Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for March 17, 2014

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Inside DuckDuckGo, Google’s Tiniest, Fiercest Competitor
A great dive into what’s behind DuckDuckGo and where it’s heading. And why.
MarkdownTools2
This is pretty awesome. It replicates Marked’s multi-file document capabilities from the command line. It handles all the merge formats Marked does, with MultiMarkdown and GFM support. Plus, scriptable! More details in a post from the author.
micha/resty
A very handy CLI for Bash/ZSH that aids in testing/communicating with REST APIs.
foldingtext
Jesse Grosjean has started working on a CLI for FoldingText (and TaskPaper) in NodeJS. I haven’t had a chance to really figure out what the possibilities are yet, but from an initial toying around it looks like it has great potential for extending plain text task management on the command line.
Marked.app PopClip extension
I stumbled on LawSchoolMatt through a DuckDuckGo search, and I love this guy. Among many other things, he whipped up a PopClip extension for previewing selected text in Marked. Dig around his site, there’s a lot of awesome there. Plus, mind maps. Yum.

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