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you got your ubuntu on my nexus 7

I just wanted to be one of the cool kids, and show off a Nexus 7 running Ubuntu.  Want more info?  Keep your eyes peeled this UDS!

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Probably last one for awhile — unity-scope-thesaurus ready for testing

Well, my last scope was a dictionary, it seems only natural that the next one would be a thesaurus, right?  It’s building in scopes-packagers/ppa as we speak, and should be available for downloading and testing soon.  This uses the same api as the dictionary scope, but gives you a list of synonyms, as well as […]

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unity-scope-dictionary ready for testing!

So in a ever-so-slightly different bit of news, today I’m announcing a new Unity Scope, instead of a whole new Unity Lens.  This scope is a Dictionary, using the Wordnik API, which I have built into David Calle’s awesome Utilities Lens for Precise.  What this means, is that there will be no icon or anything […]

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lens ideas

As you guys have probably noticed, I’ve been making a bunch of lenses lately (whether or not they’re good is obviously up to you guys).  I’ve found that it’s pretty fun to write them, and I plan on writing a quick sum-up so that people can write their own, but first, I’d like to ask […]

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Unity VM Lens now in Ubuntu extras (plus software center)

The first Unity lens that I wrote, about 6 months ago or so, allows you to search and start Virtualbox VM’s straight from the dash.  The reason I made this, was because in my testing for work, I had a lot of different VM’s, and got sick of waiting for VirtualBox to open to then […]

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Unzipper lens for unity

So I asked reddit what kind of lens they’d want to see in Unity, and to my surprise, their top answer was: “I’d like to see a lens that shows the contents of an archive without having to unzip it”.  I guess this makes sense if you want to verify the archive’s contents without having […]

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Now introducing: the unity github lens!

After writing + releasing the pypi lens, I was still in the mood for some random coding. Since I now feel I have a bit of a grasp on Unity Lenses (thanks to Michael Hall’s Singlet + Quickly), I decided I may as well keep going, and make as many lenses as people would find […]

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Introducing Unity PyPi Lens

So I wanted to try my hand at some Unity Lens writing again (the first time being unity-lens-vm).  After thinking all day Sunday for what kind of lens I wanted, I eventually came up with a lens for PyPi.  For those that don’t know, PyPi is the python package index, which allows users to find […]

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libfitbit packaged

Like many people who sit in front of a computer all day, I could use a little bit more exercise.  To help with this, I got the FitBit Ultra some time ago (http://fitbit.com) only to be disappointed in the lack of Linux support.  After some googling, I found a nice little client written in Python […]

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Xpresser, now with 100% more special key support

So special key support is finally supported in my favorite GUI automation tool, Xpresser.  What that means is that now you can do all sorts of crazy stuff with it, like pretend you’re typing Control+Alt+T to open a terminal in Ubuntu.  The way that we wrote this ensures that all current Xpresser scripts using the […]

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