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pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

Terminal - pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"
2010-09-27 08:20:44
User: BOYPT
Functions: cat grep hexdump
33
pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

just make some data scrolling off the terminal. wow.

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Terminal - Alternatives
j=0;while true; do let j=$j+1; for i in $(seq 0 20 100); do echo $i;sleep 1; done | dialog --gauge "Install part $j : `sed $(perl -e "print int rand(99999)")"q;d" /usr/share/dict/words`" 6 40;done
2010-10-08 12:12:00
User: houghi
Functions: echo seq sleep
15

This will turn it in an infinite loop and also shows random words from a file, so it won't be the same each time and also not just a number.

for i in `seq 0 100`;do timeout 6 dialog --gauge "Install..." 6 40 "$i";done
2010-09-28 06:38:20
User: javisol
10

The first parameter after timeout is the key parameter; number of seconds to wait. With a 6 you have 600 seconds for your coffee break (10min).

for i in {0..600}; do echo $i; sleep 1; done | dialog --gauge "Install..." 6 40
2010-10-05 02:29:23
User: dennisw
Functions: echo sleep
9

Dialog's gauge widget accepts progress updates on stdin. This version runs dialog once and updates it every second.

There's no need to use timeout which causes screen flicker since it restarts dialog for each update.

while [ true ]; do head -n 100 /dev/urandom; sleep .1; done | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"
export GREP_COLOR='1;32'; cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | grep --color=auto "ca fe"

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Sometimes when the data is organized well, you don't need to worry about its real meaning.

Comment by RanyAlbeg 212 weeks ago

This will earn you "Geek" title at the office for sure :))))

Comment by etescartz 212 weeks ago

This will cause a quite big load. Not that clever when you also use your coffee break to compile your code or something else that needs a lot of CPU cycles.

Comment by yogan 212 weeks ago

wow this looks like the matrix screensaver.

Comment by sentinel 212 weeks ago

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