How-Tos

Top 7 Linux Tips And Tricks For Beginners

Understanding the wonderful and weird Linux world with the most popular distro of the world is not always the simplest of works, specifically if you are used to clean embrace of the Windows….

Tips and tricks for using two factor Authentication Technology

Single password protection techniques, while a well-used and ancient method of protecting access to information or location, are no longer something that can guarantee a reliable means of protecting what you want to…

Configuring GCC Source in Eclipse IDE

This article is aimed at developers who need to debug or experiment with the GCC source. The open source Eclipse IDE has some interesting features that enable your GCC source to be easily…

Using the Automasonry Python Script in Blender

  The Automasonry Python script extends Blender’s functionality to make creation of buildings easy, comparable to what is done in commercial software like 3DS Max or AutoCAD. Let’s use it to make a…

35 Open Source Apps for Mac Users

Yes, you read that right. No matter what the warlords at Apple may tell you, you can run open source apps even if you are using Mac OS, which itself is closed source….

Sending Emails From Terminal Using Gmail Account

Linux terminal is one of the coolest tools I’ve ever come across. If you are also a fan of the terminal, and are a Gmail user, you should like this article. Note: I’ve…

Time to schedule your backups properly

BackWPup: The All-in-one WordPress Files and DB Backup Utility

Your Web server is somehow nuked — could be anything from an attack to a silly mistake from the webmaster. Maybe the only way to get back on track is to restore the…

Dealing with post revisions in WordPress Database

Dealing with WordPress Post Revisions

Did you know WordPress, like a good boy, saves all post/page revisions in your DB — by default — for those just-in-case situations where you might need to revert to an old version?…

Dynamic device management made easy with udev

Some Nifty udev Rules and Examples

Connecting flash drives, hard disks, cameras or mobile phones to your Linux system has never been so easy and manageable, thanks to udev, developed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kay Sievers and Dan Stekloff. First…

Grep me out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Grep: Basics and Regular Expressions

Grep is one among the system administrator’s “Swiss Army knife” set of tools, and is extremely useful to search for strings and patterns in a group of files, or even sub-folders. This article…

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