Computer Science and visually impaired people

One day, they tell you that you have cancer. Your life changes. Then, while fighting against it, you go blind. In just 24 hours you can’t see almost anything. However, that’s not stopping you to reach your dreams. This is the story of my friend Rafael Cantos, and in this article he tells us how he, a person with a huge visual impairment, manages to code. Because he, a person that managed to have a title in Computer Sciences, and a masters in the same field, even dealing with a huge visual impairment, is discovering how the real challenge lays in overcoming prejudices.

The article is in Spanish, but Google Translator can help you with that.

Command line, human-readable, disk usage analyser

ncdu

It happens continuously. We have a server with no graphical interface, and our disk quota is gone in God knows what.

We could use different commands to identify the source of the problem, roll perception checks, roll will checks… Or we can use NCurses Disk Usage. Beautifully simple, it fulfils more than correctly this task.

Easy to install:

sudo apt install ncdu

And easy to use:

ncdu

Piece of cake.