Mo Emacs blogging
The size of the textarea entry box on blogger got noticibly tiny after I switched to portrait mode
. I've had the Emacs plugin for text areas running for ages in my firefox, (I generally actually compose most posts in either Emacs or ooffice). I thought I'd give the g-blogger tool a shot, to post directly. Here goes.... When you screw up your html, your current buffer is replaced by an error message describing what went wrong. The sax parser is pickier than blogger, requiring quotes around href references, for example. In order to get your post back, you have to undo the changes that sax made. That led to a scary moment....
Here goes again... Undo is kind of nice. The atom publishing mode does a nice job of displaying my text, indented on the screen, but that is far too wysiwig for me. I'd like it to wrap on the screen, but only wrap where I tell it, otherwise... researching.... bbl Stop wrapping my damn text! Please! Stop! I don't want you to wrap my text. I want you to keep pounding out a paragraph until I tell you that I'm done with that !@#!@#!@ paragraph. SURE, wrap the text on the screen but not in the !@#@!#!@#!@ POST YOU FREAKING EDITOR. Sometimes I really miss wordstar. I do. bblOoooh, great, terriffic. I make a successful post, then undo, then it automagically creates a new version to post to on my main blog. No, I "undid" it you fool.... OK, so I deleted all those old posts, and set blogger to not create line wraps... let's see what happens.... along the way I ended up on nxml mode, which meant I had to re-enter the post url.. there has got to be a way to make that default... I give it the wrong post url and my buffer fills up with the spanish language version of the error message....So I did that, and it did better, but it trashed all my old posts. There has got to be a way to avoid wrapping the result yet being able to look at this on the screen as if it was normal textAges ago I started writing a replacement for blogger that would do two things I wanted. 1) Let me access and edit and view my canon on my own hard disk 2) manage it all via git. Some days I get frustrated enough to want to finish that - among other things, I came up with a way to dramatically cut the amount of css and html and images that got loaded, but I got stuck on interfacing to some sort of comments system. Perhaps I'll revisit that. But maybe there's an option I can specify on the blogger post url that says "Don't WRAP THIS"I like that I get validation on the html on the fly, and I can turn off auto-fill mode in Emacs, but it would be nice to have it wrap in my editor yet not wrap on blogger because it is way easier to read formatted properly in Emacs as well as formatted properly in blogger. I give up. (for now) Maybe git-blog is the answer... aggh, it's written in ruby.