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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Oct
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comment Why is ImageMagick's `compare` command so slow and is there an alternative?
@StéphaneChazelas Maybe it is (I wasn't aware of that project) but can I feed motion arbitrary static image frames as opposed to a direct video feed and and still have it do its job? My morbid curiosity also wants to know exactly what could hog 25 seconds of CPU cycles across 4 cores analyzing a pair of images with a grand total of 48 pixels between them (6x4*2).
Oct
24
comment Using localectl on Arch, Failed to issue method call: Invalid Locale data
This should not be closed as "cannot be reproduced". I had the same problem and arrived here via search and found the solution.
Oct
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revised Why is ImageMagick's `compare` command so slow and is there an alternative?
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asked Why is ImageMagick's `compare` command so slow and is there an alternative?
Oct
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comment How can I delete all lines in a file using vi?
Your shell syntax is dependent on configuration for some shells. Both bash and zsh (zsh by default) interactive shells can wait for input on STDIN after receiving that command and an additional <CTRL>+D is necessary to actually clear the file. The ability to run that is also dependent on CLOBBER settings. >| test.txt < /dev/null is somewhat more robust as it will always clobber the file and avoid waiting for input on interactive terminals.
Oct
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revised Aliasing 'python' to 'ipython' only when 'python' is run without args
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Oct
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comment Linux solution for schools?
Good question, but I'm very much afraid there isn't a silver bullet in that sector. This is one of the edges where the whole distro scene starts to fall apart. And sadly most of the institutions that put together their own solutions don't end up generalizing them to be put back in the OSS space.
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revised How can I limit downloaded file size in wget?
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