Migrating Thunderbird message filters from another machine
Thunderbird doesn't sync message filters. Its roots are from ancient times, before distributed computing was prevalent. If you want to copy your filters from one machine to another you have to do it the old-fashioned way, by copying config files
Stopping cSpell from using .gitignore
cSpell is a spelling plugin for VS Code. Not my favourite, but the only one I found. It isn't particularly well documented though. It avoids spell checking files in .gitignore. To stop that, you need to add
"cSpell.useGitignore": false,to your settings
Remove lines matching some patterns from all files in a dir
A CLI task I find myself doing often with sed
How I built a markdown driven static website with SvelteKit and Tailwind
In my last post I ported my existing blog to SvelteKit, to get to used to it. Now I am going to build a new version from scratch, using markdown and tailwind. I will use Matt Jennings's excellent SvelteKit blog template as seed.
I rebuilt my website with SvelteKit
Building a static website with Sveltekit and markdown is hard going at first. But just when I was about to give up I stumbled on some blog posts and boilerplates that helped me crack it. I may still switch to Astro later though
Reordering audio files in a FAT USB stick
I copy audiobooks from CDs to USB sticks to play them in cars and random device like old radios. But often those devices play the files out of order. Reordering files in FAT USB sticks is harder than I thought. Luckily, a chap by the name of Boris Leidner has written a useful tool for that.
Fixing autoformatting Django templates in Visual Studio Co
Prettier autoformatting screws up Django html templates in Visual Studio Code. For example, it puts tags on the same line when they shouldn't be. The fix is pretty simple and involves a couple of different formatting extension.
How I install python on OS X in 2022
There are many different ways of doing it; my favourite involves using pyenv
Setting up and managing Thunderbird for OS X
I have recently switched to Thunderbird from Gyazmail, the obscure mail program I have been using for years. Here are some setup tips that worked for me
Using the 'Say' command to make OS X talk, and fixing it when it gets stuck
One can easily make OS X read out text from the CLI with the say command. But what to do when it gets stuck and stops working?