Markdown Test


Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Since the initial description of Markdown contained ambiguities and unanswered questions, the implementations that appeared over the years have subtle differences and many come with syntax extensions. Wikipedia

It is a delightful way to simply work with text and formatting in a single place. It really only gets tricky when you want to view the final stylized product. Anything that can save plain text can save the file, but some interpretation of the file is required to transform it to its marked up view.

This is a simple test of an iOS app called MWeb which has the facility to push to a WordPress site. I wanted to see how that worked and here we are!

A little bit of fun development

I installed Windows 8 recently and I wanted to check it out and I went to go look at my second monitor to see what time it was and :: frowny face :: that’s right, I forgot. No desktop gadgets, so no timer/clock. Hrmph

Then it occurred to me, “oh yeah, I know how to make that” so I proceeded to grab vs express 2012 from the windows store.

Install on all of our was flawlessly, though I am some what disappointed that they won’t be releasing the windows 8 express version until after the dust from the full blown visual studio 2012 has died down.

Anyway my only options were windows store xaml apps, so I went with a blank one and have a full screen clock now… Fun anyway, tomorrow I’ll try and get it not full screen.