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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.

Not All NAS

Your NAS isn't enough – you still need to back up your data!

Jun 04, 2022

Some users trust their data to powerful file servers that advertise enterprise data protection, but your Network Attached Storage system might not be as safe as you think it is.

A style checker for LibreOffice Writer

Angry Reviewer

Nov 16, 2022

The Angry Reviewer style check can be used to evaluate and improve any type of writing, including academic articles and grant applications.

Network Tattletale

Monitoring application data traffic

May 06, 2022

OpenSnitch, an application-based firewall, protects you from unwanted data leaks by letting you set customized rules for all your applications.

Trust Tools

Using browser extensions to uncover disinformation

Aug 18, 2022

Fake information is experiencing a boom, but given the right tools, you can reliably separate the wheat from the chaff.

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