I try to script everything I can on Linux. When I install something on my desktop, I like to be able to run a script to install the same thing on my laptop. When a computer breaks, I like to be able to run all the scripts to have it set up again just the way that it was. Here is how I scripted the installation of my printer.
This recipe is
- Very fast
- One dish
It is based on a dish that I have ordered in restaurants in New Hampshire. I’ve adapted it for ease of preparation and left out any cream sauce for use with the South Beach diet.
I got an email from somebody named Lindrian about the article I had written about using regular expressions to find comments in source code: ostermiller.org/findcomment.html Lindrian sent me a link explaining how he had made improvements to the regular expressions I had used: regex101.com/r/wI3fU3
The wireless network on my laptop has always been unreliable. When I open the lid of the laptop and the computer wakes up from sleep, there is a 10% chance that the wireless network won’t be able to connect. In the past, the only thing that works in this situation is a full reboot of the laptop.
I recently re-installed Ubuntu on my desktop computer. It was about 8 years since the previous full install. I’d kept it up to date with latest Ubuntu upgrades. I wanted to change the hard drive configuration and put most of the os on a solid state drive. There was also a lot of cruft that I had installed over the years and a clean slate would get rid of tons of software I no longer use.
The re-install worked very well. The most noticeable improvement was boot time. Partly from the solid state drive and partly from the removal of all the extra software. I didn’t lose much in the process. I have a script that installs software that I use that isn’t included by default. The script also tweaks a bunch of settings. But, the one thing that I lost was my global key bindings.
I’ve been using Nedit for at least 10 years as my primary text editor. It has standard features for a programmer’s text editor:
- Syntax highlighting
- Line numbering
- Brace matching
There are a few areas in which the authors put in a lot of attention to detail. It outshines every other text editor that I’ve ever used in a few areas.
I have been playing with the Maynard Community Band since 2002.
Every year the band plays several concerts:
- Summer concert series Wednesday night in Memorial Park, Maynard, MA
- Maynardfest in downtown Maynard, MA, midday on a Saturday in September
- Christmas pops concert on a Wednesday night before Christmas as Union Congregation Church, Maynard, MA
- A handful of other gigs at nursing homes, private events, and community activities
Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights, check the schedule of upcomingevents for exact times and places.
I recently started working as a software developer at care.com. It is a website focused on finding babysitters, nannies, dog sitters, elderly care and personal assistants. I am responsible for building features for the site.
Overall, I am very happy with my Sidekick. It has many features that I’ve never had in a handheld device before. Many of the limitations that I have found are compared to a full featured desktop with a wired internet connection.