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Listen with Your Skull!

Linux Journal - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:53

I listen to a lot of audiobooks. They're not the sort of thing you blast from your car speakers, because invariably when you pull up to a drive-thru window, it's at an awkward part of the book. Thankfully I don't read many books with sex scenes, but it's a bit embarrassing when it's a super-cheesy-sounding part of the book that plays while you're paying. But, I digress. more>>

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Linux Journal June 2017

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:00
The Care and Maintenance of Penguins

I love classic Volkswagen Beetles. In fact, I own more than one. more>>

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Improving Linux Security with DevSecOps

Linux Journal - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:15

Ask people who run IT departments these days what keeps them up at night, and they'll probably tell you it's security—or the lack of it. With the explosive growth of malicious attacks on everything from hospitals to Fortune 500s, security—not hardware, software and even staff—is what currently makes life miserable. more>>

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Crank Software's Storyboard Suite

Linux Journal - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 06:58

Crank Software is working hard to change how embedded user interface (UI) solutions are developed. Traditional development methodologies, asserts the Crank group, leave designers on the sideline after the artwork has been handed off to the software developers. more>>

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Pythonic Science in the Browser

Linux Journal - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 05:53

In the past, if you wanted a friendly environment for doing Python programming, you would use Ipython. The Ipython project actually consists of three parts: the standard console interface, a Qt-based GUI interface and a web server interface that you can connect to with a web browser. more>>

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Gabor Farkas' Practical GIS (Packt Publishing)

Linux Journal - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:15

Open-source GIS tools are maturing rapidly, and Gábor Farkas' new book Practical GIS is a guide to applying these tools to managing geographic information like a pro at minimal cost. Farkas deploys the popular QGIS application and explains how to use it to generate useful spatial data. more>>

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The Current Phase of the Moon

Linux Journal - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:08

Ladies and gentlemen, we've left Mars. Well, at least I'm done with the Martian lander from my past few articles. I hope you had chance to experiment with it and find out that it's not too easy to land a craft on any planet! more>>

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Mastering ATA over Ethernet

Linux Journal - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:07

At one point in time, when you wanted to attach an external block storage device to a server, you mapped it as a Logical Unit (LU) across a Storage Area Network (SAN). In the early days, you would do this over the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. More recently, iSCSI (SCSI over IP) has usurped FC in most data centers. more>>

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The Family Dashboard

Linux Journal - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:52

I've written a little about PHP before, because I think it's a great utility language for writing quick things you need to do. Plus, it allows you to use a web browser as your interface, and everyone has a web browser. That makes it very convenient for my family, because I can make simple web interfaces for the various things I normally have to do from the command line. more>>

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Retro United Ltd.'s Write!

Linux Journal - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 06:27

Even when you're sequestered in a monastery with nothing to do but write, you still need a tool to record your thoughts. more>>

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Wibu-Systems CmASIC

Linux Journal - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:30

Wibu-Systems describes the new generation of its CmASIC module as "the answer to the security-by-design needs of modern embedded computing technology leaders:. CmASIC is a module that Intelligent Device Manufacturers (IDMs) can directly embed into their boards to provide out-of-the box security and entitlement management. more>>

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Adding IoT Flare to a Hot Springs and Spa Business

Linux Journal - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:20

As the folks at Bozeman Hot Springs usher their hot springs and spa into the 21st century with new technology and pools, they are thinking about new ways to delight their customers and stay top of mind. One recurring request, no doubt from the avid skiing community, is the ability to read current pool temperatures online, in the same way ski resorts publish current snow conditions. more>>

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Montréal-Python 64: Oleophobic Pretzel

Montreal Python - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 23:00

Right after PyConUS 2017 we are inviting for our May meetup. It's gonna be held on Monday May 29th at the Shopify offices. It is your chance to get the latest news from he Montreal's Python community. Then join us!

Please note that we are still looking for lightning talks presentations (5 minute talks). Come present a project you are working on, a library you like, etc.

Presentations David Larlet - Inclusive Python

After 12 years hacking in Python, what did I learn the hard way? From biology to the web, across startups and now French government, I realized one thing: making your code resilient requires empathy.

David Larlet is seeking for a more diverse and enthusiastic world. Thoughts (en/fr): https://larlet.fr/david/

Mavi Ruiz-Blondet - A dive into the mind: Python for sensory stimulation and brain signal analysis

Commercial EEG headset are readily available nowadays. How can we find useful information from the EEG data that they can easily acquire? It all starts with the sensory stimulation that will elicit meaningful brain signals, when done correctly. PyschoPy is a library that greatly helps this purpose. Proper sensory stimulation is the first step, once the EEG data has been acquired, its post processing is what will allow us to predict what the user was thinking. This post processing can also be achieved on Python. At the talk, we will see the entire process, from the proper data acquisition to the data post processing and how to interpret the results in order to have a look into a human's mind.

Mavi has always been interested in the electrical signals from the body. She got her bachelor's on Electronic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and after working for a year with medical equipment, went to the US to get a Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton. After very fruitful research using brain signals as a biometric for authentication purposes, she continues the research as a PhD student in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.

Claude Arpin - The micro:bit and the worldwide rush to teach coding Where

Shopify Offices 490 de la Gauchetière street Montréal, Québec https://goo.gl/maps/EXQWD6jAEAr

When

Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 6PM

Schedule
  • 6:00PM - Door will open
  • 6:30PM - Start of presentations
  • 7:15PM - Break
  • 7:30PM - Presentations
  • 8:00PM - End of event
  • 8:30PM - Benelux
We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continued support:
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  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • Savoir-faire Linux
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OpenStack Gets...Easier

Linux Journal - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:06

Although the promise of OpenStack and private cloud is huge, and still largely in front of us, the one challenge we've heard from people wanting to try it is "It's a bear!" Its reputation, whether or not well-deserved, is one of being a real challenge for even skilled IT people to install and deploy. more>>

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Teaching Your Computer

Linux Journal - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 04:01

As I have written in my last two articles (Machine Learning Everywhere and Preparing Data for Machine Learning), machine learning is influencing our lives in numerous ways. more>>

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Make Your Containers Transparent with Puppet's Lumogon

Linux Journal - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 13:30

As development and IT shops look for ways to more quickly test and deploy software or scale out their environments, containers have become a go-to solution. With Docker and similar tools, you can spin up dev and production containerized platforms that are fast, lightweight and consistent. more>>

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Automatic Slack Notifications

Linux Journal - Mon, 05/15/2017 - 06:35

Slack is an incredible communication tool for groups of any size (see my recent piece on it). At the company I work for during the day, Slack has become more widely used than email or instant messaging. It truly has become the hub of company communication. more>>

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ioSafe Server 5

Linux Journal - Fri, 05/12/2017 - 11:22

Until now, says ioSafe, true zero-recovery-point server solutions have been available only to the biggest of companies. However, with the arrival of ioSafe's Server 5, SMEs have access to "the industry's first fire and waterproof server" designed to eliminate data loss and minimize downtime. more>>

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Orchestration with MCollective

Linux Journal - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 04:17

I originally got into systems administration because I loved learning about computers, and I figured that was a career that always would offer me something new to learn. Now many years later that prediction has turned out to be true, and it seems like there are new things to learn all the time. more>>

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Android Candy: Landing on the Moon, with your Thumbs

Linux Journal - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 09:33

I do a lot of system administration with my thumbs. Yes, if I'm home, I grab a laptop or go to my office and type in a real terminal window. Usually, when things go wrong though, I'm at my daughters' volleyball match or shopping with my wife. Thankfully, most tasks can be done remotely via SSH. There are lots of SSH clients for Android, but my favorite is JuiceSSH. more>>

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