An example on transfer entries from Calendar to Sheet through Google Apps Script

An example on transfer entries from Calendar to Sheet through Google Apps Script

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 of Google Calendar data into Google Sheet. Besides it is possible to instruct the code to make some calculation, change the style and do… more

A little Python program to follow the 20-20-20 rule and prevent eye strain

A little Python program to follow the 20-20-20 rule and 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… more

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

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… more

My thesis template for LaTeX now freely editable online with Overleaf

My thesis template for LaTeX now freely editable online with Overleaf

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… more

Two steps to embedding an iframe in every page and into a fixed position of a Drupal 8 site using jQuery

Two steps to embedding an iframe in every page and into a fixed position of a Drupal 8 site using jQuery

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… more

How to shuffle slyly a list of file with a bash script

How to 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… more

Added the Digital Competence subsection to my LaTeX Europass CV template

Added the Digital Competence subsection to my LaTeX 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… more

How to embed a Google Photo album into your site using an animation

How to embed a Google Photo album into your site using an animation

This article is addressed to orphans of Picasa Web Album and its practical function to put an album slideshow in a web page, not to mention the useful filter for Drupal and CKEditor that with a special tag allowed you to embed a specified album without using HTML.… more

Installation and a practical example of the heal selection filter in Gimp

Installation and a practical example of the heal selection filter in Gimp

The Resynthesizer Plugin Suite contains a practical tool for Gimp that allows you to remove the objects in your pictures after covering them with the adjacent elements. In the post I describe a Linux installation procedure of the version 2, by compiling the source… more

Locate large files or directories on Linux with bash

Locate large files or directories on Linux with bash

From a discussion on Super User, I have discovered an awesome tool that helps you to locate the largest files or directories in your computer, just typing a single command line on a bash terminal. I have only added some code to create a text file without the annoying… more