Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

F.Lux

August 15, 2017

Installed this interesting application on my laptop and a few other machines. It is called f.flux and it is an app that reduces the blue light in monitors in the evening. This is to prevent the stimulation that the blue light causes which ultimately effects your sleep.

So far I can say that in the evening with the new setup which has a soft orange-ish light is soothing.

The app has a very clever feature. You tell it when you typically wake up and then while you are working late it gently reminds you that you are waking up in 7 hours or some such number. A nice reminder not to over do it.

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Screen In Two Seconds

August 14, 2017

From a terminal window start a new screen session with the command screen. Do what you want and then when you want to detach use Ctrl-A d.

Next time you want to return to the session use screen -r.

If you ever forget if you have a session running and want to check use screen -ls.

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Attestation

August 13, 2017

Heard and interesting phrase in the talk linked below. The word attestation jumped out as an interesting new word to me.

Blockchains allow for us to create an open, global platform on which to store any attestation about any individual from any source.

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Ctrl-A And Screen

August 12, 2017

If you run Screen from a terminal window you'll notice that Ctrl-A does not bring you to the beginning of the line. as a Emacs user you might find this a bit annoying.

Nicely, you can change this behavior.

I did the following:

Edit and create if necessary a file in your home directory called .screenrc and add the following to it.

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Bootstrap Form Helpers

August 11, 2017

I was looking for dropdowns to allow a user to select a currency, a country and the date for project. They needed to be bootstrap components, look nice and work well. I found and used `Bootstrap Form Helpers' and was very pleased with the results.

If anyone else is looking for the same I'd recommend giving these components a try.

A few comments and notes which may help use them.

I used

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