Convert Markdown files to word processor docs using pandoc

1 day 1 hour ago

If you live your life in plaintext, there invariably comes a time when someone asks for a word processor document. I run into this issue frequently, especially at the Day JobTM. Although I've introduced one of the development teams I work with to a Docs Like Code workflow for writing and reviewing release notes, there are a small number of people who have no interest in GitHub or working with Markdown.


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ScottNesbitt

How to advance your career by contributing to open source projects

1 day 1 hour ago

My 16-year-old son, Prahlad, just walked into our apartment. "What did he say???" I ask. "He said 'Yes'."

Understated, playing it cool, like many teenagers do with their parents. But I know he's deeply excited, and probably a little bit scared. He just got a gig working at the tabletop and role-playing game store in the building next to our apartment block in Brisbane, Australia.


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sitapati

Set up a static network connection in Linux

2 days 1 hour ago

Configuring a network connection from a Linux machine can be challenging. Fortunately, many new Linux distributions come with some type of network management tool that can help you automatically connect to a wireless network.


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brson

Getting started with Source-to-Image for building container images

2 days 1 hour ago

Source-to-Image is an excellent tool for building container images for applications in a fast, flexible, and reproducible way. Usually abbreviated as S2I, Source-to-Image takes a base "builder" image with all the libraries and build tools needed to compile an application or install dependencies (like Python's PIP or Ruby's Bundler) and a set of scripts in predefined locations that are used to build, test, and run the application.


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clcollins

Turning destructive arguments into productive dialog

2 days 1 hour ago

I loved having debates with my uncle. We'd debate a wide range of issues, but I'll always remember one debate in particular.

On this issue, we had very different opinions. I mentioned to him that no matter how different our opinions were, he couldn't insult me. He didn't agree, so I asked him to try.

"OK," he said. Then he started calling me names and swearing at me.

After each statement he made, I'd just respond by saying, "Why do you say that?" or "I don't understand your point. Could you clarify it?"


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Ron McFarland

What proprietary tool do you need open source alternative to?

3 days 1 hour ago

Taking the plunge from easy and familiar proprietary tools we use every day to unknown and open source tools can be a challenge. When do you find the time to do the research to choose the right option for you? How do you choose? What will be daily repercussions be? Will the positive outweigh the negative?


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admin

Getting started with GNOME Boxes virtualization

3 days 1 hour ago

I've been a fan of virtualization technology for many years, using many different products along the way. Virtualization has advantages for both the data center and the desktop: data centers use it to increase server hardware utilization, while desktop users use it for modeling, testing, and development work. One operating system running on top of a different one on the same hardware, all thanks to the concept of a virtual machine (VM).


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alanfd_oss

Announcing Enarx for running sensitive workloads

6 days 1 hour ago

Running software is something that most of us do without thinking about it.  We run in "on premises"—our own machines—or we run it in the cloud - on somebody else's machines.  We don't always think about what those differences mean, or about what assumptions we're making about the securtiy of the data that's being processed, or even of the software that's doing that processing.  Specifically, when you run software (a "workload") on a system (a "host") on the cloud or on your own premises, there are lots and lots of layers. You often don't see those layers, but they're there.


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MikeCamel

System76's secret sauce for success

1 week ago

In The Open Organization, Jim Whitehurst says, "show passion for the purpose of your organization and constantly drive interest in it. People are drawn to and generally, want to follow passionate people." Carl Richell, the founder and CEO of Linux hardware maker System76, pours that secret sauce to propel his company in the world of open hardware, Linux, and open source.


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Don Watkins

Create flexible web content with a headless management system

1 week ago

In recent years, we’ve witnessed an explosion in the number of technological devices that deliver web-based content to users. Smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and more—all with progressively advancing technical capabilities and support for an ever-widening list of operating systems and web browsers—swarm anew onto the market each year.

What does this trend have to do with web development and headless versus traditional Content Management Systems (CMS)? Quite a lot.


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sambocetta

100 ways to learn Python and R for data science

1 week 1 day ago

Learners of all types are drowning in the deluge of information and learning resources available online. This barrage of information often leaves people confused about how to find the right course, tutorial, book, or other material that can help simplify their learning journey and achieve their personal objectives and needs.


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asingh31

10 tips for managing an open source community

1 week 1 day ago

Twenty years ago, I started using free and open source software. Soon after, I started asking questions on dedicated forums, learned how to use IRC to chat with developers, and contributed my first bug reports. As my contributions increased, I made a career move from industry to open source software.

Over the past 20 years, I've learned a lot about using and contributing to free and open source software and working with communities and developers. Here are 10 of the key areas you'll find in an open source project and some tips for managing them better.


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ttoine

How to manage access control lists with Ansible

1 week 1 day ago

Imagine you're a new DevOps engineer in a growing agile environment, and recently your company has experienced phenomenal growth. To support expansion, the company increased hiring by 25% over the last quarter and added 5,000 more servers and network devices to its infrastructure. The company now has over 13,000 users, and you need a tool to scale the existing infrastructure and manage your large number of users and their thousands of files and directories.


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HERontheCLI

How to convert Excel files to HTML or JSON

1 week 2 days ago

Many businesses use Excel files to manage price lists, product inventories, advertising settings, financial data, and more. However, due to the ubiquity of the web, there is a growing need for organizations to display this type of data on websites or process it in third-party tools. Converting Excel data into web-based formats like JSON and HTML makes that possible.


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Kotryna Kairyte
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