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Scottish Country Dancing stats

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My wife has been in the same Scottish Country Dancing group for many years, and back in 2005 she began keeping a record of the dances done at each meeting. She lists a fair bit of information in her "dances done" spreadsheet (screenshot below). She recently asked me "Would it be…

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A script to log what my GPS tells me

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I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint. At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's…

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Eek! My rounding is biased!

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I've written several BASH scripts that use GNU AWK's printf function to round off decimal numbers. Now I've learned that the rounding is biased, and I need to re-do the scripts. For me the desirable way to round off a decimal is to round up if the bit to be discarded is greater than one half, and…

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Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

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For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to…

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Give your eyes a break in the evenings with Redshift

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Eyes hurting at night from the glare of your screen? Perhaps it's even affecting your sleep? Then maybe you should give Redshift a try, a program similar to Twilight on Android and inspired by the likes of f.lux. If you've heard of either Twilight or f.lux, you'll probably know what these sorts of…

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Sync your Fitbit on Linux with Galileo

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If you have a Fitbit fitness device and wish to sync your device using the wireless dongle on your Linux machine, the good news is it is possible with the Bluetooth-based Fitbit devices, thanks to a small Python utility called Galileo. Note: you will need a bit of terminal-foo, but to be honest, I…

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OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

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The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have…

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Scripting a DNA sequence viewer

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SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a…

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Netflix on Firefox for Linux

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If you're a Firefox user and you're a little fed up with going to Google Chrome every time in order to watch Netflix on your Linux machine, the good news is since Firefox 49 landed, HTML5 DRM (through the Google Widevine CDM (Content Decryption Manager) plugin) is now supported. Services that use…

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Hunting gremlin characters

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When cleaning UTF-8 text files I sometimes come across invisible characters that I call 'gremlins'. These aren't the usual non-printing characters, like whitespace and (horizontal) tab, which are non-printing characters I expect to find in the plain text files I work with. Gremlins are weird things…

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TLP - An Advanced Power Management Tool That Improve Battery Life On Linux Laptop

2DayGeek: TLP is a free opensource advanced power management tool that improve your battery life without making any configuration change.

Using PPA in Ubuntu Linux [Complete Guide]

 itsFOSS: An in-depth article that covers almost all the questions around using PPA in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

10 Best Native Linux Games

LinuxConfig: Whether you want something free to play or you're looking for invest in a long term favorite, there are plenty of amazing options on Linux.

Vivaldi 2.2 Introduces Picture-in-Picture, Smarter Tab Management and Navigation

The Vivaldi 2.2 update introduces even more goodies to make you consider Vivaldi as your default web browser

How to install Redis on a Raspberry Pi using Docker

Using Docker enables us to install the latest releases of Redis long before they are available in the Raspbian package repository.

5 resolutions for open source project maintainers

No matter how you say it, good communication is essential to strong open source communities.

Top 5 configuration management tools

Learn about configuration management tools and figure out which will work best for your DevOps organization.

Patch into The Matrix at the Linux command line

Recreate the classic look and feel of everyone's favorite 1990s sci-fi movie code scroller with cmatrix.

FreeBSD 12 released: Here is how to upgrade FreeBSD 11 to 12.

Nixcraft: The 12th version of the FreeBSD has been released, bringing updated software hardware support.

GamingOnLinux Latest Articles

Preview: Jupiter Hell, the modern roguelike and spiritual successor to DRL (Doom the roguelike)

Tags: Preview, Video, Steam, Indie Game, RoguelikeJupiter Hell is a roguelike I'm following with great excitement, it's serving a the spiritual…

The Tyranids are coming to Warhammer 40,000: Gladius in January

Tags: DLC, Strategy, Coming Soon, GOG, Humble Store, SteamWhile Warhammer 40,000: Gladius is a pretty good strategy game, it did feel somewhat…

Preview: Overland, the squad-based survival strategy game is to release in full next year

Tags: Update, Indie Game, Early Access, Strategy, PreviewOverland, a stylish strategy game where every single step counts is due for a full release…

The impressive ATOM RPG is to leave Early Access on December 19th

Tags: Indie Game, RPG, Early Access, SteamAfter little over a year in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the surprisingly…

VK9, the project that aims to support Direct3D 9 over Vulkan has hit another milestone

Tags: VulkanThe developer of VK9, another rather interesting compatibility layer has advanced further with the announcement of another completed…

The lovely aquarium building game Megaquarium just had a big update

Tags: Steam, Humble Store, Indie Game, Simulation, StrategyTwice Circled are adding in plenty of new features to Megaquarium as promised, with a…

The KKnD remake using the OpenRA engine has a first release out

Tags: Open Source, StrategyKKnD, the classic strategy game is being revived and the new open source project has the first release out. Note: Much…

NVIDIA released the 415.22.01 Vulkan driver

Tags: NVIDIA, DriversYesterday, NVIDIA again updated their special beta Vulkan driver pushing it to version 415.22.01 with various improvements. This…

DXVK 0.94 is out with fixes and performance tweaks

Tags: Wine, VulkanThe Valve-funded DXVK project, which kicks over D3D11 and D3D10 to Vulkan for use with Wine has another fresh brew available.…

Wipeout inspired anti-gravity racer BallisticNG has left Early Access

Tags: Racing, Indie Game, SteamFor those who miss the glory days of Wipeout, take a look at BallisticNG which just left Early Access. Developed…

Distance, the awesome racing platformer has a new mini-campaign out

Tags: Steam, Humble Store, Indie Game, Racing, Platformer, UpdateFor those who've completed the main content of Distance you might want to grab your…

Good Company, a very stylish looking tycoon sim will support Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Unity, Strategy, SimulationGood Company, a business management tycoon sim is a recent discovery and it will be coming to…

KeeperRL had a pretty big release recently, adding in some modding support and lots more

Tags: Early Access, Indie Game, Itch.io, Humble Store, Steam, Strategy, RPG, Open SourceKeeperRL is a great little game, one that mixes in roguelike…

The excellent SC Controller gamepad tool has two fresh releases available

Tags: Apps, DriversDo not adjust your monitor, you did read the correctly. SC Controller, the excellent tool that started off just for configuring…

Discord announce a 90/10 revenue split, Discord Store will support Linux

Tags: MiscYou will be forgiven for not paying much attention to the Discord Store, since it doesn't currently support Linux. It seems that is going…