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gthank 545 days ago | link | parent | on: The Future of Markdown

Having used them both a fair bit (though not to write novels, like some of the people on here): Markdown source is prettier to look at. This might seem minor, but it's the primary goal of Markdown. If I'm writing something highly technical, I prefer RST; if I'm writing something closer to plain English, I prefer Markdown.

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I use Eclipse (now that I no longer have an IntelliJ license) for doing heavy-duty Java, but if I can get away with it, I prefer to do things in MacVim. Eclipse is just too clunky feeling when I want to do simple text editing tasks; it totally throws me out of my flow. That's why I'm on HN right now, as a matter of fact. So clearly, I am not an unbiased observer. That said: have you tried Pathogen/Vundle? Vim plugin management these days is light-years better than the equivalent Eclipse nightmare (I've given up on about half my Eclipse plugins as things constantly break).

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It's PHP. They obviously wanted a broken language. Now the devs are taking that away from them.

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gthank 936 days ago | link | parent | on: Distrusting git

I'm pretty sure it hoses Norton's "security" software, too. Of course, if you can't handle documented file system options, I don't trust you to detect exploits….

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gthank 967 days ago | link | parent | on: GitHub Flow

Jenkins.

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For a lot of dynamic languages, at least, the templating engine is a surprisingly large portion of your page load times. I wish I could bring up the breakdown I saw a while back, but it's certainly non-trivial in many cases.

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akie 969 days ago | link

I would be very interested in those breakdowns. Does someone else maybe have some info on that?

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glassx 968 days ago | link

Ryan Tomayko wrote a post on Ruby/C/Perl Markdown parsers and did some benchmarks a while ago:

http://tomayko.com/writings/ruby-markdown-libraries-real-che...

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Less than a year? That's really short. Have you tried busting out a multimeter on your wiring (since you sound like the DIY type) or calling an electrician?

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The post clearly says they have to add the source or delete them.

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You won't see me saying that I think Groupon is a great value or anything, but I think that you have to acknowledge the difference between the people Groupon is reaching and the people FB or Google is reaching: Groupon's audience is people who are actively looking to spend money, whereas most of the people who see Google or FBs ads are doing something else entirely (and would probably not notice if they just went away).

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These articles are cropping up because Google (quite cleverly) utilized the "We're Open" mantra to gain a lot of momentum very quickly. Since the evolution of Android shows more and more evidence of "We're Open When Convenient/Beneficial", a lot of their most ardent supporters now feel betrayed/played.

If Google had said "We're not as secretive as Apple", there would be less bitterness now, but there also never would have been the sort of momentum/buzz they built early on.

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