A Lobsters story on the bright blue light of displays reminded me I should post this. I use redshift to adjust the color temperature of my monitor at night so I sleep better, and I wrote a custom wrapper script to include an adjustment for how overcast it is.
Today I found a really nice program for long-running console commands:
pv, aka “Pipe Viewer”. If you’ve ever strung together a long command with pipes, run it, questioned why it’s taking so long, maybe open another terminal to run top… pv is the answer to that question.
I picked up the term “flintstoning” from my visit to Cambrian House. It’s the practice of substituting a little human work for functionality until there’s enough demand for the feature that it’s worth the coder time to implement. Let me give you an example.