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John  Traenkenschuh

Hide N Seek: A Game I Do Not Want To Play

By John TraenkenschuhOct 10, 2015

New Mac OS X Means New Tricks...

John  Traenkenschuh

Windows 10: All That & A Bag of Chips

By John TraenkenschuhOct 5, 2015

Wow, who abducted our Windows 10 assumptions and left this smooth running and easy-to-use Operating System in their place?

Brad Yale

How to Browse the Web Privately Using a Secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel

By Brad YaleJan 16, 2015

There are times when you want to browse the web but you want to do it privately, without being traced. Sure, you could go ahead and utilize the incognito feature built into most major web browsers however to truly browse in anonymity, there is nothing better than utilizing a secure SSH SOCKS Tunnel. In this quick "how-to", we are going to show you how to set up a secure SSH Socks Tunnel enabling you to route all your web traffic through your host.  

Brad Yale

The 10 Most Important Linux Commands

By Brad YaleSep 22, 2014

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

Brad Yale

Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

By Brad YaleJul 22, 2014

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

Heather Fox

NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

By Heather FoxFeb 19, 2014

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.

John  Traenkenschuh

Computer Service is Car Service Part 2

By John TraenkenschuhAug 3, 2013

Eastern Tennessee is a long and lonely land, now made all that much lonelier as I tried to determine whether I should pull over and try to get help.  Was that a wolf I just heard howling???

John  Traenkenschuh

Computer Service is Car Service Part 3

By John TraenkenschuhAug 3, 2013

If cars are little more than a computer, does that mean they are as hackable as any Windows or Mac OSX or Android system?

Ryan McConnell

Intel's Recommended Reading List: C++, Objective-C, Linux Servers, WebGL and Software Architecture books

By Ryan McConnellJul 3, 2013

We are proud here at Pearson to have five of our books from our Addison-Wesley imprint in the latter half of 2013's Recommended Reading List for Intel. According to Intel, the Recommended Reading List is "the most comprehensive reading list available for professional computer developers." These books are a great place to start if you're looking to develop your technical skills or potentially learn new ones. (Please note that in order to access the reading list, you must first sign up for a free registration with Intel.)

John  Traenkenschuh

Ready for your Win 8 Experience?

By John TraenkenschuhSep 8, 2012

Traenk is ready, willing, able, and clueless about his coming Windows 8 experience

John  Traenkenschuh

Libre Office Update

By John TraenkenschuhAug 18, 2012

Libre Office musings:  Is this what we've been waiting for?

Rachel Bayless

InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

By Rachel BaylessJul 3, 2012

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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