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Apr
5th

Tackling L33t-Speak

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

How to script a l33t-speak translator.

My daughter and I were bantering with each other via text message this morning as we often
do, and I dropped into a sort of mock “leet speak”. She wasn’t
impressed, but it got me thinking about formulaic substitutions in language
and how they represent interesting programming challenges.
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Mar
31st

Weekend Reading: Raspberry Pi Projects

Author: Carlie Fairchild | Files under syndicated


The Raspberry Pi has been very popular among hobbyists and educators ever since its launch in 2011. It’s a credit-card-sized single-board computer with a Broadcom BCM 2835 SoC, 256MB to 512MB of RAM, USB ports, GPIO pins, Ethernet, HDMI out, camera header and an SD card slot.
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Mar
26th

Launching External Processes in Python

Author: Reuven M. Lerner | Files under syndicated

Think it’s complex to connect your Python program to the UNIX shell? Think
again!

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Mar
2nd

Ansible, Part IV: Putting It All Together

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated


Roles are the most complicated and yet simplest aspect of
Ansible to learn.

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Feb
13th

Shell Scripting and Security

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated


Basic ways you can use shell scripts to monitor password strength and secret accounts.

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Feb
12th

ZFS for Linux

Author: Charles Fisher | Files under syndicated

Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, native
kernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer.
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Feb
6th

Programming in Color with ncurses

Author: Jim Hall | Files under syndicated

Jim demonstrates color manipulation with
curses by adding colors to his terminal adventure
game.
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Jan
30th

Ansible: Making Things Happen

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Finally, an automation framework that thinks like a sysadmin. Ansible,
you’re hired.
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Jan
29th

Rapid, Secure Patching: Tools and Methods

Author: Charles Fisher | Files under syndicated


Generate enterprise-grade SSH keys and load them into an agent for control
of all kinds of Linux hosts. Script the agent with the Parallel Distributed
Shell (pdsh) to effect rapid changes over your server farm.

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Jan
26th

Creating an Adventure Game in the Terminal with ncurses

Author: Jim Hall | Files under syndicated


How to use curses functions to read the keyboard and manipulate the
screen.

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