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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Gruesome PDF to JPG converter script

Posted 03-28-2014 at 09:57 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-10-2014 at 01:11 PM by the dsc (fixing a bug)
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Requires gs, imagemagick, jpegoptim, cpulimit, and "coolloop" (or maybe not).

Has no options or anything.

You run it like: appropriate-filename portable-document-file-to-convert.pdf

The result will be:

appropriate-filename-001.jpg, appropriate-filename-002.jpg and so on.

So you don't add numbers or extension on the first parameter ($1). I guess it may not deal well with spaces...
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Ugly script to sleep "accordingly" to CPU temperature, on loops

Posted 03-28-2014 at 09:40 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Sometimes you have a script or one-liner loop thing that may put quite a heavy load on the CPU, that can be at least bothersome due to the noise of the fan, or somewhat worrisome if the temperature approaches or goes beyond what the processor specifications recommend, and yet the system doesn't do anything by itself to avoid it.

One could simply add some arbitrary, constant sleep time within the loop, but that will likely make the whole thing slower than it needs to be. If within...
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