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Command-line document conversion tools for writers

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 06:21:38 PM
Today, we have ample tools available for editing memos, letters, essays, books, presentation slides, and other documents on our computers. This can be both an advantage and a disadvantage: on the one hand, if you don't like a piece of software, you can simply move on to another one any time; on the other hand, a lot of these tools, especially proprietary software, are fully compatible with their own formats only.read more

Buku – A Powerful Command-line Bookmark Manager for Linux

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:58:43 PM
Buku is a powerful Command-line bookmark management utility written in Python3 and SQLite3 for Linux and Mac.

Bad Voltage Live 2017 from SCALE

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:35:48 PM
Bad Voltage Live 2017 from SCALE has been released. In it we discuss Cloudflare, IoT, System76, why technology seems to never work, and much much more. There's also a quiz show, IGNot, a few special guest appearances, and the chance to win a Dell Sputnik laptop.

How to deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 02:12:53 PM
When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server.By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun things. I used an existing tutorial for that first project because I was afraid of piping anything into the command line on my own.read more

DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:49:59 PM
Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a mechanism by which HTML5 video providers can discover and enable DRM providers offered by a browser, has taken the next step on its contentious road to standardization. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the standards body that oversees most Web-related specifications, has moved the EME specification to the Proposed Recommendation stage.

Solus Users Get MATE 1.18 and Linux Kernel 4.9.16, Budgie 10.3 Coming Very Soon

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:05 AM
Solus maintainer Joshua Strobl is informing users of the independently-developed GNU/Linux distribution about the availability of some of the latest updated packages, as well as upcoming features.

The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:04:10 AM
The Intel Edison is a physically tiny computer that draws a small amount of power and breaks out plenty of connections to allow it to interact with other electronics. It begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project, with all the basics in a tiny package and an easy way to connect other things you might need.

WebVR and AFrame Bringing VR to Web at the Virtuleap Hackathon

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:41:15 AM
Imagine an online application that lets city planners walk through three-dimensional virtual versions of proposed projects, or a math program that helps students understand complex concepts by visualizing them in three dimensions. Both CityViewR and MathworldVR are amazing applications experiences.

Jetson TX2 module gains third party carrier boards

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:18:20 AM
Connect Tech released three carriers for the Jetson TX2 and TX1: Cogswell with GigE Vision, Spacely for cam-intensive Pixhawk drones, and a $99 Sprocket. Last April, Connect Tech announced an Astro carrier board for Nvidia’s Tegra X1-driven Jetson TX1 COM, and then followed up with the Orbitty and Elroy boards in May.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Third Release Candidate of the Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 05:55:25 AM
It's still Sunday in the US, and that means Linus Torvalds has prepared yet another Release Candidate (RC) milestone for the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel for GNU/Linux distros.

Docker at 4: The Container Revolution Continues

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:32:30 AM
Four years ago, few had heard about Docker. Now it's one of the leading technologies helping to enable DevOps and microservices deployments around the world.

Plasma Team Discusses Web-browser integration, Bundled Apps and new Features

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:09:36 AM
In February, KDE's Plasma team came together in for their yearly in-person meeting. The meeting was kindly hosted by von Affenfels GmbH, a webdesign agency in Stuttgart, Germany. The team discussed a wide variety of topics, such as design, features new and old, bugs and sore points in the current implementation, app distribution, also project management, internal and outward-facing communication and Wayland.

How One Service Provider Developed On Demand Network Services with SDN and NFV

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 01:46:41 AM
IT virtualization has radically changed the face of compute, storage, and network services in data centers and beyond. In response, Colt -- a network and communications service provider -- back in 2015 began developing a program that has transformed the way the company offers network services to customers, says Javier Benitez, Senior Network Architect, Colt Technology Services, who will be speaking at Open Networking Summit.

How to deploy Node.js Applications with pm2 and Nginx on Ubuntu

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:23:46 AM
pm2 is a process manager for Node.js applications, it allows you to keep your apps alive and has a built-in load balancer. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure pm2 for the simple 'Express' application and then configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for the node application that is running under pm2.

PICLUSTER 1.7 – EFFICIENT CONTAINER MANAGEMENT

Monday 20th of March 2017 11:00:51 PM
I am pleased to announce PiCluster v1.7

How to Reduce Stress and Achieve Development Nirvana

Monday 20th of March 2017 09:37:57 PM
Nirvana, in this plane of existence at least, is a state of contentment, according to Corey A. Butler, creator of the Fenix Web Server and Author.io, a venture that provides software and services for developers. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, Butler said there are two things that stand in the way of achieving a state of development nirvana: one is the time spent coding and thinking about code, and the other is stress.

Open project collaboration from elementary to university classrooms

Monday 20th of March 2017 08:15:03 PM
The practice of teaching should be built upon collaboration and remixing content. When a friend asks us to explain something, we don't trademark our answer or deliver a monologue without asking for input. This is a simple example, but it gets to the heart of the dysfunctional design inherent in our existing education system:read more

Adobe Flash vulnerabilities

Monday 20th of March 2017 06:52:09 PM
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Adobe Flash Player, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Pico-ITX board gives you Rockchip RK3288 and optional wireless

Monday 20th of March 2017 05:29:14 PM
Aaeon’s “RICO-3288” Pico-ITX SBC runs Android 6.0 on a quad -A17 RK3288, and offers up to 4Kx2k resolution and optional wireless, CAN, and -20 to 70°C. The RICO-3288 is the first Aaeon product we can recall featuring a Rockchip SoC, and one of the relatively few Rockchip RK3288 based SBCs we’ve seen outside of Firefly’s […]

How to install Fedora as a VirtualBox guest

Monday 20th of March 2017 04:06:20 PM
There are many ways to give Fedora a try if you are currently using another operating system. One way that will have little impact on your current operating system is to create a live USB of Fedora, and boot directly... Continue Reading →

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  • SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project
  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more