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LinuxCON Kids’ day

Part of this year’s LinuxCON / ContainerCON in Toronto was a full day program called Kids’ Day. Its purpose was to foster an interest in technology among junior nerds and the children of their nerd parents (raises hand). My 12 and 15 year olds were keen to lay hands on some hardware and hang out… Read more »

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How to Verify the Integrity of a File with SHA-1

(Matt’s addendum to Eric’s video) There are other Secure Hash Algorithms available, however for the demonstration in this video, Eric will be using SHA-1. Raspbian for example, offers what you need to verify your download using SHA-1. While it’s depreciated when compared to other Secure Hash Algorithm options, it does provide you with an idea… Read more »

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Plex Media Server on the Raspberry Pi 2 – Joy and Anguish

Over the years, I have been collecting DVDs, backing up the movies to a desktop computer for playback on its big screen. Recently, projects like Kodi and Plex media server came along and promised to not only offer those same movies in a pleasing GUI, but to gather metadata about the movies and to save… Read more »