Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RSS Feeds and Google Reader

It's all there in Google, so you don't need other software when on the road.

Google Reader aggregates your Syndicated content for you.

Some pics to guide you:

G-Reader step 01

G-Reader Step 01

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tree listing - bash scripts/commands for OS X

ok I was wanting to view my music directories and found this lovely command

find . -print | sed -e 's;[^/]*/;|____;g;s;____|; |;g' | grep -v DS_Store

at Murhpy's wonderful site.

piping it to the grep -v removes the .DS_Store files
grep --help for more info


Friday, September 10, 2010

Politics - win or lose

I believe I heard Mr Abbot say something like "We lost (or failed), we didn't maintain a good enough dialogue (conversation?)." (Please feel free to inform me of the correct wording)

My feeling is that it is not a failure for a political party to not come first.
It is if you're thinking of the job you didn't get, or the policy you didn't put through to a final bill. If you're just thinking about yourself and your party. What if you're thinking about the whole country/populace?

If the reason for an election is to see what issues are important to the [majority of] people, to see what way they are thinking and what policies they want to see enacted, then there is no fail.

It has to be a win that the majority view simply becomes evident after the counting of votes finishes.

What matters to the average punter? Well supposedly the vote count gives us an idea of which items share the most 'alike thinkers/voters'.

Any election should be a win, but what really decides that is if the contenders are actually discussing important issues. Or wasting our time worrying about a handful of refugees for example.



Monday, September 06, 2010

Converting Multimedia (Sound & Video) files

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