I just wrote a Perl script to go through all my posts and remove the Markdown from them, by passing them through the Markdown script itself to turn them into HTML. I eventually decided to take my man Topher’s advice and “look into a little thing called Hypertext Markup Language” instead of using a meta-markup language like Textile or Markdown.

It’s, like, I’d like to be using remote blog posting tools like Ranchero Software’s “MarsEdit” or the like, sometimes, and adding a meta-markup language to the mix is just one more thing that can go wrong in the pipeline.

The script seems to have worked well except for my last post, which it munged, but if you see any posts that seem to be mutilated, please call them to my attention and I’ll dig into my backup and fix them.