by Arunan Skanthan

Creator. Traveller. Foodie.

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Shell script to batch rename files and extension

Don’t forget to set the current extension, new extension or filename before running it :)



echo "\nRenaming files ...\n"

for current_file in *."$current_extension"
  do mv "$current_file" "${new_name}${file_number}.${new_extension}"

echo "\nDone renaming files!"

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Samorost 3

Amanita Design does it again with this cool game!

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The Importance of Staring Out Of The Window

Great video by The School of Life!

/via Swissmiss

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Rule #32

Zombieland Rule #32—Enjoy the Little Things

— Zombieland, 2009

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Be water, my friend

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

— Bruce Lee

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Through the Looking–Glass

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing–wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”

— Lewis Carroll

Life is good. I have a job—that pays for most of the things that I want to do; family—who care about me; and awesome friends—who seem to want to take part in some or all of my schemes and plans of creating and travelling.

Alas, life is also not always full of sunshine and rainbows; it’s also filled with tiredness, anger, sleeplessness, and so many more emotions.

This is not always apparent on social media; mostly what you see is of those you interact with online is happy faces, fantastic places and fun times.

No, I don’t intend to quit social media, nor is this a post trying to dissuade you from using it; social media has it’s place, if used wisely it’s a good way to keep in touch

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Kumar’s Lunch of Dreams

Gili Malinsky:

The New York City cook who turned a tiny food cart into a celebrated culinary triumph.

One day I will have my own kottu stall!

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Charles C. Mann (emphasis mine):

Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact

Quite long and rather interesting read!

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The story of Tile.Club

Paul Ford: is one cheap, unmodified Unix computer on the Internet.

That’s it. That’s all it is. It is no more than that.

If you look for more for it to be you will find nothing.

A fun, geek project - is a not-so-social-network, a unix server with users who have funny retro pages.

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Sex is Sex but Money is Money

Svetlana Z:

I paid someone to write my ad copy. I paid professional photographers $1,500 to shoot my pictures. I considered those investments in myself.

And …

I spent $50 a day on Eros so I could be listed in the “What’s New” section, and I learned that to have an impact I had to be “new” for at least 20 days a month. I spent $500 a week for a “featured” spot. So that’s almost $4,000 a month right there. The girls who would only spend the basic $400 a month, they’d only get one email in two weeks. They’d be sitting at home, sucking their fingers.

Clearly she understands that to make money, you need to spend money - something a lot of business folk do not seem to comprehend.

Also and understands capitalism …

I loved doing couples, but I charged more than twice as much. I got $2,000 an hour, and the sessions were usually at least two hours. I charged more not because the work was

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