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Have you played… ZZT? | Rock Paper Shotgun
I always have time for people writing about ZZT. (Anna Anthropy's book on it is cracking). I have fond memories, both of Sweeney's own 'worlds' as well as the awful things I made.
zzt  games  design  scripting  shareware 
7 weeks ago by infovore
Writing Robust Bash Shell Scripts | David
"Many people hack together shell scripts quickly to do simple tasks, but these soon take on a life of their own. Unfortunately shell scripts are full of subtle effects which result in scripts failing in unusual ways. It’s possible to write scripts which minimise these problems. In this article, I explain several techniques for writing robust bash scripts." This looks really useful.
via:tomtaylor  linux  scripting  shell  bash 
july 2014 by infovore
"This gem provides a ruby interface to access Novation’s Launchpad programmatically. LEDs can be lighted and button presses can be responded to." Also later ported to Processing. Big "oooooooh" from here, because that'd be a lovely UI for so many things.
novation  launchpad  midi  ruby  programming  scripting 
august 2012 by infovore
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
"This tutorial assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced level of instruction . . . all the while sneaking in little nuggets of UNIX® wisdom and lore. It serves as a textbook, a manual for self-study, and a reference and source of knowledge on shell scripting techniques. The exercises and heavily-commented examples invite active reader participation, under the premise that the only way to really learn scripting is to write scripts." Really good stuff, which Nick pointed me at this morning when I revealed I couldn't write bash scripts.
bash  shell  scripting  programming 
november 2010 by infovore
Warcraft guild achievements as RSS -
"...once WoLK came out and half the guild went completely insane and started chasing the really silly achievements, it was clear we were going to need an RSS feed of the things. So I built one. It’s based on the Armory, like most WoW tools, and is a complete kludge, like most of my tools. But here are my notes anyway." Hurrah! Tom wrote his magic tool up. It's great, it's daft, and I love the Armory's crazy XML. Alas, my achievements are few and far between...
games  feeds  wow  worldofwarcraft  data  scripting  python  unassignedvariable  armory 
february 2009 by infovore
Switching from scripting languages to Objective C and iPhone: useful libraries :: Hackdiary
"I’m a web developer at heart, and a scripting language user by preference. Coding for the iPhone doesn’t feel as fluid in text handling or HTTP access as the environments I’m used to. Fortunately I’ve been able to find some fantastic open-source libraries and wrappers that make up the difference. Here are my favourites so far:" A useful - and interesting - set of links from Matt B.
mobile  osx  iphone  development  framework  objectivec  scripting 
january 2009 by infovore
Castanaut · Inventive Labs Gadgets
"Castanaut lets you write executable scripts for your screencasts."
ruby  gem  screencast  scripting  osx  leopard  video  application 
february 2008 by infovore Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting...
"When we call something a scripting language, we're primarily making a linguistic and cultural judgment, not a technical judgment. I see scripting as one of the humanities. It's our linguistic roots showing through." Larry Wall ++
programming  scripting  perl  language  linguisics 
january 2008 by infovore
Irrational Exuberance: Getting started with Shoes on OS X
"Shoes is a minimalistic Graphical User Interface toolkit for the Ruby programming language, which runs on OS X, Windows, and Linux." Good how-to guide for getting it up and running on OSX, too. Looks nice.
shoes  ruby  programming  gui  scripting 
january 2008 by infovore
as days pass by » Blog Archive » DOMContentLoaded for IE, Safari, everything, without document.write
"it should be possible to combine the existing Safari method, Opera and Mozilla’s DOMContentLoaded support, and Hedger’s IE approach into a short bit of boilerplate code that can be dropped into your standalone script." Nice!
javascript  programming  development  dom  scripting  ie 
september 2007 by infovore
Handy one-liners for sed
sed is my new best friend. This is very, very useful.
sed  shell  bash  scripting  unix  programming  processing 
july 2007 by infovore
Digital Web Magazine - Seven JavaScript Techniques You Should Be Using Today
Lots of meaty/head-scratchy examples in here, but it's definitely a lot of best-practice for your money.
javascript  programming  development  tips  tutorial  dom  scripting 
april 2007 by infovore
Example 2, .ready() vs. load
When you're manipulating image sizes, you need the image to be fully loaded - so it's worth waiting for the document (rather than just the DOM) to be loaded
jquery  dom  scripting  javascript 
april 2007 by infovore
A DOM Ready Extension for Prototype » Clientside
Let's face it: on anything remotely complex, document.onLoad just doesn't doesn't cut it...
javascript  prototype  dom  scripting 
march 2007 by infovore
Shell Scripting Primer
ADC reference on shell scripting - looks comprehensive, nicely-organised, and well-written.
shell  scripting  programming  unix  osx  mac  tutorial  reference 
march 2007 by infovore
Input: a script in a language of your choice; output: an entry in the Services menu. Neat. Never really used Services too much, but this might convert me...
macosx  scripting  programming  osx 
october 2006 by infovore
Robert Brook at Textdrive: Plain Text
All sorts of plain-text getting-things-done stuff.
gtd  text  scripting  hacks 
october 2006 by infovore
Balloon. (Scripty postcards.)
Scripty postcards: chunks of Ruby you can run just by evaluating them. They do useful things, and are hilariously insecure - but the concept is delightful. Not sure what I'd use it for... but it all hangs together very nicely.
ruby  scripting  fun  proramming  web 
july 2006 by infovore
Working with Automator
Scripting in Tiger (OS 10.4) using Automator
osx  macosx  scripting  applescript 
january 2005 by infovore

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