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12 Little Projects in 2013

As I mentioned in 12 New Languages, I'm learning a new programming language each month in 2013. To go along with this effort, I need a dozen things worth building -- one for each language.

I'm going to try to play to the strengths of each language. Here's ...

12 New Languages in 2013

I'm setting a personal goal in 2013 to learn a new programming language each month. Obviously, I won't be able to learn any of them in depth, but I plan on completing a small project in each language.

  • January: Icon
  • February: Go
  • March: Common Lisp
  • April: Scala
  • May ...

Get notification when long running commands are done

I often launch a long running command (e.g. a build or firmware upgrade), then wander off to another virtual desktop to take care of a few small tasks while I'm waiting for the command to complete. Unfortunately those "little tasks" tend to suck me in and I forget ...

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