Three Python scripts to analyse and convert GPX files into HTML or PDF
Nowadays, many applications can export GPX files from a device, like phones, smartwatches or security adapters. How many times would you want to analyze and reuse that data? Below I present and describe three scripts in Python to make them more readable like an HTML or PDF document.
A LISP for printing a CAD drawing changing colours and texts
In the following article, I described a piece of LISP code that once loaded a DXF or DWG file, enlarges some text, changes the colour of layers and prints a PDF fitting it to the A3 format and orientates it by the drawing dimensions. You can easily adapt it to your purposes.
How to extract night and holiday hours from your Calendar with Apps Script
It's time to update my Google Apps Script that exports calendar events into a spreadsheet. I use it to comparison my worked hours with the month payroll, so putting all my shifts on Google Calendar I have in automatic a sheet with all the shifts data. I added how to extract night and holiday hours and count the worked days in a range of dates.
This is the third article on the topic and if you want to know more I suggest you to read the previous posts:
Python script to store and load your preferred desktop layout
Are you tired of having to load, place and resize the programs you normally use every time you start your computer? Would you like to have a simple program that does it for you automatically? Do you wish easily to switch from a series of programs oriented to different uses (office, internet, multimedia, CAD and 3D)? In the article I propose all this by presenting an easy-to-use Python script for Ubuntu and derivatives.
How to alternate colours when changes day
I am continuing the development of my script to auto-transfer Calendar entries into a spreadsheet. In this article I show you a convenient function to change the colour of the row when changes the day of the event, useful when for example you have more than one shifts and you want to improve the readability of the table.
5 steps to auto-transfer your Calendar entries into a spreadsheet
In the article and more accurately described in the video, I explain you how to export your calendar events into a spreadsheet using the Google Apps Script. Besides I show you the use of triggers to automate the update of the sheet when you change, add or remove an event.
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 everything you want.
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 to force me to look away at something that is 20 feet (about 6,10 meters) from me. Besides the program makes a sound when the screen turns on again.
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 Artist_name-Title_name.mp3).
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 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 pen and a TV. In addition this script has a clean option that can rename the files to the original version, useful for make another mix.