Shell Scripting: Really Programming The Shell

When you open up a terminal window on your Linux system, you are opening up a programming environment. While it may seem like just this place where you type commands to list your files or check on the amount of disk space you have left, the shell is a real programming language. True story. You even have access to constructs like “if…then…else,” while and for loops, case statements, and more. In case you're wondering how we got here, this is part 4 in a series. Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about, here’s a little script …

The One True God, 24 Hours A Day, In Stereo! (CatholiCard)

 Luckily, she has CatholiCard, and direct access to God himself. As she enters the Church and kneels in the plastic pew for one to discuss her problems with the Creator, she soon realizes there is one additional problem to consider. Can she afford it? You, on the other hand, can certainly afford it because this one is a completely free eBook, ready for your reading pleasure. It's also DRM-free, so lots of free-ness associated with this one! Just click here to get your copy. Hey!  While you're here, check out my other eBooks on the site.

What is it that you do?

One of the hardest questions that I have to answer is "what is it that you do?" What that question really means, of course, is "what do you do for a living?" I was talking to someone recently, who occasionally hires me to do 'systems stuff', and he asked me essentially that question. He said, "if you could describe in one sentence what it is you do that would make you special (from a hiring perspective), what would you say?" It felt sort of like an interview, without the formalities. I've given lots of different answers to that question, and …

Marcel’s Books on the WFTL Book Store

Note that clicking "Buy the eBook" will transfer you to the Kobo store to finalize the purchase. Stone Cold Dead By Marcel Gagne $1.24   ISBN-13: 1230000109879 Availability: Available Now Published: Free Thinker at Large Books, 2/2013 Format: eBook Moving to Ubuntu Linux By Marcel Gagne $19.89   ISBN-13: 9780321614865 Availability: Available Now Published: Addison Wesley Professional, 10/2008 Format: eBook Moving to Ubuntu Linux By Marcel Gagné $22.39   ISBN-13: 9780321614889 Availability: Available Now Published: Addison-Wesley Professional, 10/2012 Format: eBook Other Editions of this Title Debt By Marcel Gagne $1.24   ISBN-13: 1230000026676 Availability: Available Now Published: Free Thinker at …

FIRECAT

Natika awakens to find her home invaded, and most of her family brutally murdered. The invaders are looking for a secret long hidden within the walls of her home; a small book that can summon demons with unspeakable power.  Against incredible odds, Natika must decide how best to protect what's left of her family, as well as the book and its terrible power. The demons promise victory, but as what cost?   Then, there's the problem of the time traveller.   In glorious DRM-free text.   Available now from the Amazon Kindle store. Available now from the Kobo store. Alternatively, purchasing …