Sometimes it’s useful to get visual feedback from a script. For example when script or cron job completes. Or when long-running build fails. Or when there is urgent problem during script execution. Desktop applications can do this with popup notifications. But it can be done from script too! You can use script commands to send yourself desktop notifications and reminders.
How to look busy when you need to sit and think for an hour, but it doesn’t qualify as being useful in your particular work environment? Here’s an idea!
My ongoing quest for great terminal utilities has uncovered another gem. Turbo Editor, fast multi-document text editor with syntax highlighting and natural key bindings. Is it just a nostalgic blast from the past, or could it become my favourite editor for the terminal?
Mark Zuckerberg is pushing forward with metaverse, while billionaire-turned-architect sees great business in building rat cages for its future inhabitants. Other than that, just another sunny day …
It’s not always easy to determine memory use by applications. Statistics shown by utilities such as top can be quite difficult to understand. I’d love to see a single number: how much RAM did a process take. It’s even more difficult with web browsers or Electron applications which can run many separate processes. Luckily there is
The Verge story on how the concept of file system, essential to previous generations’ understanding of computers, sounds like evil black magic to many modern students.
ZeroTier is a popular VPN platform for creating secure private networks. It helps safely connect to your machines from all over the world. Ability to manage it with REST API and scripts makes it particularly interesting for advanced users.
Cory Doctorow explains why I still need six communicator apps on my phone
Edward Snowden explaining today the ins and outs of Apple’s recent privacy-invading initiatives, plus a credible explanation of ‘why?’
Launch and manage Linux virtual machines on your development machine with Ubuntu Multipass, an interesting alternative to Docker or VirtualBox.