You know what its like, you have an idea for a script or program you want to write, and then sure enough, someone else has already done it better than yours would have been anyway…
This happened to me just now. I wanted to write a program or script that would sign into my xbox live account via www.xbox.com and report back the online status of my friends.
Well, it turns out a very nice python program already exists in the form of XBL Status. Nowl how about the ability to integrate this into conky, and then its perfect.
XBL Status is action - not my screenshot, i grabbed this from the official XBL Status ubuntuforums thread
Windows users can check out this program: XBList
and Mac users can check out: MacLive
I’m running crunchbang linux on my EEEPC 900, and i recently had a sudden urge need to do a couple of calculations.
As far as I am aware, there isn’t a calculator app built into #!
But then i remembered python programming 101 – use the python interpretter as a calculator!
python interpretter used as a calculator
Just open a terminal, type python, hit enter (pre installed on practically every distro i’ve ever encountered), then just type in the sums, you dont even need to know any python, its common sense. extremely handy!