Tag: tool

repo2site: Make a web site out of a git repo's MarkDown files

I've just finished the initial work on a script that will make a full-HTML website, driven by AJAX, out of the MarkDown (*.md) files in a git repository. It's currently geared toward GitHub, but could easily be adapted to other repository hosting services.

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The problem I was …

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A quick shell script for wine prefixes

Wine, the Windows emulator-that's-not-an-emulator for Linux distributions, has a way of maintaining separate Windows systems using the WINEPREFIX and WINEARCH environment variables. While it's a powerful mechanism, it's not so handy to type it all in on the command line over and over. To that end, I have whipped up …

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My text editor configuration

I've been a Vim (and gVim) user for several years now, so naturally, I've amassed a byzantine maze of configuration settings and blessed plugins. This evening, I decided to publicize my configuration. Check it out!

There are many neat features like autocompletion, highlighting the 80th column, a tag bar, quick …

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Mozilla's TogetherJS in a bookmarklet

Mozilla recently introduced TogetherJS, a succession of their TowTruck service. Being that it is so similar to TowTruck, I went ahead and made a bookmarklet for it.

Drag the bookmarklet below onto your bookmarks bar, and tell your collaborators to do the same. When you're on a page you want …

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Bulk rename Subversion files with PowerShell

Scenario: We're upgrading our reporting software at work, and the way that it used to integrate with SVN (through a terrible SCC bridge) involved arbitrarily placing "app_" at the head of the file names. Of course, in the new version, they no longer do this, and so all of our …

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Truck It!: Mozilla TowTruck in a bookmarklet

Mozilla Labs has this really nifty, Javascript-based collaboration utility, ~~TowTruck~~, which allows real-time web editing collaboration in the browser. It's got a lot of nifty features I won't get into in this post; sufficed to say, it's pretty frickin' sweet. What I did not find to be as frickin' sweet …

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Add "desktop version" and "mark all as read" links to Tiny Tiny RSS mobile plugin

I installed Tiny Tiny RSS on a server of mine, and after tinkering around with it for a little while, I turned on the built-in mobile plugin. It's a wonderful little thing; it uses the iUI library to present a slick, single page application; it strips images out of the …

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Batch convert audio files to MP3 with PowerShell and VLC Player

I adapted a PowerShell script by Tim Van Wassenhove that recurses through a given directory, searching for various types of audio files. These files are then converted to MP3 using VLC Player's command-line interface. My adjustments to Tim's original script include some string handling bits that ensure filenames with potentially …

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rexCrawler and HelpfulHighlighter are now open source

After having dipped my toe in the water of open source with some Arachni module changes and the development of a simple WordPress plugin, I've finally taken the plunge; two of my personal projects are now completely open source, and hosted on github. Much of the code is stale—and …

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Programmatically compile Audiences in SharePoint 2010

According to the documentation for the SharePoint 2010 SDK, you cannot trigger Audience compilation programmatically. Well—that's not true. It isn't documented, but it is possible. The painful thing about it is that you must know the ApplicationId of the UserProfileService application. This is where reflection comes in extremely handy …

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