This guy blogged about posting blogs from emacs, and for reason unknown to me it stirred my old itch to post blogs within the VI editor... with complete support for different teeny nifty features that I have built into my template over the years, without using html(that just breaks the thought process and I can never get it just right). I also needed the dynamic spell check support in firefox2 that I've gotten so used to.
A bit of googling revealed that there was already a vim-blogger plugin!! Some guy known as The Geek Wannabe already had everything in place. The only thing I had to do was follow the steps. The guy did it using GData API. Markdown was included in it, which mean that I can do all the occasional formatting like this code:
without sweating about replacing the < like signs with & lt; or adding quoted text like this:
Yeehaw.. I am in quotes.
Adding spell check support was a simple matter of invoking
:setlocal spell spelllang=en_us.
This post is written and posted completely within *vim*..so all the emac guys out there.. up yours :P. Geek Wannabe, you should run for President's position.
PS: Ah.. bit of rough around the edges indeed.. but all for vim-love.