Drop #157 (2022-12-16): Twelve Days of [Quick] Drops • Day 05
fig; DevDash; tiny-care-terminal
On The Fifth Day Of Quick Drops 🎅🏽hrbrmstr🎅🏽 Gave To Me…
🎶 Tasty Terminal Treats! 🎶
(If this is your first Xmas Quick Drop, head back to Day 01 to find out what's going on.)
My computing life was born at the CLI and will no doubt end the same way. Nobody be takin' my shells from me.
Today we have a tapas of three fun/cute/useful terminal utilities that will keep you informed, speed up your work, and ensure you're staying healthy.
Fig [GH] (macOS direct d/l; win/lin waitlist; freemium offering) is "the next-generation command line", and I take
no full responsibility for you wasting away the remainder of this Friday by installing, customizing, and using fig.
supports over 500 popular CLI tools
has inline descriptions & powerful suggestions
sports a fantastic auto-completion feature, with tons of completions, all of which are open source
works in all major shells
enables cross-device sync for shell dotfiles, secrets, and plugins
is (ofc) fully customizable
DevDash is a highly configurable terminal dashboard for developers and creators. It has support for:
Google Search Console
Output of shell commands from your local computer or a remote system (via SSH) (so any source, rly)
Configs are done in (ugh) YAML and the boards will auto-update.
tiny-care-terminal is a little dashboard that tries to take care of you when you're using your terminal. It tells you cute, self-care things, and tries not to stress you out, including:
the last tweets from three twitter bots (for as long as they or twitter itself are around) which remind you about taking breaks, drinking water, and looking outside, or tell you strange, whimsical stories. You can configure it to use other bots, too.
all your git commits from today and the last 7 days, since many folks don't realize just how much they accomplish
the weather, so you can rejoice when it finally ☃️!
It updates every 20 minutes.
Yay! The VS code cursor kerfuffle from yesterday was fixed! ☮