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The author is a new media designer, with an affinity for physical computing, software, code, and country music.
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This article deals with Logical Volume Management (LVM) and looks at how to set it up. Many years ago, when 2 GB of storage …

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Kovid Goyal’s “Calibre E-book Management” is a seamless cross-platform library-management tool for ebooks of almost any format under the sun. Its features boggle the …

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It’s been said a million times over — Linux is awesome on servers! With over 60 per cent of the Web’s servers gunning away …

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Backups are a crucial part of our digital lives, yet they don’t always get the love they deserve. Keeping backups is sometimes confusing, thanks …

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With all the hubbub around Android, it’s tempting to make an app yourself. But considerations like, “I don’t know Java,” or “I’m just a …

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Clichéd as it may sound, we do live in the age of the social media. It is normal for humans to gather in groups …

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This article introduces you to penetration-testing of Web applications. Also included is some hands-on work with a Web-testing framework called Samurai. Penetration testing, affectionately …

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As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple …

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Even though “middleware” might seem like a close cousin of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s a fairly modern term in computer software and services, and …

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Jargon fills our everyday lives on the Internet. The days when HTML and JavaScript used to be “cool” technologies are long gone. They are …