Web Expeditions - Edition 2013.13

Weekly round-up of the top sites that affected me deeply. Some of these might even change your life.

dtrx: Do The Right Extraction

The command line “intelligent archive extraction” tool that just knows how to extract all types of archive types (tar, zip, cpio, deb, rpm, gem, 7z, cab, lzh, rar, gz, bz2, lzma, xz) without having to know all the command line arguments. It even handles archives with extra compression (tar.bz2), puts extracted files into its own directory, fixes file permissions and can recursively extract archives within archives.

Simply run $ dtrx random-tarball.tar.gz and you've got your archive in the directory random-tarball. That's pure awesomeness.

Created by Brett Smith. Licensed under the GNU GPL v3. Works fine for me on OS X 10.8.


Previously named Zen Coding, it's the “web-developer's toolkit to greatly improve your HTML & CSS workflow”. Plugins are available for download for a plethora of text editors. How cool is Emmet? Here's a sample of its handy work:


Automagically turns into this:

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BBC describes Intel's NUC as about the size of 80 teabags

I just can't seem to visualize the size of 80 teabags. This must be a British thing. I'm seeking clarification:

Still waiting for a reply!

David H. Hansson and Jason Calacanis talk about Groupon, Yahoo, remote work …

Always a breath of fresh air to listen to DHH talk. Not as 'electric' as the their first discussion, but always worth the time.

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

The anticipation and the countless remix's/edits/mashups generated from the French duo's 15-second teaser for their upcomming album release is so incredible it warrants inclusion.

My personal favourite (how to turn a 15-second teaser into a 3:26 edit):


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