dasquadr.at Geek Stuff
There is a Debian swoosh in the Lake Geneva, the local penguins seem to like it.
ABC Tools: abcplaylist
abcplaylist.sh generates a playlist from
your ABCs. The output is a list of titles along with the first bars
of music in ABC syntax (also taking care of upbeats, thus always e.g.
two full bars of music are printed). Versions for 2 oder 3 bars:
I need such a tool because I never know what to play, when asked unexpectedly or - even worse! - at the start of a session. The script is probably also useful to create lists of titles for bands or similar.
abcplaylist.sh > playlist.abc). I suggest using
abcm2ps(free download) and then
psnup -2 playlist.ps > playlist2.psto print two pages on a sheet.
sortabcs.sh, a bash script for sorting ABC music files by the "X" header field. (Others use e.g. BarFly for that.)Running some hardware under Linux
The Epson Perfection 3490 Photo flatbed/transmitted light scanner, using sane. The (simple) trick was to get the firmware binary file off the installation CD. It's a cheap A4 scanner for documents, photos and film, with an optical resolution of 3200 dpi, connected with USB 2.0.Misc
The GNU Emacs Reference Card (version 21) formated to three columns, on two landscape A4 pages, as PDF.
resize.sh, a bash script using
convert to resize images, sensitive to picture orientation.
(I.e. resizing e.g. 1024x768 for landscape or 768x1024 for portrait
pictures.) Simple, quick and not very dirty.
resize.sh *jpg *png.
rotate.sh, a bash script using
exifgrep, to rotate images physically,
based on their EXIF tag. Simple, quick and also not very dirty.
rotate.sh *jpg *png.
ogg2ogg, a bash script using
oggenc to convert OGG music to smaller (lower quality)
OGG files, preserving ID3 tags. New file name: file_q[quality].ogg.
Also works on directories. Made to stuff more music - being archived
at unreasonably high quality for a portable player - to the OGG
ogg2ogg -q 3.2 -r ./ogg-directory
pm2bib.sh, a bash script for
converting PubMed (i.e.
Medline) references copy/pasted from the search results list to BibTeX
format (the way I like it).
pm2bib.sh and paste the
pm2bib.sh accumulates entries in tha file
./pm2bib.bib and asks if it should append the entry to
the bibliograpy data base (
msp.bib, as specified in the