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Posts tagged "tools"

Discord - a new voice and text messaging platform.

Discord’s tagline is quite bold: “All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.” Is there any truth in it, though? In my opinion, turns out there is. Discord is a chat app clearly targeted at teams, and most often, gamers. There are two popular chat tools among gamers: Skype, because nearly everyone has it – but it’s cumbersome, annoying to use and has very bad audio quality. So let’s mention it no further. The other...

csv-to-sqlite - copying from CSV files to a SQLite database

csv-to-sqlite is a command line tool that **takes CSV files and dumps their contents into a SQLite database**. The basic gist: for each file, the script creates a database table with the same name, tries to guess the data type, then copies all the data into the database....

Tackling the information overload, part 2

In the previous post I described the problems I face when trying to reap the benefits of the Internet while staying sane. In essence, I wanted to be able to maintain a stash of interesting things to pick from when I have the time, to keep track of articles (and other stuff) I want to get back to later, and to have an efficient way of retrieving resources I have found along the way. These should all be available from multiple devices. So in the order of usage it goes like this: Saving for later Browser bookmarks might be good...

Tackling the information overload

Probably everyone who uses the web for more than just reading mail and reading a few websites every day has encountered the same problem: the Internet is big. Like, really big. For virtually any topic you take interest in there are more articles than we can handle; there is ton gigabyte upon gigabyte of images, videos and texts we’d love to read but never will have enough time for. And then there’s the noise – for every useful bit of information we need there are a dozen blog posts that just get in our way of finding it. Then...

Bit.ly kinda sucks, doesn't it

Until a while ago, bit.ly for me was something I was vaguely aware of and occasionally used to shorten links. When I started using IFTTT (an awesome service everyone should be using), I browsed the available channels and checked some out at random. Bit.ly looked promising, so I registered and started adding links. My main goal was to hook everything up via IFTTT, so all the content I gather from various services gets bookmarked in a single place for later viewing. (More on that in a future post, maybe.) My most used recipe. (Update Dec 2019 - the...