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linux

Navigating OpenStreetMap in the command line terminal is just beautiful

I have previously written about How to create those evil hacker virus voices from the 90s and how to Generate beautiful background sci-fi space noise in linux command line. Recently I discovered a telnet connection to OpenStreetMap in the terminal, just using keys ⌨️ to navigate and zoom. So, open your terminal and run the […]

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matematikk

Create plasma-fractal wallpapers for your phone with ImageMagick

Do you like fractals? Do you like plasma? Perhaps both? Or do you simply like to fiddle with linux terminal commands? I know what I like, therefore I give you a one liner to create five awesome wallpapers for your phone: Download the samples here, but if you create them yourself, they will be your […]

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talesyntese

How to create those evil hacker virus voices from the 90s

Remember those old hacker films from the 80-90s? I do. There is especially one that comes to mind and that is “Hackers” from 1995. Jonny Lee Miller from the ongoing Netflix hit Elementary is of the two lead characters. The other one is Angelina Jolie. If you haven’t seen it, you can here.  In this […]

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linux

Generate beautiful background sci-fi space noise in linux command line

Here is a couple of examples of how you can generate beautiful background sounds directly in linux command line with the play command (install the vox package in your linux distribution). Sound in space (sure, lets image that would work) play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 lowpass -1 120 gain […]

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Koding

Show cron jobs as an agenda

As a linux user I also use the cron daemon for controlling when to run tasks. Mostly I don’t interfere with the systems cron jobs, but add my own schedules tasks using the command crontab -e. Reading the cron jobs with crontab -l can be cumbersome and I needed a nicer formatted view of the […]

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linux

Terminal game: Drive a car on the moon with moon-buggy

Not that many games on the command line are there? Well, here is one for you, moon-buggy. I could have included a fancy cover art, like commodore games in 80s and computer games in the 90s had a very graphical cover and then the game itself hadn’t that impressive graphics. Command line games are also […]

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teknologi

Get a nice looking terminal prompt in ubuntu

The terminal is a non-graphical frontend to the operating system and in linux the most commonly used one is called bash. Normally and I am only guessing here, if you are a terminal user, you don’t spend much time prettifying the look and feel of the command line interface. But if you use a desktop […]