Adding an XFCE4 terminal color scheme

This may not be the 'correct' way of doing something, but you can place your xfce4 color scheme in the following folder:

/usr/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes

Look at the existing files for inspiration and add a [Scheme] and Name= line to the top.

I successfully renamed terminalrc.jellybeans to …

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Keep this in Mind

Here is a list of things to keep in mind for the next time you use an ATM.

  • In July 2016, State Street Bank reached a $382 million settlement with DOJ for rigging foreign currency exchanges.

  • In June 2014, the French bank BNP Paribas was ordered to pay $8.9 …

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Star Charts, a first round review

This summer I deployed star charts in hopes of gaining skills and acquiring better habits. The star charts started on the 13th of July and ended whenever I realized they were no longer working. In this post I will try to identify why.

This qualitative review of my progress will …

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Geolocating

Finding the location of photos and paintings of real places around the world.

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Summary of Brain Drain by Ward et al.

You can find the paper here

I frequently make the mistake of reading HN comments. Many of the comments on this study had nothing to do with the study. The top comment makes a reference to arcahic bards and the detrimental effects of writing information down. But the paper doesn't …

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What makes what Wes Anderson makes?

I discovered a new subreddit today. Take a look at r/AccidentalWesAnderson. Wes Anderson directed the award winning Grand Budapest Hotel as well as Moonrise Kingdom. Both of these films are among my favorites.

So what makes a Wes Anderson film?

  • pastel
  • symmetry
  • 60s decor
  • backgrounds that intentionally look like …
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My Program runs faster in Eclipse than on the Command line

Today in the Sunlab a student ran into a problem. His program ran faster in Eclipse than on the command line. Actually, to clarify the program initially didn't run at all on the command line. Only after increasing the heap size did it run (this should give you a hint …

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Setting up a Reverse AutoSSH connection to my Dorm

Ok, you have a spare computer. You want to setup SSH. Maybe this is because your laptop is Windows and WSL doesn't yet support the Go compiler (or Elm compiler for that matter. Edit: It does now). So you want a Linux box always on in your dorm.

Problem: The …

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