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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Looking up the id of a CF domain can be painful. Not anymore with this tip.
https://xkcd.com/936/ introduced us to what actually is a good password. Here's such an implementation.
Credit: quinq on #suckless
I tried a few curses based mp3 players for playing back choir practice songs for my wife.
Unfortunately none of the ones I tried were capable of scrubbing a track.
Firefox saves the day.
If a movie is too hard to hear, try the above command to make it louder.
Instead of looking through `lsof` results, use inotifywait!
So you are in directory with loads of pictures laying around and you need to quickly scan through them all
See the cols and lines and make sure the console it correctly configured for the screen size.
Requires the GNU tar ignore zeros option. http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/html_section/Blocking.html
The old dos2unix from sysutils has been deprecated on Debian systems to this tool.
~$ tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.20