Command Line – BorgBackup

Your files will be assimilated

Apr 04, 2018

In Star Trek, the Borg adds individuals to its collective consciousness, an apt metaphor for any backup application that stores individual files in an archive. BorgBackup creates folder repositories for multiple archives, making it an especially befitting description of assimilation.

Tutorial – gpsd

Location, Location, Location

Apr 04, 2018

Even though your computer does not come with its own GPS, you can hack one onto it using a mobile phone. Although, it does take quite a bit of fiddling.

Knight's Tour

A Python solution for a classic chess puzzle

Apr 27, 2018

If you're looking for a head start on solving the classic Knight's Tour chess challenge, try this homegrown Python script.

In All Directions

Apr 04, 2018

This cool tool helps you exchange files and directories between computers with Linux, Mac OS, Windows, and Android.

Instant Android Apps

Apr 04, 2018

Jasonette makes it supremely easy to build simple and advanced Android apps with a minimum of coding.

Community Matters

Close to the {code} with Dell’s Josh Bernstein

Feb 21, 2018

Dell’s expansive {code} project is a cornerstone of the company’s open source strategy. Dell Technologies VP Josh Bernstein talks about {code} and the value of open source.

ADC Breakout

Use an analog sensor as a video game controller

Apr 30, 2018

We put our Analog-to-Digital converter to work reading positions from an analog sensor (a potentiometer) and control a bat in a simple implementation of the classic Breakout game.

3, 2, 1 … Go!

A countdown counter with the MAX7221 and a seven-segment display

Apr 04, 2018

Build a countdown counter with a Raspberry Pi and some electronics, and you can count down the time to any event.

Analyze This!

Workflow-based data analysis with KNIME

Apr 04, 2018

They say data is "the new oil," but all that data you collect is only valuable if it leads to new insights. An open source analysis tool called KNIME lets you analyze data through graphical workflows – without the need for programming or complex spreadsheet manipulation.

Librem 5 and Ubuntu Touch

Mobile Desktop Innovation

Apr 26, 2018

Recent news of Ubuntu Touch being ported to the Librem 5 phone promises innovation for mobile desktops.

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