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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
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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Feb
2nd

Shell Scripting: Dungeons, Dragons and Dice

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated


Dungeons, Dragons and Dice—a script that lets you roll those 3d6 and 2d20
that a surprising number of games require.

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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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Jan
24th

Threading in Python

Author: Reuven M. Lerner | Files under syndicated


Threads can provide concurrency, even if they’re not truly parallel.

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Jan
21st

Shell Scripting a Bunco Game

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

Bunco—a dice game that makes
Yahtzee look complicated!

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Jan
18th

Getting Started with ncurses

Author: Jim Hall | Files under syndicated

How to use curses to draw to the terminal screen.

While graphical user interfaces are very cool, not every program needs to run with
a point-and-click interface. For example, the venerable vi editor ran in
plain-text terminals long before the first GUI.
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Jan
9th

Analyze Song Lyrics with a Shell Script, Part II

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

In my last
article
, I began exploring song lyrics. Not so you could have an epic
Karaoke night, but more in the sense of analyzing song lyrics and word usage
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Jan
6th

How-to Take the Plunge and Replace the “I’m not a programmer” Mantra

Author: Reuven M. Lerner | Files under syndicated

For the past few years, the bulk of my consulting work has been in
corporate training. Many of the participants in my courses are people
who have been developing software for years already and simply want
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Nov
2nd

Analyzing Song Lyrics

Author: Dave Taylor | Files under syndicated

I was reading about the history of The Beatles a few days ago and bumped into an
interesting fact. According to the author, The Beatles used the word
“love” in their songs more than 160 times. At first I thought,
“cool”, but the more I thought about it, the more I became skeptical about the figure. In
fact, I suspect that the word “love” shows up considerably more than 160
times.
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