Gravity, and Reaction (a mini review)

Now that I've had a chance to sleep on it, I'll comment on the movie. First, it was absolutely beautiful to watch and downright spectacular from a cinematic perspective. The 3D wasn't overdone and seemed perfectly natural in the movie's setting. For the sake of my friends who hate spoilers, I'll try not to give anything away. If you haven't seen it, the trailer is embedded below. The story was tense and deeply personal as shared by the two actors; my heart raced and I found myself fighting back tears on a couple of occasions. Perhaps my greatest emotion was …

Shell Scripting vs Programming

It's time for a new series focusing on the Linux shell. In my last series, I taught you how to work in the shell to manipulate files and directories, execute commands, find things, and work with a powerful editor. This time around, I'm going to talk about programming in the shell. What I want to do is get you comfortable with the idea of writing small, useful scripts to do your job as an administrator of your Linux domain, no matter how small or large. To that end, I will concentrate on bash. Then, I’ll cover some of the other …