Cast your Android device with a Raspberry Pi
Mar08

Cast your Android device with a Raspberry Pi

It’s hard to stay away from the gadgets we use on a daily basis. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, I want to make sure I don’t miss out on the important notifications from friends and family that pop up on my phone screen. I’m also busy and do not want to get lost in distractions, and picking up a phone and replying to messages tends to be distracting. read more Powered by...

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6 open source tools for wedding planning
Mar08

6 open source tools for wedding planning

If I were to say I had planned on writing this article a year or so ago, I would be wrong. So, I’ll give you a small amount of backstory about how this came to be. On March 21st, I will be “getting married.” I put that in quotes because I got married in Las Vegas on March 21, 2019. But I’m getting married again because my mom, who told us to elope, decided she was wrong and wanted a real wedding. So here I am,...

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10 articles you should read right now by women in tech
Mar08

10 articles you should read right now by women in tech

“Women in tech” is a label we use to describe humans who identify as women who are working in or playing with “tech,” which is a¬†broad term itself these days as it’s all around us, touching¬†almost everyone’s life in a myriad of ways. read more Powered by...

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Track your family calendar with a Raspberry Pi and a low-power display
Mar07

Track your family calendar with a Raspberry Pi and a low-power display

Some families have a complex schedule: the kids have school and afterschool activities, you have important events you want to remember, everyone has multiple appointments, and so forth. While you can keep track of everything using your cellphone and an app, wouldn’t it be better to have a large, low-power display at home to show your family’s calendar? Meet the E Ink calendar! read more Powered by...

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Manage containers on Raspberry Pi with this open source tool
Mar06

Manage containers on Raspberry Pi with this open source tool

Containers became widely popular because of Docker on Linux, but there are much earlier implementations, including the jail system on FreeBSD. A container is called a “jail” in FreeBSD terminology. The jail system was first released in FreeBSD 4.0 way back in 2000, and it has continuously improved since. While 20 years ago it was used mostly on large servers, now you can run it on your Raspberry Pi. read more Powered by...

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5 surprising things you can do with LibreOffice from the command line
Mar05

5 surprising things you can do with LibreOffice from the command line

LibreOffice has all the productivity features you’d want from an office software suite, making it a popular open source alternative to Microsoft Office or Google Suite. One of LibreOffice’s powers is the ability to operate from the command line. For example, Seth Kenlon recently explained how he uses a global command-line option to convert multiple files from DOCX to EPUB with LibreOffice. His article inspired me to share...

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