Vocal bills itself as a powerful, fast, and intuitive application that helps users find new podcasts, manage their libraries, and enjoy the best that independent audio and video publishing has to offer.
The Binary Times Podcast is a fortnightly show targeted at beginner to intermediate Linux users. Shows typically start with the hosts chatting about their Linux and non-Linux adventures since the last show.
DocBook is a semantic markup language for writing structured documents using XML (or SGML). It was originally intended for writing technical documents related to computer hardware and software but it can be used for any other sort of documentation. The language is fairly easy to learn; its strength derives from its flexibility.
I’ve recently come across a command-line tool that’s right up my street. It’s called googler, an open source tool to Google from the command-line. It’s written in Python, so that ticks another box for me. So what does googler do? This tool lets you search Google Web and Google News from the command-line the way *you* want. Searches display the title, URL, and abstract for each result, which can be directly opened in a browser (text or graphical), from the terminal. The results are fetched in pages, and there’s page navigation too.
It’s been a long time since we covered Linux podcasts. Sadly, some great shows have podfaded, but there’s new ones entering the scene. We’ve therefore reviewed a fairly comprehensive roundup of 25 active Linux-related podcasts.
reStructuredText (often abbreviated as reST) is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It’s designed to be a simple, unobtrusive markup language.
When conversation turns to indispensable command-line multimedia software, youtube-dl inevitably gets a mention.
Persepolis Download Manager is a handy open source download manager written in Python and PyQt. It’s a graphical frontend for aria2 aiming to make downloads both easier and faster.
Aria2 WebUI is an open source web frontend for aria2. The software bills itself as the finest interface to interact with aria2. That’s a lofty goal considering the competition from the likes of uGet Download Manager (which offers an aria2 plugin).
Newsboat is a sleek, open source RSS/Atom feed reader for the text console. The software is extremely configurable and offers a great feature set without any bloat.
wego is another gem of a terminal application. It’s open source weather software written in the Go programming language and designed for the terminal. It displays the weather in a variety of visually attractive ways. It’s a lightweight way to keep an eye on the weather without requiring a web browser.
In this article, we award 42 medals to superb open source educational software. We identify free software ideally suited for young people, parents, teachers, academics, and administrators – basically anyone involved in education.
Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning that uses multi-layers artificial neural networks to deliver state-of-the-art accuracy in tasks such as object detection, speech recognition, language translation and others. Think of Machine Learning as cutting-edge, and Deep Learning as the cutting-edge of the cutting-edge.
If you’re a big fan of the command-line, what better way to keep track of the latest World Cup scores and standings with a small command-line utility. Let’s take a look at one of the hottest trending football utilities available. It’s goes by the name football-cli.
There is a good range of forum software that is released under an open source license. You may have heard of phpBB, one of the oldest and finest open source forum software. But there’s lots of good alternatives.
I want to share some great libraries and tools that are useful for mathematicians working with Python. All of the 8 software receive my strongest recommendation. They expand immensely on the mathematics functionality provided by the Python Standard Library.
Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a general-purpose, modeling language designed to provide a standard way for visualizing, specifying, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of distributed object systems. It’s the industry standard modeling language for software engineering.