I include these in the hope that people will find them useful.
Map the relationships between musicians and their bands. A bit like Pete Frame's Rock Family Trees, but without the detailed artwork or careful biographical details.
RPM packages for the Arduino electronics prototyping platform.
Print your own music festival running-order.
Easy to find xterms.
ls output that you can actually read.
Last.fm can tell you what music you like. Upcoming.org can tell you where bands are playing live in your local area. Upcomingscrobbler brings the two together, to tell you where you can see your favourite bands.
Remove special characters from filenames so that they can be written to, e.g., a digital audio player that doesn't allow them.
Sniff the debug output of Enemy Territory to provide integration with Teamspeak
Workaround a problem in the Linksys BEFSR41 firmware version 1.45.11.
cddb2md.pl is a tool for automatically setting the titles of tracks on a NetMD capable MiniDisc recorder. It fetches the titles from freedb.org, and writes them to the disc via a USB cable.
The program chbg-gnome2 will randomly change your Gnome wallpaper.
auto.cifs is a Perl script that produces automount maps for mounting CIFS shares (also called an SMB shares and Windows shared drives) with Samba on Linux. It means that you can do things like ls /cifs/myhost:myshare and you'll see the contents of \\myhost\myshare. In other words, this works a bit like Network Neighbourhood in Microsoft Windows.
You don't need a
new-fangled instant messenger to be able to spy
on your friends, relatives, and stalking victims. If all your mates use
UNIX live in 1998, you'll probably get by just fine with finger or rwho. Fastbuds is a simple perl script to do the fingering
for you and report which of your mates it finds. You'll want to change
line 19 to name yourhost.yourdomain.
Jono Bacon appealed for a contribution to his new O'Reilly book, Linux Desktop Hacks, on the subject of chbg-gnome2. It turns out he had more replies than he was expecting, and mine wasn't needed. Anyway, here's my article.
This brief description of UNIX I/O streams was taken from a posting to the Wolverhapton Linux User Group mailing list. People seemed to think it was particularly helpful, and there wasn't a mailing list archive back then, so I thought I'd put it where Google would find it.
My email address is email@example.com (but you might like to put something else on the left hand side of the @).