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Macro Keypad

Macro Keypad

I thought that since working from home those last two years, it would be a nice gadget to have a toggle button to enable/disable the microphone when using MS-Teams for online video meetings. But a macro keypad with just one button is a bit silly, so I decided to go for 8 buttons. I did not really think too deep, and came to these functions for now:  toggle microphone in ms-teams.  toggle video in ms-teams.  open a…

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Linux Sync Buffer Progress Monitoring (e.g. For Copy To USB)

Linux Sync Buffer Progress Monitoring (e.g. For Copy To USB)

On my Linux system (Linux Mint), if I copy a huge file to an USB stick, then I always type “sync” in a shell command line to make sure all buffers are flushed to the USB stick before I eject the USB stick. This writing of the buffers can take quite a while (perhaps due to the huge amount of cache memory in the laptop). To monitor progress, you can type the following in a shell: It will show something…

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