Software

Minbar and the Islamic Tools and Libraries

I've been meaning to explore applications available for our Muslim readers for some time now. My main focus here is on the Minbar Project, but I also explore some of the highlights of the Islamic Tools and Libraries (ITL). more>>

SerbDict - Serbian-English Dictionary

I've highlighted a few language programs in this column, but so far they've been for Japanese, Chinese and German—all languages spoken by large populations. So a dictionary program for a language like Serbian jumped right out at me. According to the SourceForge page: "Serbian Dictionary is a bidirectional Serbian-English dictionary. It currently contains only a command-line interface. more>>

ebook2cw-E-book to Morse Code Conversion

You know I love niche projects, but this is the first project I've come across that genuinely made me laugh out loud and exclaim, "I've got to cover that!"

To quote the Web site: more>>

NUT - Nutrition Software

NUT-Nutrition Software

If you're watching your weight, monitoring your health and dietary habits, or simply unconvinced by flashy food labels that don't tell the whole story, this is the project for you. According to the Web site: more>>

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Project - Brain Workshop

If you're looking to improve your mental faculties, especially in the area of memory, check out this project. According to the Web site:

Brain Workshop is a free open-source version of the dual n-back brain training exercise. more>>

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Super Collision At Studio Dave: The New World Of SuperCollider3, Part 2

In the first part of this series I introduced SuperCollider3 and its most basic operations. Now let's make things a little more interesting by adding a little randomization, a neat GUI, and some MIDI control.

Creating A GUI more>>

Bookshelf

Managing Your Dead Tree Library

If you're an e-book reader, chances are you already use the wonderful Calibre software. If not, see Dan Sawyer's article in the April 2011 issue. Like many avid readers, however, I still find something soothing about a book made from dead trees. more>>

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Numeric Relativity with the Einstein Toolkit

This post finds us at the cutting edge of physics, numerical general relativity. Because we haven't perfected mind-to-mind transmission of information, we won't actually be able to cover in any real detail how this all works. more>>

iSCSI Lab

Creating Software-backed iSCSI Targets in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Studying for certification exams can be an adventure. Even more so when the certification exam is a hands-on, performance-based exam. The quandry most people I know fall into, is that to effectively study for such an exam, you need access to a lab environment with elements that may be beyond the scope of the average Linux enthusiast. One such element is iSCSI.  more>>

Maxima

Maximum Calculus with Maxima

We looked at Maxima in the February 2011 issue to do algebra and rearrange some equations. But those aren't the only tricks up Maxima's sleeve. This month, I describe how Maxima can help with differential equations, but I'm going to leave out some of the intermediate results to save some space. more>>

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