Goodbye HTML, Hello Markdown

Yesterday I set up Markdown support for my blog, as I was getting tired of typing <li>, <a href="...">, etc. I’ve had my blog for almost four years now, and I can’t believe that I have not done this before. It finally allows me to focus on the actual content while I’m writing a blog post, without having to contort my fingers to type the necessary HTML tags. I’m using the PHP Markdown script, which can be used standalone but also functions as a WordPress plugin....

February 18, 2008 · 1 min · 171 words · DigitalHobbit


As you may have noticed, I haven’t been blogging much lately. I am hoping to change this and start posting more regularly again. In the mean time, I have adopted Twitter, so please feel free to follow my Twitter stream.

January 22, 2008 · 1 min · 40 words · DigitalHobbit

WordPress Syntax Highlighting Plugin

I’ve been meaning to post some sample code for a while, and I always wanted to have a nice WordPress plugin to perform syntax highlighting of code. A cursory search of the WordPress website brought up this page, which lists a bunch of syntax highlighting pluging. However, it appears to be a bit outdated, and many of the plugins are no longer supported, don’t work with WordPress 2.x, or their websites have simply disappeared....

September 4, 2006 · 2 min · 267 words · DigitalHobbit

WordPress 2.02

I decided to take my recent comment / trackback spam issues as an opportunity to upgrade Wordpress from 1.5 to the latest version (2.02) and try the new Akismet anti-comment-spam plugin that is included in the release. Comments are re-enabled for now. Let’s see how this goes… Either way, the upgrade was worth it. The WordPress 2.02 admin interface looks a lot more modern and polished, and I look forward to exploring some of the new themes and plugins....

May 18, 2006 · 1 min · 101 words · DigitalHobbit

Typo Theme Contest

The Typo Theme Contest ended on 11/28, and the final results were posted two days ago. I didn’t win anything, but my humble contribution “opyT” admittedly pales in light of the many awesome themes that were submitted by others. Most importantly, over 120 Typo themes resulted from this competition! The themes are very diverse, and everybody who is interested in hosting a Typo blog should be able to find at least a couple themes to their liking....

December 11, 2005 · 2 min · 225 words · DigitalHobbit