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06/03/2021

2021/03/06#p1
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I just noticed that it's been two months since moving the blog, it seems so long ago but also just like yesterday — tempus fugit and all that.

Time flies when you're having fun, it sounds positive but is actually an admonition: don't waste time — first appearing in Virgil's Georgics according to Wikipedia.

Fugit inreparabile tempus: "it escapes, irretrievable time".

I look back on the past two months reasonably proud of what I have accomplished but knowing that I could have done more, could have prioritised better. So I have next week off work (9 whole glorious days including the weekends either side) but will be spending a portion of that time studying, trying to make a significant dent in the material. No languishing in bed for me.

In considering the past year, I know that time has truly flown, much of it wasted, irretrievable — this alternate reality we are living in is as the life of another we are just observing from a distance, until it catches up with us.

We, I, must be ready when true reality comes crashing back down.

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2021/03/06#p2
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John Gruber on Markdown:

"the whole point of it is to provide a syntax where the most common HTML tags for prose can be replaced by simple punctuation characters that are meant to be visible to the writer ... I have no idea why there are now apps that use Markdown as their back end storage format but only show styled text without the Markdown source code visible."

I understand why apps such as Ulysses and Bear "only show styled text" but as I now only write in plain textareas I see all my markup. I've previously enjoyed apps that want to allow their users to write in Markdown but retain a clean layout but, if using apps, ultimatey prefer the hybrid scenario where you have both — show the markup and the immediate visual clue of syntax highlighting.

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@colinwalker you left out the hilarious part of that quote

colinwalker says:Reply to colinwalker

@hjertnes the "Maybe I don’t know much about Markdown"? Yeah, made me chuckle.

hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@colinwalker I may have spit coffee all over my phone when reading that

colinwalker says:Reply to colinwalker

@hjertnes 🤣🤣🤣

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