Open Source Tools for Writers

The Writer’s Toolbox

Nov 27, 2018

When it comes to writing, using the right tools can free you up to focus on your content.

Tutorials – ODF Metadata

Metadata in ODF Files

Aug 30, 2018

It is no secret that the native file format of LibreOffice and OpenOffice, the OpenDocument Format (ODF), is a truly open standard for word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. What most people do not know is that ODF files contain lots of metadata that is very easy to read or modify.

Tutorials – Kdenlive and ImageMagick

Odd Couple

Jun 28, 2018

By using two very different tools, Kdenlive and ImageMagick, you can make animation less tedious and create some pretty cool video effects and transitions.

Tutorial – Writing QML Apps

Use QML to build smart graphical applications

Apr 27, 2018

QML makes writing desktop applications a breeze, and you can later compile them into standalone programs that work more or less anywhere.

Sail Away

Dashboard for RaspPi-controlled toy sailboat with Node-RED

Aug 30, 2018

With Node-RED, you can create a web dashboard that instructs a Raspberry Pi to set the rudder position on a toy sailboat.

Secret Pass

Aug 30, 2018

Pass is a simple shell script that helps you manage and synchronize passwords using Git.

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.

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