How to plan your next IT career move
Aug16

How to plan your next IT career move

Being part of technology-oriented communities has been an essential part of my career development. The first community that made a difference for me was focused on virtualization. Less than a year into my first career-related job, I met a group of friends who were significant contributors to this “vCommunity,” and I found their enthusiasm to be contagious. That began our daily “nerd herd,” where a...

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Designing open audio hardware as DIY kits
Aug16

Designing open audio hardware as DIY kits

Previously in this series about people who are developing audio technology in the open, I interviewed Juan Rios, developer and maintainer of Guayadeque and Sander Jansen, developer and maintainer of Goggles Music Manager. These conversations have broadened my thinking and helped me enjoy their software even more than before. read...

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Happy anniversary GNOME: What's your favorite version?
Aug15

Happy anniversary GNOME: What's your favorite version?

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the first GNOME release. To celebrate, we want to hear from you. What’s your favorite GNOME version? And what does your favorite version say about you? Are you change-averse or are you a pioneer of new releases? Take our poll! read...

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How to record screencasts in GNOME 3
Aug15

How to record screencasts in GNOME 3

GNOME is a free and open source desktop environment used by most GNU/Linux distributions like Fedora, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. It’s designed to “get things done with ease, comfort, and control.” read...

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How to create a vanity Tor .onion web address
Aug15

How to create a vanity Tor .onion web address

Tor is a powerful, open source network that enables anonymous and non-trackable (or difficult to track) browsing of the internet. It’s able to achieve this because of users running Tor nodes, which serve as intentional detours between two otherwise direct paths. For instance, if you are in New Zealand and visit python.nz, instead of being routed next door to the data center running python.nz, your traffic might be routed to...

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12 extensions for your GNOME desktop
Aug15

12 extensions for your GNOME desktop

The GNOME desktop is the default graphical user interface for most of the popular Linux distributions and some of the BSD and Solaris operating systems. Currently at version 3, GNOME provides a sleek user experience, and extensions are available for additional functionality. read...

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