Linux Journal Contents #139, November 2005
Controlling a Pinball Machine Using Linux
by John R. Bork
The mechanical parts are bulletproof, but the 1980s electronics are beyond repair. Embedded Linux to the rescue.
Radio's Next Generation: Radii
by Dan Rasmussen, Paul D. Norton
and Jon Morgan
Hours of commercial-free programs, your favorite music and you might even catch Doc Searls. Bring Internet radio to your regular listening spot.
The Ultimate Linux Lunchbox
by Ron Minnich
It fits under an airplane seat and uses a laptop power supply. No, not a laptop—a 16-node Beowulf cluster in a box.
2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards
by LJ Staff
Your favorite distribution is what? This year, maybe the rest of the readers finally agree with you.
Echo and Soft VoIP PBX Systems
by David Mandelstam
An old problem for long-distance lines is back for the Internet. Fortunately, today we have better tools to deal with it.
Simple Linux IP Repeaters to Extend HomePlug Range
by Francisco J. González-Castaño,
Pedro S. Rodríguez-Hernández, Felipe J. Gil-Castiñeira, Miguel
Rodelgo-Lacruz and José Valero-Alonso
Increase the range and functionality of your power-line network with an embedded Linux device that helps connect distant nodes.
At the Forge
Rails and Databases
by Reuven M. Lerner
Intro to inotify
by Robert Love
Cooking with Linux
Hack the Net? No, NetHack.
by Marcel Gagné
by Corey Steele
Linux for Suits
Dialogue with Don
by Doc Searls
The Hardware Hacking behind the Software Radio
by Dan Rasmussen, Paul Norton and Jon Morgan
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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|The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database||Jul 29, 2016|
|Stunnel Security for Oracle||Jul 28, 2016|
|SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager||Jul 21, 2016|
|My +1 Sword of Productivity||Jul 20, 2016|
|Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!||Jul 19, 2016|
|Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)||Jul 18, 2016|
- The Firebird Project's Firebird Relational Database
- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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