Tag Archive for "unix"

Editing Songbird Add-ons

April 8th, 2009 by Andrew

The Notify Me add-on allows you to get Growl notifications when the song changes. Unfortunately, the add-on hadn’t been updated in 4 months. Here’s how I made it work with the latest version of Songbird.

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Y2K38: The New Y2K

January 16th, 2008 by Andrew

Remember the Y2K scare? Everyone was afraid the world would end when clocks changed over to January 1st, 2000. Why? Because many antiquated computer systems were never programmed with knowledge of the year 2000. The values for years on these systems were stored as only two numbers. So 76 meant 1976, and 00 meant 1900. […]

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Time Lapse Sunrise

April 27th, 2007 by Andrew

Way back in January I was playing around with this great software called gphoto. It allows you to attach your digital camera to your computer and take photos. This has many uses, one of which is to create time lapse movies by writing a script to take pictures every so often. So that’s what I […]

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Changing File Extensions

April 20th, 2007 by Andrew

Today at work I needed to change a whole directory (with many sub-directories and sub-sub-directories and… etc.) of .php files to the .html file extension. Since the files were on a Unix server, I wrote a quick Bash shell script to take care of this for me. #!/bin/bash   function change_extension_recursive {   #change all […]

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