Clone of typehere.co which is no longer available.
It gives you a text canvas where anything you type is stored in the browser’s local storage. Convenient scratch-pad right from the browser.
I’ve done this in the past with a bookmark destination of data:text/html,<body contenteditable="true">. Well, it ended up a bit bigger than that, with styles and such. No local storage in data: domain though, unless I’m mistaken.
That’s a neat trick.
That’s what I use too, although I set the font as well: data:text/html, <body contenteditable style="margin:2rem;font-family:Consolas,sans-serif">
data:text/html, <body contenteditable style="margin:2rem;font-family:Consolas,sans-serif">
Oh no )-: another step towards moving basic functions to web and web-browsers. Why?
I used to have a shortcut (when I ran dwm) to open a text editor with a scratchpad file. Now I have a shortcut to open a terminal and a single letter shell alias to open a scratchpad file for editing.
I bet most people can’t multiply two numbers without sending a bunch of HTTP request to Google search engine anymore )-:
I wrote about why I reimplemented typehere: https://squadrick.dev/journal/typehere.html
The utility of the tool is only part of the reason, the other being nostalgia.
A local scratch-pad is great, I use i3 and have shortcuts for opening an editor too. More often than not, I usually use my local scratch-pad, but it’s nice to always have something I can open on a machine that’s not set-up by me.
If you aren’t convinced, that’s fair. Just letting you know that it was more a labour of love.
I sense my remark might have landed unwell. If you took it personally (at your work or at yourself), I’m sorry. It was just sort of “an old man yelling at a cloud” kind of remark. Thank you for the explanation and more context provided.
Tone is lost in text. Your remark landed well, rest assured, no need to apologize. I merely wanted to post my rationale for posterity. I appreciate the follow-up nonetheless.
I don’t see how this moves anything to the browser
It moves text editing/ note taking, as in everything from vi to NotePad to Obsidian, into a web browser window.
I don’t understand why anyone would want to do that, but I accept that nostalgia is a powerful motivator.
What’s being tracked?