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I am involved in two bootstrapped startups (group of buddies saved up and some work remote from my house) and it is getting to the point where we do not really need the money or investments as we have some earnings keeping us afloat. One of the apps is enterprise, has shown market fit, and has some great clients. We have been approached already with VC offers, but I am just so hesitant to let someone else in. Sometimes (read: lots and lots and lots of times) something that started as a noble pursuit ends up being corrupted by all of the cooks in the kitchen. Any guidance to those that have been similar situations? Thanks.
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19645363
Posted by melonbar (karma: 76)
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For the Newbies: Markdown Quick Reference
My most popular Diaspora post to date has been my Markdown Quick Reference, which shows both the raw and formatted text for various Markdown features.
New arrivals from #GooglePlus and elsewhere may appreciate this.
(Posted as a link as I cannot reshare my own posts.)
Google+ Style Multi-column Stream
Welcome to diaspora, new folks!
BTW, I put together a CSS userstyle that enhances diaspora with multi-column Stream/comments, auto-expand, and some other niceties.
1) Download Stylus plugin (Chrome, Firefox or Opera): https://add0n.com/stylus.html
2) Install desired Multi-Column style from here: https://userstyles.org/users/773238
3) Modify the domain it acts on if you’re using a different pod
I also made multi-column userstyles for other social media sites, but diaspora is the one I've refined the most.
#diaspora #tumblr #mastodon #hubzilla #friendica #youme #mewe #pluspora #tips #tip #diasporatips
GNU/Linux Tips: Thunar's Secret Weapon!
If you use a desktop environment then there's a lot of reasons to like the Thunar file manager. Especially so, for example, if you're tired of Nautilus trying to be Windows Explorer, crashing at the worst times, like while you're transferring files over sFTP, or just generally devouring your system's memory (e.g. tracker & tracker miners run even if you use Nautilus without the Gnome DE). But I digress.
The real purpose of this post isn't to vent my frustrations with Nautilus, it is to shed some extra light on a feature of Thunar that often goes unmentioned and unnoticed - the bulk renamer. It's no secret, really, but it isn't specifically mentioned in the Edit or right-click menus, where you only find the regular 'Rename...' option. In fact, I don't see it mentioned, or even hinted at, anywhere in the app, despite the great utility this little tool possesses!
So how do we access this bulk renamer? Does it even exist, or am I just toying with you here? So many questions... Well, the Thunar developers are actually quite ingenious; the bulk renamer is context-activated! Whenever you select multiple items, and then choose that regular old 'Rename...' function - poof - there it is!
Isn't that nifty? It can even support regular expressions, as well as several other functions aside from your standard 'Search & Replace'. For example, the bulk renamer can pull tags from your music files, making it easy to fix those CD rips that end up all named 'Track_01.mp3', and so on, and give them a meaningful name based on something like the track number and song title. Likewise, you can add timestamps to filenames from various meta-data sources such as last access, last modified, or even get the time a photo was taken using it's meta-data! I could go on and on, but it's just a great bulk rename utility! Especially so, given that it's already built in to the file-manager many of us use.
But maybe you don't use Thunar, or for whatever reason you would just rather just have a stand-alone bulk rename utility... Well, remember when I mentioned how ingenious the Thunar devs are? They got you covered here as well! If we run
thunar --helpwe get the following:
Usage: thunar [OPTION…] Help Options: -h, --help Show help options --help-all Show all help options --help-gapplication Show GApplication options --help-gtk Show GTK+ Options Application Options: -B, --bulk-rename Open the bulk rename dialog --daemon Run in daemon mode -q, --quit Quit a running Thunar instance -V, --version Print version information and exit --display=DISPLAY X display to use
Ah ha! So you can run Thunar with that
--bulk-renameswitch and it will open the bulk renamer in stand-alone mode, and not even display the Thunar file-manager!
On my system (Arch Linux) there's already an application launcher to run the bulk renamer this way If you have Thunar installed. I imagine this is pretty standard, so you should see it on your system as well and it goes by the unassuming title of 'Bulk Rename'. Personally, I use i3 window manager and simply added a line in the config to allow me to easily run
exec /usr/bin/thunar -Bat the press of a key (...board shortcut). And of course similar functionality can be achieved in most window managers, for those who prefer keyboard shortcuts over excessive mousing around :P
Now, I know a lot of you probably use the terminal, and solve these issues by piping various commands and such... Which is admittedly pretty powerful, and a bad ass way of working! I too prefer the terminal for many tasks and always at least four tiled terminals open at any given time. However, I do find it more convenient to do certain tasks with a GUI, and I love that the Thunar bulk renamer allows me to quickly and easily preview the file names, and make changes as needed in real time.
This may have been totally obvious to many of you, but I had been using Thunar for a couple of years before I discovered the bulk rename functionality some time back! I hope this tip helps others, who may also be oblivious to this little (simi-) hidden gem!
Happy file organizing!
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Voilà comme demandé, quelques recommandations pour Linux quand vous avez un SSD.
Notez que si vous avez un disque dur standard, c'est également intéressant puisque ça améliore les performances en réduisant les écritures disque.
(Si j'ai écrit des bêtises, n'hésitez pas à me corriger.)