Linux tips for using cron to schedule tasks
Nov15

Linux tips for using cron to schedule tasks

Making things happen on a regular and predictable schedule is important on computers. It’s important because, as humans, we can sometimes be bad at remembering to do things reliably because we get distracted, have too much on our minds, or we’re on holiday. Computers are really good at doing things on a schedule, but a human has to program the computer before the computer takes action. read more Powered by...

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Why now is a great time to consider a career in open source hardware
Nov13

Why now is a great time to consider a career in open source hardware

It has become commonplace in the software industry for programmers of all flavors to build careers writing code that releases to the commons with open source licenses. Industry headhunters often demand access to the code to vet future employees. Those that focus their career on open source development get rewarded. According to payscale.com, Linux sysadmins earn more than their Windows counterparts, indicating better pay and job...

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What you need to know about cluster logging in Kubernetes
Nov12

What you need to know about cluster logging in Kubernetes

Server and application logging is an important facility for developers, operators, and security teams to understand an application’s state running in their production environment. Logging allows operators to determine if the applications and the required components are running smoothly and detect if something unusual is happening so they can react to the situation. read more Powered by...

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7 Linux commands to use just for fun
Nov11

7 Linux commands to use just for fun

The Linux command line can be the home of power users and sysadmins. However, Linux is more than just a lot of hard work. Linux was developed by fun-loving people who created an array of comical commands. Try playing around with these yourself when you want a smile. Steam locomotive (sl) For no reason whatsoever, you can cause a steam locomotive to zip across your terminal using the sl command. Install Steam Locomotive with your...

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Transfer files between your phone and Linux with this open source tool
Nov10

Transfer files between your phone and Linux with this open source tool

Are you looking for a way to quickly copy files from your iPhone or Android mobile device to your Linux computer or from your Linux computer to your devices? I recently discovered an open source application that’s easy to install and makes transferring files as simple as a QR code. The qrcp project provides a command that generates a QR code in your terminal that allows you to send or receive files to your computer over the...

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How Knative unleashes the power of serverless
Nov10

How Knative unleashes the power of serverless

Knative is an open source project based on the Kubernetes platform for building, deploying, and managing serverless workloads that run in the cloud, on-premises, or in a third-party data center. Google originally started it with contributions from more than 50 companies. Knative allows you to build modern applications which are container-based and source-code-oriented. read more Powered by...

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