Use Markdown as the default syntax for editing tumblr posts
Maybe it’s me — am I the only one that finds tumblr’s UI awkward and unintuitive? (I actually had to use google to figure out how to rename my blog :|). Enabling markdown-syntax for your posts was another feature that I had to hunt to find:
- From your dashboard (http://www.tumblr.com/dashboard)
- Click the cog wheel at the top
- With “Account” selected, there is an “Edit posts using” option. Select Markdown.
Not too well-hidden once you know where to look. Maybe it’s me.
While googling, I also found this news post from 5 years ago about markdown via email or mobile: if you include
!m anywhere in the subject or body of a post, markdown syntax will be used. Neat.
Changing the sublime text 3 sidebar colors
I wish sublime’s themes affected its side bar. Because sublime shares the same
.tmTheme themes as textmate, they don’t, but you can manually change the sidebar style by editing Default.sublime-theme.
To do this, edit the “sidebar_tree”, “sidebar_heading”, etc classes in
Packages/Theme - Default/Default.sublime-theme. I overrode those defaults by putting this Default.sublime-theme inside the
Packages/User folder. It recolors the sidebar to better complement my solarized(light)-themed editor. Here is a similar Default.sublime-theme for solarized(dark).
p.s. I always forget where my
Packages folder lives. From the sublime text menu, selecting “Preferences → Browse Packages…” will take you to it.
Sublime’s “goto anything” (ctrl+P) in Netbeans…
The more I use sublime, the less I want to use any other editor for my code.
Fortunately, I found a netbeans plugin (open file fast) which can stand in for one of my favourite sublime features.
The 6.9 version still worked for NB 7.2.1 (thanks mrtwice99):
- Download the 6.9 .nbm
- In NetBeans, go to Tools → Plugins → Downloaded → Add Plugins, select the downloaded file and click Install (http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqPluginInstall)
- Restart NetBeans (although it is not needed to run the plug-in, I found that I couldn’t set key short cut for Open File Fast)
- Now for the short cut. Go to Tools → Options → Keymap, search for “open file fast” → Assign short cut