Auto-Pin Url

Most browsers have a feature called “Pin Tab” which basically shrinks the tab down the the favicon. This feature has always been completely pointless to me, because really, what is the use of pinning a tab every time I open my browser?

Enter Auto-Pin URL, a Chrome Extension.

Just enter the sites that you’d like to have auto-pin, and it does the work. This actually turns out to be pretty handy for sites you regularly have open. It even supports things like chrome://bookmarks.

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Open a Github Repo Quickly from the Command Line

If you are a sysadmin or developer that uses a lot of repos throughout the day, and you use Github, this little snippet will come in handy. No more opening a browser window and fumbling around trying to navigate to your repo. Just type gh anywhere inside your project path and a browser window will open your repo on Github.

For this to work, you’ll need to do two things:

  1. Copy the snippet to ~/bin/gh
  2. Make it executable by running: chmod +x ~/bin/gh
  3. Reload or restart your terminal, browse into a Github project, type gh and boom!