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algal / addWideMargins.bash
Created Jul 15, 2020
Add wide margins to a PDF for annotations
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if [ "$#" -ne 1 ]; then
echo "usage: $0 PDF_filename..."
echo "This script takes a PDF file as command line arguments,"
echo "and generates a new, landscape-formatted PDF file, where every "
echo "page has very large margins which may be useful for editorial notes"
echo "Requires: pdfjam"
algal / ReverseH2.swift
Last active Jun 22, 2020
Deno and Swift scripts to reverse H2 headers in text
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Reads stdin, requiring UTF8-encoded text.
Parses it as initial text followed by a sequence of H2 markdown blocks.
Prints to stdout the initial text plus the H2 blocks in reversed order.
import Foundation
algal / colorize-emacs.bashsource
Last active May 1, 2022
Setting up truecolor (24 bit color) in emacs in the terminal, under iTerm2,, and others.
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# sourcing this file will define a bash functions that
# tries to run subsequent calls to emacs with 24 bit color.
# It sets TERM=xterm-emacs-leg if
# - we've created a user-local terminfo record for xterm-emacs-leg, and
# - we're using iTerm2 or something has set COLORTERM=truecolor
# This will cause emacs to use 24 bit color only when it will work,
# inside or outside of tmux. I haven't found a way to auto-detect yet.
algal / fixssh-forwarding.el
Created Feb 20, 2020
Within emacs, fix ssh agent forwarding, which breaks in long-running tmux sessions
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;; The purpose of this file is to define the function `fixssh-in-tmux`,
;; which attempts to fix ssh agent forwarding when it breaks within
;; a tmux session
;; from
(defun fixssh--s-match (regexp s &optional start)
"When the given expression matches the string, this function returns a list
of the whole matching string and a string for each matched subexpressions.
If it did not match the returned value is an empty list (nil).
algal / California-time.bash
Created Oct 7, 2019
print the time in California, in RFC 2822 format
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# prints California time, on macOS or Ubuntu 18
exec env TZ='America/Los_Angeles' date -R
algal / vmstatistics64.swift
Last active Aug 16, 2022
Get virtual memory usage on iOS or macOS
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import Darwin
import Foundation
// known good: Swift 5
// runs on macOS, probably works on iOS (but haven't tried)
/// Wraps `host_statistics64`, and provides info on virtual memory
/// - Returns: a `vm_statistics64`, or nil if the kernel reported an error
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// processFIle.swift
// LineIteratorProj
// Created by Alexis Gallagher on 8/14/19.
// Copyright © 2019 Sculpt Labs. All rights reserved.
// known-good: Swift 5
algal / SwiftLineReader.swift
Created Aug 14, 2019
Lazily read a line at a time in Swift
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import Foundation
// known good: Swift 5
typealias LineIteratorState = (
// pointer to a C string representing a line
algal / RangeStrider.swift
Last active Apr 30, 2019
Sequence of Range<Int>s
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// known-good: Swift 5.0.1
# how to use:
instead of:
for i in 0 ..< (n-1)/bs {
let startIdx = i * bs
algal / PileView.swift
Last active Mar 8, 2019
Like a simple vertical stack view. No animations. But no magical mystery meat, and it works.
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// Pile.swift
// PileTest
// Created by Alexis Gallagher on 3/6/19.
// Copyright © 2019 Bespoke. All rights reserved.
// known-good: Swift 4.2, iOS 12