Command Line and Utility Finds Roundup

Every once and a while I need to clean out my Instapaper of some cool utility stuff I’ve collected. This is that while.

  • I’ve been doing some clojure, and Ultra is a neet-looking Leiningen plugin for improving the look and feel.
  • Mosh (mobile shell) is ssh++ with reconnection.
  • moreutils is a growing collection of the unix tools that nobody thought to write long ago when unix was young. Simple stuff you weren’t allowed to imagine you needed!
  • is a linux webapp hosting platform that makes it really easy/turnkey to deploy things like MediaWiki or GitLab or LibreBoard. It’s also an interesting place to host newly developed apps, as it provides some infrastructure services that you won’t need to develop for yourself. (It needs a Phabricator module!)
  • Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration.
  • Create context menu items for Windows in C#.
  • MagicPrefs lets you wire up some cool shortcuts with your MacBook trackpad and MagicMouse.
  • Asciinema and Showterm are utilities for recording a console session for later embedding in a web page as an interactive ‘video’.
  • I love me my Chocolatey, but it’s nice to have options, and Scoop looks like a good one with a bit of focus on the unix-y tools.
  • Just found out that you can specify specific domains and tlds in files in /etc/resolver to use different DNS resolution sets. This can be a way to use dnsmasq to provide specially resolved address sets for development or CDN purposes. Also useful to my split-horizon VPNs.

Bonus: “Things—presences or voices of some sort—could be drawn down from unknown places as well as to standard out.” –The DOOM That Came to Puppet