Tag: open source

Reduce PNG sizes from Mac Finder

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,

Tunnelblick disconnect fails to remove route

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

Moving Evernote notes into WordPress

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

distribution: histograms in the terminal

My new favorite tool is a python program called distribution that can easily show histograms in your terminal: [crayon-5c6742c730481991234108/] 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.

GNU xargs is missing the -J option. WHY!?!

I find that using an idiom like [crayon-5c6742c73052b904457245/] 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

Self-hosted open source RSS readers

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 have high hopes for wallabag

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