Finally, pretty syntax highlighting for blog posts!
A coworker, Craig Campbell just launched a new blog recently. One of the really neat things about his blog is how he handles syntax highlighting for code samples - check out examples in his interesting post about Cool Object Building with PHP. In fact, he got so many good comments about this approach that he even wrote a post explaining exactly how he does it: Syntax Highlighting for Your Blog Using TextMate. (It even works in Internet Exploder!)
I've been looking for a good solution for syntax highlighting for code samples I post on this blog since my move to WordPress, so his solution certainly looks appealing. I use vim as my main editor and I've been staying away from TextMate for quite some time. However, there seems to be a lot of interest in creating vi plugins for TextMate that would emulate vi behavior, such as TextMate vi Plugin. If you've ever used and loved vi/vim, you know that it's hard to move to an editor that requires the use of a mouse for text editing. I finally caved in 2 years ago and moved from Linux to Mac as my primary development environment, so perhaps checking out TextMate is a good idea.
I'm still keeping pine/alpine for reading e-mail though!