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  • Using machine learning to name colors September 25, 2017
    On a recent trip to Michigan, my friend Tim Sosa mentioned a blog post he read in which the author, Janelle Shane, describes how she built a neural network that generates color names from RGB values. I thought the idea was really neat, but I found the results underwhelming. read more
    malcorn
  • Advanced image viewing tricks with ImageMagick September 25, 2017
    In my introduction to ImageMagick, I showed how to use the application's menus to edit and add effects to your images. In this follow-up, I'll show additional ways to use this open source image editor to view your images. read more
    Greg P
  • Packet radio lives on through open source software September 25, 2017
    Packet radio is an amateur radio technology from the early 1980s that sends data between computers. Linux has natively supported the packet radio protocol, more formally known as AX.25, since 1993. Despite its age, amateur radio operators continue to use and develop packet radio today. A Linux packet station can be used for mail, chat, […]
    thombles
  • Take a trip through music history with the Great 78 Project September 22, 2017
    A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to the Great 78 Project, "a community project for the preservation, research, and discovery of 78 rpm records." The project is supported by the Internet Archive, George Blood, and the read more
    clhermansen
  • 4 must-have writing apps for Nextcloud September 22, 2017
    If writing is part of your job or your everyday routine, you might find the Nextcloud open source file sync and share application a very useful tool. First, it provides you with free, secure, and easily accessible cloud file storage. read more
    Tati
  • Top 5: Emacs and Vim alternatives, Linux cluster admin tips, and more September 22, 2017
    In this week's top 5, we take a look at Emacs and Vim alternatives, Linux cluster admin tips, and more. read more
    Don Watkins
  • Open Source Summit: Day 2 features TensorFlow, BlockChain, and HitRecord September 21, 2017
    The actor and founder of HitRecord Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicked off the second day of the Open Source Summit. His open creative community, HitRecord, allows for the evolution of open source film projects. We learned how a company is using BlockChain to fight poverty while keeping plastic out of the ocean, and about how Microsoft and […]
    greggpollack
  • Open source licensing: What every technologist should know September 21, 2017
    If you’re a software developer today, you know how to use open source software, but do you know how and why open source licensing started? A little background will help you understand how and why the licenses work the way they do. read more
    hmeeker
  • How 10,000 people helped us rediscover our purpose September 21, 2017
    One of the greatest challenges an organization faces as it grows is sustaining, evolving, and scaling the unique set of values and behaviors that differentiate its culture. In my previous column, I shared some research that we've done at Red Hat to tackle this challenge. Today, I'll share an update on our culture project: "Rediscovering […]
    DeLisa
  • Keeping up with advances in open source database administration September 21, 2017
    The world of open source databases is rapidly evolving. It seems like every day brings a new release of an open source technology that might make a database administrator's life easier, if only he or she knew about it. read more
    Jason Baker