It's funny, when your home office is your couch, you tend to forget how
nice it can be when you dock a laptop and have all the extra screen real
estate a monitor brings. For many years, I left my work laptop docked
at work, and when I worked from home, I just VPNed in with a personal
Anyone who knows me well enough knows I love mobile
devices. Phones, tablets and other shiny glowing gadgets are almost an
addiction for me. I've talked about my addiction in other articles and
columns, and Kyle Rankin even made fun of me once in a Point/Counterpoint
column because my household has a bunch of iOS devices in it. more>>
Pythonistas are eager to extol
the lovely virtues of our language. Most beginning Python
programmers are invited to run import
this from the interpreter right after the canonical
world. One of the favorite quips from running that
command is: more>>
Mom always said, "It's not nice to point." I'd argue Mom didn't manually
enter long, cumbersome URLs, however. We're all familiar with services
like TinyURL, but because we're Linux folks, we tend to prefer doing such
things on our own. As with almost everything in Linux, there's more
than one way to skin a cat, and in this article, I explore a bunch. more>>
Nowadays, high-performance server software (for example, the HTTP accelerator) in most
runs on multicore machines. Modern hardware could provide 32, 64 or more CPU
cores. In such highly concurrent environments, lock contention sometimes hurts
overall system performance more than data copying, context switches and so
In many scientific disciplines, the research you may be doing is
completely new. It may be so new that there isn't even any instrumentation
available to make your experimental measurements. In those cases, you
have no choice but to design and build your own measuring devices. more>>
The other day in the Linux Journal IRC room (#linuxjournal on Freenode),
I was whining to the channel about no-ip.com deleting my account
without warning. My home IP address hadn't changed in a couple months,
and because there was no update, it appeared abandoned. more>>
What if, just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you could wake up
to a fresh and identical development environment completely free of
yesterday's experiments and mistakes?
Vagrant lets you do exactly that.
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