Friday, January 26, 2018

My opinion about Armin van Buuren

I love Armin van Buuren and A State of Trance.

What I like:
- He's a trance icon
- He transmit energy and hapiness
- He works hard spreading the trance culture
- He hosts a radio show that is very very good.
- He's a high quality DJ and live performances are amazing.
- He has a lot of experience in the field.
- As a producer, he knows how to make very well made music. I mean, technically top level.

What I don't like:
- As a producer, which is a maybe 50% or less of what he works on now, despite the technically high class well made music, most tracks have nothing special, which is a pity. From my experience producing, I guess you need to release something from time to time, and maybe he's not in his best moment regarding inspiration.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Search across loads of text based files with

Today I want to share this python script that is being very very useful for me. massiveSearch allows you to search a particular string across many text based files like .txt, .cpp... I found it extremely useful when looking for strings in thousands of source code files.

Using the script is very simple. At the top there's a list of extensions of files that the script takes. You can add more text based file extensions if necessary.

First you enter a path, then a string to search and that's all. If there are matches, you'll get a path to each of the files and the lines where the matches are.

Download the script here:

Hope it helps.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Detect and log when the internet is down with

This a little python script that I wrote to help me troubleshoot my internet connection. checks periodically if the connection is OK, and if it isn't, it logs it to ta text file with the date and time when the fail was detected. Here's and example of the output:

At the top, there are 3 parameters that you can modify to change the way the script works to suit your needs.