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Encrypting Your Cat Photos

mar, 04/15/2014 - 14:28

The truth is, I really don't have anything on my hard drive that I would be upset over someone seeing. I have some cat photos. I have a few text files with ideas for future books and/or short stories, and a couple half-written starts to NaNoWriMo novels. It would be easy to say that there's no point encrypting my hard drive, because I have nothing to hide. more>>

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Numerical Python

ven, 04/11/2014 - 13:25

For the past few months, I've been covering different software packages for scientific computations. For my next several articles, I'm going to be focusing on using Python to come up with your own algorithms for your scientific problems. more>>

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Speed Test for Nerds

jeu, 04/10/2014 - 14:46

Most people with Internet access in their houses have visited a speed-test Web site to make sure they're getting somewhere close to the speed they're overpaying for. I'm paying more than $100 a month for my business-class connection from Charter, so on a regular basis, I make sure I'm getting the advertised speed. more>>

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DNSSEC Part II: the Implementation

mar, 04/08/2014 - 16:11

This article is the second in a series on DNSSEC. In the first one, I gave a general overview of DNSSEC concepts to lay the foundation for this article, which discusses how to enable DNSSEC for a zone using BIND. more>>

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Pro Video Editing with Pitivi

lun, 04/07/2014 - 13:00

Several decent video editors are available on the Linux platform. Kdenlive, OpenShot, Cinelerra and Pitivi are those that come to mind as "big players" in an admittedly small market. I've used them all through the years, with varying levels of success. more>>

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Android Candy: Control-Z for Your Phone!

jeu, 04/03/2014 - 11:52

I never have a Twitter app crash in the middle of a Tweet. That wouldn't be too terrible to deal with. No, for me, it seems my e-mail application decides to crash after I've spent 20 minutes thumbing out a reply while sitting in a crowded airport. If you've ever lost a love letter, term paper, shopping list or world-class Facebook post, Type Machine is the perfect app for you. more>>

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Opening Minds to the Spheres Among Us

mer, 04/02/2014 - 12:07

Flatland, an 1880 novella by Edwin A. Abbott, is about a world with just two dimensions, inhabited by lines and polygons. Trouble starts when a sphere shows up. more>>

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April 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: High Performance Computing

mar, 04/01/2014 - 15:33
Big Block Linux with a Four-Barrel Hemi

We often brag about how few resources Linux needs to operate: a Raspberry Pi or Beagle Board, in a Web browser ( more>>

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More Secure SSH Connections

lun, 03/31/2014 - 14:45

If you need remote access to a machine, you'll probably use SSH, and for a good reason. The secure shell protocol uses modern cryptography methods to provide privacy and confidentiality, even over an unsecured, unsafe network, such as the Internet. more>>

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Split Testing

jeu, 03/27/2014 - 15:55

It's nice to have many people visit your Web site. It's even better when people don't just come to your site, but also enjoy your content. But, best of all is when visitors to your site do what you would like them to do—sign up for your newsletter, register for your SaaS application or buy one of your products. more>>

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LVM, Demystified

mer, 03/26/2014 - 13:30

I've been a sysadmin for a long time, and part of being a sysadmin is doing more than is humanly possible. Sometimes that means writing wicked cool scripts, sometimes it means working late, and sometimes it means learning to say no. Unfortunately, it also sometimes means cutting corners. I confess, I've been "that guy" more than once. A good example is SELinux. more>>

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Encrypted Backup Solution "Home Paranoia Edition"

lun, 03/24/2014 - 12:23

How to safeguard your personal data with TrueCrypt and SpiderOak. more>>

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A Shining Ruby in Production Environments

jeu, 03/20/2014 - 12:42

Even the most beautiful Rails application can lose its elegance if not deployed correctly. Like other Ruby frameworks or languages, such as Sinatra, Rails is based on the Rack interface. This article provides a basic introduction to Rack hosting and Rack-based application deployments. more>>

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Cloud Computing Basics—Platform as a Service (PaaS)

mer, 03/19/2014 - 14:14

Generally, good programming is considered to be the measured application of an art form, craft or discipline, with the objective of producing a competent and evolving business solution. In traditional environments, computer programming is a practice that has multiple phases, such as designing, developing, testing, debugging and maintaining application code. more>>

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Solid-State Drives: Get One Already!

mar, 03/18/2014 - 16:22

I've been building computers since the 1990s, so I've seen a lot of new technologies work their way into the mainstream. Most were the steady, incremental improvements predicted by Moore's law, but others were game-changers, innovations that really rocketed performance forward in a surprising way. more>>

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Linux Kernel News - January and February 2014

lun, 03/17/2014 - 15:59

I am reporting the Linux project activity for the past two months in this article. Blame it on me being heads down to get some development work done. Without further ado, let's get started on catching up. more>>

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Simple Ways to Add Security to Web Development

ven, 03/14/2014 - 08:00

As a software developer myself, I have seen developers rushing to finish the feature they are assigned to, with little or no consideration for security in the code—no security guidelines, no coding standards, just a mad dash to finish the feature. Next comes the security review, in which the software obviously fails, and then comes the security-hardening phase. more>>

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Android Candy: Humans, Run!

mer, 03/12/2014 - 12:03

Whether you're a fan of the shambling brain-munchers or you prefer your undead to sprint from victim to victim, zombies are amazingly popular. In an ironic twist, the most unhealthy members of humanity, or former members, can help you become the healthiest! more>>

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New Storage Solution is Music to the Ears of Fast-Growing Digital Music Company

mar, 03/11/2014 - 13:06
Article Sponsor:  Silicon Mechanics

Digital music distribution and technology company INgrooves is growing rapidly, signing contract after contract to distribute music for independent labels and artists. more>>

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Alice, the Turtle of the Modern Age

ven, 03/07/2014 - 16:07

Many of us grew up with LOGO, the kid-friendly programming language that guided a little turtle around a screen. Yes, it was simplistic. Yes, it taught only the very basics of programming concepts, but it also inspired an entire generation of programmers. The applications you run every day were written by people who steered a digital turtle around a screen in third grade. more>>

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