Better Finds

Fuzzy text searches with agrep

Jan 26, 2016

The agrep tool expands on grep by adding fuzzy search capabilities to text string-matching operations.

New Voice

Surprises in SQL – State-of-the-art options in the standard query language

Dec 14, 2015

In recent times, many developers have come to view SQL as inflexible and limited, but this classical database language has some tricks and special features that many users don't know about.

Skillfully Packaged

Migrating Debian and Ubuntu packages to systemd

Jan 26, 2016

You might need to tweak your Debian or Ubuntu packages to get them to work with systemd.


Use mhddfs to group hard disks and directories

Dec 14, 2015

The multi-hard drive disk filesystem (mhddfs) combines directories or hard disks on a union filesystem to create a single, large, virtual filesystem that you can use both locally and via Samba or NFS.

Choosing a Spam Filter

Spam Filter Mechanics

Apr 20, 2016

Spam filters have different modes of operation. Understanding how they work can help you choose which one to use.

Members Only

Manage membership data through your website with Admidio

Dec 14, 2015

Admidio manages membership data online no matter what the platform and also manages event dates, times, and participants elegantly.


Conditional formatting in LibreOffice spreadsheets

Dec 14, 2015

Integrate graphical information alongside the data it represents with conditional formatting and sparklines.

Customizing KDE Plasma

Beyond Wallpaper

Mar 22, 2016

The KDE Plasma desktop environment has so many configuration options, it scares some users away. We look at some of the options to get you started.

Getting Parallel

Creating parallel applications with the Julia programming language

Dec 01, 2015

Parallel processing is indispensable today – particularly in the field of natural sciences and engineering. Normal desktop users, however, can also benefit from higher performance through parallel execution with at least four calculation cores.

On the Canvas

The latest ad tracking tricks and what to do about them

Dec 01, 2015

We'll tell you about some powerful new ad tracking techniques and how you can stop them.

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