Google Maps? Apple Maps? pfffft, I say nae nae!! how about ASCII maps. launch terminal type telnet mapscii.me (will work on any telnet client that uses xterm)
Ascii Map Europe
– use A & Z to zoom in and out
Ascii Map Scotland
How about the weather?
Still in terminal, use the command finger email@example.com – example finger firstname.lastname@example.org
Ascii Terminal Weather
To much time on my hands? maybe! 😉
Another, probably somewhat useless command, is ‘banner’ this will output a banner of inputted text. I can’t really imagine a use for this.
you can change the width with the -w switch, here I used banner -w84
Banner Terminal Aye
You can Update macOS / OSX Terminal.app – I recently had a iMac that refused to update from the App Store. It would appear to download the updates, reboot the system but the updates were not installed. After some troubleshooting, I found that I could install these from terminal.
After opening terminal.app run the command softwareupdate -l
The -l switch will list all available updates
Mac Software Update Terminal Command
This will check and list any available updates that are available for the system.
the next command must be run as root, sudo softwareupdate -iva
-i switch installs updates.
-v switch is verbose, and will display a percentage as they are installed
-a switch is for all available updates
you could use -r to install only recommended updates
Mac Software Update Terminal Reboot
Once downloaded and installed you will be prompted to reboot the system, while in terminal why not reboot with sudo reboot
Obviously while using sudo be careful, a wrong command can do a lot of damage!
other that broked systems, this could be useful writing scripts / SSH to remote systems…..
perhaps its just me, but it seemed a wee bit faster than using the App store. maybe 🙂
This command should also work an all revisions of macOS / OSX
I was lucky enough to spend a few nights in the wonderful city of Berlin! but, alas I only managed to take a fraction of photos I’d normally take as to my cameras cr1220 battery died on me (had it since 2010, didn’t know it existed until I was there)
using Photoshop, I did use the content aware fill to remove unwanted objects, can you tell what photos these were?
It’s one of ‘em Before and after shots!
This was taken on the river Spree, passing museum island looking towards the Fernsehturm, but there is a big ugly crane above the museum! – by the power of photoshop crane be gone!!
I didn’t take as many photos as I usually do, as unfortunately I had some issues with my camera. Anyway I’ll edit some and upload a new album
This cartoon speaks to me
Today we were promised a unique celestial event – not just a super moon! but a super blue moon!! My imagination ran wild. Earlier this evening I looked up to the heavens in anticipation, and high hopes.
But wait… it’s just a regular full moon! heading back to the flat disappointed, fearing the evening was fair ruined, one turned to Photoshop for help as – I really wanted to see a Super Blue moon.
Super Blue Moon 2018
ahhhhh that’s better!
Super Blue Moon 2018
Blackness Castle, on a very dreich and snowy Scottish day. A 15th-century castle looks apparently like a ‘ship that never sailed’… Closed today, I wonder why! thwarted by the weather – pffft!!!
Probably the best of the bunch – I’ll upload a few more photos soon…
Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield
we can see the Rotunda and flagpole and the Statue of Robert The Bruce – all commemorating the battle of Bannockburn in 1314. When Robert Burns visited the site in 1793 he pend the poem ‘Scots Wha Hae’
Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power—
Chains and slavery!
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!
Wha for Scotland’s king and law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!
By oppression’s woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!—
Let us do or die!
page has English and Scottish Gaelic translation