Monday, September 5, 2011

bunnies and stuff

Found a couple of interesting things when I was taking care of some weeds at our old house.  One a family of bunnies, which I almost chopped up with a weed-whacker on accident:  

We released these out back.

Another thing I found was this little thing, a black widow spider.

Ahh... it's so cute!   It's not hideous like those bunnies.  Unfortunately it was not as lucky as the bunnies.  

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tablature software for guitar, mandolin, etc

I've been testing out some tablature software and was pretty happy with TuxGuitar.  I downloaded a ".tef" file (for a mandolin song), and was able to import and hear it with no problems.  TuxGuitar also has an optional neck view, to step through the finger positions.

On Ubuntu, there was an older version in the repository, so I downloaded the newest 1.2 version directly from the website:

There's also a java version online as well, but I haven't tested it out.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

command line tool for creating outline summary

A while back I thought I saw a command line tool  that would create an hierarchical outline summary from tab-indented text... but I couldn't find it. So it was easier to just write this script than keep googling for it.

This is a command line tool that takes tab indented text and creates a formatted outline summary (based on the level of indentation).   I know that most word processors do outlines automatically, but I tend to prefer keeping all my notes in plain ASCII text.  This works in Linux and/or vim editor as well.

This works with Roman Numeral format (I A 1 a i), or the more modern Decimal formats (1, 1.2, 1.2.3).

Update 11/25/2015: I improved this script and uploaded to github:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kid Comics 2

I discovered this on TuxPaint over the weekend. Apparently Mimi (6) was making a children's story :)

And a new page:

I wondered if the baby poop would talk too. :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kid Comics

I noticed this doodle Mimi (6) made on a box. It's a word speaking a person:

Then I came back later, and noticed the whole episode was happening inside a word balloon:

It never occurred to me to nest word balloons, or invert their use. :)