# ankursinha.in/blog

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Sun 07 October 2012

# Beamer: making hand outs for your presentations

Posted by ankur in Tech (381 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

It's often handy to create hand-outs for your presentations. (I need them for my master's assessments at the moment). It's really simple to make hand-outs. What we do is first create a presentation, like we normally do. Then, since the presentation generally contains overlays (the pause command and more), we …

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Thu 23 August 2012

# Compiling the cp210x module for use with the NAO

Posted by ankur in Tech (356 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

I've been recently working on trying to get a NavChipto work with the NAO. (The NAO is very cool btw!) To start with, I was delighted to see that the NAO uses a Linux OS on it's Geode processor. (The newer NAOs are using an Atom processor though) The …

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Wed 22 August 2012

# Using SURFmex with Octave

Posted by ankur in Tech (243 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

This isn't so much as for others as it's a "note to self".

I've recently begun actual work at my research course. Obviously, I prefer to use Octave to Matlab. Here's how to use the SURFmex toolkit for Matlab with Octave:

Download the source and unzip it someplace. You can …

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Thu 09 August 2012

# What have I been upto?

Posted by ankur in Tech (703 words, approximately a 3 minute read)

Quite a bit actually! I've recently moved to Sydney to pursue a Masters of engineering (research) course. It's a two year course, which will probably be followed by a Ph.D. I guess I'm in this for the long haul now. I've been thinking of blogging since I got here …

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Sat 07 July 2012

# Unavailable till the end of July

Posted by ankur in Tech (64 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I'm due to join university to start my masters course later this month. I'm currently busy readying everything to move to Sydney, and will be busy with orientation and getting settled once I get there. I will therefore be unavailable till the end of July. Please e-mail me at my …

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Sat 30 June 2012

# Migrating your contacts from your Blackberry to Android using Linux

Posted by ankur in Tech (113 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I got my father an Android today: an HTC Explorer. (The Blackberry 3G plans here in India are too expensive). Of course, he had years of contacts built up in his Blackberry and I needed to migrate them. Here's how I did it:

1. Install barry

# yum install barry

1. Connect …

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Sat 23 June 2012

# Integrating byobu/screen's copy buffer with X/Gnome clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (213 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use byobu with a screen backend on xterm. I've been trying to find an easy way of copying stuff from the terminal to my X/GNOME clipboard. The one way that I came across was:

echo "paste buffer here" | xsel #for X clipboard


or

echo "paste buffer here" | parcellite …

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Sat 16 June 2012

# Announcing: Fedora Join SIG!

Posted by ankur in Tech (127 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

We've all run into people who are interested in contributing. Quite a few times, these folks are completely new to F/LOSS: the environment, the workflow, the mailing lists. To make it a little easier for folks looking to contribute, we've set up dedicated channels where they can talk to …

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Thu 14 June 2012

# Fedora Join SIG: what do you think?

Posted by ankur in Tech (878 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

Hello folks!

We've been recently looking to reduce the learning gradient that new folks need to hike up when they look to contribute to Fedora. Users looking to give back to the community is amazing. I feel we need to go out and give them as much help as we …

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