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Various files in this repo.

1. phoneresizer

Description: A script to resize all images in a folder for your phone/digital frame screen.

Requirements: Requires imagemagick to be installed on the system (apt-get install imagemagick). Place the file phoneresizer under /usr/local/bin (or someother entry in $PATH)

Usage: cd into the folder, and run 

  phoneresizer <longerside> <shortersize> [-cbz]

  phoneresizer 480 320

480/320 represent the longer shorter side on the screen. Two directories will be created: portrait and landscape. Images would be moved in there depending on their resolution, and they will be resized to the specified size.

  phoneresizer 480 320 -cbz

This will create cbz files from the two generated directories (and delete the directories).

2. repodiff.py

Description: Script to compare two apt repositories, and figure out which packages are new/old

Requirement: Python

Usage: Run ./repodiff.py to see usage.

3. pysshfsplus

Pysshfs is a frontend to sshfs commandline. It's a simple pygtk utility, and does things well. More details at http://www.ad-comp.be/

I added Autofill options (so it remembers what you last used), and fixed an issue where it did not work correctly with ssh-bound hosts. This was sent upstream, but is yet to be updated. Meanwhile anyone who wants these changes, can pick it up from here.

4. Glance

A tiny pygtk utility that makes dictionary lookup simple. Gnome-dictionary is good, but it lacks things like clibboard lookup, prefix/suffix words, etc.

Glance was written to be as simple to use as wordweb on windows. It is a frontend to dict. Once setup, you can,

 * Lookup a word by simply selecting it in browser/text-editor/ebook reader and hitting F7.
 * Hit F7 anytime to launch.
 * Search for prefix/suffixed words with *. Ex: *arch, matri*, *morph*
 * Provide definition of the word, etymology (along with meaning of the root words), Similar words, usage, etc. These depend on the dicitonaries installed.


Instructions are for Ubuntu. First install dependencies and local dictionary via 

  apt-get install python-gtk2 xsel
  apt-get install dictd dict dict-wn dict-gcide

This installs the Wordnet and the Comprehensive English dictionary. You can also install:

  dict-moby-thesaurus - Largest and most comprehensive thesaurus
  dict-jargon - Jargon definitions
  dict-foldoc - FOLDOC dictionary database
  dict-vera - Dictionary of computer related acronyms
  dict-bouvier - John Bouvier's Law Dictionary for the USA
  dict-devil - A satirical, cynical and irreverent dictionary of common words
  dict-gazetteer - Place names, population and location provided by the U.S. Census Bureau

There are multiple language A -> B dictionaries available as well. To see alla vailable dictionaries, run:
  apt-cache search dict | grep ^dict

glance is a single file utility. Copy the file to /usr/local/bin

  sudo cp glance /usr/local/bin

Setup keyboard shortcut F7, Add a custom shortcut for glance. Do this by running gnome-keyboard-properties.

All done. Select a word and press F7 anytime to view in all it's defined glory.

5. sshlist.py

A sshmenu like alternative for appindicator menu. Move file into /usr/local/bin, add it to gnome startup list, and add ssh hosts into ~/.sshlist file. One item per line