Rebecca "Ruji" Chapnik

Ruji Chapnik is a freelance creator of miscellanea, including but not limited to text and images. She studied art at the University of California, Santa Cruz and writing at Portland State University. She went on to study Linux in her bedroom and also in various other people's bedrooms, crouched anti-ergonomically before abandoned Windows computers. Ruji currently lives in Portland, Oregon. You can find her experiments at rujic.net and her comics at dondepresso.rujic.net.

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Run a Chat Room on Your Website with phpFreeChat

Run a Chat Room on Your Website with phpFreeChat

Want to run a chat room on your website to make it more social? phpFreeChat is an open source, AJAX-based chat server that you can install on your site. Compared to other chat software, phpFreeChat is a breeze to set up. It doesn’t even require a database!

5 Useful Plasmoids for KDE

5 Useful Plasmoids for KDE

The Plasmoids is one useful feature in KDE that didn’t receive plenty of attention. Here, we will show you 5 useful KDE plasmoids that you can make good use of.

Make a Custom Web Gallery with Piwigo

Make a Custom Web Gallery with Piwigo

If you’re a visual artist or someone who collects a lot of images, you may have a need for a custom web gallery on your website. Piwigo is a particularly nice, open-source photo gallery software that you can install on your website.

Power Your Music Visualizations with ProjectM

Power Your Music Visualizations with ProjectM

Do you crave a stunning visual accompaniment when you listen to your favorite songs? Do you want to turn your computer into an extravaganza of sensory stimuli? If so, the music visualization app projectM is for you.

Evilwm: A Devilishly Simple Window Manager for Linux

Evilwm: A Devilishly Simple Window Manager for Linux

Evilwm is a stacking, or floating, window manager for the X desktop. It is known for being almost obscenely minimalistic, boasting only 1-pixel borders for application windows and using no panels, launchers, or menus.

How to Set Up a Printer in Linux

How to Set Up a Printer in Linux

Printing in Linux can be a confusing territory. Many distributions don’t come with printing enabled by default, leaving it up to the user to set it up. This article will show you how to set up a standard USB printer in Linux.

5 Alternative Podcast Clients for Linux

5 Alternative Podcast Clients for Linux

Most podcast fanatics on Windows and Mac OS X use iTunes as their main podcast client. What about Linux users? What are the podcast client that you can use? Here are five alternative podcast clients for Linux that I would recommend.

7 Places to Find Creative Commons Images Online

7 Places to Find Creative Commons Images Online

If you’re a journalist, blogger, or any other type of written content producer, you have likely found yourself hunting for images to use in your publications. In this article, I’m going to introduce you to 7 websites where you can specifically find public domain and Creative Commons images that are free to use.

How to Install and Set Up Mumble Voice Chat Software

How to Install and Set Up Mumble Voice Chat Software

Are you on the hunt for a low-latency voice chat and recording software for groups? Mumble is a popular, open-source voice-over-IP (VOIP) solution that can intelligently differentiate between voice and background noise, making for a very clean sound. Here is how you can install and set it up in Linux.

Broadcast Live Video in ASCII Art with Hasciicam

Broadcast Live Video in ASCII Art with Hasciicam

Is Skype a little too modern for your taste? Hasciicam will take you back to the electronic days of yore, where you can broadcast live video to your friends – and even the public – in ASCII art.

NewHive: A Social Place for Expression

NewHive: A Social Place for Expression

NewHive is both a social network and a creation engine for Web 2.0 content. Users create pages called “expressions,” which can contain a wide variety of elements and media types. Find out more and sign up for the beta now.

Technical Tips for Producing Your Own Podcast

Technical Tips for Producing Your Own Podcast

As long as you have a microphone and a recording device such as your PC, you can create your own podcast. In this article, we will give you some podcast technical tips for creating and distributing your own podcasts.

Subsonic: Stream Your Media from Anywhere

Subsonic: Stream Your Media from Anywhere

Do you have ton of media files on your home computer that you wish you could play when you’re away from home? If so, Subsonic is the open source solution you’ve been waiting for.

Advanced Image Processing with GIMP and G’MIC

Advanced Image Processing with GIMP and G’MIC

You may have heard of GIMP as the alternative to Photoshop, but do you know that you can perform advanced image processing on GIMP with G’MIC? Today I’m going to show you just a few of the things you can accomplish with GIMP and G’MIC together.

Make a Pretty Résumé with LaTeX: The Easy Way

Make a Pretty Résumé with LaTeX: The Easy Way

Have you ever spent hours trying to perfect your résumé in Microsoft Word, only to want to throw your computer out the window? Today I’m going to tell you about a better, and ultimately easier, way to design a professional résumé with LaTeX.