So it’s been way too long since I’ve posted…so here’s a life-ish update for me!
This is my first semester in Georgia Tech’s online masters in CS, and as part of juggling a full-time job and two master’s classes, I’ve thought a lot about workflow. Basically, the question is this: how do I study literally any moment I am not at work or doing something else?
I bought a reMarkable tablet late last year, and I’m absolutely in love…but wanted a way to programmatically upload the pdfs I’m reading for class. This is part 1 of (hopefully) a multi-part series.
What didn’t work
My first approach was to use rclone, thinking I’d be able to ssh in and “just” sync my files to cloud storage. Because I can’t “just” sync a directory of pdfs from my computer onto the tablet and have it render properly, I needed to do some more digging.
A digression: how does reMarkable store resources?
To find this out, I set up ssh access to my reMarkable (tutorial here) and started poking around the files. I’m *only* going to talk about folders and pdfs in this post, since that’s what I care about.
Everything’s stored in this directory:
Essentially, each pdf is associated with a UUID and 3 files: a pdf, a JSON metadata file, and a thumbnail image.
I’ll talk more about how the reMarkable stores resources in the next post, as well as what I was trying to accomplish with my scripts. (Spoiler alert: I learn about bash associative arrays in the process).