Web forms

Web forms. They are used everywhere. Yet I have seen so many things done in them, that have made it difficult for even myself (a tech-savvy user, a web developer) to fill in. This should not happen. Filling in web forms is required for many reasons, yet to many users continue reading…

A quick review of Scratch

My life as a CodeClub volunteer consists mainly of complaining about wonderful public transport options and working with a program called Scratch. In this post, I will talk about the latter, as it is probably more interesting 😉 Scratch is an interactive, drag-and-drop programming language that allows users to make continue reading…

Recovering data from an old encrypted home

Need to copy files from an old home encrypted with ecryptfs? Whether you’re doing it off a livecd or a new installation, at least in Ubuntu 14.04 it’s simple. First, install ecryptfs-recover-private $ sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-recover-private Now, ensure the device you want to recover from is mounted: /dev/sdXY is continue reading…

IRC isn’t just old school: enriching community through text-based chat

IRC is a great medium for communities to get together, answer users’ questions and collaborate. Although it may seem primitive, its low-bandwidth consumption and wide variety of ways to access it make it an ideal way for people to connect from any location or background. There are virtually unlimited clients continue reading…