of descriptive passages pulled from the web. For source texts, I took the complete Project Gutenberg as well as current tweets. I searched for the phrase "I saw.""
generative  text  writing  fiction  aleph  bots 
march 2013 by infovore
Learn to speak vim – verbs, nouns, and modifiers! – Yan Pritzker
"Using vim is like talking to your editor in ‘verb modifier object’ sentences, turned into acronyms." Which is a good way of thinking of it.
vim  editor  text 
december 2011 by infovore
The New Value of Text |
"Velocity, depth, breadth. These are the dimensions we can add to books, that are the gifts of a digital age, not gimmicks, glossy presentation and media-catching stunts. The text works. It stands and speaks for itself. It is not what we need to change." Yes, yes, yes, this, a hundred times over.
publishing  text  writing  literature  ebooks  stml  jamesbridle 
october 2011 by infovore
Gregable.: Why you should know just a little Awk
Nice post on Awk basics - most of which I knew, but the examples are still great, especially those involving variables. The links out to the Hacker News and Reddit threads are also full of good stuff.
unix  awk  tools  text  guide 
october 2010 by infovore
we are all screen readers now (tecznotes)
"Fast-forward ten years, and I'm now using all those accessibility features on a daily basis. At some point during the dot-com bust it turned out that the written word was the payload, and regular people started using alternative (browsing) devices to access text from the web. Arguments about device-independent, semantic markup and graceful degradation suddenly have an additional halo of legitimacy because they affect everyone."
text  web  reading  mikemigurski  words  information  accessibility  content  semanticmarkup  doingitright 
june 2009 by infovore - The Weblog - Freeware Game Pick: Chatroom (TheJBurger)
"Chatroom is a short game designed to simulate an IRC chatroom... The story is set in the year 2097, where your character is holed in an underground military bunker with only a working computer to use as means of contact with the outside world."
games  irc  text  interactivefiction  messaging 
august 2008 by infovore
Vous Etes Perdu ?
[rough translation] "Lost on the internet? Don't panic; we're going to help you." (You are here).
french  map  direction  humour  funny  ironic  text 
july 2008 by infovore
The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
"...a suspiciously high proportion of my UNIX colleagues had already developed, in some prior career, a comfort and fluency with text and printed words. They were adept readers and writers, and UNIX played handily to those strengths."
unix  writing  text  literature  operatingsystem  analogy  article 
january 2008 by infovore
Introducing templatemaker |
Template maker is "a Python library for extracting data from similarly formatted text strings." Looks super-useful.
python  scraping  text  processing  utility 
july 2007 by infovore
xPad. The Ultimate Notepad.
xPad - Garrett Murray's simple little note-taking application - is now freeware. It's simple, and most useful for jotting tidbits down in.
application  osx  editor  text  notetaking  software  utility 
january 2007 by infovore
Daring Fireball: Markdown Syntax Documentation
After a year or two of being completely sold on Textile, I'm really thinking that there's a lot to this Markdown lark. Namely, readability
markdown  formatting  syntax  text  processing 
november 2006 by infovore
Robert Brook at Textdrive: Plain Text
All sorts of plain-text getting-things-done stuff.
gtd  text  scripting  hacks 
october 2006 by infovore
Hamlet - Prince of Denmark
Lots of different copies of this on Gutenberg. This is probably the best version, and certainly the easiest to do useful things with.
hamlet  play  shakespeare  text  gutenberg 
august 2006 by infovore
Bruce Sterling. The Wonderful Power of Storytelling
Must read this - games and storytelling. Bruce is currently blowing me away at Etech06
games  storytelling  writing  narrative  narratology  text  design 
march 2006 by infovore
TextMate: The Missing Editor for OS X
oh sweet god. "column editing" alone looks stonking. download download download...
earmarked  osx  text  texteditor 
october 2004 by infovore

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