The question had nothing to do with Mastodon. It was just a rant in relation to having to jump hurdles to use Confluence without using their crappy interface.
I write in markdown (well, multimarkdown mostly) because it's currently the best option, but it's not great (and no, I'm not capable of doing better).
no, it's not hard, I don't think anyone ever said it was. it is terrible, however, as explained here:
@Ash yes, I've had to deal with issues over the years, and most were easily solved with standard tools. You can't say that about proprietary formats that lock your data up in a magical cloud database.
Anyway, it was just a dumb post to vent my grumpiness at confluence, I wasn't aiming for accuracy
This is an example of a revolutionary new document
format called "Plain Text". Some of the features of this format are:
* supported by every editor!
* requires no internet connection!
* editable on any device, from your phone to your TV!
* simple to backup and restore!
* compare documents with "diff"!
* search documents with "grep"!
* can be modified programaticaly using "sed" and "awk"!
* Plain-text supports every version control system out there!
Try plain-text today!
To those asking about the confluence thing...yeah, I can use confluence (though it crashes my browser randomly).
The problem is that I want our documentation to be stored in git in plain text alongside our infrastructure code. I want to be able to push changes to documentation alongside changes to code. I want to use git commands to see who changed what. I want to be able to edit documentation with the same tools in the same workflow as I do for code.
how can Debian include so much crap in the base install but not include ed??
so let me get this straight, in order to write documentation for my organization I now need to run linux in a vm that runs docker that runs a container running github.com/laurencer/confluence-sync that runs a haskell script that runs a webservice that converts my plain text documents into confluence format and publishes them on confluence.
OK, that makes sense
@phessler btw, direct link that works via mplayer:
BTW I'm a bit weirded out by having followers on here, since I mostly just
type random IT related rants so I don't annoy my co-workers with them.
For the record, I won't be upset if anyone unfollows me.