Science and technology

Digitizing VHS with Linux, making a Bash completion script, Ansible, residence automation, and extra


Last week our hottest articles lined a spectrum of enjoyable and sensible makes use of for expertise at residence and within the office. Here’s the checklist of reader favorites from March 19-25:

  1. How to create a Bash completion script, by Lazarus Lazaridis
  2. Top Linux tools for writers, by Adam Worth
  3. Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system, by Patrick Easters
  4. How to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications, by Jonathan Lozada De La Matta
  5. Configure an amateur radio gateway with a Raspberry Pi, by Michael Schulz
  6. Digitizing VHS with Fedora, by Ben Cotton
  7. How 11 open source projects got their names, by Jeff Macharyas
  8. Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?, by Dennis Hack
  9. 8 tips for better agile retrospective meetings, by Catherine Louis
  10. Behind the scenes with the Bitwarden password manager, by Scott Nesbitt

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