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Modify Web Pages For Printing With PageChopper

Wed Feb 07 2018

I used to use a web browser extension called Aardvark that allowed you to remove parts of a web page before printing. I found this very useful to avoid wasting extra paper and to only print the parts of the page that were really important. That extension doesn't seem to be available any more, so I wrote my own version that works with the Chrome browser.

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Tue Dec 13 2016 [Updated: Wed Jan 10 2018]

OpenMetronome is a Windows metronome program that started out as a project called “Weird Metronome” by David Johnston, was renamed to “OpenMetronome” and further enhanced by Mark Billington, and now I’ve added a few more minor modifications. If you’re ready to try OpenMetronome without reading through this whole article, you can scroll down to the end to find the installation instructions.

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Fri Sep 30 2016 [Updated: Wed Jan 10 2018]

NewAlbumFinder is a python application that can scan the MP3 music files on your computer to gather a list of the artists and albums you currently have in your collection. It then searches the iTunes database to get a list of available albums by each of those artists, and builds a list of those albums you don’t currently have. This list is saved in an html file on your desktop that you can open in your web browser, and includes the album art for each album. You can click on the album to be taken to the iTunes store for more information about the album.

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Python LSF (ls + find) Program

Fri May 27 2016 [Updated: Wed Jan 10 2018]

Have you ever needed to search through your directories looking for files that match certain criteria? As a system administrator, I found myself doing this often and would usually use the unix find command to generate the list of matching files and then pipe that into an ls -l command to get the info I needed for each file. I found the syntax of the find command to be very unorthodox and hard to remember. The python script is an attempt to create a super-charged version of the basic ls command that adds options to control which files are included in the output.

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