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So Tumblr added @-mentions not too long ago.

Here’s what you type into the WYSIWYG editor:

@abandonmentprobability

It gets displayed as:

abandonmentprobability

If you switch to HTML mode, the markup looks like (without newlines):

<a class="tumblelog">
    abandonmentprobability
</a>

Unless you save the post first, in which case you get:

<a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/msgaYTlPKdo0sLlHh4mXlOg">
    abandonmentprobability
</a>

If you try to use an @-mention in plain text or Markdown mode, meanwhile, the resulting markup is:

@abandonmentprobability

Notice anything missing? To get a proper link, you actually have to use (again, sans newlines):

<a class="tumblelog">
    abandonmentprobability
</a>

But be careful when you try to quote that markup in your post, because if you don’t escape it somehow, it’ll get transformed into:

<a class="tumblelog" href="http://tmblr.co/msgaYTlPKdo0sLlHh4mXlOg">
    abandonmentprobability
</a>

Even in the middle of an indented Markdown code block.

Seriously, get it together, guys.

Got stumped on this all day and all because I missed one line of code… what else is new? Anyways, I finally added functionality to the “accept task” button! When someone accepts someone else’s task, it automatically sends the employer an email with the worker’s email, telling them they’ve accepted it. Just like I planned! Nice.

And yes, the MS paint was totally necessary. Hehe.

php

So I’ve been messing around with php a little. Coming from Java, I find the syntax very unattractive (a $ before every variable? really?), but I also find the language pleasantly concise. It reminds me of python in that I can get a small program up and running with minimal boilerplate compared to the verbosity of an equivalent Java solution. But I guess that’s the point of scripting languages. Anyway, from what I’ve tried so far, it’s not so bad. The lack of object orientation makes me afraid to attempt anything larger than even the smallest scripts, but I think i might stick with this language for scripting from now on. It seems extremely easy to deploy given its concision and web-based nature.

Did you know that today is the web’s 26th birthday? (At least, by some people’s definition.) 26 years ago today Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. If you’ve never heard of him, it’s probably largely for the same reasons that what he did was so remarkable (and probably so successful)—he created a tool that could benefit the world and made it freely available. And now, thanks to that, I am sharing this message with you right now. It’s a good day to take some time to appreciate what the web has done for us and what we can do to improve it and protect it into the future.