Wednesday 29 February 2012

Rolling out of nested shells

I just realized that if I'm really lazy, I can stick && exit after everything to dump me out of all my nested shells after a program completes.
ssh <whateverhost> && exit
sudo -i && exit
for item in list ; do someprocessing ; done && exit

Monday 27 February 2012

PC apps are dead?

I've been looking around from time to time for an app which would let me scan books from our collection at home and build a digital library - most useful for loaning books.   I never found much on a PC, I did find

In short - yes, apps for desktop seem to be pretty much dead.  I can't think of the last time I found a usable desktop application.  At most, it's browser plugins like Nagios Checker.  There are some "rich" applications or system management applications with rich clients, like InterMapper, but generally it's all web UI.

As Martha says, "It's a Good Thing".

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