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Musical Freedom

Freeing Your Music Player with Rock

Aug 30, 2018

Turn your music player into open hardware with Rockbox's free firmware.

Extend Your Feelers

Minimally invasive beekeeping with a Raspberry Pi

Aug 01, 2018

Beekeepers can get to know their colonies better without continuously disturbing the industrious insects. Using a Raspberry Pi and various sensors, two hobby beekeepers monitor the temperature and humidity of their hives, with plans to monitor their weight.

Keyboard Buddies

Tools for pair programming over the Internet

Oct 04, 2018

The best way to save money on software development is to get it right the first time. Pair programming, an agile technique, saves development costs by putting two coders to work on the same code. Visual Studio Code and tmate bring the promise of pair programming to remote workers.

Workarounds for Exporting to EPUB

LibreOffice and Calibre

Oct 10, 2018

With a little workaround knowledge and Calibre, you can get the most out of LibreOffice’s EPUB export function.

System Saver

Create system snapshots with CYA

Aug 01, 2018

The CYA script helps you back up system files, which you can then restore quickly in case of an emergency.

Bloodhound

DocFetcher

Aug 01, 2018

DocFetcher is a practical local search tool that is easy to configure and use – even for large data collections.

Ergonomic Tactics in Linux

Take It Easy

Sep 18, 2018

Many Linux users spend far more time on a computer than is probably healthy. With the addition of aging, it makes double sense to look for ways to reduce physical stress on our bodies. Fortunately, Linux has more ways than most operating systems to work more efficiently and minimize possible injuries.

Do It Yourself

A customizable Linux distribution with MiyoLinux

Aug 01, 2018

The lean MiyoLinux is aimed at System V lovers who aren't afraid to customize.

Programming Snapshot – Go

Implementing fast queries for local files in Go

Aug 30, 2018

To find files quickly in the deeply nested subdirectories of his home directory, Mike whips up a Go program to index file metadata in an SQLite database.

Arduino Bricks

Graphical, Scratch-like programming languages for Arduino

Sep 04, 2018

Getting a handle on Arduino boards can be difficult. Luckily, quite a few block-based, Scratch-like programming environments are at hand that make the learning curve easier to climb.

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