more NLP stuff

29 September 2015 |

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Modern Fonts

24 July 2015 |

Some nice "Modern" typefaces, all FLOSS licensed:

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Install a Particular Package Version

12 May 2015 |

When there are multiple available:

apt-cache showpkg <package name>
apt-get install <package name>=<version>

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wkhtmltopdf

02 May 2015 |

wkhtmltopdf is a command line tool that renders html as pdf using webkit.  It's gpl3 licensed.

remoteStorage - persistence for web apps

29 April 2015 |

remoteStorage provides generic json storage for single-user web apps.  Roll your own cloud-style apps.  rs-serve provides a minimal C-based server that stores files in user home directories.

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eGalax touchscreens on Linux

29 April 2015 |

Some useful tips here.

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SVG in python

24 April 2015 |

pygal - convenient generation of various info-graphics with svg, tooltips and even png export.

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How to use Chrome for full-screen Museum-style Presentation

21 April 2015 |

  1. install matchbox window manager and lightdm
  2. # autologin with lightdm:
    /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults --autologin myuser
  3. # .xsession file:
    xset s off
    xset -dpms
    matchbox-window-manager &
    while true; do
        chromium-browser --kiosk --app=file:///path/to/index.html
    done
  4. disable right clicks in your web app:
    <body oncontextmenu="return false">
  5. Videos should be a little bit compressed.  Webm with 2-pass encoding seems to work well.

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Mini-PaaS

27 March 2015 |

Dokku is a nice-looking mini-PaaS.

Quick 'n Dirty Breakpoints in Python

27 March 2015 |

Do it all with standard libs, no pdb needed.

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Async framework for python

27 February 2015 |

seems to be the hot (or at least super fast) new thing.  aiohttp with API-Hour

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“An apparatus and device for staring into vacancy”

27 February 2015 |

Turn any text into a patent application.

Ham Radio Kits

27 February 2015 |

Softrock makes nice looking computer controllable ham radio kits.

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Mithril

11 February 2015 |

Mithril is an interesting, super-tiny MVC javascript framework.  Looks promising.

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Color and Clocks

06 January 2015 |

Walbaum

27 November 2014 |

Nothing says "german newspaper" like Justus Walbaum's fonts.  Baker, turned stamp maker, turned type designer created one of the classic Didone faces: Walbaum Antiqua.  Some really nice specimen scans here.

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Hash Steganography

27 November 2014 |

CheatCodes turns BitTorrent hash codes into human readable dadaist lists of 11 or 12 words.  The docs reference RFC 1751, which proposed a similar system.

Bell Gothic

27 November 2014 |

The venerable Bell Gothic, geometric and very quirky.  It was designed by Linotype's Chauncey Griffith for AT&T's phone books in 1938.  It was supposed to be economical with the ink but still readable at small sizes on low-quality paper.

Steghide

27 November 2014 |

How did I miss this!? 

Steghide - command line steganography for jpeg, bmp, wav and au files

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Autocompile on File Updates

10 November 2014 |

Nice little python script to automate LaTeX or CSS compile actions when files in subdirectories change.

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