Another random blog post before I head off for my fieldwork for two months or so, where I will probably be beyond the reach of internet, telephone or even electricity for the most part of the trip.
Lately, I’ve become a big fan of writing in Markdown, and more I use it, more I like it, especially when I can export what I writing in the format that others want without me having to spend a lot of my time trying to format the text. Although I have a pretty good setups to write in Markdown at home in my Mac and on my iPad, I haven’t yet found an app that I’m completely happy with for my Windows 7 PC in office. As I am looking for and trying new Markdown apps for Windows 7, I have found one that is Open Source and looks pretty feature rich, and it lets me publish on my blogs directly – its called MarkPad. If you are into Markdown writing, its worth a spin.
Now, for my fieldwork, I’m heading to Madagascar and will spend most of my time there in the eastern rainforest. Its the rainy season there so expecting lots of torrential rain, probably some typhoons, and plenty of mosquito and leeches. I’m prepared though, and very much looking forward to it
One of my favourite Markdown editors in Mac, Byword, has added the ‘premium’ feature (via in-app purchase) to publish directly onto my favourite blogging platform WordPress, as well as in Blogger, tumblr and Evernote. I use WordPress in all my blogs but have also been using Evernote quite extensively recently to gather useful info both for personal and professional work. So, although this premium feature comes at relatively steep pricing of £2.99 ($4.99), especially given the fact that I purchased Byword at a significantly discounted price (of £2.99), I think this add-on is worth its price if you want quick and easy publishing to your blog from a very good markdown editor on Mac. I don’t know if Byword for iOS has also been updated with this pubishing feature, but hope it is, as I also use it on my iPad quite a lot, particularly while taking notes during the meeting and just writing bits and pieces of thoughts whenever I’m in the field or travelling with my iPad.
This is my first post here using Wordmobi, a wordpress blogging tool for symbian mobiles. Actually I might have published a few posts before but that must have been a long while ago. Anyway the main purpose of this post is just to show @nahsrad that this actually works :p
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Not that I’ve been updating my blogs too often these days (I do have genuine enough reasons for that) but still, ever since I upgraded to Snow Leopard, my preferred blog editor, ecto, has stopped working, it opens and within a few seconds it crashes. I tried clean reinstalling but to no avail. When I have posted a few entries recently, those have been using ScribeFire add-on on firefox, which, by the way is excellent. However, I prefer using non-browser blogging clients, those that blend well with the OS and provide easy way to resize and upload images. I saw this half-price offer on myBlogEdit on macZOT! so I thought I should give it a try before I decide to splash out 10 bucks on it, which already looks a good deal as I play around with this blogging client! And to complete the text, here is a picture I took a couple of weeks ago…
Castle Howard just outside York on a dull day!
This is going to be a very short entry. For I’m typing this up on my iPod touch tapping my fingers on the touch screen. Although the screen is very responsive and the predictive input seem to improve as I type along, it’s still a pain to tap fingers for long. Anyway, I found this cool wordpress app for free so thought I should give it a try, and I’m impressed at how easy it was to set up and start blogging. Now I’ll see if I can connect my Bluetooth keyboard with this thing and type fast! But this is cool in itself !!!