Review Evoluent Veritcal Mouse C

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Evoluent Mouse Buttons

Can a mouse ever be worth Β£100? Yes. Let's get that out of the way. If you spend all day working with your hands, you owe it to yourself to give them the best possible equipment to protect them. For me, that's a vertical mouse with re-mappable buttons to help prevent RSI. Over the last… Continue reading β†’

Using the Evoluent VMCR C Series Vertical Mouse with Linux

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Mouse with multiple buttons.

This is a quick guide for setting up your new mouse with Ubuntu. I'm a big fan of the Evoluent Mouse range, and I've agreed to publish this Linux guide in return for a review sample. The Basics The only way to configure this mouse is via the command-line. This may look a bit daunting,… Continue reading β†’

Convert Surround Sound WAV albums to individual opus files

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As ever, notes to myself. This is a method to take a .wav and .cue and transform it into individual files. In this case, .opus. Transform to .flac FLAC is a good intermediary file format, especially for surround sound files. avconv -i file.wav out.flac Transform to .opus An optional step if you want smaller files.… Continue reading β†’

An Animation of Every Emoji

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A friendly looking chicken stares at you

The Video EVERY EMOJI! pic.twitter.com/2fCUqwu67c — Terence Eden (@edent) October 24, 2017 Download the WEBM version (19MB). The Process Mostly notes to myself, but I thought you lot might be interested πŸ™‚ Get Every Emoji from Twemoji Twitter maintain the Twemoji Project - it contains high quality SVGs of every emoji. They generously make them… Continue reading β†’

Review: IR Dome USB WebCam - perfect for Raspberry Pi

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Close up on camera lens, sensor, and IR LEDs

The good folk at Ailipu Technology have sent me a fist-sized USB camera to review. This is a cheap and simple way to get external video into a home server like a Raspberry Pi. This is the, slightly cumbersomely named, elp-usb100w05mt-dl36. What's in the box? The USB cable is around 5 metres long, and is… Continue reading β†’

Import Images From A Migrated WordPress

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The Logo for WordPress

Here's how to solve a common WordPress problem. I want to re-import all my blog's images into the media library. I've moved my blog to a new host - but kept the same domain name. I started with a new WordPress install, the uploads folder still has all my images, but WordPress can't see them.… Continue reading β†’

Long Exposures - Creating Average Frames From Movies

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I read a Guardian article about an artist who set up an analogue camera in front of their TV, set it to long exposure, and set a movie playing. The result was a rather wonderful collection of images. You can see more of Jason Shulman's works Is there a way to automate this process? Yes!… Continue reading β†’

Fixing Broken Zip Files from Bandcamp - File name too long

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I recently downloaded an album from Bandcamp. On trying to extract the zip file using Ubuntu, I got the error "File name too long." This is a known problem with Bandcamp. If you have a problem with long filenames in zip files, here's how to fix it. Quick Solution unzip -p -c whatever.zip "filename.ogg" >… Continue reading β†’

Converting filenames to Title Case in Linux

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Here's a simple bash one-liner to convert mixed-case filenames into Title Case: rename 's/(\S+)/\u\L$1/g' * This forces the file extension to lower-case as well. Use rename -n to test the command without changing anything on the filesystem. (Adapted from this PerlMonks FAQ.) Background I have a bunch of inconsistently named files like: HERE COMES THE… Continue reading β†’

Sort Folders Into Alphabetic Sub-Folders

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Scratching my own itch. I have a bunch of directories which I want moved into alphabetic sub-directories. This is handy is you have a bunch of MP3s, books, or other catalogued files. This bash script moves a top level directory (and all the files and subdirectories under it), to a folder based on the (upper-case)… Continue reading β†’