Digitizing VHS with Linux, creating a Bash completion script, Ansible, home automation, and more

Digitizing VHS with Linux, creating a Bash completion script, Ansible, home automation, and more

Our top 10 articles cover a spectrum of fun and practical uses for technology at home and in the workplace.

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Last week our most popular articles covered a spectrum of fun and practical uses for technology at home and in the workplace. Here's the list of reader favorites from March 19-25:

  1. How to create a Bash completion script, by Lazarus Lazaridis
  2. Top Linux tools for writers, by Adam Worth
  3. Feed the dog and close the door with an open source home automation system, by Patrick Easters
  4. How to use Ansible to patch systems and install applications, by Jonathan Lozada De La Matta
  5. Configure an amateur radio gateway with a Raspberry Pi, by Michael Schulz
  6. Digitizing VHS with Fedora, by Ben Cotton
  7. How 11 open source projects got their names, by Jeff Macharyas
  8. Can we build a social network that serves users rather than advertisers?, by Dennis Hack
  9. 8 tips for better agile retrospective meetings, by Catherine Louis
  10. Behind the scenes with the Bitwarden password manager, by Scott Nesbitt

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community architect and editor for Opensource.com. In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and UnixReview.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.