Announcing Open Jam, a game jam created with open source in mind
Aug22

Announcing Open Jam, a game jam created with open source in mind

After more than a year of participating in game jams as Team Scripta, we wanted to host one that promotes open source games and game creation tools. That’s why we’re teaming up with Opensource.com to bring you Open Jam, a game jam dedicated to doing just that. read...

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Astroplan Python library makes astronomy research planning easier
Aug22

Astroplan Python library makes astronomy research planning easier

For some people, the darkness of the recent eclipse set off a light bulb. As millions of people saw the sun blotted out by the moon, many of them realized they’re interested in astronomy more generally. Those people are in luck. A Python library called Astroplan can help them plan their observations. read...

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4 open principles for building a better startup
Aug22

4 open principles for building a better startup

If you’re launching a company, you might believe you shouldn’t have to deal with issues like personnel development and company culture. After all, as a startup you’re only concerned with the development and rapid evolution of your own product and services, right? This kind of thinking is short-term thinking. Successful startups develop organizations with long-term strategies in mind. Startups really should think...

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How many of your games run on Linux?
Aug22

How many of your games run on Linux?

Gamer? Check. Linux user? Check. For years, one of the top excuses I heard from friends who would otherwise have switched to Linux long ago is that they just couldn’t give up their Windows-only games. I can empathize. I was a dual-booter for years for exactly this reason, and it made making the switch harder for me. After all, once I’m booted into one operating system, the temptation is to stay there rather than rebooting...

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Manage your finances with LibreOffice Calc
Aug21

Manage your finances with LibreOffice Calc

If you’re like most people, you don’t have a bottomless bank account. You probably need to watch your monthly spending carefully. There are many ways to do that, but that quickest and easiest way is to use a spreadsheet. Many folks create a very basic spreadsheet to do the job, one that consists of two long columns with a total at the bottom. That works, but it’s kind of blah. I’m going to walk you through...

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Getting started with ImageMagick
Aug21

Getting started with ImageMagick

In a recent article about lightweight image viewers, author Scott Nesbitt mentioned display, one of the components in ImageMagick. ImageMagick is not merely an image viewer—it offers a large number of utilities and options for image editing. This tutorial will explain more about using the display command and other command-line utilities in ImageMagick. read...

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