How to create desktop notifications and reminders from Linux terminal

Sometimes it’s useful to get visual feedback from a script. For example when script or cron job completes. Or when long-running build fails. Or when there is urgent problem during script execution. Desktop applications can do this with popup notifications. But it can be done from script too! You can use script commands to send yourself desktop notifications and reminders.

How To Look Busy on Monday

How to look busy when you need to sit and think for an hour, but it doesn’t qualify as being useful in your particular work environment? Here’s an idea!

Turbo is alive!

My ongoing quest for great terminal utilities has uncovered another gem. Turbo Editor, fast multi-document text editor with syntax highlighting and natural key bindings. Is it just a nostalgic blast from the past, or could it become my favourite editor for the terminal?

How to quickly view applications' memory use with smem

It’s not always easy to determine memory use by applications. Statistics shown by utilities such as top can be quite difficult to understand. I’d love to see a single number: how much RAM did a process take. It’s even more difficult with web browsers or Electron applications which can run many separate processes. Luckily there is smem!