I decided that my earlier attempt at automating creation of these TIL posts was still too manual. This one is better!
What it does:
- Creates a markdown file with today’s date and my specified string at the title.
- Launches Coda in the foreground and goes to my preset Jekyll blog site (cagrimmett.com)
- Opens the file it just created in the front window.
- Expands the previous TextExpander snippet I created as a template for these TIL posts.
Here are what the other two snippets fill in:
fname- I had to make this a snippet instead of putting it in directly because in the filename creation string TextExpander didn’t recognize the date string. If you nest it inside another snippet, it works just fine.
--- layout: post title: author: Chuck Grimmett date: %Y-%m-%d category: TIL hidden: true feature-img: "/img/defaults/%snippet:;random-img%" tags: - excerpt: <p></p> --- ### Today I learned: