A clockwork tortoise, a magic tree, and The Beano

I’m not usually one for sentimentality. Most of the things from my childhood have been thrown away, lost, or have otherwise disappeared along the way. Saying that, while digging through boxes I came across some old books. These are books that are old enough, or memorable enough, to have survived the great Kindle purge of theContinue reading “A clockwork tortoise, a magic tree, and The Beano”

Using pv to view the progress of dd

If you use dd for any kind of copying you’ll know how it’s not exactly forthcoming with information and it’s hard to tell if it’s doing anything. Some versions of dd have a status=progress parameter that will output progress information. Sadly this doesn’t exist on the native MacOS version. An alternative way of showing progress informationContinue reading “Using pv to view the progress of dd”