Perl training (December 16, 2003, 0) - Plan:
- Day 1 morning: What is Perl? Lay of the land
- Day 1 afternoon: Basic syntax, Perl for extracting data
- Day 2 morning: Regular expressions, perl as glue – using Perl to connect two programs
- Day 2 afternoon: Perl as glue – using Perl to connect two programs
- Day 3 afternoon: CPAN
Why use Perl?
The class is practically running itself (December 18, 2003, 0) - It’s amazing. The class is practically running itself. The time I put
into making those exercises was definitely worth it. They’re off
solving them or making up their own exercises. With documentation,
time to explore the system, and the freedom to make mistakes and ask
questions, the trainees learn almost entirely on their own.
When they do have questions, they
Extracting the trainees’ files and packaging them (December 17, 2003, 0) - Shell scripting to the rescue!
# Zip their work up
for DIR in *; do ( cd $DIR; zip perl-day1.zip * ); done
# Realize that I have to get rid of the archives temporarily because
# I might want to insert all the files into a buffer, so back it up first
tar zcvf archive.tar.gz $(find -name \*.zip)
Emacs Org: Display projects with a few subtasks in the agenda view (January 7, 2013, 0) - I wanted a view that showed projects with a few subtasks underneath them. That way, I could quickly scan my projects and make a little progress on each of them. Here’s a sample of the output showing a few of my projects:
Headlines with TAGS match: +PROJECT
Press `C-u r' to search again with new search string
Exploring colours (January 9, 2014, 0) - Because it’s good to experiment and play.
I think I’ll focus on black text with colour for emphasis when I’m drawing on paper, with some light yellow or light blue highlighting added on the computer if the sketch needs it, and maybe some shading too. I don’t like highlighting on paper, as the colour is uneven