Children of Ruin: a very slow read
In the afternoon I finished Adrian Tchaikovsky's Children of
the sequel to Children of
the latter was a great read the former not so. It took me quite some
time to finish the book. While the story was not bad, it was too
long-winded in my opinion.
How FZF and ripgrep improved my workflow
Today I want to talk about fzf
and ripgrep, two tools I
use all the time when working in Vim and the terminal. They have
become an absolutely vital part of my workflow. Ever since I started
using them I can’t imagine myself functioning without them anymore.
Source: How FZF and ripgrep improved my
After reading the above article by Sidney Liebrand I wanted to give
the command-line fuzzy finder (FZF) a spin. And since it is available
via Mac Ports I installed it on my Mac mini using:
sudo port install fzf
After playing with this program for a bit I was convinced that FZF will
become a part of my workflow as well, so I installed it also in a
virtual machine running Ubuntu 19.04 I use for development as follows:
sudo apt install fzf
A copy of Thunderbird is already open
In the afternoon I had to force quit Thunderbird on my Mac Mini
running MacOS Mojave. When I tried to restart Thunderbird I was
greeted with the following message:
A copy of Thunderbird is already open. Only one copy of Thunderbird
can be open at a time.
The fix for this is easy: deleting the lock file that Thunderbird has
left behind when I killed it.
First, I opened the terminal and changed into Thunderbird's Profiles
Next, I used
ls -1 to find the name of my default profile directory,
I changed into this directory and deleted the file named
And finally I restarted Thunderbird, successfully this time.
OpenWrt 18.06.4 - Fourth Service Release
The OpenWrt Community is proud to announce the fourth service
release of the stable OpenWrt 18.06 series. OpenWrt 18.06.4
incorporates a number of bug fixes in the network and system
userland, as well as updates to the kernel and base packages.
Good news! I have plans to buy a router later this month and install
OpenWrt on it. Read more about this release in OpenWrt 18.06.4 - Fourth Service Release.
Linux ip Command Examples
I am a new Linux system admin user. How do I use ip command line
utility to display or configure networking, routing, and tunnels on
Linux operating systems? How do I configures or displays network
interface parameters for a network using TCP/IP on Linux operating
Read more about the
ip command in Linux ip Command Examples.
Authors’ Edition of Elements of Programming
After almost 10 years in print, Addison-Wesley elected to stop
reprinting Elements of Programming and has returned the rights to
us. We are releasing an “Authors’ Edition” in two versions:
A free PDF (download from here)
A trade paperback from our imprint, Semigroup Press (purchase
here for $9.94; Amazon listing coming soon).
The text is unchanged from the previous printing, except for
corrections for all errata reported to us.
In the evening I downloaded the free PDF for later reading.