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Great free books for beginner and experienced developers

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December 31, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

If your new year’s resolution is to expand your programming knowledge, career advancement in IT, and/or helping improve the Tunesviewer project (hint hint 🙂 you may enjoy these great free ebooks: How to Make Mistakes in Python This book has practical advice for everyone’s favorite scripting language – in fact, most of the tips in […]

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Setting up TigerVPN with Ubuntu

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December 19, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

While TigerVPN is a fast and useful service to keep unencrypted traffic from getting man-in-the-middle‘d, they didn’t provide easy instructions for setup in Ubuntu. Here are a few easy steps to set up your service on Ubuntu (tested on 14.04): Install the network-manager-openvpn-gnome program. On Ubuntu/Debian this is: “sudo apt-get install network-manager-openvpn-gnome” – enter that […]

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iOS transfer made easier

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November 28, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Trouble transferring files to iOS devices from Ubuntu? Now try iosTransferGUI, a simple way to load files onto iPad without having to use the command-line ifuse and libimobiledevice: Unfortunately this requires libimobiledevice 1.2, which is not the default on current Ubuntu. If you don’t want to compile it and related libimobiledevice utilities, there are PPA […]

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Looking for iPad/apps? You may want to reconsider…

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November 23, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Tablets are great tools for reading and learning on-the go. With that said, there are many reasons you should reconsider using AppleID/Itunes Store on that new iPad for the student on your list: The Bad: Itunes Store may show almost-pornographic album covers on the store front-page, even if you just brought it up to look […]

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What will you do with Ubuntu-drone??

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November 5, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Ubuntu has been a major player in the “Cloud”, but is now moving to the clouds. A partner is working on an advanced drone that “supports CUDA, OpenCV, and ROS”. (Ars Technica) No idea how the Rodents Of unusual Size will help, but OpenCV and high-tech components will likely bring up some interesting applications. What […]

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Linear Algebra and Sandwiches

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February 14, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Recently an interesting course opened up on Coursera (A free course system similar to iTunesU, with the added benefit of certificate with completion of a course). In Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications, they give a really good intro to basic Python programming – and mathematical programming in Python3. If, like me […]

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Way Cool Linux Apps

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January 3, 2015
Author:
adminLuke

Nearly everyone knows about Gimp, Openoffice/Libreoffice for Office-document processing, and the usual must-have-linux-apps, but what about the other less-known useful apps? Here are a few unique apps I discovered recently that are worth a try: Sushi – Simple preview of items in Nautilus file-browser, simply using the space key and arrow keys. Nautilus-columns – A […]

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Ubuntu Utopic or Uninteresting?

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October 23, 2014
Author:
adminLuke

With Ubuntu “Utopic Unicorn” coming up, you may be wondering – is it worthwhile to upgrade? As you can see, there are minimal changes in 14.10, things generally seem to work the same as before. While seemingly unspectacular, 14.10 has some new under-the-hood changes, like Linux 3.16, and minor updates to many other packages. The […]

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Rhythmbox problems? You’re not alone

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October 3, 2014
Author:
adminLuke

If you have been experiencing problems trying to subscribe to podcasts using Rhythmbox, you aren’t the only one – Recent versions of Ubuntu seem to have a problem subscribing to Rhythmbox from other applications. The details of this bug were described here. If you see the same problem on your machine, consider clicking the “Yes, […]

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Easy steps to a less Chrome-y, more Linux-y, laptop

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September 25, 2014
Author:
adminLuke

It’s that time of year again – with the new school year commencing, there’s more to learn and study – both with classes and research, and the latest new electronics you may have picked up for class-work. As many users have noted in our quick survey, you may be missing using Tunesviewer and iTunes-U for […]

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