J. R. Swab

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tmux, The Better Screen


Categories: [Technology]

What is tmux?

Tmux stands for 'Terminal Multiplexer' and does a lot of cool things. If you use terminal often on your home PC or are using SSH to log into other machines tmux will be your new best friend. This is because when you use tmux you can have several terminal applications running in the...


Photos From Valley Forge


Categories: [Photography]

This past weekend was spent with my in-laws just outside of Philly.

After some coffee at a small shop we went to Vally Forge for a hike.

Here are the shots I kept, there was not a lot of color making all but these disposable.

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The Beauty Of Open Source


Categories: [Technology]

What is Open Source?

Open Source is software whose code is not locked down. Anyone can look at the code, even you. This allows for many benefits over the proprietary alternatives. One such benefit is more eyes equal more chances of finding issues in the code. Issues that may lead to data breaches...


Silicon Strings


Categories: [Poetry]

Silicon strings bind us

as we dance across scrambled signals.

Electronic emotion beating inside

fleshly hearts trying to escape

to manifest our physical

blemish littered existence.

Dancing across tangled copper wire

within the silicon chips that bind us.

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Terminal, The Only App You Need


Categories: [Technology]

What Is The Linux Command Line?

The command line is a blank screen with a blinking cursor and username. It can be very intimidated to a new user of Linux but they will soon find out how great this little application can be. It is here where you can type in commands and the computer will run them....


Cyber Dreams


Categories: [Poetry]

Cyber dreams floating across

the ever endless stream.

Signals traversing land and sea

a chance to reach for you from me.

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How To Be Saved


Categories: [Faith]

After spending years in the New Age movement I was resuced from spiritual death. This only happend once I realized that there was nothing I could do to save myself. The fear of God, his wrath, and the comming judgment moved me. I threw out all my occult possesions and confessed to God that I wante...


Surrender All


Categories: [Poetry]

Weak, faint, feeble

fragile shatters glass

broken pieces drifting

across empty plains

you see me whole

past my mess

past my pain

fall into your strength

nothing can be done

surrendering all to you

for you've already won

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The Ultimate Way To Desktop Manage


Categories: [Technology]

Window managers create the look and feel of your programs as they appear on your screen. Microsoft and Apple only come with one type of manager installed. Linux allows you to install whatever type you'd like. Just another reason Linux is awesome!

Types Of Window Managers

There is a good number o...


How To Save Our Internet


Categories: [Technology]

Why this matters.

As internet companies get more tremendous and central, the ability for those companies to work together for their best interest increases. This only leads us toward less innovation and keeping the status quo, but technology should always push forward. Some sources claim Google ho...