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Debious – A dubious Debian packaging GUI

Just some little (unfinished) concept mockup. Seeing that much of it still ends up as a “text box with syntax highlighting” it’d probably make sense to implement it as a gedit plugin. Balsamiq source XML

My dot files (Tips and Tricks for Bash & co.)

.bashrc # If not running interactively, don’t do anything [ -z “$PS1” ] && return # don’t put duplicate lines in the history and ignore same sucessive entries. export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth # make the history longer HISTFILESIZE=5000 # append to the history file, don’t overwrite it shopt -s histappend # check the window size after each […]

Language Identification and it’s state in Free Software

Working on a new feature for eSpeak GUI I started looking into language identification. Forcing users to manually choose the text’s language is a botheration, so trying to guess it by checking which system dictionary contains the most words from the text or some other method would surely be beneficial. After a quick search I […]

The Red Hat Way

I’ve just used one of the GUADEC USB sticks for the first time and found that, in addition to several PDF brochures and a bunch of wallpapers, it includes a Red Hat commercial. Excellent as always. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySyPIoyXJ-k

Command-line script to edit PDF file meta-data

I’ve just written a little wrapper around pdftk to simplify the modification of PDF file meta-data. It extracts the existing meta-data, opens it in your favourite editor, writes it back to the original PDF and finally removes the temporary files it generated. #! /bin/sh if [ ! -f “$1” ] then echo “Usage: $0” exit […]

 
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