Notes

Control Chromecast From Linux / BSD / MacOS


$ export URL="http://ccmixter.org/content/gmz/gmz_-_Parametaphoriquement.mp3"
$ playerctl -p My_Chromecast open "$URL"

This will play a song on the Chromecast.

Ok, that’s awesome. chromecast_mpris, by Alex DeLorenzo

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Query Instance Metadata on Google Cloud


I needed my web server to dynamically find the database instance in my Google Cloud project. Yes, I could use DNS, or environment variables. Instead, I just wanted to look it up at runtime via a start script.

The only magic here was getting the format string correct.

gcloud compute instances list  --project nicks-project --filter="tags:db" \ 
--format='value[](networkInterfaces[].networkIP.notnull().list():label=INTERNAL_IP)'

Done!

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Taking Better Meeting Notes


I usually take lots of notes during meetings, but they’re usually pretty random, and I almost never do anything with them. I’m not sure I’ll enact all of the ideas in Vasili’s note, but he has some really good recommendations for taking great notes, and actually doing something with them afterwards :)

Source: https://barehands.substack.com/p/how-to-take-meeting-notes

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No Script Is Too Simple


What must be done (“start the project”, “run the tests” etc.) won’t change. How it must be done (“yarn …”, “docker-compose …”) can change multiple time in a project’s lifespan. It’s a lot easier to update a single script than to propagate a new set of commands.

Source: https://nicolasbouliane.com/blog/no-script-is-too-simple

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Note Taking by Hand


Computers and phones have become the go-to note-taking method for many. But your brain benefits from an old-fashioned pen and paper.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200910-the-benefits-of-note-taking-by-hand

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