Google Apps Script in action with Calendar & Sheet

I want to introduce you with a video that show how fast and efficient is the use of Google Apps Script to automate the export the data of a Google Calendar into Google Sheet. Besides it is possible to instruct the code to make some calculation, change the style and do everything you want.

A Python program to prevent eye strain

I have recently started to complain some eye strain and headache, after remaining many hours in front of my laptop screen. Hence I discovered the 20-20-20 rule and wrote a script in Python to automatic show a black fullscreen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds in order to force me to look away at something that is 20 feet (about 6,10 meters) away from me. Besides the program makes a sound when…

Alicorno bastion: a beautiful park and underground structure in Padua city

I have been in Padua for many years first for studying at the University and now for working, but I have been recently surprised from the discovering of a fantastic place with its small park: bastion Alicorno.

An improved bash script to shuffle files and the MP3 tags too

The script removes empty spaces and special characters (i.e. ', " and -) from a directory of defined files and then it shuffles them by adding a random number followed by an underscore. For the MP3 files it mixes-up also the ID3 tags and it has a special feature to add them if missing, starting from the filename (only if it is renamed like this: Album_name-Artist_name-Title_name.mp3 or…

Updated my LaTeX thesis template

After many years I have written and published my first article on a thesis template in LaTeX, I verify that it still keeps on being visited and shared daily. So I decided to translate in English the original comments and notes and to improve and update it. Now it has the analytical index and the instructions to print it but above all you can edit, publish and share it on-line with Overleaf.…

Two steps to embedding an iframe in every node of a Drupal 8 site

Sometimes you have the necessity to put in a fixed position of every article of your site a block of content, in my case one or more adverts, but Drupal 8 and its new theming system doesn't help you much. So I'll try to show you my first rough solution via jQuery and iframe, hoping to obtain some idea to improve it or another method more efficient, maybe through only Twig.

Shuffle slyly a list of file with a bash script

I present a little bash script to change the alphabetical order in a specified or working folder of files, simply adding a random prefix and checking that the resulting one differs from a fixed number of previous elements. I wrote it to shuffle a list of songs that I usually listen to my poor car radio, but I think that it could be useful also for presentation of a series of pictures via usb…

Added the Digital Competence to my Europass CV template

Recently thanks to a comment in my unofficial version of Europass CV, I have discovered the existence of the Digital Competence in the official and Giacomo Mazzamuto one. So I have firstly updated my CV and then the template hosted on GitHub and Overleaf. In the article there are a few notes about the new addition, the description of the digital competence and how to insert it in the template…

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