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The Needle and the Haystack: Exploring Search Models, Part 1

Searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack occurs millions of times a day in the realm of cyberspace. Ever looked under the hood of a search engine — that apparently Rube Goldberg…

Splitting the screen into windows

Let’s Play with GNU Screen

Many GNU/Linux users spend time working at the command line. The GNU Screen utility can be of great use if you work with multiple shells at a time. We could also call Screen…

Google Maps integrated into an HTML page

Google Maps JavaScript API: Making Your Website Livelier

This article explains how to embed Google Maps in a website, using the JavaScript API for Maps. Mapping solutions can be embedded in your website to display locations of various places, provide directions,…

Cryptography and Steganography with Python

Cryptography and Steganography with Python

Steganography and cryptography have been widely used to hide sensitive information. This article offers a brief introduction to how both these methods can be used together. The implementation uses Python with the Stepic…

Talk about a slideshow

S5: A Simple Web-based Presentation System

S5 is a slideshow system for browsers that lets you run presentations like those in MS PowerPoint or Impress without a dedicated application — you just need a Javascript-capable browser, and you’re…

VBA Macro Interoperability in

This article explains VBA support in, including the build process of Go-oo.

Dabble with Netkit to Sandbox a Network

Networking is very interesting and I’m sure many of us would like to experiment with it, but the unavailability of laboratories with sufficient computers is a stumbling block. What if I tell you that you can turn any computer into a network device at no extra cost?

My Own Streaming Radio, Thanks to Icecast

Looking for a way to stream your music over the home network? MPD (Music Player Daemon) with the Icecast server could be a viable option.

Tried ZFS on Linux?

Use ZFS on FUSE, a tool that enables you to run ZFS on Linux—legally.

Automate Your Work with Macros

Here’s how to automate office work with the help of macros in, with a focus on spreadsheets management.

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