Tag: Script

ImageMagick Wallet Maker

April 10, 2012 » Geek

I’ve got an older script for making thumbnails and contact sheets from a folder of images.

Recently Phillip Vuchetich sent me a related script for taking images, scaling them to wallet sizes and composing them onto 4×6 sheets for easy printing from kiosks. It’s a neat application of the idea, and he said I could post his script, so here it is. It’s also part of my helper-scripts repo at Github.

Thanks Phillip!

Example 4x6 Wallet Sheet
Example 4×6 Wallet Sheet

Quick and Simple EC2 Micro VPN

May 1, 2011 » Geek

So I wanted a VPN this weekend for working from coffee shops and the like. I found a good recipe for a PPTP install and set it up on an EC2 Micro, physician which happens to fall in the free tier. Free VPN!

During the process I went ahead and turned it into a script. It only takes a few seconds to run and will set you up for good.

Ther are side effects to this script. If you have made any changes to /etc/rc.local they will get removed, discount sorry. On a fresh install it will be fine.

You can read though it here: https://gist.github.com/950539 and after logging into your instance, you can use it like so:


To connect to this VPN from KDE4, I had to do a little config song and dance. Screenshot follows:

KDE4 NM VPN Advanced Settings

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