• Automatic Home

    With an ESP32 or Raspberry Pi Pico W microcontroller board, you can easily create your own home automation devices. Thanks to ESPHome, you don't even have to be a programmer.

  • Doghouse – Licenses

    From no licenses to too many, software copyright finally made its way to including today's free software designation.

  • Smart Assistant

    Do you think ChatGPT only works in your web browser? You can also access the global chat phenomenon from your desktop – or even from the Linux command line.

  • New Life

    Niche hardware from the olden days does not always embrace the network. Attaching a Raspberry Pi or other single board computer can add lots of new functionality.

News and Articles

  • Catching up on REST

    Craft the perfect URL to access metadata in an online music database.

  • Easy Extraction

    Xidel lets you easily extract and process data from XML, HTML, and JSON documents.

  • Tutorial – Duplicati

    Duplicati lets you create backups of your data in next to no time – both locally and in the cloud.

  • Kernel News

    In Kernel News: Removing the Thorn and What Do You Do When There's Nothing to Do?

  • FOSSPicks

    Graham looks at Graphite, retrogram~rtlsdr, Piano Forte, OneTrick SIMIAN, The Command Line Murders, and more!

  • And … Action!

    Tube Archivist indexes videos or entire channels from YouTube in order to download them with the help of the yt-dlp tool.

  • On the DVD

    Rocky Linux 9.2 and Debian 12.1

  • Welcome

    No one would accuse us of being a business and finance magazine, but we do cover technology, and the tides of tech often follow the tidings of business events. I sometimes wonder if our discussions of business sound as fluffy to business people as a business magazine's discussion of tech sounds to us. The reference frames are so different, and the truth is usually hidden somewhere in between.

  • Command Line – Advanced File Attributes

    The chattr and lsattr commands offer users a convenient way to modify and display advanced file attributes.

  • Under Control

    Upgrade your computer with LEDs, buttons, or sensors to control a microcontroller board over USB from your web browser.

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