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Liferea hack: add links to ABC (Australia) news items

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Most of the RSS feeds in my Liferea RSS reader have external links in their brief, descriptive texts, like this one from The Guardian newspaper: News feeds from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's national broadcaster, don't have links: To see the the online ABC news…

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How to deal with NBSPs in a terminal

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A non-breaking space (NBSP) is a special kind of whitespace. It's an invisible signal that tells a text-processing program to avoid replacing that space with a linefeed or carriage return. For example, if you wrote "2 kg" in LibreOffice Writer and didn't want the "2" to be at…

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BASH drivers, start your engines

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There's always more than one way to do a job in the shell, and there may not be One Best Way to do that job, either. Nevertheless, different commands with the same output can differ in how long they take, how much memory they use and how hard they make the CPU work. Out of curiosity I trialled 6…

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A handy script for translations

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Do you translate blocks of text by copying them and pasting into Google Translate in a browser? If you do, the script explained here might save you a lot of work. At the core The script relies on translate-shell, a wonderful command-line utility written by Mort Yao and available in the repositories…

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When will this script finish doing its job?

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Several of my data-auditing scripts take a long time to execute. Until recently I had no way of knowing how long they'd take. I'd enter the command for the script, press Enter and wait. And wait. I've now discovered the pipeline viewer or pv command, which tracks the progress of my scripts. An…

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A simpler track-changes script

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Back in March 2015 I blogged about a track-changes script that reports the edits made to a tab-separated data table. The script actually generates two reports: a plain text version and a fancy HTML version. A slightly improved version of that script is on my data-cleaning website here. The script…

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A Script to Toggle the CPU Performance Governor

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If you're a gamer, you probably find your computer's default CPU scaling (usually the "balanced" or "powersave" setting) is more than sufficient the majority of the time, but just occasionally, a game will run at its best when the CPU is set to maximum frequency all the time,…

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File manager: open a terminal, but not here

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Each of the two file managers I use — Thunar and Xfe — allows me to open a terminal in a selected directory. In Thunar, I right-click on a directory and choose Open Terminal Here, and in Xfe I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + t. In both cases, though, the terminal window opens right on top of the fil…

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Shifty dates in Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft has used two different starting points on the calendar for calculating dates in different versions of their Excel spreadsheet program. Really. Microsoft explains the difference here. One version used 1 January 1900 for serial day numbering, the other used 1 January 1904. Of course, up to…

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It rains pretty regularly, in the shell

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In a 2-article series here on The Linux Rain last May (part 1 and part2) I described how I used AWK to clean up rainfall data for my home town in Tasmania. The result was a file called rain3 with rainfall totals for each of the 36525 days from 1 January 1916 to 31 December 2015: In this article I…

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4 Ways to Disable Root Account in Linux

The root account is the ultimate account on a Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

How To Remove Docker Containers, Images, Volumes, and Networks

Linuxize: Docker doesn't remove unused objects such as containers, images, volumes, and networks unless you explicitly tell it to do so.

On the low adoption of automated testing in FOSS

For projects of any value and significance, having a comprehensive automated test suite is nowadays considered a standard software engineering practice.

Android Integration Extension For Gnome GSConnect v13 Stable Released

 LinuxUprising: The latest GSConnect v13, released today, is a rewrite with with changes to the architecture, settings and default behavior, and it requires Gnome Shell 3.28 or 3.30.

How to start a vnc server for the actual display (scraping) with TigerVNC

HowToForge: VNC is a desktop sharing application

How the CISO of Xerox is Improving Security

eWEEK: Alissa Johnson knows full well that when it comes to securing a diverse, distributed enterprise like Xerox, there is no one single technology that is sufficient.

How To Browse And Read Entire Arch Wiki As Linux Man Pages

ostechnix: Arch-wiki-man program helps you to browse and read entire Arch Wiki as Linux man pages.

Linux: Find Out Which Port Number a Process is Listening on

As Linux users, we sometimes need to know which port number a particular process is listening upon.

How to Search and Remove Directories Recursively on Linux

Tecmint: This short tutorial describes how to find and delete directories recursively in the Linux file system.

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A statement from HOF Studios about the Depth of Extinction Steam key removal, plus thoughts

Tags: Steam, Misc, EditorialAfter writing about how the developer of Depth of Extinction revoked a user’s externally purchased Steam key after…

Game developer revokes a user's Steam key after negative review

Tags: Misc, Steam, Indie Game, EditorialHere's a case of how to definitely not deal with getting negative feedback. A developer of Depth of…

Control a magical flying door in To Leave, a mystifying difficult adventure now available on Linux

Tags: Steam, Platformer, Adventure, Puzzle, Indie Game, ReviewFreaky Creations recently released To Leave, a mystifying narrative-driven adventure…

Squally, a 2D game which has you hack it will be on Linux, demo available

Tags: Steam, Coming Soon, Indie Game, Early Access, Puzzle, Action, RPGI'm always curious to see how hacking mechanics make it into games and Squally…

A look at some interesting games and bundles on sale for Linux gamers

Tags: Game Sale, Game BundleHere's your (almost) weekly look at some interesting games and bundles that are currently on sale that have an…

You can try HITMAN free for a limited time in the Colorado location with the Halloween Pack

Tags: Steam, Feral Interactive, Stealth, ActionThe Halloween Pack pack for HITMAN goes live today giving you a chance to try it for free, which…

The excellent space-colony sim 'Oxygen Not Included' has a Space Industry update along with a new short

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Early Access, Strategy, SimulationMy love for Klei continues on, with Oxygen Not Included getting another big update named…

Magic battle arena 'Magicae Mundi' has entered Early Access with Linux support

Tags: Early Access, Steam, Indie Game, ActionMagicae Mundi, a PvP magic battle arena game from developer Renan Sylvestre just entered Early Access…

Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! from Daylight Studios to release for Linux on November 7th

Tags: Coming Soon, Steam, Casual, Simulation, Strategy, ComedyThe wacky spy-agency sim Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! [Official Site] from Daylight…

Relaxing puzzle game inspired by Sudoku and Kakuro 'Puzlogic' to leave Early Access on November 2nd

Tags: Puzzle, Indie Game, Steam, Early AccessFor those who love to test their brain, the rather nice puzzle game Puzlogic which is inspired by…

Canonical have released some statistics from the Ubuntu installer survey

Tags: MiscWhen installing Ubuntu 18.04, Canonical's installer will offer to send some statistics to them. Canonical have now released some of this.…

Fight over the Iron Throne and swipe left or right in Reigns: Game of Thrones out now

Tags: GOG, Steam, Adventure, RPGReigns: Game of Thrones is the new entry to the Reigns series that has you swiping left and right to make decisions…

Rocket League's Halloween event is live, cross-platform 'RocketID' feature delayed and more news

Tags: Humble Store, Steam, Update, SportsThere's a few bits of Rocket League news to go over today, with the start being the Halloween event which is…

Hand of Fate 2 - The Servant and the Beast DLC is out extending the already great experience

Tags: DLC, GOG, Steam, Action, RPG, Indie GameReady to face the Dealer once again? Hand of Fate 2, the excellent mix of card-based board game…

The Steam Controller on Ubuntu 18.10 (and other distributions using Linux Kernel 4.18) needs a quick fix

Tags: HOWTO, HardwareAfter updating to Ubuntu 18.10 today I noticed that a lot of games were either crashing to the desktop, not detecting my Steam…