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keep a log of the active windows
This logs the titles of the active windows, thus you can monitor what you have done during which times. (it is not hard to also log the executable name, but then it is gets too long)

Set OS X X11 to use installed Mathematica fonts

Set laptop display brightness
Run as root. Path may vary depending on laptop model and video card (this was tested on an Acer laptop with ATI HD3200 video). $ cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness to discover the possible values for your display.

Recursive chmod all *.sh files within the current directory
This command is useful to recursively make executable all "*.sh" files in a folder. This command is useful to apply chmod recursively in a determined kind of file.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

The top ten commands you use

To get the CPU temperature continuously on the desktop
No need for a colon, and one less semicolon too. Also untested.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Watch the progress of 'dd'
run this in another terminal, were xxxx is the process ID of the running dd process. the progress will report on the original terminal that you ran dd on

Play random music from blip.fm


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