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GB Studio Linux Mini Review + Screenshots

GB Studio Linux screenshots mini review

GB Studio is an easy to use game development tool that lets you make make games in a simple drag-and-drop interface.  Here’s a short review including screenshots of GB Studio running in Linux. In this article, I’ve taken some screenshots and made some notes as I installed and got up and running with GB Studio – it serves as a quick guide/review so you know what to expect if you decide to check it out. What is GB Studio? GB Studio is probably one of … Read more

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How to Use the Bash case Statement, With Examples

How to Use Bash case Statements

The case statement is used to choose which code to execute based on the value of a variable or expression. Here is how to use it in your Bash scripts. What Does the case Statement Do? The case statement is a convenient alternative to using multiple if/if else statements when you are deciding what action to take based on the value of a variable or expression. For example, if you have a variable called weekday, you can executed different code based on which day of the week is named in the variable, … Read more

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Pop!_OS on the Raspberry Pi [Review]

Pop!_OS Raspberry Pi Review

Pop!_OS has made it to the Raspberry Pi.  This Linux distribution has become quite popular over the last few years – so how does it perform on the tiny single board computer? Read on to find out. Pop!_OS is a relatively new distribution which aims to provide an out-of-the-box Linux experience appropriate for STEM, creativity, gaming, and general use.  It largely succeeds at all of these (and I’ve used it for various projects), so I am interested to see how it performs on a Raspberry … Read more

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Linux Tip: Travel Securely with an Encrypted Linux USB Stick

Linux travel USB install

Travel is back. Do you have a plan for what happens if your laptop, with your passwords and banking details and secret projects gets stolen? Read on for a nifty way to mitigate the inconvenience of a lost laptop. Taking Your Laptop on Holiday I often take my laptop on holiday. I really shouldn’t, but sometimes you want to take a break from trekking through cobblestone streets or sitting by the pool. For me, this usually means tinkering away on some kind of code project, … Read more

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LinuxScrew’s Linux Shell/Bash Scripting Tips

Bash script hot tips

Here are some handy tips to keep in mind when writing your shell scripts in Linux. Shell scripts are a versatile way to automate your workflows in Linux (and MacOS, and now Windows, with the Windows Subsystem for Linux). Shell scripting syntax and behaviour does have its quirks, and there are useful shortcuts you can take as well to simplify your scripts. Bash Scripting Tips These tips are collected from around the internet, with a few of my own thrown in. Bash scripts will keep … Read more

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Linux Tip: Free Self Hosted Cloud Desktops Using Linux and TailScale

Free cloud desktops

This article will show you how to build your own cloud desktop environment. Virtual desktops have become a popular way to make your work space portable. You can leave all of your applications running in the cloud, and log into your desktop from anywhere and resume work. Here’s how you can build your own cloud desktops, for free. Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and other vendors all provide cloud-based virtual desktop solutions, but the costs can quickly add up. By using a VPN and some virtualisation software, … Read more

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How to Install and Use Netstat on Linux (CentOS/RHEL, Debian/Ubuntu, OpenSuse & Arch Linux)

How to Install and Use Netstat on Linux

This article provides a tutorial on how to install and use Netstat, a command-line network tool, on Linux. Netstat is a command-line utility that can be used to view network connections, routing tables, and a variety of other network-related information on Linux systems. While Netstat is typically used to troubleshoot network issues, it can also be used for tasks such as monitoring server traffic or checking which ports are open on a system. Why Use Netstat? Netstat is a network monitoring tool that can be … Read more

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Linux Tip: Using visudo to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Linux visudo

Linux Tip: Use visudo to Edit the sudoers File to Avoid Costly Mistakes This article will show you how to use visudo to edit the sudoers file to grant root access to users – and protect against making mistakes that could lock you out of your Linux system forever. What is the sudoers File? The sudoers file defines which users have access to the sudo command on Linux systems. The file is located at: /etc/sudoers …and it looks like this: # # This file MUST be edited with the ‘visudo’ command as root. # # … Read more

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How to Configure vsftpd an Anonymous FTP Server

Anonymous vsftpd server

This article will show you how to configure vsftpd as an anonymous FTP server which does not require authentication. vsftpd is an FTP file server which can run on Linux. FTP is is the file transfer protocol. It’s been around forever (since the 1970’s!), so it works with just about everything. I run vsftp on an openwrt router as a quick and dirty file sharing solution that will work with even the oldest of my devices (including Windows 3.1 and old Macintosh computers). The software for these old machines … Read more

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Building a Raspberry Pi 4 WiFi Access Point + Airplay Server

Raspberry Pi Access Point and Airplay

This tutorial will detail how to build a wireless access point using a Raspberry Pi 4 with hostapd. I’ll also set up an Airplay server using shairport-sync so that my access point can play music. There are a number of tutorials for setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point, but many are outdated or don’t work – this one does! The Setup I want to set up my Pi as an access point – supplying internet via ethernet cable and broadcasting a wireless network. I’ll be … Read more