Casey Houser

I have worked as a professional writer since 2011. I like to compose my articles in Vim, which I also use for hobbyist C and Ruby projects. When I'm not in front of a text editor, I run, bike, and play tennis until I'm too tired to move.

How to Turn Vim into a Word Processor

How to Turn Vim into a Word Processor

Vim is more a code editor, but with a few tweaks, you can write documents like you’re in MS Word. Here’s how you can turn Vim into a Word processor.

How to Password-Protect Folders and Files in Linux

How to Password-Protect Folders and Files in Linux

In Linux, you can restrict users from file access with a few commands. Here is how you can password protect folders and files in Linux using file ownership and groups as a password protection measure.

How Active Noise Cancellation Works

How Active Noise Cancellation Works

Noisy environments can both distract and irritate you when you want to get work done. Headphones with active noise cancellation abilities can offer a respite. Here is how they work.

How to Manage Services with Systemd

How to Manage Services with Systemd

One of the most important skills any Systemd newcomer can learn is how to manage their computer’s services. In this article we will discuss how to use and master Systemd from the Linux command line.

How to Easily Rip a CD with Abcde

How to Easily Rip a CD with Abcde

Abcde makes it easy to rip a CD. It grabs the raw data from your disk and encodes, tags, and makes comments on each track, all according to your preferences.

dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

Tiling window managers have several advantages over Gnome and KDE. If you’re looking for a bare-bones experience or a foil to your current desktop environment, find out how dwm can offer exactly that.

How to Easily Read a Linux Man Page

How to Easily Read a Linux Man Page

One of the most important skills you can learn as a Linux user is how to use a manual page, or “man page.” Linux Man pages are fairly easy to tackle. This article will introduce you to those simple documents.