Sunday, April 26, 2020

Using Drafts and Marked 2

I frequently use Drafts to capture text on my iOS and Mac devices and Marked 2 to view markdown on the Mac. I was quite excited about Drafts getting support for streaming preview with Marked. You can find details about Drafts action here.

It did take me a bit to get this working - I can be a bit dense at times. Here’s what I did to get it working.

  1. Install the plugin on your Mac and put it in an appropriate actions group. I restarted Drafts but I don’t think this is required.
  2. Under the Drafts preference pane -> general tab, click on the “Enable Marked App Streaming Preview support” checkbox.
  3. Open the “Marked 2” application
  4. Click on the installed action “Open Marked Streaming Preview” action from your Mac. Alternatively, under the Marked “Preview” window click streaming preview. This will bring up the streaming preview window.
  5. Go to Drafts and start typing.

Highly recommend the action - it works great. Note Marked 2 is a Mac only application so this action does not work on iOS devices.

I hope this makes life easier for the next person installing this action.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Facts Matter 4

America, and the world, is pretty great compared to any time in the last 200 years.  Credit to


Wednesday, December 7, 2016


“We have a choice about how we behave, and that means we have the choice to opt for civility and grace.” – Dwight Currie “Civility means a great deal more than just being nice to one another. It is complex and encompasses learning how to connect successfully and live well with others, developing thoughtfulness, and fostering effective self-expression and communication. Civility includes courtesy, politeness, mutual respect, fairness, good manners, as well as a matter of good health.” – Pier Massimo Forni "When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency." – Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Facts Matter 3

Undoubtedly some jobs have been saved in the Indiana Carrier deal made by the incoming administration.  Better than none. The fact: it cost around 7 million in corporate welfare to save somewhere between 38 and 57 percent of jobs in this deal. Certainly a good deal for Carrier and those whose jobs were saved.  Not so sure about the citizens of Indiana who paid for this.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Revival Time

A lot of things have happened recently that are sparking my interest in writing again.  A lot will have to change but will emerge anew.  In the mean time:


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mike McCoy

World saw the passing of a great guy on April 22nd. Mike was a family friend and instrumental in steering my kid's into their profession (by leading a Fire Explorer's post). Read about him here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dance Dance

This makes me happy.