I’m considering starting drinking caffeine, so I thought I’d educate myself first and… it’s rather surprising
“Codec is for sound destruction.”
Data Store for Shortcuts
“Orca is an esoteric programming language designed to quickly create procedural sequencers […].
This application is not a synthesizer, but a flexible livecoding environment capable of sending MIDI, OSC & UDP to your audio/visual interfaces, like Ableton, Renoise, VCV Rack or SuperCollider.”
“Pilot is a UDP synthesizer designed to be controlled externally. It was created as a companion application to the livecoding environment ORCA.”
“a free and open-source cross-platform software modular synthesizer”
“Retrobatch is a node based (not the JS language) batch image processor. A bit like Quartz Composer, and a bit like Audio Hijack. But for images. Lots and lots of images (or maybe a few or even one).”
“A general-purpose command-line fuzzy finder”. I use it for switching between git branches.
“We built Scientist to fill in that missing piece and help test the production data and behavior to ensure correctness. It works by creating a lightweight abstraction called an experiment around the code that is to be replaced. The original code — the control — is delegated to by the experiment abstraction, and its result is returned by the experiment. The rewritten code is added as a candidate to be tried by the experiment at execution time. When the experiment is called at runtime, both code paths are run (with the order randomized to avoid ordering issues). The results of both the control and candidate are compared and, if there are any differences in that comparison, those are recorded. The duration of execution for both code blocks is also recorded. Then the result of the control code is returned from the experiment.”
“Replaces interactive SSH. Instant keystroke response, robust roaming”. Be sure to check out the video.
“determines what the most important colors used in your image are, and if one of them is a background color”
“allows managing files with git, without checking the file contents into git”
I started using annex to keep my mp3s in sync after buying the new laptop. So far, I can only complain about the installation process (oh, the joys of Haskell). I use only the very basic functionality, though.
Most of my music collection is still not on the new machine. When I find that I miss some artist, I wake my old white MacBook from sleep, type something like “play john5” in my Air’s terminal, and get actual mp3s from white:~/Music/mp3/john5 rsynced over wifi and opened in iTunes. Quite pleasant. :)
“Makes reading on the Web more enjoyable.”
“Manage ssh and GPG keys in a convenient and secure manner. […] You only need to enter a passphrase once every time your local machine is rebooted.”
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