Saturday, October 19, 2013 running total bookmarklet

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Monday, July 22, 2013

A simple one-liner for repeatedly querying a remote XPath from the command line!

I often want to monitor a single element on a page, but I don't feel like firing up python to make it happen.

Using a tool called xidel, this command will write the results of an xpath query to a file every 300 seconds:

yes "xidel YOUR_URL_HERE -e \"YOUR_XPATH_HERE\" 2> /dev/null; sleep 300"|sh > output.txt

Here's a working example:
yes "xidel -e \"/html//p[@id='big-goal']\" 2> /dev/null; sleep 300"|sh > output.txt

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Best Terminal Font

Misc-Fixed-6x13, a.k.a misc-fixed, a.k.a. "Fixed", is the best font for the terminal.  I can offer no scientific proof.  In my eyes, however, it is the most balanced and correctly-proportioned monospace pixel font, regardless of availability or license.

Here is a link to its current home.  Here is a link to a TrueType (.ttf) version I created this morning.