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Puerto Rico Python User Group Celebrates First Anniversary

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:59

One year ago the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) was founded on one purpose; to create a sustainable user community based on software development in Puerto Rico. On February 20, 2014 we will celebrate our first anniversary with an open format meeting with lightning talks from the community. more>>

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Girls and Software

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:14

December 2013's EOF, titled "Mars Needs Women", visited an interesting fact: that the male/female ratio among Linux Journal readers, and Linux kernel developers, is so lopsided (male high, female low) that graphing it would produce a near-vertical line. more>>

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February 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Web Development

Linux Journal - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:22

Spiders are really cool. Granted, they're terrifying, but they're still really cool. more>>

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Call for speakers for MP-42: Zealous Zenith

Montreal Python - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 16:00

The next evening of Montréal-Python presentations will be on the 9th of december, and we are looking for presentations for the event.

Do you have libs you have been polishing for months or projects that you have secretly been toiling away at for the past few years? Well, 2013 is coming to an end and it's now time to show your work to the whole world, or at least the well-attented community of Montréal-Python.

As always, we have 5, 10, 15, 20 and 45 minute time slot available!

Send us your propositions/questions/comments at

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Rails and PostgreSQL

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 15:37

Regular readers of this column won't be surprised to hear that I love both Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL. Rails has been my primary server-side Web development framework for about eight years, and it has managed to provide solutions for a large number of consulting and personal projects. more>>

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Stream and Share Your Media with PlexWeb

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:26

Plex is one of those applications I tend to write about a lot. It's not because I get any sort of kickback or even a discount, but rather it's just an incredible system that keeps getting better. more>>

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Python Project Night IX

Montreal Python - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:00

Don't let the cold temperatures and the rush of Christmas shopping bottle you in and come join us for our ninth Python Project Night, on Thursday, the 28th of November, 2013. Caravan is again graciously hosting us to meet up and code together in good company.

Like on previous nights, it’s an informal meetup where people work on different projects and generally mess around with Python code. Come crunch your personal project’s backlog or help others knock their projects into the stratosphere. If you have recently discovered Python as part of our workshops, don't be afraid to come to either get answers for your questions or to find something new to work on.

Everyone is welcome, from the grizzled Python hacker to the absolute beginner who just finished their first workshop. We will encourage people to help each other and we will also have dedicated coaches to help people get started. We give the fuel, you give the code : beer and pizza are provided, so just bring your laptop computer.

This Project Night IX will be a joint meetup with our friends of PyLadies MTL.

Also, on this very special occasion, the dedicated community we call Montréal-Python will have its yearly elections. Please submit your candidacy if you wish to present yourself. More information can be found here

Please try come between 7pm to 8pm, after that, the door will be locked downstairs. If it is the case please call: 514-569-2911

First come first serve and we usually sell out, so sign up right away! Please sign up on our Eventbrite event here:

We would like to thank Caravan for hosting us this evening.

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Make Peace with pax

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 15:36

pax is one of the lesser known utilities in a typical Linux installation. That's too bad, because pax has a very good feature set, and its command-line options are easy to understand and remember. pax is an archiver, like tar(1), but it's also a better version of cp(1) in some ways, not least because you can use pax with SSH to copy sets of files over a network. more>>

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Two Pi R 2: Web Servers

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:25

In my last article, I talked about how even though an individual Raspberry Pi is not that redundant, two Pis are. I described how to set up two Raspberry Pis as a fault-tolerant file server using the GlusterFS clustered filesystem. more>>

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SIDUS—the Solution for Extreme Deduplication of an Operating System

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:51

SIDUS (Single-Instance Distributing Universal System) was developed at Centre Blaise Pascal (Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France), where one administrator alone is in charge of 180 stations. Emmanuel Quemener started SIDUS in February 2010, and he significantly cut his workload for administering this park of stations. SIDUS is now in use at the supercomputing centre PSM more>>

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Linux Graphics News

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 13:52

Last October, our last look at graphics focused on the plans laid at September's X Developer's Conference. In the three months since then, these plans have come to fruition, reasserting the continuing relevance of compared with Wayland and other compositing display servers. more>>

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Free On Demand Webinar Available: Cloud Enabled Datacenters

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:15
Learn the 5 critical success factors to accelerate IT service delivery in a cloud enabled datacenter

Today's organizations face an unparalleled rate of change. Cloud enabled data centers are increasingly seen as a way to accelerate IT service delivery and increase utilization of resources while reducing operating expenses. more>>

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Zato—Agile ESB, SOA, REST and Cloud Integrations in Python

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 13:50

Zato is a Python-based platform for integrating applications and exposing back-end services to front-end clients. It's an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and an application server focused on data integrations. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray)

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:38

Back in the mid-1990s, a college friend (hi Russ!) and I would put our old 8088 computers to work rendering ray-traced images for days—literally. The end result would be, by today's standards, incredibly low resolution and not terribly interesting. Still, the thought of a computer system creating realistic photos from nothing more than math equations was fascinating. more>>

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New Montreal-Python website

Montreal Python - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 16:00

It's a pleasure for me to announce today that a new website is online for our groupe, Montréal-Python.

After multiple months of work we now have a new website, with a fresh design which look like us and before everything: in Python !

I would like to thanks for their help and for their amazing work:

  • Pior Bastida - Development, deployment
  • Benoit Clennett-Sirois - Development
  • André Farzat - Development, integration
  • Rory Geoghegan - Development
  • George Peristerakis - Development
  • Ha-Loan Phan - Edition
  • Jonathan Poirier - Design

Thanks also a lot to Caravan, for your help and your support, we've made it !

Go look at it !

Let us know if you would like something different !

Let un know what you like !

Thanks !

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Zedge, for All Your Annoying Ringtones!

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:52

I really don't understand folks who use songs as their ringtones. Isn't it annoying or confusing when the song comes on the radio? If it's your favorite song, don't you get desensitized to it when you listen to the CD (or digital equivalent of CD)? Nevertheless, you probably hear dozens of ringtones every day. Those probably vary from "super annoying" to "what a cool ringtone". more>>

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Linux Kernel News - December 2013

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:36
Mainline Release (Linus's tree) News

The last 3.13 release candidate for 2013 came out on December 29th. This 3.13-rc6 is small with just 81 commits to infiniband, gpu, cpufreq, libata, and block drivers in addition to a few small filesystem fixes, and ARM SoC related changes. more>>

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Taking Fractals off the Page

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 14:03

Fractals are one of the weirder things you may come across when studying computer science and programming algorithms. more>>

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Blu-ray Encryption—Why Most People Pirate Movies

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 14:26

I get a fair amount of e-mail from readers asking how a person could do "questionable" things due to limitations imposed by DRM. Whether it's how to strip DRM from ebooks, how to connect to Usenet or how to decrypt video, I do my best to point folks in the right direction with lots of warnings and disclaimers. The most frustrating DRM by far has been with Blu-ray discs. more>>

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Returning to Ground from the Web's Clouds

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:38

The Net as we know it today first became visible to me in March 1994, when I was among several hundred other tech types gathered at Esther Dyson's PC Forum conference in Arizona. more>>

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