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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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Automatic continuous development and delivery of a hybrid mobile app

Hybrid apps are a good middle ground between native and web apps.

Plan your own holiday calendar at the Linux command line

Link commands together to build a colorful calendar, and then whisk it away in a snowstorm.

How to use the Linux mtr command

Mtr (my traceroute) is a command line network diagnostic tool that provides the functionality of both the ping and traceroute commands.

DataExplore - free Python based data plotting and analysis software

LinuxLinks: DataExplore is an open source desktop application for data analysis and plotting intended for use in both research and education.

How to Install PM2 to Run Node.js Apps on Production Server

PM2 is a free open source, advanced, efficient and cross-platform production-level process manager for Node.js with a built-in load balancer

How to install VeraCrypt on Kali Linux

LinuxConfig: For years, TrueCrypt was the gold standard in encrypting drives across platforms.

Four Easy Ways to Search Or Find Files And Folders in Linux

2DayGeek: Use following commands to find or search files and folders in Linux.

How Google Is Improving Kubernetes Container Security

eWEEK: Google is doing more than just taking the upstream open-source Kubernetes project as is, to enable its GKE service.

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Humble are doing an 'Indie Mega Week' that's worth a look for some cheap Linux games

Tags: Humble Store, Game SaleTake the chill off with some toasty new games, now with money off in the Humble Indie Mega Week sale. Here's a few top…

The Linux version of Civilization VI has been updated with cross-platform multiplayer support

Tags: Update, Strategy, Steam, Aspyr MediaJust in time for the holidays, Linux gamers finally have version parity with other platforms. Expect to be…

John Romero has announced a free unofficial spiritual successor to The Ultimate DOOM's 4th episode

Tags: FPS, Free Game, Coming Soon, ModJohn Romero, one of the co-founders of id Software has revealed he's been working on SIGIL, a free megawad for…

Have graphical distortions in Unity games with NVIDIA? Here's a workaround

Tags: Unity, Vulkan, NVIDIA, HOWTOIt seems a lot of Unity games upgrading to later versions of Unity are suffering from graphical distortions on…

The turn-based tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark is coming along nicely

Tags: RPG, Steam, Early Access, Update, UnityAfter a few months in Early Access, the tactical RPG Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark has come along nicely and…

Mindustry, an open source sandbox Tower Defense game that's a little like Factorio

Tags: Open Source, Sandbox, Tower Defense, Itch.io, Free GameMindustry is a free and open source Tower Defense game that pulls in elements rather…

Unvanquished, the free and open source shooter has a huge new release now out

Tags: Free Game, Open Source, FPS, ActionAfter being quiet for some time, the Unvanquished team is back and they have quite a lot to show off in the…

Citra, the Nintendo 3DS emulator now has 'Accurate Audio Emulation'

Tags: EmulationCitra, the impressive and quickly moving Nintendo 3DS emulator has a new progress report out and it sounds great. They've made some…

Valve adds even more gamepad support to their latest client beta

Tags: Valve, Steam, BetaValve are continuing to support as many devices as possible with a new Steam client beta now available. Since there's no…

Editorial: An open letter to Valve on why they should keep on embracing Linux

Tags: Editorial, Valve, SteamNews in the last week, heck, in the last few weeks and months have the potential to shake up the games industry…

Grab a glass, the first release candidate for Wine 4.0 is now available

Tags: WineFor those who like to guzzle a glass of the good stuff, Wine 4.0 just got the first release candidate. This also marks the start of the…

NVIDIA driver 415.22 is out for Linux, finally adding Transform Feedback support

Tags: Drivers, NVIDIAFinally, after waiting for a few months NVIDIA has released a new mainline driver which includes Transform Feedback support.…

DiRT 4 is officially coming to Linux, port from Feral Interactive

Tags: Racing, Steam, Feral Interactive, Coming SoonFeral Interactive have adjusted their mirrors and put things into high gear with DiRT 4 on the way…

Blackout, a modern choose your own adventure inspired by World of Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft and Twin Peaks

Tags: Adventure, Indie Game, Itch.io, Steam, Coming SoonInspired by the likes of World of Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft and Twin Peaks, the choose your…

EmptyEpsilon, a free and open source spaceship bridge sim

Tags: Open Source, Free Game, SimulationIf you like your sci-fi co-op games, EmptyEpsilon might be one to take a look at which is free and open…