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.
The Cutting Edge
In the evening I started in The Cutting
by Jeffery Deaver, a Lincoln Rhyme novel. It's the 14th book in the
series and I have read all 13 before it and loved them all. So you can
say I have high expectations.
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.
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 .parentlock:
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.
This is day number 100 on Plurrrr. At times it hasn't been easy to
post something new each day. But it has been fun, and I'll do my best to
keep Plurrrr updated daily.
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