There are some situations where I don't have access to my speaker notes. Usually this is a good reason, such as I have mirrored my displays so I can demo or play a video without fiddling with my display settings in the middle of a talk. Sometimes, it's because something bad happened and I'm presenting from someone else's machine or a laptop that's completely off stage and I only have the comfort monitor. For those situations I use a printed set of backup speaker notes so I thought I'd share the script that creates these.
I've been using the Ruby Snap on Ubuntu for a while now, and I think it's a bit better? I've referred to my notes every time I've done it though so I thought I had better put them somewhere I'll find them even when I'm using a new notebook :)
What versions are available?
snap info ruby will show your choices of versions to install. I usually just need a
major.minor version combination so I set the version with:
sudo snap switch ruby --channel=2.5/stable sudo snap refresh
If you see a lot of "extension not built" anger then try this:
ruby.gem pristine --extensions
Using Ruby and Gem and Bundle
The snap actually ships with all these commands available as separate commands:
ruby(just check this is the right one! Should be the same as
/snap/bin/ruby- if it's not check what order things are in your
ruby.gemis the gem executable for this snap ruby
ruby.bundleis the bundler gem for this snap ruby (I use this one the most since my ruby usage is basically
bundle exec jekyll servemost of the time!)
Beware that the 2.5 channel has bundler v2 and the 2.6 channel has v1, I have no idea why but it's tripped me up at least four times now