Zedge, for All Your Annoying Ringtones!
I really don't understand folks who use songs as their ringtones. Isn't it annoying or confusing when the song comes on the radio? If it's your favorite song, don't you get desensitized to it when you listen to the CD (or digital equivalent of CD)? Nevertheless, you probably hear dozens of ringtones every day. Those probably vary from "super annoying" to "what a cool ringtone". With Zedge, you can be the person annoying your fellow subway passengers—or making them jealous.
Screenshot from the Google Play store
Zedge is a free app in the Google Play store, and the ringtones (and notification sounds and alarm sounds) are completely free as well. I currently use the "WHAAAT?!?!??!" sound from the minions on Despicable Me as a notification sound (which is clearly super cool and not annoying). My ringtone, which I hear much less often than in years past, is one I made myself from pasting together sound clips from Star Trek the Next Generation. Somehow, my homemade ringtone ended up on Zedge. I know it's mine, because I pasted together sounds that don't actually occur together on the show. I'm terribly proud of my ringtone, and if you'd like to hear it for yourself, search for "Incoming Subspace Signal", it should pop right up. If Star Trek isn't up your alley, there are thousands of other options from which to choose. With Zedge, installing them is simple and, of course, free.
Due to its incredible selection, seamless integration and amazing price tag, Zedge is this month's Editors' Choice winner. Check it out today at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.zedge.android.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
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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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide