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  • MDIH Separation

    September 26, 2004

    Michel Fortin was kind enough to reply regarding my post on the Markdown mailing list. He pointed out inconsistencies in the syntax I had chosen, and suggested some more forward-looking approaches.

    As a result, I was able to separate my code from Markdown, so it’s now “quicky and independent”, just right for my own website. A pretty instructional journey.

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  • Markdown Image Hack 0.3 Tests

    September 26, 2004

    nyahSome Updates:

    • Added GIF and PNG support. The thumbnails are still saved as JPG though.
    • Restructured code so MDH_DoImages_reference_callback actually calls MDH_DoImages_callback, instead of duplicating all the image reference code
    • Cached images are now store in a wp-content/imgcache directory
    • Added clear:both code: !@---

    See some more examples

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  • My Favorite Software, Part I

    September 26, 2004

    LAST UPDATED: September 26, 2004

    I’m picky about the tools I have installed on my computer. Every once in a while, I flip out and look to see if there’s something better out there than what I’m using. I’m fairly happy with what I’m using now, so here’s what I’m using right now on my Windows XP box.

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  • Updated Markdown Image Hack 0.2

    September 24, 2004

    I’ve made some improvements: better syntax, image popup code, embedded CSS styles, and it now can use [id] references. Code is still ugly though, and still in the Markdown source :-)

    Check it out.

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  • Atkins 1, Twinkies 0

    September 23, 2004

    I felt a pang of anxiety when I read that Interstate Bakeries Corporation has entered Chapter 11 (via BoingBoing). They manufacture Twinkies!

    I haven’t had one in years, finding them far too sweet, but they’re one of America’s Great Pop Cultural References. The deep fried twinkie is a testament to this food’s continuing ability to frighten and intrigue carb addicts everwhere. And without them, our slang would not be quite as sweet.

    Perhaps they will be transmuted to organic form or become haute cuisine, but I’d hate to see the original Twinkie go away. So do your duty and buy a box (just don’t eat them all at once, geez). Pick up a loaf of Wonder Bread while you’re at it!

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