Sometimes I’m not so great at managing my time. So it makes sense that I’m sometimes not great at managing anyone else’s time either. When it comes to screen time for kids, there needs to be a limit set for how much they use it. We have an Amazon Fire tablet, and it comes with
Tag: open source
When I save a screenshot on my systems, it doesn’t try to automatically crush/minify the PNG. Here’s how on a Mac I’ve added a context menu item for images to crush them. This can help save storage space or make web pages load faster. Ensure you have pngquant installed. Other tools may work for you,
My current preferred open source, self-hosted & simple RSS reader is Selfoss. I compared several of these types of RSS readers in a prior post and came to different conclusion, but I’ve been using Selfoss for at least a year now. My having switched to it may have coincided with improvements from the mobile reading
Tunnelblick is an awesome OpenVPN client, which I have been using a lot lately on my Mac. I had a problem where it would connect the first time just fine, but then would never reconnect; it would seem to hang while trying to handshake with the server. I could get it to work again if
proprietary insecurity I’ve accumulated many notes (2000+) in Evernote over the years, and love that it can store binary attachments such as images or other media files. My favorite feature is the Evernote Web Clipper browser extension; it does a fantastic job at saving the parts of an article I want to save while keeping
My new favorite tool is a python program called distribution that can easily show histograms in your terminal: [crayon-5ce1ef6e9d6bd416380854/] I used homebrew to install it, but you can see some usage examples and a few other tools on this stackoverflow page. I eagerly anticipate showing off some histograms to people.
I find that using an idiom like [crayon-5ce1ef6e9d73e819169261/] is so useful. It replaces the replstr (“%” in this example) with all the arguments at once, or as many as can fit without going over the system’s limit. I couldn’t believe it when I learned that the GNU version of xargs lacks this flag. Yes, it’s
I think I’ve tried pretty much all of them. After the Google Reader-pocalypse, one of the primary requirements was that I could host it myself. Bonus points go to apps that have configurable keyboard navigation (“j” to open the next item must be distinct from “space” to just scroll down in the browser), as well
I would really like to replace Evernote with a self-hosted solution. Wallabag is one alternative that’s pretty attractive. It’s open source, supports imports and exports, and nice on the eyes. What’s currently holding me back is the lack of an Evernote importer (I kind of expect that, and am eagerly looking forward to writing an
Great news today! Broadcom has decided to release as open source the graphics portion (VideoCore IV) of their BCM21553 SoC.