Recently I happened to obtain quite a few emails in case of which I wanted to preserve To or Cc list members in my addressbook. GMail interface makes it easy to do it for a few addresses, but very tedious when there are a lot of them (every address must be clicked separately).Continue reading "Scrap email addresses from GMail inbox (or other folder)" »
From Serendipity to Blogofile and Disqus
I just converted this blog from Serendipity to Blogofile, and I am in the process of converting my bigger and more important Polish blog. The news as such is not particularly important (although I would appreciate a warning in case I spoiled something), but I think that the scripts I wrote to aid the conversion may be of use for somebody.Continue reading "From Serendipity to Blogofile and Disqus" »
Yet another Python client for RememberTheMilk
I started using RememberTheMilk more seriously, faced some limitations, decided to script over them and, in the result, my previously described module evolved to mekk.rtm.Continue reading "Yet another Python client for RememberTheMilk" »
Migrating data from Nozbe to RememberTheMilk
In the past I wrote some helper tools for Nozbe, but today I am telling this service good bye. Short explanation why can be found below, but mainly I publish this article to describe how I moved my projects and actions from Nozbe to RememberTheMilk.Continue reading "Migrating data from Nozbe to RememberTheMilk" »
Calibre scripts updated to handle Calibre 0.7.* and refactored for more natural installation
Important update to my Calibre scripts (described previously here and here):
- Calibre 0.7.* is supported and should work,
- installation and distribution method has completely changed, the package is now available from pypi, so can be
Calibre utils update
Some updates to my Calibre helper scripts (which
I described previously here): ISBN guessing
script covers wider range of file formats, there
are also two new scripts: one converts all
.rtf, another one crosschecks disk
directory against Calibre database and reports
documents not registered by Calibre.
Calibre ISBN detector
As I recently bought Sony PRS-600 (fairly good reader with nice touch screen, in case you read Polish see my review), I become interested in ebook management. For Linux user it looks like the only reasonable option is to use Calibre - useful application which not only lets me manage my reader, but also provides well designed ebook database.
One of the nice Calibre options is that once you enter a book ISBN, plenty of useful information (canonical versions of author name and book title, description, cover, even tags) can be downloaded automatically. But, for some reason, the application does not detect ISBN. I repeated the sequence open a book, go a page or a few down, copy ISBN, go back to Calibre, open book data, paste ISBN a few times and decided it is boring and could be automated.
So I wrote a short script which performs this very action.Continue reading "Calibre ISBN detector" »
Bitbucket-ing some of my projects
I created my BitBucket account and started publishing some of my code.
So far I pushed two projects there:Continue reading "Bitbucket-ing some of my projects" »
Updates in my Google Reader client
I updated the
greader2org script (see previous article for the description of how it can help you to manage Google Reader subscriptions):
- Google password is not stored as a plain text anymore, instead it is saved in GNOME Keyring, KDE Kwallet, or other platform specific password storage.
- manual edits of
feeds.iniare no longer necessary, the script just prompts for the necessary parameters on the first run.
Editing Google Reader subscriptions with a text editor
Having tried many RSS readers I finally stayed with Google Reader. It's not perfect, but works - and let me track my feeds from many computers.
Still, while I am happy with Google Reader as a reader, I am by far less excited with it's management functions. Renaming feeds, reorganizing folders, disabling feeds, replacing them with alternative versions, etc - all those functions are difficult, or not present.
So I wrote a small script which let me export my subscriptions as a simple text file, manage them in the usual text editor and save edits back to Google Reader.Continue reading "Editing Google Reader subscriptions with a text editor" »