I’ve just found about VersionPress. It uses Git to give better control over writing draft versions of articles. I’ll investigate this more closely later to see if I can/should port the blog over to it.
Someone over on reddit linked to a good post on properly closing a frozen SSH session.
It also includes other useful escape sequences.
$GEM_HOME makes ruby programming even better
Ruby is by far one of my favourite programming languages. It combines the power of Perl with the flexibility of Lisp while remaining far more readable than either. The downside of this though is that a great deal of Ruby development is done in conjunction with the Gem package manager. At best you are asked… Continue reading $GEM_HOME makes ruby programming even better
Directly subscribing to podcasts
A major frustration I have as a fan of the podcast technology is that most podcasters assume that I am going to listen through a website. What I want to do is have Amarok is download episodes for me. To save other listeners from this frustration I am going to instruct you on how to… Continue reading Directly subscribing to podcasts
I’ve written a tool to examine readers browsing sessions on this site. There are some improvements that I want to make to it but it works for me.
I’m currently an article on how proprietary software practices are piggy-backing off of the success of GNU/Linux/Android. If you are interested read it here.
I’ve just added a page listing programs that I highly recommend here.
The Fedora projects blog has a good introduction to the i3 windowing manager here. I’m definitely going to try i3 later in the day and perhaps even try going back to Fedora as well.
I’m currently reading an article that explains in detail how the Signal/Slot architecture of Qt actually works: https://woboq.com/blog/how-qt-signals-slots-work.html
Maybe is a python script that allows you to simulate running commands such as rm without making any actual changes to files. I’ve just given it a test run and it seems to work very nicely.
Do you want to rerun rm test_file and permit these operations? [y/N]
This looks like an excellent script for using on servers in particular!