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soundless screen cast helper-tool

Posted 10-23-2016 at 01:21 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 10-23-2016 at 02:48 PM by Michael Uplawski

The distribution of my very first screen cast in a local distribution network for locally produced, biological foodstuffs is the real cause for the publication of this entry.

I have no use for sound in my screen cast and when I played around with “recordMyDesktop” thought about how I should be able to type instructions in a terminal or text-editor, show manipulations in software and switch between the two, without getting lost, forgetting details or making dumb typos all the time....
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Text-mode spreadsheet viewer

Posted 08-29-2016 at 12:59 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 01-30-2021 at 06:19 AM by Michael Uplawski (It is ruby-filemagic!)

Edit 01/30/2021:
  • The example-output is now a screenshot from a terminal window
  • Attached to this blog-entry, you find the man-page to viewworkbook as PDF (see sub-folder doc of the gem)

A little corniness

My favorite Office-Suite is SoftMaker Office. This is normally a closed source, commercial software package and I would not dare to expatiate on the merits of the SoftMaker Inc., if I weren't using their office programs for about 20 years and convinced of their superiority
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Discovering the shell command ‘fold’.

Posted 08-16-2016 at 01:13 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 08-16-2016 at 01:54 AM by Michael Uplawski (cosmetics.)

Explaining to others has always been a great approach to internalize valuable information. So here is this shell command that I have discovered thanks to an exchange on LQ. You can read the discussion here: sed-less word wrap in Bash.

What it does: fold wraps lines of text after a given position and at a given symbol. This is lot like wrapping in a text-editor or what your mail-client does, when you configure a maximum line-length for incoming and outgoing email. You could, for example,...
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