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Weekend Project: Bug Out with Entomologist

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

Bug trackers are great. They are a critical tool for open source development – as a collaboration medium for teams, as a way for projects to communicate back-and-forth with users, and as an organizational tools for individual developers. But a…

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How Linux Talks to the Internet of Things: A Look at IEEE 802.15.4

Posted by on Wednesday, 4 April, 2012

If you pay much attention to the futurists on the Web these days, no doubt you're familiar with the term "Internet Of Things." It may be yet-another-buzzword, but the central concept is quite real: the spread of low power, Internet-con…

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Wrangling Data Vizualization with Gnuplot 4.6

Posted by on Friday, 30 March, 2012

Let's face it: everybody likes having data, but nobody likes staring at a column of numbers. If you cannot sculpt your raw data into a visualization that either illuminates the problem or helps you find the solution, then you're only halfway…

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