Blu-ray Encryption—Why Most People Pirate Movies

I get a fair amount of e-mail from readers asking how a person could do “questionable” things due to limitations imposed by DRM. Whether it’s how to strip DRM from ebooks, how to connect to Usenet or how to decrypt video, I do my best to point folks in the right direction with lots of […]

Be a Mechanic…with Android and Linux!

“Check Engine Soon”—that little orange light on your car’s instrument panel is possibly one of the more annoying things about modern automobiles. Ever had it pop on during a trip and wonder whether it was just something mundane, like your gas cap being loose, or whether it’s something deathly serious and a piston could come […]

Why python? -open heart withCardinal Biggies

Cardinal Biggles had Eric in the comfy chair for over four hours before wringing this confession from him… My first look at Python was an accident, and I didn’t much like what I saw at the time. It was early 1997, and Mark Lutz’s book Programming Python from O’Reilly & Associates had recently come out. […]

Firebird, The Universal Opensource Database forked from InterBase

What is Firebird? Firebird is a powerful, open-source relational database system, with high performance and extensive support for powerful SQL features with close adherence to the SQL standards. Whether you’re developing a small program or a large enterprise information system, Firebird is the database for you. Take a look at the Case Studies to get […]

webOS,a open source operating system from LG

webOS also known as LG webOS and Open webOS, is a Linux-based operating system for smart TVs, and formerly amobile operating system.[1] Initially developed by Palm, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard, the operating system was later sold to LG Electronics. Through all iterations of the operating system (Palm, HP and now LG) the official name has been consistently stylized as webOS (lowercase ‘w’).[2][note 1] Palm launched WebOS in January […]

Setting up a LAMP Server Remotely

It’s been said a million times over — Linux is awesome on servers! With over 60 per cent of the Web’s servers gunning away on the mighty penguin, the robust, resilient, scalable and stable Linux plays a major role in keeping the Internet running like a well-oiled machine. In this article, I will describe how […]

Functionl Programming with Python

This article introduces a few concepts of functional programming, and the constructs in Python that are useful for it. It is aimed at those with a basic understanding of Python (like Python prompt, lists, etc). Functional programming has its origin in lambda calculus, a formal system used for function definition, which has now emerged as […]