An update to the bash script that takes a parameter:

#!/bin/bash book=$1 [[ -z $book ]] && { echo “No argument supplied, exiting!”; exit 1; } [[ ! -e $book ]] && { echo “Can’t find a file with the name $book, exiting”; exit 1; } title=${book%.*} bookcounter=0 linecounter=0 sed -i ‘s/\r$//’ “$book” while read line do ((linecounter+=1)) if [[ $linecounter -gt 300 && -z […]

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Why are we always trying to copy Windows?

There are skins for each of the OSs that aren’t Windows–to make them LOOK like Windows. http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/08/26/199228/Making-Ubuntu-Look-Like-Windows-7 There’s the latest; why is everyone trying so hard? There’s the usual answer; the more you make OSS look like proprietary software, the more likely that n00bs will give it a shot–but does this turn you off of […]

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The best ebook format.

I’m transferring most of my fantasy and science fiction to digital versions. There’s a sort of sadness involved with doing so; these books have been my friends for decades, and I love them. Still, there’s something to be said for NOT spraining my thumb trying to hold the latest Goodkind or Jordan or Silverberg hardcover […]

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