Tor privacy settings adoption on Firefox

firefoxRegular readers of TuxDiary might remember Panopticlick, an EFF effort to identify a browser uniquely using fingerprints. as we discussed earlier, Tor takes privacy to a higher level and makes it more difficult to track a browser. The good news is, Mozilla is working actively to bring Tor privacy settings to regular Firefox, sans additional plugins. Continue reading Tor privacy settings adoption on Firefox

cmd.to: cmdline web OS with music

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cmd.to provides an enjoyable web experience in a command-line interface. For the unfamiliar, it brings cherry-picked goodies from the cmdline and presents it in a beautiful app-based and highly customizable interface. You can run searches, read news or have fun listening to fm radio or reading random jokes. Continue reading cmd.to: cmdline web OS with music

QtPass: Qt GUI for pass

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We explored pass, a multi-platform powerful command-line password manager in one of our earlier articles. pass is more or less a standard on Unix systems but the cli may deter users migrating from a different platform from using it. Here’s the good news – pass recently got a QT based GUI front-end, thanks to QtPass. Continue reading QtPass: Qt GUI for pass

Markdown to html on the terminal

terminalIf you are well-versed in markdown, you don’t need a fully-blown editor with preview to write in markdown. For example, I am writing this article using vim. However, to post the article I need to convert it to html. Many web based markdown editors support that. Today I came across an easy to use python module which does the same. Continue reading Markdown to html on the terminal

WireGuard: simpler, faster VPN tunnel

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OpenVPN is a very familiar name to those using VPN on Linux. While it’s old and tested, there’s no way an individual can audit the code and confirm there are no security loopholes. This is a major problem if you consider the fact that newer and deadlier ways to breach security are being developed actively everyday. In areas of networking and security, simpler but more robust alternatives are always welcome. WireGuard is a secure under-development VPN tunneling utility with a refined approach. Continue reading WireGuard: simpler, faster VPN tunnel

Katastrophe: kat.cr from terminal

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After TPB, kat.cr is one of the most reliable sources for quality torrents. If you depend on torrents to download stuff, you may now search and download torrents from kat.cr without opening your browser, thanks to a new Python utility Katastrophe. This essentially means no more distracting ads or unwanted links. Katastrophe provides a very clean and responsive interface. Continue reading Katastrophe: kat.cr from terminal

Classeur: web markdown editor

Classeur

It’s been some time I’ve been using StackEdit for drafting articles. While StackEdit has everything I need, it needs considerable memory to run and render the preview. I found a new service that is equally capable but very light – Classeur. I must admit the design of Classeur seemed a bit odd to me at first, but once I found my way around, it’s quite cool. Continue reading Classeur: web markdown editor

CudaText: light code editor

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If you are looking for a lightweight code editor with a lot of perks, try CudaText. Despite its small footprint, CudaText comes with a lot of features you’ll find only in advanced code editors. A plugin based architecture makes the editor extensible with many more possibilities. CudaText is written in Lazarus. The Linux GUI is written using GTK2. Continue reading CudaText: light code editor

Tizonia: cloud music from the terminal

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Tizonia is a cmdline music player specially for those who love to stream music. Spotify premium, Google Play Music and Soundcloud are the most advertised services which work with Tizonia. However, it doesn’t stop there. Tizonia has every potential to become your one stop music player. And if you share a LAN with friends, you can setup a common music server too! Continue reading Tizonia: cloud music from the terminal