Free Connection

Exploring decentralized chat and microblogging platforms

Aug 11, 2022

Diaspora, Friendica, and Mastodon are free and decentralized microblogging platforms that keep you in control of your data.


Managing time-triggered events with Zeit

Jun 24, 2022

Zeit offers a graphic front end for the crontab and at tools, making it easier to manage the time-controlled execution of programs, alarms, and timers.

Needle in a Haystack

Finding problems using unsupervised image categorization

Oct 06, 2022

The most tedious part of supervised machine learning is providing sufficient supervision. However, if the samples come from a restricted sample space, unsupervised learning might be fine for the task.

Cloning a Debian System with apt-clone

Debian Clone

Jan 11, 2023

Under the right circumstances, apt-clone can be a simple option for cloning your Debian system.

Dead End

Checking for broken links in directory structures

Jun 24, 2022

Broken links can wreak havoc in directory structures. This article shows you how to use scripts to avoid having your links lead to a dead end.

Serve It up Hot

Backing up a living system

Jun 24, 2022

The tools and strategies you use to back up files that are not being accessed won't work when you copy data that is currently in use by a busy application. This article explains the danger of employing common Linux utilities to back up living data and examines some alternatives.

Ducks in a Row

Aligning Text in LibreOffice Writer

Dec 13, 2022

To get professional publishing results, here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of LibreOffice Writer’s alignment options.

We Need to Talk

How computers learn languages

Oct 06, 2022

Whether through voice assistants, chatbots, or the automatic analysis of documents, rapid developments in AI are helping speech technologies make inroads. But how does AI manage to understand the subtleties of human language?

Lightning Protection

Locking down the Thunderbolt interface

Jun 04, 2022

The Thunderbolt interface supports extremely fast data transfer rates, but be careful about what you plug into your port, because Thunderbolt devices access memory directly. We'll show you some Linux tools for locking down your Thunderbolt interface.

Convenient Downloads

A download manager for the shell

Jun 04, 2022

A few lines of shell code and the Gawk scripting language make downloading files off the web a breeze.

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