N-way parallel mail retrieval with getmail and bash

I wrote a pretty sweet script tonight. It parallelizes the getmail retrieval process, while still printing prefixes so I know which accounts download which messages. This means that instead of my mail fetching process taking sum(i1,…,in), where i is the length of time for a given mail retrieval, my fetching process now takes max(i1,…,in). #!/bin/sh … Continue reading N-way parallel mail retrieval with getmail and bash

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You can find me on these sites: Twitter/X (instantaneously) LinkedIn (professionally) AngelList (advisingly) Instapaper (interestingly) GitHub (technically) Keybase (securely) Facebook (misanthropically) Mastodon (occasionally) Instagram (merrily) Flickr (visually) If you wish to contact me directly, the best way is usually by e-mail. Use the following Python recipe: alias = “pixelmonkey” email = alias + “@” + … Continue reading Contact Me

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This is Andrew Montalenti’s personal site for code, essays, and ideas. Andrew was the founding CTO of Parse.ly, a real-time and historical content analytics platform running on thousands of sites. In February 2021, Parse.ly was acquired by Automattic, the fully distributed company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce.com, and WPVIP.com. Andrew is a long-time Pythonista, with a deep … Continue reading About Me