Non-Linux FOSS: All the Bitcoin, None of the Bloat

By Shawn Powers

I love Bitcoin. Ever since I first discovered it in 2010 and mined
thousands of them, I’ve been hooked on the technology, the concept and
even the software. (Sadly, I sold most of those thousands of Bitcoin
when they were less than a dollar. I’m still kicking myself.) One of
the frustrations with using Bitcoin, however, is that the blockchain
has gotten so large. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Dr Hjkl on the Command Line

By Kyle Rankin

The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the
default editor on the computer lab’s UNIX systems we used to compile our
assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and
explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of
the arrow keys. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Goodbye, Pi. Hello, C.H.I.P.

By James Darvell

Raspberry Pi competitor

A new mini-computer is on the way, and it looks like it may be the Raspberry Pi killer we’ve all been waiting for (sorry Pi). C.H.I.P. is its name, and it looks set to wipe the floor with its established competitor on several counts:

1. It’s completely open source. I don’t just mean the software, either. more>>

From: Linux Journal

Using Hiera with Puppet

By Scott Lackey

With Hiera, you can externalize your systems’ configuration data and
easily understand how those values are assigned to your servers. With
that data separated from your Puppet code, you then can encrypt sensitive
values, such as passwords and keys.

From: Linux Journal