Visual Cues

Visual Studio Code for programming a Raspberry Pi

Dec 23, 2020

Professional and casual Python developers save time and keystrokes in a Visual Studio Code development environment for remote coding of a Raspberry Pi.

Health Check

Perform basic system checks with checksecurity

Feb 02, 2021

Linux offers users a wide range of options for system configuration. With the help of the checksecurity tool collection, you can automatically monitor basic system settings.

Strictly Structured

Gnome extension with a tiling function

Feb 02, 2021

The Gnome extension Material Shell organizes the windows on your desktop, giving you many options for smoothly switching between different applications and views.

A Survey of Init Systems

Init Alternatives

May 25, 2021

While most distros ship with systemd, init alternatives exist. Here are a few of the leading init systems available for Linux.

Newly Wallpapered

Add Variety to your desktop

Dec 23, 2020

Don't let your desktop look boring. With the Variety wallpaper manager, you can easily set up a rotating selection of background images and other customized options.

Tutorial – Ventoy

A tool for distro hoppers

Dec 23, 2020

With Ventoy you can conveniently put multiple bootable ISO images on a single USB drive.

Smart Sort

Looking for an edge with the classic Quicksort algorithm

Mar 25, 2021

If you wanted to assign a flavor to the Quicksort algorithm, it would be sweet and sour. Sweet, because it is very elegant; sour, because typical implementations sometimes leave more questions than they answer.

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.

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