Talking twitter

This is for Mac OS X only, sorry folks.

I saw the funny command line interface to speech at Nerdlogger. Try this to play some tunes:

say -v Cellos "Dum dum dum dum dum dum dum he he he ho ho ho fa lah lah lah lah lah lah fa lah full hoo hoo hoo"

If you are brave enough, copy’n’paste the snippet below, replace USER and PASSWORD with your twitter account and it will read out loud the latest tweets of your friends.

curl -s -u user:password | grep "<text>|<screen_name>" | sed -e 's/ä/Ä/' -e 's/ö/Ö/' -e 's/ü/Ü/' -e 's/<text>(.*)</text>/1 from /' -e 's/<screen_name>(.*)</screen_name>/1. . . . /' | say

Still a one liner ;)

Neoprene MacBook sleeve

You know you could buy notebook sleeves in every size and color. But how many selfmade notebook sleeves have you seen?


What do you need to make one?

  • A wetsuit
  • Velcro
  • A sewing machine

I got my material from a shop that sells surf equipement. They were so kind to give me three old surf jackets for free. Some zippers were broken or a bit rusty but the neopren was fine.

I don’t own a sewing machine but my mom has one. :-)

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