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Adminer—Better Than Awesome!

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:11

I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based, fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome: Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>

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It Actually Is Rocket Science

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:19

I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket. more>>

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BBQ with Yuldev

Montreal Python - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:00

Summer is already half way done and the entire Montreal-Python team is taking a well deserved time off in the sun! In that spirit, we are thrilled to invite you and your family to a friendly BBQ, co-organized with YulDev, the Montreal-based developer meetup group. The location of the event will be announced soon, but it will be an easily accessible park in Montréal.

We ask everyone to pay a $3 reservation fee that will be used to cover food costs and to reduce the number of no-shows so as to not waste food. There will be juicy burgers, all-dressed hot-dogs and vegetarian equivalents for everyone. Some beverages will be available, but we are kindly asking you to bring your own. That would be a great way to share your recently discovered hop-based drinks or your home-made kombucha.

On the day of, we will also need a few people to help with the cooking, so if you want to give us a hand, please email us! You'll have more than enough time to eat, crack open a few beers and chat with the gang. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed to the next day, Sunday August the 17th. Please check your emails Saturday morning in case of any last minute changes.

We are hoping you see you all There!

However, beforehand, we ask you to register on YulDev's Meetup.


At the Lafontaine Park, close to the Félix Leclerc statut, corner Calixa-Lavalé & Rachel, Montréal, QC (map)


Saturday August 16th at 11:30am


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Android Candy: Repix, Not Just Another Photo App

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:52

Apps like Instagram have made photo filters commonplace. I actually don't mind the vintage look for quick cell-phone snapshots, but a filter can do only so much. At first glance, Repix is another one of those "make your photo cool" apps that does little more than add a border and change saturation levels. more>>

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Wanted: Your Embedded Linux Projects

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:38

Our "Embedded Linux" issue of Linux Journal is just around the corner, and we want YOUR project to be in it! Whether you're embedding a Beagle Bone Black into a dish so you can automatically feed your black Beagle a bone, or you're developing an Arduino-based butler to answer your front door -- we want to hear about it! more>>

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Linux Kernel Testing and Debugging

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00
Linux Kernel Testing Philosophy

Testing is an integral and important part of any software development cycle, open or closed, and Linux kernel is no exception to that. more>>

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Tails above the Rest, Part III

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:57

In my first two columns in this series, I gave an overview of Tails, including how to get the distribution securely, and once you have it, how to use some of the basic tools. more>>

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Dolphins in the NSA Dragnet

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:26

There's an old quote from Jamie Zawinkski that goes: "Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I'll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems." Even people like me who like regular expressions laugh at the truth in that quote, because we've seen the consequences when someone doesn't think through the implications of a poorly written pattern. When some people write a bad pattern, they end up with extra lines in a log file. When the NSA does it, they capture and retain Internet traffic on untold numbers of innocent people. more>>

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Are you an extremist?

Linux Journal - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:15

Since the news broke yesterday that we are an extremist publication according to the NSA, we at Linux Journal have thought a lot about what that might mean t more>>

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Tails above the Rest, Part II

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:37

Now that you have Tails installed, let's start using it. more>>

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Tails above the Rest: the Installation

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:18

A few columns ago, I started a series aimed at helping everyone improve their privacy and security on the Internet. The first column in this series was an updated version of a Tor column I wrote a few years ago. more>>

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A Bundle of Tor

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:15

I don't know how many readers know this, but my very first Linux Journal column ("Browse the Web without a Trace", January 2008) was about how to set up and use Tor. Anonymity and privacy on the Internet certainly take on a different meaning in the modern era of privacy-invading software and general Internet surveillance. more>>

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NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:51

A new story published on the German site Tagesschau and followed up by BoingBoing and has uncovered some shocking details about who more>>

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A Pain in the Person

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:28

At what point will we say "enough"? more>>

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July 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:57
Is That a Penguin in Your Pocket?

We're getting to the point in technological evolution that "mobile technology" no longer will be a term. more>>

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How YARN Changed Hadoop Job Scheduling

Linux Journal - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:59

Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management. Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection of scripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:20

David Herrmann wanted to disable the virtual terminal subsystem in order to save space on a kernel that didn't need a VT. But, he still wanted to see kernel oops output for debugging purposes. The problem was that only the VT subsystem would display oops output—and he'd just disabled it. more>>

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Android Candy: I'm Sorry 2048 Times

Linux Journal - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:45

It seems like every day there's a new mobile game that takes the world by storm. Whether it's Flappy Bird or Candy Crush, there's something about simple games that appeals to our need for quick, instant gratification. more>>

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Super Pi Brothers

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:59

I don't game as much as I used to. Although I've certainly spent countless hours of my life in front of a Nintendo, SNES, or after that, playing a first-person shooter on my computer (Linux only, thank you), these days, my free time tends to go toward one of the many nongaming hobbies I've accumulated. more>>

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A Process for Managing and Customizing HPC Operating Systems

Linux Journal - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 15:32

High-performance computing (HPC) for the past ten years has been dominated by thousands of Linux servers connected by a uniform networking infrastructure. The defining theme for an HPC cluster lies in the uniformity of the cluster. more>>

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