I tried building the syllabus this semester by relying exclusively on daring fireball’s markdown, in hopes that it would solve a perennial problem: 43 different iterations of every syllabus, every semester, and not one of them the real, final syllabus, because I’d uploaded it to a WordPress site, edited it a few times during the course of the semester — meaning that the “real syllabus” only exists virtually, if you catch my drift.
Anyway, I’ve tried something new (involving Dropbox and some wicked Python action). It has mostly worked, but now I have to repair about 80+ links. For the nonce, though, it includes the links you’ll need.
The page is identified as “Syllabus beta,” and it should be linked from the upper right-hand corner of this site.