This is the archive for May 2006. Recent posts can be found at the main blog page.
For the first time in years I felt like running for a while. I don’t like running at all, but since the indoor volleyball season is over and some condition training is good for my health, I decided to just do it.
6.4 kilometres in 33 minutes, not bad at all!
The HTML blink tag was never standardized (for a reason!) and its use has been discouraged by many people (although a fully featured web 2.1 implementation is available), but blinking pixels on my monitor still make me suffer everyday. Yes, I’m talking about blinking cursors. While not as annoying as blinking text or blinking notification icons (eg. instant messengers!), the last blinking pixels on my screen should die. Now!
~/.gvimrcseems to work.
A few days ago I stumbled upon a question in a newsgroup: how to put text on the Gnome clipboard from the command line?
In response, I wrote a small Python script (using PyGTK) that can be used as a pipe in your command line scripts. It puts all data from stdin on the clipboard. For this to work, you will need the correct
$DISPLAY environment variable set (which will be the case most of the time, but it doesn’t work from cron for example).
CLI lovers, download copy-to-clipboard here and rejoice!
Update: Sure, there’s also tons of other solutions like xclip and of course the script could be more like a one-liner, but I like to demonstrate the ease of use Python and PyGTK offer.
For those who don’t speak Latin: “Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.”
Junebug is a film about this Great Thing called American Family Life. Johnny is an anti-social young man who seems disappointed about himself, his family; basically about everything. His naive and pretty dumb girlfriend Bernadette is pregnant, but Johnny can’t be bothered to give her the love and attention she needs. Both live with his parents, a caring, conservative couple too ignorant to look any further than their back yard.
The other son is George, who looks a lot happier. He lives with a woman who runs an art gallery. At first sight he looks like a total different person compared to his family. But is he really?
Wouter Bolsterlee, also known as uws, a postmodern geek living in the Netherlands. Read more about me…
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