Fzf And Windows File Explorer

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As mentioned in previous posts, I really like fzf. If you are a Windows user, here's how you can use AutoHotKey and Launchy to search files and folders with fzf directly from File Explorer. The absolute path of the result file/folder will be copied to the system clipboard so it can be pasted into any application.

This AutoHotKey script will open an fzf file/folder search starting at the current File Explorer path:

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Weekly Picks - Fzf

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A super useful software utility is this week's pick.

Software:

  • Fzf - Been using this utility a lot recently and it is a game changer for working in command-line terminals. I frequently use it for searching files/folders and searching through utility help output (e.g. rg --help | fzf). It's great for searching files too, especially in cases where the immediate feedback is helpful (as opposed to using something like grep).
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Weekly Picks - Jump Rope

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It's been a while! Hope everyone had a great holiday season and New Year!

Misc:

  • Taking Time Off - Sometimes you just need to take some time off. Rest, relax, and enjoy life!
  • Jump Rope - When you're done taking some time off, why not try some exercise? Cardio has been the bane of my exercise world forever but I'm hoping to change that this year. After a few weeks of jumping rope everyday, I'm seeing results …
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Weekly Picks - Hollow Knight

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Haven't had a video game pick in a while. Let's change that :-)

Games:

  • Hollow Knight - Still playing through this game but really enjoying it. This game has a beautiful art style and solid Metroidvania gameplay. Definitely worth a try for any fans of the genre.
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Weekly Picks - Hill House

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Single pick for this week.

Shows:

  • The Haunting Of Hill House - Recently binged through this show with my wife and we absolutely loved it! The story is engaging and well paced. There is an impressive amount of detail and clever moments in this show and it really feels like a labor of love.
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Nexus 6P Battery Replacement

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Recently replaced the battery in my Nexus 6P smartphone. The process is kind of a pain and there is a lot of great info out there if you plan to try this on your own. Here are a few quick tips from my experience:

  • The most difficult part for me was removing the glass piece that is glued over the camera. Several videos I watched recommended using an X-Acto knife but I ended up breaking …
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TV Repair And Heartbreak

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Ugh. So I tried to repair a large screen LED TV recently. I've never worked on a TV before so this was definitely uncharted territory. The issue was that the LED backlight would not stay on, they would briefly flash when starting the TV and the logo would show but then the screen would go dark.

Ultimately, I was able to repair the backlight but did end up breaking the screen in the process.

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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.