Derek J Bender

Bash one-liner to convert a directory of flac audio files to mp3 V0

$ for file in *.flac; do flac -cd "$file" | lame -h -V0 - "${file%.flac}.mp3"; done

V0 just because -b 320 can be rather silly.

On a Mac using Homebrew, just do the following:

$ brew install lame flac

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October 26, 2011

Steve Jobs On Being Truly Satisfied With Your Job

It's like most of your day.

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Reblogged for truth! Why settle for anything less?

If I could hug a quote, I would.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what . . .

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August 17, 2011

Matt explains why you should keep your SSH keys on a new installation

Matt J.: it's like you have a specific call that you use to bring your falcon back to your arm
Matt J.: but then you go and buy a new jeep to get to the aviary
Matt J.: just because you have a new jeep, your falcon doesnt need a new call
Matt J.: he still knows the same call

source tiny robots cuddling other . . .

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August 15, 2011

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots - 2011 Rubyist's Guide to a Mac OS X Development Environment

giant robots smashing into other giant robots: 2011 Rubyist’s guide to a Mac OS X development environment

It’s been two and a half years since my last laptop. It’s neat to look back and see how much has improved since then for setting up a Ruby development environment.
Of particular note, . . .

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August 15, 2011

Imagine and Ocean Software Documentary

About this video:

In early 1984 the Imagine team were working on a spectacular project known as Bandersnatch. The game was to come in an A4 sized box containing around 30 ‘goodies’ including a required additional piece of hardware for your Spectrum computer. The retail price of Bandersnatch was expected to be . . .

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August 02, 2011

Kung Fu Grippe - the (Imperfect) Art of Sending Sensitive Stuff

kung fu grippe: The (Imperfect) Art of Sending Sensitive Stuff

Securer file sharing with Dropbox « practically efficient

  • Zip your files
  • Put the zip file in your Dropbox ‘Public’ folder
  • Email the file link, not the file

Great advice on sending sensitive stuff via Dropbox . . . .

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March 13, 2011


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