Author Archives: Prahlad Yeri

How to use Bash+rsync to automate your periodical backups on Linux

Linux is all about simplicity. Simple and time-tested tools like iptables, netstat and rsync can be called for help for basic tasks instead of untrusted third-party tools as happens in case of Windows. If you are a desktop user, then … Continue reading

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Its high time we find alternatives to centralized platforms like Youtube, Patreon and Twitter

The other day, I was listening to this Linux Unplugged podcast when I realized to what extent we have been locked in by the so-called “platforms” already. Only few days ago, Google started blocking some of Amazon’s videos on Youtube … Continue reading

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Tux Drive – A Command Line Tool to Access Google Drive from Linux

One of the most boring things we need to perform in life is using the Google Drive. On one hand, so useful is this tool provided by Google (so many cloud GBs for free, yay!). But on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Some tips to lighten your Ubuntu Desktop and make it Faster

The usual advice you get when seeking a more resource conserving distro is to use a lighter spin-off such as Xubuntu, Lubuntu, or a Debian with Openbox, etc. However, not many people know that even a “heavy” distro such as … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) – An Objective Review

Today, I installed the Daily Build of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 in VirtualBox and gave it a try. This was supposed to be the first one that replaced Unity Desktop with GNOME. After having used 16.04 LTS for a long … Continue reading

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How to Import Disqus comments into WordPress

Some time ago, I had switched from a self-hosted wordpress blog to a statically generated (Jekyll) blog hosted on Github Pages. For a commenting system, Disqus was quite an easy choice at that time since it was zero hassle for us … Continue reading

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The Reviewer’s Duty and the Tragedy of the commons

In Economics, there is a concept called Tragedy of the Commons which simplistically means that when left to their own mechanism, individuals acting out of their own self interest sometimes behave in a manner which is against the common interest … Continue reading

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How to install Debian+LXDE on ANY Android Tablet

Running a linux distro on android devices is a hot topic these days, and why not? After all, android is already based on linux kernel, but a pretty much locked-down and dumbed-down version of it. The OEM doesn’t give you … Continue reading

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Flask Recipe – RESTful CRUD using sqlalchemy

RESTful apps are a thing these days. When your application’s userbase gets quite large and the client could vary from a laptop to an android device to an iOS device, it pays to keep the backend code separate and use … Continue reading

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How to create a Google Drive App in PHP

This is the second article in the drive series for web programmers that aims to explain how to use the Google Drive API in your web applications to access files/folders on behalf of your logged-in users.

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