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Presentations in a browser

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If you've ever given a slide presentation at a conference, you know the drill. Tell the audio-visual people what session your talk is in, then hand them a USB stick with your PowerPoint on it. The presentation has to be in Microsoft PowerPoint because the one and only laptop plugged into the data…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 2

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In part 1 of this article I showed how I used AWK on the command line to work up daily rainfall data for my home town, Ulverstone in Tasmania. I wasn't ready to analyse the data, because there were quite a few missing-data days. Some were part of accumulated-total series, where the rainfall total…

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AWK and a rainfall time series - Part 1

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AWK is my tool of choice for processing plain-text data, so when I wanted to look closely at daily rainfall data for my home town, I fired up a terminal. In this two-part article I explain how the rainfall data were beaten into shape, mainly with AWK, so I could do my analysis. The commands shown…

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BASH a block of bytes

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I was preparing a slide presentation and wanted to show a block of random 8-bit bytes, like this: Naturally I didn't just type out that block of text on a slide, which would have taken maybe 10 minutes, or copy and modify some byte-text I found online. Of course not. Instead I spent hours dreaming…

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How to build and edit LibreOffice dictionaries

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When writing or editing scientific-type text in LibreOffice Writer, I rely a lot on its spellchecker. Unfortunately, the scientific terms I'd like to check aren't in the default dictionaries behind LibreOffice's spellchecking routine. There are two ways out of this dilemma. The first is to deal…

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Here's how GNOME Shell can look like Ubuntu Unity

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With the recent bombshell that Canonical is quitting the Unity desktop project as well as the overall goals for convergence and returning to GNOME, one can't help but wonder what Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will look like. However, as you will see it is very easy to tweak GNOME to look and feel quite similar…

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The buttons of YAD

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I use the YAD dialog program quite a lot in my shell scripts. Written and maintained by Victor Ananjevksy, YAD is easy to use and has dozens of handy options. In previous Linux Rain articles demonstrating YAD (here, here and here), I used only the default YAD buttons, "Cancel" and…

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Scripting an arithmeticker

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I've just built my own GUI calculator (script below). OK, you're probably thinking "WHY? There are plenty of perfectly good GUI calculators for Linux. Why build another one?" And my answer is "Because the available calculators are way too powerful and don't do what I want…

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Compiling Kodi 18 Leia (git) on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

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Being a rolling release distribution that touts the ability to have the latest stuff, you'll often find the very latest software in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. In the official repos, anyway. Certain software that is procured from external repositories such as Packman, however, this is not always the case.…

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Tips for tpp and patat

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You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal. No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It…

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A Useful Android App To Browse Arch User Repository(AUR)

ostechnix: AURdroid is a free Android that allows Arch Linux users to browse the AUR (Arch User Repository) from the mobile phone, tablets or any Android devices.

Linux 4.12 rc3

Linus Torvalds: Hey, things continue to look good, and rc3 isn't even very big.

Peppermint 8 Linux OS Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS with Linux 4.8

Peppermint 8 is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and the HWE (hardware enablement) Linux 4.8 kernel and graphics stacks from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)

How To Configure SAMBA Server And Transfer Files Between Linux & Windows

LinuxAndUbuntu: File transfer between Linux and Windows can be done using SAMBA which is an open source software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients, allowing interoperability between Unix/Linux based system and Windows-based system.

How to Disable Shutdown and Reboot Commands in Linux

Tecmint: Certain Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Mandriva just to mention but a few, make it possible to reboot/halt/shutdown the system as a normal user, by default.

5 laws every aspiring DevOps engineer should know

Good engineers become great engineers when they follow these rules.

Quick Guide: How to Linux get ip address

This post will provides a quick guide how to Linux get ip address, subnet and related networking information.

How to Build a Custom Kernel on Ubuntu

MakeTechEasier: Building a custom Linux kernel sounds terrifyingly difficult, but it's really not that hard.

How to use sed to find and replace text in files in Linux / Unix shell

Nixcraft: How do I use the sed command to find and replace on Linux or UNIX-like system?

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Slime-san, an incredibly fast-paced platformer that takes place inside a worm

Tags: Steam, Platformer, ReviewA bit overdue, but today I checked out Slime-san [Steam, Official Site], an incredibly fast-paced platformer with a…

Questioning my life choices playing 'Grab the Bottle'

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Shadow of Mordor on AMD Ryzen CPU suffers from a performance hit due to non-optimal thread scheduling

Tags: Benchmark, Hardware, AMD, Feral InteractiveWhile doing some comparative benchmarks between my RX 470 and GTX 1060 on a Ryzen 1700 CPU and an…

Stardock CEO asking to see interest in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation on Linux with Vulkan

Tags: Steam, Strategy, VulkanAshes of the Singularity: Escalation [GOG][Steam][Official Site] will come to Linux if Stardock see enough requests for…

Darkest Dungeon’s expansion, The Crimson Court, set to release June 19th

Tags: DLC, Dungeon Crawler, Roguelike, RPGThe very brutal and fun dungeon crawler will get its first expansion quite soon. Thematically about…

BlindQuest, an interactive audio novel, is looking for votes for Steam Greenlight

Tags: Adventure, Visual Novel, Steam, GreenlightSetting itself apart from the majority of visual novels by focusing on the player’s sense of…

Bounty Train, a game about the Wild West and trains, is set to come to Linux

Tags: GOG, Simulation, Steam, StrategyWith detailed equipment and management aspects, Bounty Train [Official Site] also has plenty of thrills and…

Friday Livestream with Samsai at 5 PM UTC!

Tags: LivestreamWe seem to have made it through another week, for today is Friday! You now have a once in a week (Shovel Knight streams do not count)…

Feral announce that Dawn of War III will use both OpenGL and Vulkan

Tags: Coming Soon, Feral Interactive, Strategy, Vulkan Feral Interactive have just announced some exciting news! The Linux port of Dawn of War III…

Hyper Knights, the Medieval mix of strategy and action is now fully released, multiplayer is coming

Tags: Action, Indie Game, Steam, StrategyHyper Knights [Steam] is one of those titles I previously picked up thinking nothing of it, but it turned…

SteamVR updated with experimental Linux support for SteamVR Home

Tags: Steam, Virtual Reality Valve have pushed out another update to SteamVR, this time Linux has been given experimental support for SteamVR Home.…

Wine 2.9 released with support for Direct3D tessellation shaders

Tags: WineWine 2.9 is now officially available and it's a very interesting one. Fantastic work from the Wine developers. Highlights:Support for…

Planet Nomads officially lands into Early Access

Tags: Early Access, GOG, Initial Thoughts, Sandbox, Steam, SurvivalPlanet Nomads [Steam, Official Site, GOG], the rather fancy looking sandbox…

Some thoughts on possessing dead bodies MidBoss, now on Linux as a day-1 release

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Roguelike, ReviewI've been playing a bit of MidBoss [itch.io, Steam, Official Site], a new roguelike from Kitsune Games with…

The Culling survival game still broken, despite the attempted fix in the latest patch

Tags: Action, Early Access, Indie Game, Steam, Survival Despite the developers patching The Culling [Steam] today, which claims it addressed the…