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Profs prep promising privacy-protecting proxy program... Yes, it is possible to build client-server code that safeguards personal info

1 hour 44 min ago
Software framework teases shortcut to GDPR complianceComputer science boffins from Harvard and MIT have developed a software framework for building web services that respect privacy, provided app developers don't mind a minor performance hit.…

An introduction to spatial joins with QGIS

3 hours 39 min ago
QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system (GIS) that is extensible, interoperable with other GISes, and used by a ton of people (including me) who have geographic data to analyze and visualize. It's a great platform with an enormous set of capabilities, which can seem daunting on first more

FocusWriter An App For Distraction-Free Writing

5 hours 33 min ago
FocusWriter is a distraction-free word processor program that hides all the interfaces: menu bar, toolbar, status bar, etc and starts in fullscreen mode to enable the user fully immersed in their work. The program's primary feature is to focus only on user's writing productivity and not provide another full-fledged word processor like LibreOffice Writer or Calligra Word Processor.

How to Install and Use Docker on CentOS 7

Saturday 23rd of February 2019 06:09:05 AM
Docker is an application used to manage application processes in containers. Containers run applications in resource-isolated process. By using docker you can build, test and deploy applications that can run anywhere as portable and self-sufficient containers.

WriteFreely: Start a blog, build a community

Saturday 23rd of February 2019 04:14:43 AM
As more of our lives move online, we become dependent on large services with millions (or billions) of users to communicate with each other. Although we tend to notice problems only when these platforms change a policy, erect a paywall, or suffer a data breach, we can often feel how these mass-broadcast platforms don't always have our best interests in mind and often don't "connect" us in the ways they purport more

Fun Little Tidbits in a Howling Storm (Re: Intel Security Holes)

Saturday 23rd of February 2019 02:20:21 AM
Some kernel developers recently have been trying to work around themassive, horrifying, long-term security holes that have recentlybeen discovered in Intel hardware. In the course of doing so, therewere some interesting comments about coding practices.

How to Automatically Change WallPaper based on time of day in Ubuntu with Wallch

Saturday 23rd of February 2019 12:25:59 AM
In this article, we will explain how to automatically change wallpapers depending on the time of the day. For this purpose, we will make use of a very helpful software called Wallch.

5 things to master to be a DevOps engineer

Friday 22nd of February 2019 10:31:37 PM
There's an increasing global demand for DevOps professionals, IT pros who are skilled in software development and operations. In fact, the Linux Foundation's Open Source Jobs Report ranked DevOps as the most in-demand skill, and DevOps career opportunities are thriving more

How to install Vagrant on Debian 9

Friday 22nd of February 2019 08:37:15 PM
Vagrant is an open source command line tool for building and managing virtual machine environments. By default Vagrant can provision machines on top of VirtualBox, Hyper-V and Docker but many other providers such as Libvirt (KVM), VMware and AWS can be installed via the Vagrant plugin system.

How To Install FFmpeg on Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 16.04 & Linux Mint 19

Friday 22nd of February 2019 06:08:35 PM
FFmpeg is an open source software (also a command line tool) for transcoding multimedia files. It is a suite, contains a set of shared libraries such as libswresample, libavcodec, libavformat, and libavutil and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams.

Developer happiness: What you need to know

Friday 22nd of February 2019 05:07:03 PM
A person needs the right tools for the job. There's nothing as frustrating as getting halfway through a car repair, for instance, only to discover you don't have the specialized tool you need to complete the job. The same concept applies to developers: you need the tools to do what you are best at, without disrupting your workflow with compliance and security needs, so you can produce code more

Basic dig Command Usage and Detailed Explanation of its Output.

Friday 22nd of February 2019 04:05:31 PM
In this tutorial we examine the very useful dig command. We cover basic usage, some advanced techniques and provide a detailed line by line explanation of digs cryptic output.

How to Use Zsync to Transfer Part of a File in Linux

Friday 22nd of February 2019 03:03:59 PM
Zsync is a simple tool for Linux that lets you automatically update files that you've already downloaded, saving valuable time and drive space.

Using the NetworkManager’s DNSMasq plugin

Friday 22nd of February 2019 02:02:27 PM
The dnsmasq plugin is a hidden gem of NetworkManager. When using the plugin, instead of using whatever DNS nameserver is doled out by DHCP, NetworkManager will configure a local copy of dnsmasq that can be customized. You may ask, why would you want to do this? For me personally, I have two use cases: First, […]

qoob – excellent foobar-like music player

Friday 22nd of February 2019 01:00:55 PM
Are you debilitated by the countless music players that use web technologies with a massive RAM footprint? Maybe you want a lean yet slick audio player with a good range of features?

Swim Open Sources Its Machine Learning Platform for Edge Computing

Friday 22nd of February 2019 11:59:23 AM
Taking the "open core" route, the startup wants the open source community to take its platform in more directions than it's been able to so far.

How to Install Wiki.js on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Friday 22nd of February 2019 10:45:03 AM
In this tutorial, we will walk you through the Wiki.js version 1 installation process on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system by using NGINX as a reverse proxy server, MongoDB as a database server, PM2 as a process manager and optionally you can secure transport layer by using client and Let's Encrypt certificate authority to add SSL support.

Tiny, $29 IoT gateway SBC packs in WiFi and dual LAN ports

Friday 22nd of February 2019 09:30:43 AM
FriendlyElec’s open-spec, 60 x 55.5mm “NanoPi R1” SBC runs mainline Linux on a quad -A7 Allwinner H3 and offers GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, WiFi/BT, 3x USB ports, and a standard metal case with antenna. FriendlyElec has launched a hacker board aimed at low-cost IoT gateway duty. The open-spec, Linux-driven NanoPi R1 combines 10/100 and […]

Install Any Oracle Java (JDK) Version In Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint Or Fedora With

Friday 22nd of February 2019 08:16:22 AM
"" is a Bash script for installing and setting up any Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) version that works on Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora. Using it, you can install Oracle Java 11, any Oracle Java 8 version, as well as its demos and JCE policy, and Oracle Java versions that are now only available to Oracle Customers through My Oracle Support (requires support login).