This head honcho is a wonderful source for finding new cool things people are building every day.
Function: Discover trending Github projects, filter by language, time (day, week, month), topic, and more.
2. Deep Daze
This command-line tool zooms you into the future
Function: Generate images from text.
It uses OpenAI’s CLIP image re-ranking model and Siren.
While it is not as impressive as OpenAI’s DALL-E, it can be fun to play with.
Often times you get the impression or essence of what you want rather than a precise version of it.
For example, here’s the 37th iteration I got when I tried: “command line text art of a Japanese bread character”
After you install it with:
pip install deep-daze
All you have to do is:
imagine “a potato dreaming on the beach”
And you can get even better results with:
imagine “a potato being on the beach” --deeper
If you’ve got more power, you can increase layers for better results:
imagine "stranger in strange lands" --num-layers 32
Limitations: This one can be slow depending on how powerful your computer is.
Currently there are several projects trying to replicate DALL-E, here’s another one.
Function: Fetch Stack Overflow results whenever an exception is thrown.
Limitations: Python only
Function: A modern alternative to ls. List files in a beautiful way:
Function: Simple interactive filtration/search tool for the command line.
If like me you’ve ever been frustrated that the command line does not have some sort of auto-complete or fuzzy match, Peco is the answer.
Function: Highlight differences in code
As the creator Jeff points out, your terminal can display color but a lot of diff tools don’t use it. icdiff highlights those differences.
Limitations: only available on Mac/Linux.
Function: With ack, you can search a directory of source code files for text inside the code, from inside the terminal, and get pretty formatted code segments in your terminal.
Instead of typing:
$ grep pattern $(find . -type f | grep -v '.git')
You can type:
$ ack pattern
Here’s a lightning talk from Cameron Pope on why you should use it.
You can install it here.
Function: Interactive theme selection for the terminal.
Function: Run Python commands in the shell.
This can be handy if you want to do something quick in the terminal that integrates Python.
For example, here’s a line that gets the file formats in a directory and sorts them by most common:
ls | pyp ‘Path(x).suffix’ | pyp ‘Counter([line for line in lines if line != “”]).most_common()’
All the choices above in a glance: