rclone is a life saver. You might think that’s
hyperbole, but it’s not. Rclone is this file storage Swiss army knife it speaks
many protocols between the various online storage providers allows transfer
between them. I just helped my sister download a massive set of photos shared
with her from Google Drive that were refusing to be zipped and downloaded. We
were waiting for a while to download these files, until I said let’s just go
and use rclone. It’s not exactly a tool that is friendly to expose to the
average nontechnical user, but when you need it you need it. So I went ahead
and set it up to connect to her Google Drive.
I recently updated my site to make use of cover images on the post
listing. I wanted to make sure that I got all of the posts that need to
be updated. I used grep to find posts which had an image in them, but no
cover attribute in their front-matter.
So I recently felt the need to compress all the git repositories on my
machine. This was mainly because I wanted to reduce the number of files
I had to wait to backup. So here’s the commands I used to make that