Flutterby™! : File over App

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

File over App

2023-07-03 22:19:57.798106+02 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

File over App:

File over app is a philosophy: if you want to create digital artifacts that last, they must be files you can control, in formats that are easy to retrieve and read. Use tools that give you this freedom./blockquote>

The author of this uses, and gives as an example, Obsidian, a markdown processor, but as I look at my archives,and things I want to fix in my markdown processing workflow, I'm realizing that as much as I like it, even it is prone to dialects that can change formatting over the years.

It's interesting how fluid the notion of being able to deal with legacy files is...

[ related topics: Interactive Drama Privacy Civil Liberties Philosophy Archival Government ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: File over App made: 2023-07-04 20:24:04.186165+02 by: spc476 [edit history]

I have my own markup language I use for my blog. It's not the final archiving format (the resulting HTML is) as the syntax is subject to change (and has over the past few years I've been using it).

#Comment Re: File over App made: 2023-07-05 05:47:44.387911+02 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I need to get back to editing and deploying the code for here because I've found a couple of bugs in the parser, and need to clean up a few precedence warnings.

Add your own comment:

(If anyone ever actually uses Webmention/indie-action to post here, please email me)

Format with:

(You should probably use "Text" mode: URLs will be mostly recognized and linked, _underscore quoted_ text is looked up in a glossary, _underscore quoted_ (http://xyz.pdq) becomes a link, without the link in the parenthesis it becomes a <cite> tag. All <cite>ed text will point to the Flutterby knowledge base. Two enters (ie: a blank line) gets you a new paragraph, special treatment for paragraphs that are manually indented or start with "#" (as in "#include" or "#!/usr/bin/perl"), "/* " or ">" (as in a quoted message) or look like lists, or within a paragraph you can use a number of HTML tags:

p, img, br, hr, a, sub, sup, tt, i, b, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, cite, em, strong, code, samp, kbd, pre, blockquote, address, ol, dl, ul, dt, dd, li, dir, menu, table, tr, td, th

Comment policy

We will not edit your comments. However, we may delete your comments, or cause them to be hidden behind another link, if we feel they detract from the conversation. Commercial plugs are fine, if they are relevant to the conversation, and if you don't try to pretend to be a consumer. Annoying endorsements will be deleted if you're lucky, if you're not a whole bunch of people smarter and more articulate than you will ridicule you, and we will leave such ridicule in place.

Flutterby™ is a trademark claimed by

Dan Lyke
for the web publications at www.flutterby.com and www.flutterby.net.