Open source mind mapping with Draw.io
Dec05

Open source mind mapping with Draw.io

There’s something special about maps. I remember opening the front book cover of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit when I was younger, staring at the hand-drawn map of Middle Earth, and feeling the wealth of possibility contained in the simple drawing. Aside from their obvious purpose of actually describing where things are in relation to other things, I think maps do a great job of expressing potential. You could step outside and...

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7 tips for virtual mentorship in open source
Dec04

7 tips for virtual mentorship in open source

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Convert audio in batches on Linux with SoundConverter
Dec04

Convert audio in batches on Linux with SoundConverter

There are many file formats used to store digital audio, and they’re good for different purposes. Digital audio is, of course, only a representation of sound, a rendering of soundwaves that get translated into sound by a decoder and a set of speakers. Some audio formats, generically called lossless formats, aim to encode audio close to its original analog form. Still, there’s a lot of data in the real world, and as yet,...

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Quick video editing on Linux with Flowblade
Dec03

Quick video editing on Linux with Flowblade

Do you have videos you need to cut together but find video editing applications too complex? Flowblade is a minimal video editing application designed to enable you to assemble a cut of your video quickly and easily. read more Powered by...

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Edit video on Linux with Kdenlive
Dec02

Edit video on Linux with Kdenlive

Whether it’s due to snow days, a seasonal vacation, or time off for any number of holidays, December is a great time to settle down in front of your computer and get creative. One of my favorite pastimes is cutting video footage together. Sometimes I edit video to tell a story. Other times I edit video to convey a mood or a single idea, and sometimes I do it to provide visuals to music I’ve either discovered or composed....

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Edit audio on Linux with Audacity
Dec01

Edit audio on Linux with Audacity

The Audacity sound editor is one of those open source applications that filled a niche that seemingly nobody else realized existed. Initially developed at Carnegie Mellon University at a time when many people still thought computers were just for office and schoolwork, and you required special DSP peripherals for serious multimedia work. Audacity recognized that, occasionally, the average computer user needed to edit audio. The...

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