Code Comment – gedit Plugin

📅 May 22, 2015
gcc01Gedit is an excellent text editor that supports themes and plugins. One such plugin useful for programming is called Code Comment, and it allows you to comment and uncomment highlighted lines of code at once.

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bmon – A Terminal Bandwidth Monitor

📅 May 8, 2015
bmon3For those who enjoy terminal-based network monitoring, Linux provides yet another useful program, called bmon, that monitors bandwidth for network interfaces and estimates transfer rates in real time.

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Vivaldi Web Browser Technical Preview

📅 May 6, 2015
viv01Vivaldi is a new, cross-platform web browser still under development that shows promise as being a streamlined, efficient alternative to the current batch of browsers.

Apparently developed by former Opera employees, Vivaldi’s GUI shares much in common with the Opera web browser but with improvements to make web browsing a smooth and easy process.

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tree – List Directory Contents with Color

📅 May 5, 2015
tree01ls has its place, but sometimes it is helpful to view a tree listing of a directory. Linux has the solution!

tree is a command-line program that shows the contents of a directory recursively complete with colors and nesting structure.

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Linux Kernel 4.0.0 Released

📅 April 16, 2015
kernel4bLinux kernel reached version 4.0.0 a few days ago. Updates are rather minor given the major release number that a “4” would otherwise imply, but I have used it for myself on different systems with Xubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.1, and kernel 4.0.0 runs as smoothly as watching a penguin slide on ice during a nature program.

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Test Your Typing Prowess with Typespeed

📅 April 9, 2015
ts00bHow fast can you type?

Curious to find out? Then, why not test yourself using the Linux program typespeed, a fun terminal-based game that scrolls words across the screen giving you the opportunity to type them correctly before you miss too many.

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A Ghost is Typing! It’s randtype

📅 April 7, 2015
randtypeIt’s possessed!

(…Or your terminal seems like it.)

The program randtype will take text from standard input or from a file and simulate typing. The effect is mysterious and impressive for those new to randtype, and it is certain to put a smile on your face and make you think, “Neat!”

While randtype might not appear to be a super useful program, the novelty factor alone is worth a look.

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