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installing eyeD3

I keep thinking I should learn the basics of Python programming. But I never seem to get around to it. Today I needed to know how to install a program written in Python, because Homebrew used to include eyeD3 and … Continue reading

02. January 2018 by luke
Categories: Mac, Music, Programming | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mini Magick

I just discovered MiniMagick. It is exactly what I was looking for in a ruby-language wrapper for ImageMagick. I’ve been using ImageMagick forever. Like, more than 20 years foreer. Maybe 30 years;  I don’t know when it was first developed, … Continue reading

03. November 2017 by luke
Categories: Photos, Programming, Ruby | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pandoc for Word Document conversion

I just discovered pandoc. Well, I first bookmarked it in 2008, and again in 2016, so I guess I rediscovered it. But what I mean is that I finally discovered what to use it for: converting Word files to Markdown. … Continue reading

03. November 2017 by luke
Categories: Computers, Office, Ruby, Software | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dodged the XML bullet

Years ago, when XML was the new hotness, I kept meaning to learn it. (I mean, I learned it, except the headers and CDATA, but I never figured out how to use XPath or XQuery or XSLT or do anything useful … Continue reading

13. June 2017 by luke
Categories: Programming, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tech Tab Sweep

Krita appears to be Gimp spelled sideways, but cross-platform, or more accurately, Gimp:Photoshop::Krita:Painter. OpenSSH best practices. Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” takes SSH security so seriously that after you upgrade, you can’t log in remotely. Even if you tell it … Continue reading

22. June 2015 by luke
Categories: Programming, Ruby, Technology, Windows | Tags: | Leave a comment

Tech Links – May 29

Three open-source Python shells. Don’t catch Exceptions. I must have known why I always do rescue => boom to catch exceptions. The reason is that Ruby makes that shorthand for rescue StandardError => boom. Nifty. libgrader: find quality gems for … Continue reading

29. May 2015 by luke
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Tech Tab Sweep

It’s time to upgrade your Ubuntu machines. 8 things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.04. One of the items is to add a tweak tool, which reminded me of Unsettings. I’m working on a similar list for Windows, except (a) … Continue reading

29. April 2015 by luke
Categories: Computers, Linux, Programming | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Code from MSFT Visual Studio

A standalone programmer’s editor from Microsoft. And it’s cross-platform. And apparently it’s built on Google Chrome.

29. April 2015 by luke
Categories: Computers, Hobbies, Linux, Mac, Programming, Windows | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast Publication Date

A couple of weeks (months?) ago, my podcast feed quit including a publication date, and I couldn’t figure it until just the other day. The problem was that my publication tags looked like this: <pubDate>Sun, 05 Apr 2015 19:18:25 AKDT</pubDate> … Continue reading

10. April 2015 by luke
Categories: Computers, Programming | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast Tagging

I’ve got a podcast and it’s a chore to update. I’ve built some tools to help me produce an RSS feed for the podcast, which is a good thing, since RSS = XML = too persnickety to do by hand. … Continue reading

20. March 2015 by luke
Categories: Hobbies, Programming | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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