This AppleScript snippet is probably useful to no one except me, but if it saves even one other Mac-based Markdown-using linkblogger a few seconds, why not?
I have it attached to an Alfred hotkey. (download)
tell application "Safari" set myTitle to name of document 1 as string set myURL to URL of document 1 as string set mdstring to "[" & myTitle & "]" & "(" & myURL & ")" set myResponse to (display dialog "Selectable Markdown Link Text" default answer mdstring) if myResponse's button returned is "OK" then set the clipboard to myResponse's text returned end tell
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Americans’ greatest fear is that America will turn out to have been a
phenomenon, not a civilization.
— Shirley Hazzard, “Transit of Venus”