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from space import Mission
from time import sleep
with Mission() as mission:
mission.launch()
while mission.explore():
mission.discover()
mission.learn()
mission.phone_home()
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wkjagt / audio-book-reader.md
Last active Jun 28, 2020
How I built an audio book reader for my nearly blind grandfather
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#How I built an audio book reader for my nearly blind grandfather

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Last year, when visiting my family back home in Holland, I also stopped by my grand-parents. My grand-father, now 93 years old, had always been a very active man. However, during the presceding couple of months, he'd gone almost completely blind and now spent his days sitting in a chair. Trying to think of something for him to do, I suggested he try out audio books. After finally convincing him -- he said audio books were for sad old people -- that listening to a well performed recording is actually a wonderful experience, I realized the problem of this idea.

####The problem with audio devices and the newly blind. After my first impulse to jump up and go buy him an

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MicahElliott / colortrans.py
Created Nov 29, 2010
Convert values between RGB hex codes and xterm-256 color codes.
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#! /usr/bin/env python
""" Convert values between RGB hex codes and xterm-256 color codes.
Nice long listing of all 256 colors and their codes. Useful for
developing console color themes, or even script output schemes.
Resources:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit_color
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANSI_escape_code