Are there any file / log formats that mix data and text in a readable, flexible way? Something like Markdown + binary blobs? Or JSON with interspersed strings (maybe as comments)? Do Jupyter notebooks have a more static equivalent? Question purposefully vague because I'm not finding much and so exploring wider possibilities. [more inside]
would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
I'm considering getting an ebook reader, and I'm trying to decide between the Kindle and the Nook. If I get a Kindle, am I leashing myself to the Amazon store? If I get a Nook, could I buy books from other stores or borrow ebooks from my library? [more inside]
Is there a windows utility to read the creator / type information of old (pre OSX) mac files? [more inside]
My team and I are writing a computer application for which aspects of the file format are very likely to change in future releases. The format is in XML. Does anyone know any resources on the web that lays down general principles about how to make a file format that is as extensible as possible for the future (and minimizes the possibility of cross-version breakage)?
I'm trying to disassemble an undocumented, proprietary binary image format. I'm looking for the best tools and tutorials available. [more inside]
I need to send files to a print shop in tiff format. I know I've done it before, but can't seem to figure it out now: How do you convert a MS Publisher file to tiff format? [more inside]
Should we use save our Illustrator files as .ai, or .eps? [more inside]