Count Lines of Code with Cloc

While it might seem a little of a mundane task, counting the lines of code in your programming projects can be a useful thing to do, and provides you with interesting statistics.

Cloc is a Perl script written to allow you to do just that. Download the script, and then from a command line, you simply pass it a directory of source code, or a single file if you wish ...

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Using SSH as an Ad-Hoc VPN

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Many of us have been in this scenario - you're on the move, using a random WiFi connection that you can get. You want to browse around to all your favourite sites, including ones where you log in over normal HTTP, but you're not entirely convinced of the security of the connection, so you don't.

If you have access to pretty much any server running SSH where you ...

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Let's Take a Break

We're human. We need time off. Instead of showing you how to actually do something useful today, I'm going to show you some great distractions.

They're coming!


This one is simple. Press Alt+F2 to bring up the Run Application dialog. Without thinking too hard, type in gegls from outer space and hit Enter. The controls are simple: Space to shoot, the arrow keys to move.

Gegls easter egg dialog

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Getting Started with GNU Privacy Guard

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Keeping information safe and away from eyes that shouldn't see it can be pretty important. Here in the UK we've had several instances where the government has lost personal information. Since that information wasn't encrypted, it could be in anyone's hands by now.

One of the most popular ways to encrypt information is using the free GNU Privacy Guard software. In this short tutorial, I'll ...

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