Tag: foss

Winning the Open Source Battle

Last month, the Chief Information Officer and Chief Acquisition Officer of the United States released Memo M-16-21, titled "Federal Source Code Policy: Achieving Efficiency, Transparency, and Innovation through Reusable and Open Source Software". This memo establishes a software policy for the Federal Government that not only encourages the use of…
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Forward Steps for GNU Radio

Introduction I just returned from the third annual GNU Radio Conference, which was, as always, a really great experience. The project has grown considerably in the last 5-6 years, and more and more people are using GNU Radio for more and more impressive things. Juha's use of Ettus Research USRPs…
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Stop Being Scared of Vim

Introduction Vim's reputation is that it is extremely powerful once you learn it, but the learning curve is so steep, it's essentially a discontinuity. This is obviously hyperbole, but I would say it's more exaggeration than truth. Vim is certainly harder to learn compared to popular mouse-driven editors like Microsoft…
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The HokieTux Oh-My-Zsh Theme

[N.B. The hokietux theme has since been renamed to hackersaurus and lives in its own Github repo, which you can find here] I'm a huge fan of the ZSH shell, and have been using it for years. Robby Russell's incredible oh-my-zsh configuration system is an awesome way to configure…
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