Linux for Literacy Workers

Posted on Tue 06 October 2015 in technology • Tagged with linux, literacyLeave a comment

Since Linux is free, and easily customizeable, it is great for individuals and organizations wanting to promote literacy, particularly within developing countries. This article describes several tools to make literacy programs both fun and affordable.

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BookMali: a tool for literacy workers

Posted on Mon 27 July 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, software, BookMali, literacyLeave a comment

Those managing literacy programs know that it can be quite a job keeping up with the draft>edit>publish cycles. Moreover, as the goals of such programs increasingly focus on improving the quality of writing, a new tool was needed that could help us manage it all. BookMali helps us get from draft to publishing (print or online) and leverages Dropbox sync so that local writer can focus on the job at hand.

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Linux tools for Geeks

Posted on Thu 02 July 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, dev, linuxLeave a comment

You know who you are... You'd rather open a terminal than click through a bunch of menus. You constantly search for a better way to do simple things, or at least a faster way ... If that's you, then here are a few little utilities that you might find useful.

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Why Linux

Posted on Thu 23 April 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, linuxLeave a comment

Clearly there are more "popular" solutions out there, but few operating systems provide the flexibility and affordability that linux does, and the learning curve keeps getting easier in time.

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Useful "one-liners" for the Linux Command-Line

Posted on Wed 22 April 2015 in technology • Tagged with tech, linux, cliLeave a comment

The linux command line has many treasures hidden within. To learn more about these, search online for a "bash tutorial". Following are a few short commands I found useful. I'm noting them here mostly as a way to remind myself how to use them!

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