Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.

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It’s only been four days since I last posted one of these. They’re not supposed to happen that often, but they get sent to my draft folder as soon as I rack up enough bookmarks in Pinboard. So much new stuff, I can’t stop it. The automation must move forward.

A scripting language that compiles to Bash, but is much friendlier to code than Bash. It’s lacking a few finer details at this point, but it’s a brilliant idea that’s totally usable right now. It’s being consistenty developed, too, so I have a certain amount of hope that this will become a “thing.”
A smart history search with fuzzy matching for Bash and Zsh. There’s a hack for overriding Ctrl-R with it, too (`bind ‘“\C-r”: “\C-a hh \C-j”’).
Holy crap. A keyboard launcher built into Xcode.
Hey.Press - Find relevant journalists. For free.
I like this idea a lot. It’s a database of publicly available emails for bloggers at major outlets, searchable by keywords. It shows you 3 relevant articles for each blogger, and if you think they’re appropriate, you can add them to lists and export CSV files for a press campaign.

Hey.Press is free to use, you just have to create an account. They do an intelligent job of “letting” you pay a buck or two when you download. It’s optional—the service is promised to be free forever—but it’s a smart way to get support from users in palettable increments.

PRstack – crowd-sourced catalog of 200+ public relations tools
More PR tools (crowd-sourced catalog) ranging from free services perfect for guerilla marketing and indie developers to enterprise level CRMs and analytics tools.
Streamlining Our Proposal Writing Process
LaCroix Design Co. wrote up how they use Markdown and Marked 2 to quickly and easily create beautiful client proposals.

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