This is an article I wrote for LinkedIn. You can find the original post here:
Let me begin by saying that I don't like reading grammar mistakes. To me, reading blatant errors shows a lack of intelligence and casts doubt on the validity of the claims in the text. However, much like coding, I believe that writing should be an organic process where you plop your thoughts down in words and then refactor it later. With code, however, you have a compiler to check your work. For word processors like Microsoft Word or Google Docs there is no compiler to run the text through and reveal grammar mistakes with the same level of detail as a skilled proofreader (note to self- this could be good project). These programs love to tout how they have grammar checking engines, but it seems that at the moment human proofreading is the best method for catching and fixing the most errors.
I've recently discovered this syntax lighting website, and I'm really liking it a lot. With my new weebly theme, the alex gorbachev library stopped working (the code always looked black). With this hilite.me highlighted syntax generator it's a breeze to embed code into my web pages and blog posts now. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like:
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