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Text Editing (on computers)

Created: 2022-03-19
Updated: 2023-01-29

I write everything in plaintext these days. (Well, text-markup, really.)

Like Derek Sivers says (, text files are portable, un-commercial, offline, easy to convert, and contain no dependencies.

After converting to full-time Linux use, I trained myself in the use of Vim and have been using it ever since.

Big fan of text-generation with the handiest template system I know of: PHP. That’s right, you heard me: php-text-generation rules.