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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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Optimize JPEG/JPG Images in Ubuntu with Jpegoptim

Learn how you can install the command line utility Jpegoptim on Ubuntu.

How To Automatically Disable Touchpad When Typing In Ubuntu

Three ways to automatically disable Touchpad when typing in Ubuntu operating system and its variants like Linux Mint.

Maestral Is A New Open Source Dropbox Client For Linux And macOS

Maestral is a new open source Dropbox client for macOS and Linux, that's currently in beta.

GLava - OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for desktop windows or backgrounds

GLava is an OpenGL audio spectrum visualizer for Linux.

Beginner's guide on how to git stash :- A GIT Tutorial

Git Stash allows us to keep aside the current working directory & provides us with a clean working directory.

Shrinking Linux Attack Surfaces

LinuxJournal: Often, a kernel developer will try to reduce the size of an attack surface against Linux, even if it can't be closed entirely.

How to Find Out Top Directories and Files (Disk Space) in Linux

As a Linux administrator, you must periodically check which files and folders are consuming more disk space.

How to Install and Use WP CLI on Linux

Learn to install the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI) on Linux.

How to Install Snap Applications in Arch Linux

 MakeTechEasier: Snap applications are not available for Arch Linux by default

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Songs of Syx, a city-builder with empire management, tactical battles and RPG elements

Tags: City Builder, Strategy, Upcoming, Indie GameHere's a fun recent discovery, Songs of Syx an in-development title from Swedish developer Jakob de…

The six-degree-of-freedom shooter "Overload" has a new Community Level Pack offering a fresh challenge

Tags: Action, Indie Game, DLC, Humble Store, GOG, SteamOverload is possibly the best six-degree-of-freedom shooter I've played in the past few years,…

Interested in Google's Stadia game streaming service? We have a few more details now

Tags: Game Streaming, GoogleWith Google's game streaming service Stadia inching closer, we have some more information to share about it. Part of…

Dota Underlords has another update out, this one changes the game quite a lot

Tags: Valve, Steam, Early Access, Strategy, UpdateValve continue to tweak Dota Underlords in the hopes of keeping players happy, this mid-Season…

The merciless roguelike "Jupiter Hell" goes Vulkan, with another free demo weekend now up

Tags: Roguelike, Demo, Early Access, Upcoming, SteamJupiter Hell from ChaosForge is the successor to DoomRL (Doom the roguelike, now "DRL" after…

The dark strategy RPG "Vagrus - The Riven Realms" is doing well, quite an experience to play

Tags: Indie Game, Early Access, Alpha, Crowdfunding, RPG, Strategy, UnityCurrently in "Open Access" on Fig, a hybrid Early Access/Crowdfunding model,…

The strange real time strategy adventure "Hive Quest" is now on Kickstarter

Tags: Indie Game, Unity, Crowdfunding, Upcoming, Strategy, ExplorationLove insects and other creepy crawlies? Hive Quest might be a game you will…

Strategy game "ATRIUM" released recently, it's pretty much the game Carcassonne

Tags: Board Game, Strategy, Itch.io, Steam, Indie Game, UnityCarcassonne is that you? Well if you want to play something almost the same, ATRIUM just…

Tower Defense game "Elemental War" leaves Early Access today

Tags: Tower Defense, Strategy, Steam, Indie Game, New ReleaseLeaving Early Access today after nine months with a fresh update is Elemental War, a…

Open-world sandbox adventure game "TerraTech" now has a co-op campaign for up to 4 players

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Sandbox, Open World, Steam, Humble Store, UpdateThis is awesome. TerraTech is actually a really fun game for those who…

Chapter 7 of Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now out with Linux support

Tags: Visual Novel, New Release, GOG, SteamAfter waiting a whole year, the seventh chapter of the Higurashi When They Cry Hou is now available with…

Looks like Valve are developing another new game, something to do with "Citadel"

Tags: Speculation, Valve, Steam, VideoWarm up that cup of speculation, as it appears Valve are working on another game that seems to be going by the…

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Steam has a sale on

Tags: Steam, Game SaleLookout! Another sale is approaching! This time it's Valve's turn, with Steam having a space themed sale for the 50th…

The Chaos Space Marines have arrived in Warhammer 40,000: Gladius

Tags: DLC, GOG, Steam, New ReleaseToday Proxy Studios and Slitherine have released the latest DLC for the turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000:…

Ready for another beautiful hidden object puzzler? Queen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death is out

Tags: Puzzle, Hidden Object, Steam, New Release, CasualQueen's Quest 5: Symphony of Death from Brave Giant LTD and Artifex Mundi has released today,…