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Wed 21 March 2012

A small parcellite tip

Posted by ankur in Tech (185 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Parcellite is a stripped down, basic-features-only clipboard manager with a small memory footprint for those who like simplicity.

Of late it's been annoying me: It would copy any text that I selected to the clipboard! I'll explain: Let us assume that I have a url on the clipboard to be …

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Wed 21 March 2012

How I got my first (semi) black eye

Posted by ankur in Life (41 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Dear life,

I got hit in the eye with a squash ball earlier today. I was trying to coach a tyro. I'm grateful for the positive reinforcement you give me when I make an effort to help people.

Thanks,

Yours,

Ankur

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Tue 13 March 2012

LaTeX, vim and Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (531 words, approximately a 3 minute read)

I'm a vim junkie (In spite of Sindre's numerous events to convert me into an Emacs person!). I'm also a LaTeX junkie. There are quite a few reasons behind my love for LaTeX:

  • Easy to use (Yes! Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy!)
  • Takes care of …

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Sun 11 March 2012

What I've been up to recently

Posted by ankur in Tech (417 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most recently, I did my laundry ;). The transition from a college student to a corporate employee is taking me longer than it does most people. Since I'm due to start my post graduate courses in a few months, I guess I'm subconsciously resisting the transition. I can't wait to get …

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Sat 25 February 2012

FUDCon APAC Recommendations

Posted by ankur in Tech (289 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hello Fedorians!

We need you to make a recommendation for the APAC FUDCon ASAP:

ATTENTION AMBASSADORS

If you haven't already, please read Robyn's mail to the fudcon-planning list[1] stressing that the APAC FUDCon will need to be deferred to next year if a decision is not made quickly. It …

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Thu 23 February 2012

The "easyfix" key word for bugzilla

Posted by ankur in Tech (167 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been a package maintainer for quite a while now. Yet, it was just about a minute ago, that I learnt of the "easyfix" key word. Here's how I ran into it:

20:27  Is there a way to identify fedora bugs on bugzilla which can be dealt by people …

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Thu 23 February 2012

Updating all your fedora package git directories

Posted by ankur in Tech (152 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Most package maintainers already know this (or use something way easier), but this is how I go about updating all my fedora package git folders:

[ankur@ankur ~]$ cd Documents/work/repos/others/fedora-packages/
[ankur@ankur fedora-packages]$ ls
aeskulap  dcm4che-test       fpaste        hiran-perizia-fonts  libmpd       memaker                OpenNL                python-hl7  subversion    trash-cli
cmake     detex              freemedforms …

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Sun 19 February 2012

Test from blogtk

Posted by ankur in Tech (35 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been having trouble with the wordpress web interface lately. It doesn't work well with Pentadactyl (a firefox VIM add-on I can't survive without). I'm testing out new blog clients, starting with blogtk. Hello world!?

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Sat 18 February 2012

My library

Posted by ankur in Tech (63 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use Alexandria for keeping a record of all the books I buy/read/loan. It has a nifty feature where you can export your libraries as HTML files. I've published them.Have a look! It's only a subset, costituting books I've read since the second half the last year …

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