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Exporting your Twitter content, converting to Markdown and getting the image alt-texts (thanks @isotopp/@HBeckPDX/@weiglemc for the info and @kcgreenn/@dreamjar for the comic!)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/11/12

This is fine #Twitter

This is fine #Twitter (illustration inspired by KC Green; creation video below)

(Edit 20221114: script for high-res images; more tweets from Jan) (Edit 20221116: hat-tip to Sam) (Edit 20221120: archiving t.co links by Michele Weigle) (Edit 20221122: added article by Johan van der Knijff) (20221128 Tapue export tool by Mike Hucka)

Time to be prepared:

The below will help you exporting your Twitter content (Tweets, DMs, media), perform some conversions on them and optionally delete (parts of) your content.

Important: keep your Twitter account afterwards (to prevent someone from creating a new account with the same handle).

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Awk, Development, Lightweight markup language, MarkDown, Mastodon, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Twitter | Leave a Comment »

HTML / XML / RSS link checker – Visual Studio Marketplace

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/10/04

On my list of Visual Studio Code extensions to try (after I change the shortcuts, as direct Alt shortcuts are not a good idea, luckily those are configurable)

[Wayback/Archive.is] HTML / XML / RSS link checker – Visual Studio Marketplace (partly paraphrased):

VSCode extension that checks for broken links in an HTML, XML, RSS, PHP, or Markdown file.

Checks currently open file:

  • for broken links in anchor-href, link-href, img-src, and script-src tags in currently-open HTML or PHP file
  • both clearnet and onion (Tor) links
  • for badly-formatted mailto links, and duplicate local anchors (anchor-name, anchor-id)
  • for working HTTPS equivalents of HTTP links

Optionally checks for invalid characters and common mistakes (missing tag content, empty attribute value, more).

Also checks for errors in a small subset of semantic HTML tags (in HTML and PHP files): checks that each page has header, main, footer; checks that each heading is inside a section, article, or aside; checks that each section/article/aside has exactly one heading in it; checks that heading values are nested properly.

To see/change settings for this extension, open Settings (Ctrl+,) / Extensions / “HTML / XML / RSS link checker”.

To change the key-combinations for this extension, open File / Preferences / Keyboard Shortcuts and search for Alt+H or Alt+T or Alt+M or Alt+L.

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, Development, HTML, Lightweight markup language, MarkDown, Power User, RSS, Software Development, vscode Visual Studio Code, Web Development, XML, XML/XSD | Leave a Comment »

The Delphi documentation site docwiki.embarcadero.com has been down/up oscillating for 4 days is now down for almost a day.

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/08

The [Wayback/Archive] Embarcadero/IDERA Documentation Wiki has been mostly down since March 3rd, 2022 (not the main page, but almost all other pages are).

I modified [Wayback/Archive] Docwiki https – EmbarcaderoMonitoring to show the actual status of a deeper page as the (mostly static) top page is up, so monitoring that is useless as the deeper pages are down.

The deeper pages are dynamic and require a functioning MySQL database connection. That connection is mostly down (the error message is not clear, so this could be a network or a database server problem, or maybe even a loadbalancer gradually entering bit heaven).

Since it had been down for like 6 days in February*, I’d expect Idera to keep an eye on it and prepare for more downtime. Apparently that’s either not a 24×7 thing for them or  they missed the “pre” in preparation as it is dead-silent on .

It also runs on an unsupported version of Mediawiki 1.31** which by itself does not explain the outage, but does indicate that their idea of handling their internal lifetime management is different than what they advocate to clients in their software subscription model, see [Wayback/Archive] Delphi – Embarcadero store, [Wayback/Archive] Update Subscription – Embarcadero and [Wayback/Archive] Special Offers on RAD Studio, Delphi & C++Builder – Embarcadero:

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Posted in *nix, Bookmarklet, Delphi, Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Lightweight markup language, MediaWiki, Monitoring, Power User, Scripting, SocialMedia, Software Development, Twitter, Uptimerobot, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Github markdown: red text

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/02

Github officially does not support coloured text, but with a small trick, you can get a few colours by including a diff file in the markdown.

I did it when I had to put on hold open source projects due to rectum cancer recovery, for instance [Wayback] this fritzcap diff added the [Wayback] text:

which [Wayback] rendered becomes a kind of red bulleted list:

I learned this trick via [Wayback] How to add color to Github’s README.md file – Stack Overflow (thanks to [Wayback] revisions by [Wayback] craigmichaelmartin, [Wayback] Noam Manos and [Wayback] GalaxyCat105):

You can use the diff language tag to generate some colored text:

```diff
- text in red
+ text in green
! text in orange
# text in gray
@@ text in purple (and bold)@@
```

However, it adds it as a new line starting with either - + ! # or starts and ends with @@

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This issue was raised in [Wayback] github markup #369, but they haven’t made any change in decision since then (2014).

By now there is a new issue, again with little progress: [Wayback] Color text in markdown · Issue #1440 · github/markup

–jeroen

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Keyboard Shortcuts, Markdown, and Autocomplete – Atlassian Documentation

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/06/14

Details at [WayBack] Keyboard Shortcuts, Markdown, and Autocomplete – Atlassian Documentation; summary:

To view all Confluence keyboard shortcuts, do any of the following:

  • Choose the help icon  from the universal sidebar, then choose Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • When viewing a page, press shift+?
  • While editing a page, choose the question mark icon from the editor toolbar.

a list of some of the most common shortcuts:

Markdown

Use markdown shortcuts to format text from the comfort of your keyboard.

  1. Either:
    • Type [ and then the first few characters of the page title, user’s name, image name or file name.
    • Type the first few characters of the page title, user’s name, image name, or file name (or select relevant text) and then press ctrl+shift+k.
  2. Click the relevant link from the list of suggestions.

If the item you need is not in the list, either choose Search for ‘xxx’ to continue looking for the page within Confluence, or Insert Web Link to link to an external page.

When a Windows shortcut has Ctrl in it, the MacOS shortcut uses Command.

–jeroen

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