Hidden Data

Reading and writing metadata from multimedia files

Dec 23, 2020

ExifTool lets you modify and analyze metadata in multimedia files from the command line, but its comprehensive feature set results in a lengthy learning curve. Luckily, jExiftoolGUI offers an intuitive interface that makes using ExifTool easier, even for less experienced users.

Slimming Down

Optimize SVG files for websites

Dec 23, 2020

Inkscape creates W3C-compliant SVG files, but they are usually larger than they need to be for the web. We'll show you how to optimize SVG files for faster load times.

Full Potential

Decoding videos in Firefox with VA-API

Dec 23, 2020

Today's graphics cards not only specialize in quickly drawing graphics on the screen, but they can also speed up video playback, reducing the CPU's load. While Firefox supports this optimization, you must manually enable hardware acceleration to quickly decode video on the browser.

Jail Break

An ASCII puzzle for an escape room challenge

Dec 23, 2020

A digital puzzle presents a challenge for young people in an escape room.

Tiny Extensions

Developing Tiny Core Linux extensions

Dec 23, 2020

Tiny Core Linux does not boast a big repository. Sooner or later, you'll need to create your own extensions to get the most out of Tiny Core. This article shows you how.

Fast and Functional

System resource monitoring with bpytop

Dec 23, 2020

Linux users have many options for monitoring system resources, but bpytop, a new Python port of bashtop, more than stands out from the crowd.

Best Laid Plans

A command-line task manager

Mar 25, 2021

The dstask personal tracker lets you manage your to-do list from the command line. Dstask uses Git version control to store tasks, letting you synchronize your to-do list across multiple devices.

Can the Free Software Foundation Save itself?

The Road Ahead

Apr 13, 2021

The controversy surrounding Richard Stallman has raised questions about the Free Software Foundation's relevance.


Network monitoring from the cloud

Nov 30, 2020

Netdata helps you monitor your network with ease through a cloud dashboard.

Double Flower

A twin-panel file manager based on Python 3/GTK3

Dec 23, 2020

Following in the footsteps of Norton Commander and its clones, the Sunflower twin-panel file manager takes a giant leap forward with a switch to Python 3 and GTK3.

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