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How the Ballpoint Pen Changed Handwriting - The Atlantic
"Perhaps “saving handwriting” is less a matter of invoking blind nostalgia and more a process of examining the historical use of ordinary technologies as a way to understand contemporary ones." Fascinating and thoughtful article about the relationship of tools (the fountain pen), materials (ink), and skills (cursive script).
writing  script  handwriting  pens 
november 2015 by infovore
Sycorax: Bring Fictional Characters to Life on Twitter
"Sycorax is a Twitter client, written in Python, that choreographs the online behavior of fictional characters. Other tweet schedulers make your personal Twitter stream look like a clockwork robot is behind it, posting tweets at the optimal time for penetration into your social network. Syxorax lets fictional characters use Twitter the way real people do. Your characters can post at odd hours and talk to each other, taking their lines from a simple script you write, but without any ongoing work from you." Very nice.
storytelling  twitter  narrative  script  programming 
november 2011 by infovore
Best practice: Import mySQL file in PHP; split queries - Stack Overflow
"Here is a memory-friendly function that should be able to split a big file in individual queries without needing to open the whole file at once:" Yep, that'll do.
php  mysql  data  import  utility  script 
april 2011 by infovore
Project 880: The Avatar That Almost Was
Vast, detailed CHUD article on an older treatment Cameron wrote for Avatar, which does sound more interesting than the version we got; sadly, it also sounds very sprawling - there's even more world-building going on. Still, some elements cut from it - notably, Hegner - seem like a real shame to have lost.
alternateversions  avatar  movies  jamescameron  script  films 
january 2010 by infovore
pman -- create, print, save, view PDF man pages
"convert man pages into PDF documents and save them to a specified directory; (batch) print or view PDF man pages from the command line". Which is, you know, clever.
man  manpage  programming  documentation  unix  script  shell  utility 
january 2010 by infovore with Thomas Fuchs » Blog Archive » textorize: Pristine Font rendering for the Web
"It all boils down to a Ruby script that runs on OS X only and uses OS X’s really awesome typography and subpixel antialiased font rendering. Why not tap into this to make those headline graphics? With Rubycocoa you can easily whip up a small app that draws some text, and save it into a PNG file." Um, blimey.
ruby  script  typography  osx  type  images  rendering 
october 2009 by infovore
micha's resty at master - GitHub
"Little command line REST interface that you can use in pipelines." Ooh. That looks nifty.
rest  bash  cli  curl  client  shell  script 
may 2009 by infovore
gist: 58383 - GitHub
"bash completion support for core Git." Ooh. This looks really, really nice.
git  script  shell  bash  autocomplete 
february 2009 by infovore
Keywords from Photoshop Lightroom 1.x not included on export from Photoshop Lightroom 2
I've had this bug for ages. Basically: when you upgrade to Lightroom 2, keywords from Lightroom 1 aren't exported by default, making exporting to Flickr irritating, because you end up having to rekey some (but not all) keywords. This magic Lua script fixes everything.
photography  script  lightroom  lua  keywords  catalog 
february 2009 by infovore
"Sometimes you want to follow someone on Twitter, but you don't want them to know you're following them. We present to you TweetStalk ‒ the simple way to stalk Twitter users without having to follow them." Oh for heavens' sake.
bad  wrong  antisocial  twitter  stalking  inappropriate  greasemonkey  script 
november 2008 by infovore
Thinking of the numbers — Techbelly
"I wrote a script that lets you see what this money could buy if we weren’t throwing it at second-rate comedians or third-rate bankers. What if we spent it on schools, or teachers, or wispas instead? My script lets you see that by altering the text of Guardian articles as you browse." Ben's hack was brilliant in its simplicity, and really does change the way you read the news.
ghack1  guardian  hackday  numbers  greasemonkey  script  context 
november 2008 by infovore
The Sands of Time: Crafting a Video Game Story - Jordan Mechner
"In this chapter I'll try to shed some light on the creative and technical decision-making processes that went into crafting the story and narrative elements of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (POP for short). The team's approach was practical, not literary; our challenge was to find the right story for a mass-market action video game." Jordan Mechner on writing Sands of Time; well-crafted, and very pragmatic.
writing  jordanmechner  games  script  princeofpersia  pop  popsot 
october 2008 by infovore
Finding the Time to Bleed - Team Fortress 2
"The suits took issue with every brave, authority-questioning page of our Meet the Sandvich script-specifically that there were supposed "similarities" between it and the 1987 action film Predator, and more specifically that it was word for word the 1987 action film Predator."
writing  valve  tf2  script  humour  funny  predator  roadhouse 
october 2008 by infovore
Michael Bay's Rejected "The Dark Knight" Script - The Movie Community
"Back in black." Michael Bay's rejected Dark Knight script is perhaps the pinnacle of his career to date, neatly encompassing everything that has made him such a remarkable director.
michaelbay  batman  darkknight  script  movie  film  comicbook  satire  pastiche  humour 
july 2008 by infovore
GridMaker Reboot - Article - andrewingram
Lovely little Photoshop jsx script. Might tweak it to make the horizontal lines a config option - I've hacked it to disable them for now.
photoshop  design  grid  layout  script  automation  generation 
april 2008 by infovore
MonsterID []
MonsterID is a method to generate a unique monster image based upon a certain identifier (IP address, email address, whatever). It can be used to automatically provide personal avatar images in blog comments or other community services.
identity  image  library  avatar  script 
january 2007 by infovore Flickr - Multi Group Sender
Awesome little greasemonkey script that overrides default send-to-group behaviour, and replaces it with send-to-multiple-groups-at-once.
flickr  greasemonkey  hack  script  tool  groups 
january 2007 by infovore
Another Little Disappointment » Torchwood: Episode 10
"Two monsters come through a Welsh rift. They look a bit adult / sexy and like they can possess humans / take human form and have sex." - ne'er a truer word spoken. Torchwood is bobbins.
torchwood  script  humour  rubbish 
december 2006 by infovore
Labnotes » Blog Archive » Scraping with style: scrAPI toolkit for Ruby
Wow. This totally comes in at my level of competence, and works pretty much how I'd want it to. Time to futz around with some prototypes...
microformats  screenscraping  programming  ruby  code  script  markup  parser 
july 2006 by infovore
photomatt ‽ scripts ‽ Cardinal Endings for Numbers
Actually, Ordinal endings for numbers, but hey. PHP script for sticking nice endings on
numbers  ordinal  php  script 
december 2004 by infovore

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