Markdown Sadness

Markdown has become my default Markup language after GitHub went to making it the path of least resistance in their land. Textile was a contender for a few years but I kept finding myself bouncing between the two often enough the markup syntax was turning into a slot machine in my brain. I ended up relying on cheat markdown and cheat textile to get even the most basic work done.

Now that I’ve sad back and found myself defaulting to Markdown I’m finding a few things that make me sad:

  • GitHub’s markdown is not the same as what I’m using on my local box
  • They’ve added a bunch of features I appriciate but no hints as to how to make them all work locally