Star Wars: Revelations

Cleaning my hard drive I found a 10 year old file: Revelations.divx

I had no idea not what it was, so I opened it. What will it be? A pirate copy of Matrix Revelations? I don’t think so. Also because it was The Matrix Revolutions 😂

Meanwhile the media player loads: “A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…”
What??? Star Wars???

I keep looking, but I’ve never seen this stuff!!! It’s very well made, so I say to myself “maybe it’s a pilot for a TV series that I’ve never heard of.”

Then I open Wikipedia and see:

It is a 10 year old fan film!

At the time, there was not even YouTube + Adsense or Kickstarter to monetize it, and yet they did a high-quality film, with no economic return (except in reputation for the director)

The original site no longer exists, but you can always see it on YouTube

Send all new files saved in a directory as email attachments

I wanted to send by email scans made with the printer I have at work. Once I have them in my email, it’s easier to archive/send them more easily.

Problem: the printer software is bugged and doesn’t allow to use my long, complex password, so I had two options:

  • Change the email password to be shorter
  • Think a workaround via a linux server

Obviously I opted for the second option!

It works like this: we tell the printer to save the PDFs on a network share, inotifywait waits that a new file is created, and then sendEmail sends it as an email attachment

The script has to be ran in a screen, and it runs in an infinite loop