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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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How to tidy copied PDF text with a CoPa script

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The image below shows a small, demonstration PDF: When I highlight the text in the PDF, only the paragraphs and their internal spaces go to the X, or primary clipboard: When I middle-click-paste from the primary clipboard into a text editor, each line of text in the PDF appears on a new line,…

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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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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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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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DMS to DD to KML with AWK and sed

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In a 2014 Linux Rain article I describe a fast 'points plotter' for Google Earth. First I copy a list of latitude/longitudes (lat/lons) from a spreadsheet to the clipboard, then I launch a shell script with a keyboard shortcut. The script builds a KML file from the copied list and opens the KML for…

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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Debian 9

Linuxize: Visual Studio Code is a free and open source cross-platform code editor developed by Microsoft.

Inkscape 1.0 Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor Is Finally Coming After 15 Years

Inkscape is quality SVG editor that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems and can be used to create or edit vector graphics like logos, diagrams, illustrations, charts, and anything else in between.

Get started with Cypht, an open source email client

Integrate your email and news feeds into one view with Cyph

The Evil-Twin Framework: A tool for testing WiFi security

Learn about a pen-testing tool intended to test the security of WiFi access points for all types of threats.

Using Linux containers to analyze the impact of climate change and soil on New Zealand crops

Method models climate change scenarios by processing vast amounts of high-resolution soil and weather data.

What is Small Scale Scrum?

Here's how the scrum agile methodology can help teams of three or fewer work more efficiently.

Deepin Linux 15.9 Released with Support for Touchscreen Gestures, Faster Updates

softpedia: The Deepin 15.9 update is here to add support for multiple touchscreen gestures

Red Hat Advances Container Technology With Podman 1.0

eWEEK: Red Hat's competitive effort to Docker containers hits a major milestone with the release of Podman 1.0, which looks to provide improved performance and security for containers.

GameHub - An Unified Library To Put All Games Under One Roof

Ostechnix:  GameHub is free, open source gaming platform written in Vala using GTK+3 for GNU/Linux operating systems.

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Sunless Skies is steaming ahead towards release, UI overhaul is out

Tags: Indie Game, GOG, Steam, Early Access, UnitySunless Skies from Failbetter Games is leaving Early Access on January 31st and it recently had a…

ATOM RPG, the Fallout-like game now has a full tutorial starting area and more

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, RPGThe developers behind the Fallout-inspired ATOM RPG certainly have been busy since releasing it in December. While the…

Deadly Days, the strategic zombie survival rogue-lite has continued to evolve into a better game

Tags: Zombies, Steam, Indie Game, Rogue-lite, Early AccessThere's a number of Early Access game that I'm keeping a close eye on for having a huge…

Night of the Blood Moon, a cramped Nuclear Throne-like shooter is now in Early Access

Tags: Indie Game, Steam, Early Access, Action, Rogue-liteNight of the Blood Moon from sole developer Tyler McDermott is a cramped and quite…

Sparticles, a fast-paced platformer that reveals hidden terrain with particle explosions is now on Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, PlatformerWe have a lot of platformers, however Sparticles is one that looks incredibly unique visually due to the hidden…

Age of Fear: The Free World, a free fantasy turn-based strategy game

Tags: Free Game, Strategy, Steam, Indie GameFor those in need of their next turn-based strategy game, the Age of Fear series now has a free entry for…

I’m in shock at just how well Overwatch runs with the latest DXVK and Lutris

Tags: WineYou might remember, that back in September last year I talked a little about Lutris and Overwatch [Official Site] together and how it was…

Lord of Dwarves will have you build large structures and defend them, developed on Linux

Tags: Steam, Indie Game, Coming SoonHere's a fun one, Lord of Dwarves from developer Stellar Sage Games is a game about helping a kingdom of dwarves…

Dead Ascend, an open source point and click 2D adventure game

Tags: Point & Click, Adventure, Open Source, Free GameFor those wanting to check out another open source game or perhaps see how they're made,…

The new System Shock is looking quite impressive with the latest artwork

Tags: Unreal Engine, Coming Soon, Video, Indie GameSystem Shock, the remake coming eventually from Nightdive Studios continues along in development…

vkQuake2, the project adding Vulkan support to Quake 2 now supports Linux

Tags: Vulkan, FPS, Open SourceAt the start of this year, I gave a little mention to vkQuake2, a project which has updated the classic Quake 2 with…

Protontricks, a handy tool for doing various tweaks with Steam Play has been forked

Tags: Steam PlayFor those brave enough to attempt to get more Windows games to run through Steam Play, Protontricks is a handy solution and it's been…

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Tags: Site InfoHello everyone, I hope you're all having a good weekend playing some fun games. Just a reminder, that we rely on user support. First…

Valve put out another Steam Beta Client with minor Steam Play changes

Tags: Valve, Beta, Steam PlayValve are pushing out updates rather often to the Steam client lately, with the fourth this month now out. On top of…

Juicy like the good stuff, Wine 4.0 RC7 is out with a delightful aroma

Tags: WineNo need to worry about a sour aftertaste here, we're of course talking about the wonderful software and not the tasty liquid. As usual,…