[NCLUG] Tuesday June 12th, 2018 NCLUG Meeting
bob at proulx.com
Tue Jun 12 19:27:33 MDT 2018
jdewitt at verinet.com wrote:
> What: Tuesday June 12th, 2018 NCLUG Meeting
> When: Tuesday June 12th, 2018, 6pm
> Where: Fort Collins Creator Hub,
> 1304 Duff Dr Unit 15, Fort Collins, CO; map:
James opened the meeting with a description of how the announcement
email failed to be sent this month due to a series of technical
events. However the NCLUG meeting has been held on the second Tuesday
of the month regularly for a long time and so we had a good attendance
Although not really an NCLUG topic we were meeting at FCCH and
questions were asked about the new laser cutter. Stephen talked a
little about the new 80 watt laser cutter. A show and tell of a cut
sample was passed around.
Just by extemporaneous connections a discussion of small run PC board
manufacture spontaneously erupted.
Marc talked about the X Window System's terminal character set and how
to control it for XTerm for cutting and pasting via the primary
selection. This allows one to control what gets selected with a
double-click hightlight to the primary selection. Ubuntu apparently
modifies this from the standard. If you like that then great. If you
want the standard double-click selection of words then one can modify
it back to the traditional behavior. The XTerm resources is the
This led to some haphazard discussion of cut and paste under the X
Window system. Single, double, triple clicks. Right click extends.
Keyboard Shift-Insert pastes. Use of 'xclip' for command line cutting
and pasting. Marc described how he used xclip and xpaste to create a
virtual 10 cut buffers that could be easily switched between. Acting
like a calculator register storage.
James then talked about a process to de-duplicate a set of files in a
large collection where there may be many duplicated files.
Planning for topics for the next meeting.
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