Posts Tagged “blogging”

  • TL;DR, a jQuery plugin for bloggers

    I made a jQuery plugin called "TL DR" live on GitHub last night. It's designed for bloggers who write long posts: it adds a block with summaries and skip links automatically. It was inspired in part by QuikScan, which was pointed out to me by Christopher Allen.…

  • Web Excursions for October 11, 2013
  • jTag: Auto-tagging for Jekyll

    I'm building an AutoTag system for my Jekyll setup. Unlike the Zemanta system I use for additional keywords, this tool is designed to match your content to existing tags you already use on your blog, helping to keep a consistent taxonomy and better post relationships. It's more like the TextMate/WordPress version I created. Like that version, there are two parts to it: a tag plugin on the blog side and a local tool for pulling information from it and processing it.…

  • Editorial for iPad is here

    Editorial for iPad is out, and ready to change the face of iPad writing. I'm not even going to tell you about it, since Federico Viticci has it more than covered.…

  • Most popular blog posts and other new shiny in Slogger

    If you're not already in the loop, Slogger is a "Social Logger" that pulls in feeds from a wide range of social services and creates entries for them in a Day One journal. It can run itself each day and create an automated collection of everything you're already putting out there on the Internet, including photos (Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, etc.), Tweets, music you listen to, miles you run, blog posts you share and more.…

  • Read & Trust

    I am proud (and humbled) to announce that I've been included in the Read & Trust network. Founded by Aaron Mahnke, Read & Trust is a group of writers who have been carefully selected as trustworthy beacons of news and opinions. The ranks include my good friends Dave Caolo and David Chartier, along with many bloggers I admire, such as Patrick Rhone, Ben Brooks, Brett Kelly, Shawn Blanc, and Marco Arment. This is a great privilege!…

  • An office for every mode

    Moving into a new house has meant more space, and a chance to separate my various modes of work a little. I'm more efficient at switching modes (working, writing, playing, etc.) if I can switch spaces. Now, I have three work spaces.…

  • Why Markdown? A two-minute explanation

    Anyone who's read this blog, used my projects or has talked to me about anything nerdy for more than five minutes knows I'm a fan of Markdown. The question doesn't come up often, but occasionally someone dares to ask--despite the apparent probability that it will lead to a lengthy explanation--why I use Markdown in so many of my workflows. I give just about the same response to seasoned nerds as I do to my not-so-computer-savvy friends. This isn't the Markdown what, it's the Markdown why...…

  • The Mac and iOS mind mapping app extravaganza

    Most of my projects start out as mind maps (which I may have mentioned before). Whether it's a packing list, a blog post or a TextMate bundle, I find it easiest to organize my (often scattered) thoughts using what Tony Buzan calls radiant thinking. Lists and outlines are rarely as effective as the non-linear format of a mind map. For me, if it involves brainstorming, it involves mind maps.…

  • AutoTag2: smarter tagging for TextMate and WordPress

    I was tooling around the Vim website looking at blogging plugins this morning. I noticed that one of them, Vimpress, had linked to an old project of mine that allowed you to work with Ultimate Tag Warrior tags through XML-RPC. Since the inclusion of tagging support in WordPress, Ultimate Tag Warrior has been defunct, and so have the UTW-RPC plugin and associated AutoTag TextMate bundle.…

  • WordPress, custom taxonomy, and XML-RPC

    This is a quick tip for anyone who may be searching for an answer to the question: "Is there any way to use XMLRPC to send custom post types to WordPress and attach custom taxonomy terms to them?" Yes, there is. It took me longer than it should have to find it, but I've successfully uploaded images, and attached them to a "howtos" post type with "level" and "topic" set under its custom taxonomies.…

  • Fun with MarsEdit, part I

    I'll be the first to admit that I get a little obsessed with projects that aren't really going to improve my life all that much. Those projects can be fun to blog about, though, so I present you my brief obsession for this Sunday afternoon.…

  • Getting back into real TextMate blogging

    It may take me a while to convert my setup back to the old days of TextMate blogging. I've primarily been blogging for TUAW, which uses a blogging system with very poor XMLRPC support. The end result of this, for me, was the development of an elaborate TextMate bundle which emulated the ease-of-use that TextMate provides to bloggers on Wordpress (and other platforms). I have, I guess, forgotten how to do this. So this post is going to begin as a test, to be continued with some ideas, some tools…