Advanced & rich terminals

Date Thu 06 November 2014 Tags

ƸӜƷ butterfly is a html5 based terminal that runs in your browser (it's fast and even vim works flawlessly). At least earlier it could display raw html, which I think is an awesome feature.

Also, there is a quite recent new release (v0.7) of terminology, another advanced terminal ...

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vdirsyncer on debian

Date Wed 03 September 2014 Tags

On Debian (and Ubuntu) you cannot get vdirsyncer to run with requests from the official repositories.

A simple solution is to install vdirsyncer in a virtualenv (tutorial) and than use vdirsyncer from that virtualenv via this script (assuming your virtualenv is called vdirsyncer as well):

#!/bin/sh
VIRTUALENV=vdirsyncer
. ~/.virtualenvs ...
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Dotfiles Are Not Meant to Be Forked

Date Wed 06 August 2014 Tags

Dotfiles Are Not Meant to Be Forked

Exactly my thoughts! Cloning someone else's dotfiles leaves you with hundreds of functions, aliases etc. you have no idea about (nothing is worse than oh-my-zsh in that regard). Starting fresh and than picking and choosing from other people's dotfiles, blog posts ...

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"Frecency" based dirctory navigation

I only installed this awesome script called _z_ last week, but it already saved me a ton of typing. z string cd_s to the most frecently (portmanteau of frequent and recent) used directory. Since the alias _z is already taken in my setup, I'm using zd, which I find ...

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minimal zsh prompt

I recently changed my zsh prompt to show only as much information as needed. I don't need to constantly look at the time or date or the battery status of my laptop.

  • if I'm on the local machine, it displays only a "%" on the left side and the ...

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pyCardDAV

In the past week I hacked together a simple CLI CardDAV client for use with mutt's query_command. At the moment it is read-only, is only tested with davical and only saves email addresses. If you are still interested, you can check it out at http://pycarddav.lostpackets.de

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FreeBSD/Postgresql

Error:

postgres[993]: [1-1] FATAL:  could not create semaphores: No space left on device
postgres[993]: [1-2] DETAIL:  Failed system call was semget(5432003, 17, 03600).
postgres[993]: [1-3] HINT:  This error does *not* mean that you have run out of disk space. 
postgres[993]: [1-4 ...
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X100P besser als ihr Ruf

Da es seit kurzem DAHDI für FreeBSD gibt, habe ich letze Woche eine alte X100P PCI-Karte in meinen FreeBSD Homeserver gesteckt und habe mal wieder Asterisk installiert. Über CSipSimple (großartige Software übrigens) bin ich nun auch über mein Android Telephon mit dem Festnetz verbunden.

Von der Tonqualität war ich äußerts ...

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ABBYY CLI OCR on FreeBSD 8.1

ABBYY CLI OCR for Linux installs (and works) nicely on FreeBSD. Just install the linuxulator ( I use emulators/linux_base-f9), if your / is on a SD Card like mine you might want to mount something else to /opt, as ABBYY OCR takes more than 730MB there. Just run the .sh executable ...

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Switching: aus open wird see

Wer OS Xs Kommandozeilentool open gerne benutzt, dem sei hiermit run-mailcap empfohlen. run-mailcap öffnet je nach Option Dateien zum lesen, editieren oder drucken, auf Debian sind dafür auch schon entsprechenden Aliase bereits gesetzt (see, edit, compose, print) auf FreeBSD muss selber Hand angelegt werden. Vorteil: es können auch weiter CLI ...

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