The awesomeness tool-chain

I have an awesomeness tool-chain — command line tools, that increase my productivity dramatically. In this blog post I want to introduce you to these powerful tools.

Cowsay

$>  echo "I love strawberries" | cowsay
  _____________________
 < I love strawberries >
  ---------------------
             ^__^
             (oo)_______
              (__)       )/
                  ||----w |
                  ||     ||

Ponysay

If you like ponies and colors more - I understand. Depends on the use case really. I found ponies way more effective if you want to communicate something that could trigger bad feelings.

sl - The ls for pros

I often mistype ls. Gone are the days were this was boring. I just lean back and enjoy the show. Steam Locomotives are a big part of being awesome.

Fortune

If you are as new to programming as me you need help, when someone asks you for you’re opinion.

Fortune produces profound answers to all kind of questions you did not even ask.

$ fortune
I am the mother of all things, and all things should wear a sweater.

$ fortune
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.
    -- Andy Finkel, computer guy

Conclusion

Being awesome requires a special tool-chain. Having ponies and quotes at your disposal is essential. I think you should give this a try.