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AWK: a precursor to RegEX

22 Aug 2022 4 minute read 4 comments lingy

The AWK language is a text processing language created for early versions of Unix. You can think of it as the grandfather of RegEx, as you could create simple scripts to search for text on the lines of files you wanted and then filter them. The firs...

Tried Proxmox virtualization and failed but not giving up

13 Aug 2022 3 minute read 0 comments Bala

Yesterday almost the whole day I spent setting up my own virtualization environment with the help of Proxmox. I learned about Proxmox from @rishi556. He mentioned somewhere that he's been using it for managing virtual servers. I did learn some things...

The State of Linux - Great Progress, but Where Do We Go from Here?

12 Aug 2022 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. In less than 2 weeks, the Steam Deck will have officially reached its half-year milestone. Back in May, I wrote about some of Linux gaming's most significant achievements as well as its shortcomings. At that time, about 2,5...

GNU, Linux, BSD: FLOSS mythology and folklore

3 Aug 2022 2 minute read 0 comments GG-Off

History and origins of popular UNIX-like systems   Linus Torvalds started Linux (then intended to be named Freax, for freedom, freak, and the X of UNIX – reminiscent from the older phreax of phone freaks, the hackers' grandparents) in the early 90's...

Using the “print” and “say” functions in Perl

1 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments lingy

First of all, I warn you that this text will be much shorter than the previous one, but in the next one it will be After seeing the previous article on how the print function works, you must have thought that there is no way to simplify it any furth...

The State of Linux Gaming Post-Steam Deck

6 May 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. In April 2021, I made a blog post on the state of Linux gaming. At that time, the Linux marketshare on Steam still hovered below 1%. While the compatibility layer, Proton, made Linux gaming more palatable than in years' pas...

A simple way to turn your old laptop into a security monitoring device

28 Mar 2022 1 minute read 30 comments I_g_o_r

In this post we consider how to turn your old laptop into a security monitoring device. In the example below an old Asus EEE PC (1st generation) is used.     This laptop does not have an internal web camera, therefore an external usb webcam will be...

Valve's Steam Deck is the Real Deal and Has Room to Grow

8 Mar 2022 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Intro: Valve's Steam Deck Launches to Good-ish Reviews It took a while, but Valve finally began shipping its PC handheld device, the Steam Deck, since February 25. When tech YouTuber channels like Linus Tech Tips, Gamers Ne...

Introduction to Computer Science - part 1

27 Feb 2022 15 minute read 2 comments lingy

Follow me on Odysee I was reading a text that I found on a portal on the Gopher network and I thought "hey, this is interesting, I'll take it to the people at Odysee". So I started translating the texts little by little and making slight modification...

About "sudo !!"

19 Feb 2022 1 minute read 1 comment R0bin

Recently I saw in a video how someone used the command sudo !! to execute the previous command with root rights.I've been using Linux for a long time, but irregularly, so I'm not familiar with all the tricks, and this one was definitely new to me. I...