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How to: Install Youtube-dl on Ubuntu [UPDATED]

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Until it fell out of the Ubuntu software repositories and refused to work or update, I used the  Youtube-dl command-line tool all the time. Well, now it's back, here's how to install Youtube-dl on Ubuntu.

Start using Web.Dev Measure

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There's another tool available from Google that allows web admins and developers to test websites across a number of criteria. It's been around for a while, it's simple to use and it addresses all the aspect that Google is looking at for website compliance and performance. So start using web.dev Measure .

WordProof Timestamps Web Content using the Blockchain

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Proving that distributed ledger systems are useful for things besides digital currencies, WordProof timestamps web content using the Blockchain.

Fixing VLC Movie Crashes (again)

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In Open Source, what goes around, comes around; which is how I find myself fixing VLC movie crashes. Again.

How-to: VirtualBox Host-Only Network Mode (2021)

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Continuing our VirtualBox series, here's how-to: VirtualBox Host-Only Network Mode updated for 2021. This is taken from The VirtualBox Networking Primer in paperback and Kindle Ebook formats on Amazon as well as ebooks on Kobo and Apple Books. Let's look at the Host-Only Network mode in VirtualBox.

Irritations of the Internet

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Welcome to grumpy Thursday [insert day of week here]. I've barely touched the web today. But the irritations of the Internet have already elevated my blood pressure.

What do Zero-click Searches Really Mean?

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Rand Fishkin published a study concluding that zero-click searches rose to nearly 65% last year. That is, 65% of searches did not result in a click through to a website. What do zero-click searches really mean?