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Pure-text de-truncator script, a work in progress

Posted 09-30-2012 at 01:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-30-2012 at 01:32 PM by the dsc
Tags epub, pdf, sed, truncated

Sometimes I want to quote some PDF on pure text, luckily enough it would have actual text rather than being an non-OCRed image, but often there's still the problem that the text on the PDF is truncated/formatted in a fake/dumb way, with actual "new lines" to break the page, which may not make the text completely unreadable when pasted in a text editor, but it's reasonably annoying, and may require quite some time to fix manually.

I'm trying to create a script or one-liner...
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Royalty Free Sound Effects

Posted 09-28-2012 at 08:21 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)

Not my Web site... just thought it was a neat Web site, because most of the sFX are under a simple CC-BY license.
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by less than a day probably due to the hardware clock being incorrectly set

Posted 09-28-2012 at 01:25 AM by ted_chou12

When I run e2fsck/fsck, I find that the following message appears:
by less than a day probably due to the hardware clock being incorrectly set)
If you run tune2fs:
ted:$ tune2fs -l /dev/sda1
tune2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Filesystem volume name:   <none>
Last mounted on:          <not available>
Filesystem UUID:          65da4171-080d-4fd4-a967-7e0792513aad
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Run cron jobs using screen

Posted 09-28-2012 at 12:02 AM by Skaperen
Updated 11-12-2012 at 06:40 PM by Skaperen

I now run many (and soon to be most) of my cron jobs under the screen program. This is easily done by using the screen options "-dmS" followed by the screen session name to use, followed by the command to be run. This will quickly exit, leaving the command running in the disconnected screen session. This seems to work just fine through cron.

You can do this one of two different ways. The simple way is to specify the screen command in the crontab job file directly. Another...
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Web sites should stop using email for signups

Posted 09-27-2012 at 11:31 AM by Skaperen

Email is so last century. Sure, many people still use it. I do to communicate with family and friends. But this is really out of place for so much other stuff. It just gets polluted with all the signups people have to do. People are now creating alternate email addresses, usually anonymous, for all these signup sites. This is so the real email, if they even have one, does not get polluted.

What good is it to do signups by email?

1. To make sure people only sign...
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