My most recent post about Switching To Markdown got me started on a quest to find better tooling for writing, editing, and posting to fzysqr.com. As a .NET developer by trade, I have grown accustomed to one of the best development environments ever created (Visual Studio). After switching my home computing environment to OSX a few years ago, I haven’t been able to settle into a comfortable set of tooling for coding and blogging on my Mac. This causes me to go off on wild tangents every time I sit down at my Macbook Pro to try to be productive:
Me: I'll work on a new post for my blog. (starts tapping away at the keyboard for a few minutes.) Me: Ugh, it is such a pain to post and format code on WordPress. I'll just see if there is a better way. (4 hours later) Me: I've got it! Using these 10 new plugins and some custom python scripts I found online, I now have the ultimate setup! (Next day) Me: Ugh, these custom scripts suck. There has to be a better way... (repeat forever)
I am somewhere around iteration 50 in this hellish loop and I think I may have found a workflow worth keeping.