HOWTOs

Work the Shell - Web Server Tricks with $RANDOM

Add some pseudo-randomness to your scripts and user interaction. more>>

Hack and / - Spam: the Ham Hack

Check out a few simple spam-fighting tweaks to two of my favorite open-source programs: mutt and Postfix. more>>

How to Be Cute on All Desktops with Qt

Qt always has been about cross-platform. By providing a rich API that isn't tied to a specific platform, Qt can be both intuitive to use and innovative. more>>

Work the Shell - Messing around with ImageMagick

GUIs? We don't need no stinkin' GUIs; we've got ImageMagick. Work with images from the command line. more>>

Rich Cross-Platform Desktop Applications Using Open-Source Titanium

The Titanium open-source platform lets Web developers leverage their Web skills for creating desktop applications. more>>

Hack and / - What Really IRCs Me: Twitter

In my never-ending search to do all communications through the same IRC client, this month I present tircd—a great way to connect to Twitter over IRC. more>>

Cooking with Linux - Cross at Your Platform?

Open protocols, baby—it's the only way. If you need to carry on an instant-messaging conversation, why not do it in the privacy of your own server? more>>

Lazarus for Cross-Platform Development

Lazarus may be the most native cross-platform development environment running on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Use it to create native applications with platform-independent code. more>>

Work the Shell - Looking More Closely at Letter and Word Usage

More examples of using the shell to find the frequency of letters used in the English language. more>>

Completely Fair Scheduler

Find out how Linux's new scheduler strives to be fair to all processes and eliminate the problems with the old O(1) scheduler. more>>

Real-Time Linux Kernel Scheduler

The -rt patchset, or just -rt, adds real-time scheduling capabilities to the Linux kernel. more>>

Say Goodbye to Reboots with Ksplice

Tired of rebooting for kernel updates? Good news—now you don't have to, thanks to Ksplice Uptrack. more>>

At the Forge - Fixtures and Factories

Use factories and fixtures in your Rails applications to help simplify your database-related testing. more>>

Hack and / - What Really IRCs Me: Instant Messaging

Use Bitlbee to roll all of your instant-messaging accounts into an IRC interface and do all your chatting from one place. more>>

Cooking with Linux - The Case of the Missing OS

Looking around, I was confused by the scene. The operating system (and my desktop), was nowhere to be seen—and yet, there it was, everywhere I turned. It was as though the kidnappers had created countless copies of my desktop OS and left it everywhere for me to find—a mystery indeed. more>>
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