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What are the essentials of an accessible Linux distribution, especially for someone migrating from any other platform? This post is a reflection based on my experiences to answer this question.
13 November, 2020
6 min read
What is Zsh, and how is it similar or different from the bash?
12 November, 2020
8 min read
There are some builtinin tools within our screen-readers that boost our productivity. In this post, we are going to look at one of the modern Linux console-based screen-readers: the Fenrir and how to carry out clipboard management with it.
09 November, 2020
2 min read
While a number of high-quality journals require that you pay to access their articles, there is an ongoing movement to liberate information for scholarly consumption.
03 November, 2020
3 min read
Switching to a new computing platform is a great challenge, particularly when you think of new ways of accomplishing things. This post is going to look at how one has to be mentally prepared for any switch, whether on a desktop or mobile platform. If something works for you, there is o reason why you have to ditch it for another one, especially if this involves some production work. This is the old wisdom contained in the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
25 October, 2020
5 min read
A defining feature of all password managers is not only their ability to generate, store, and delete passwords. Rather, their popularity lies in the convenience they provide to the end users, one of these being syncing across devices. In this post, we are going to continue our discussion of the Pass Utility begun in the previous post. While the simplicity of working with your passwords on your filesystem is what makes the Pass utility unique (in that passwords are simply encrypted files stored in a directory), the big question now is: is it convenient?
16 October, 2020
7 min read
Freedom comes with responsibility, and one such is being free to manage your own affairs. This post is going to introduce an interesting utility for password management on Unix-based systems, the Password Store. ,
15 October, 2020
7 min read
While Screen-readers have a way to present data in a virtual browser, in this tip, we are going to show how one can quickly generate a table of contents using the Orca screen-reader on any web page with ease.
13 October, 2020
2 min read
The Beginnings The Dorothy Duncan Braille Library and Rehabilitation Services Rehabilitation Failures? Is this the end of an Epoch? Closing Thoughts At a time when everything seems to conspire to destroy the foundation of education for blind and visually impaired people in Zimbabwe, it seems that the loss of Sister Catherine Jackson is perhaps ominous. She who had remained absolute in her steadfast belief in a group marginalised by its own society, doing everything in her capacity to restore hope where it was fast ebbing, today it was with a heavy heart that I learnt of her untimely passing.
08 September, 2020
8 min read
Is it necessary for any computer user to learn programming? This post is going to assess some obvious benefits for doing just that, and how one can get started.
20 August, 2020
6 min read