A friend of mine, who tells me that William Turkel is my doppelgänger (a more productive one at that) wrote to tell me that he has recently written about his use of an iPad note-taking app called Noteshelf. I responded that There are so many of those note applications running around that it’s hard not [...]
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Please note: this entry was written while sitting in my daughter’s hospital room. It was written for want of something to do on this the second day of her hospitalization as the timelessness and placelessness of hospitals continued to fray the edges of my consciousness. It was written in an attempt to begin to smooth [...]
Gollum is a Ruby Gem that creates a small wiki-server that runs locally. [Check it out on GitHub(https://github.com/github/gollum/). And while, yes, I am setting out to learn Python, I am finding Ruby in general so much easier for me to grok. Gems et alum.
Part of that ideal textCMS could be QuickQuestion. I’m not quite sure I need it. Like Brett Terpstra, QuickQuestion’s author, I like keeping a bunch of small plain text notes, but I label them simply by a Typinator keystroke (dtt) that inserts yyyy-mm-dd-hhmm, e.g., 2012-01-15-1552. It seems like a dumb way to label files, but [...]
To find lines within files within the current directory: grep -ri foo ./ The r option makes the search recursive. The i option tells grep to ignore case. ./ sets the location to the current directory.
More of the plain text CMS stuff, I’m afraid. Steve Francia has a Vim crash course, and he also has something he calls his Ultimate Vim config (on GitHub). Swaroop C H has published a terrific introduction to Vim, entitled A Byte of Vim. (He has also published an introduction to Python entitled A Byte [...]
Because one day I will have to learn it. An on-line book about using DocBook is here.
Modes Vi has two modes insertion mode and command mode. The editor begins in command mode, where the cursor movement and text deletion and pasting occur. Insertion mode begins upon entering an insertion or change command. [ESC] returns the editor to command mode (where you can quit, for example by typing :q!). Most commands execute [...]
If you are working in plain text, you are probably still going to want some way of structuring your text, that is marking it up just a little so that you can do a variety of things with it. As I have already noted, the way that I know best is a variant of Markdown [...]
While I am on the topic of getting more stuff under Mac OS X’s unix hood, there is also Homebrew. I am running both MacPorts and Homebrew, but I wish Homebrew would take on more because my relationship with MacPorts has always been troubled. This post brought to you by blogpost.py. Now I just need [...]
The idea of a “trusted system” probably can be attributed to David Allen as much as to anyone else. Certainly the idea is his within the current zeitgeist. Even if you have not heard of him you probably have heard the ubiquitous three letters associated with him, GTD. Allen’s focus is on projects and tasks, [...]