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Adding Some Spice To *nix Shell Scripts

aaptel dmenu (411 comments)

I'm surprised nobody mentioned dmenu.
dmenu reads lines as items, lets you choose one of them (with tab completion, etc) and prints the choice you made.
Example: FILE=$(ls | dmenu)
dzen does the same thing and much more.
All these tools are very small and only depend on the Xlib. No gtk/qt crap.

more than 4 years ago

Make Your Own Open Source Retro Arcade-Style Clock

aaptel Re:Question (77 comments)

Are you stupid or just a really hairy troll?

more than 4 years ago

"Perpetual Motion DeLorean" Scammers Face $26M Judgment

aaptel Re:2002? Delorean? (243 comments)

Try the car analogy next time.

more than 4 years ago

Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

aaptel All hail (929 comments)

All hail to the Sussman !

more than 5 years ago

The Perl 6 Advent Calendar

aaptel Re:No, Dont Bother (160 comments)

You must be new here.

more than 5 years ago

Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

aaptel Clerks quote (849 comments)

It reminds me of a Clerks quote where a gum seller is trying to convince customers in a shop not to buy cigarettes by comparing the clerk to nazis:

  • [salesman] Here comes the speech about how he's just doing his job by following orders. Let me tell you about another group of hate-mongers that were just following orders... They were called Nazis!
  • [customers] Fuckin' Nazi!

The comparison is so stretched, it's just ridiculous...

more than 5 years ago

State of Sound Development On Linux Not So Sorry After All

aaptel Re:Main blocker (427 comments)

ALSA is Linux-only, you can't run it on BSDs.

more than 5 years ago

Homeowner Says Crews Demolished Wrong House

aaptel Highway (10 comments)

It's ok, they're just building a highway.
Obligatory quote:

  "But Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning
office for the last nine month."
          "Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them,
yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call
attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anybody or
          "But the plans were on display..."
          "On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
          "That's the display department."
          "With a torch."
          "Ah, well the lights had probably gone."
          "So had the stairs."
          "But look, you found the notice didn't you?"
          "Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a
locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door
saying Beware of the Leopard."

more than 5 years ago


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