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Wed 05 October 2011

How in heaven's name did my language change?

Posted by ankur in Tech (73 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I checked for an update. FF7 was available. I ran yum update. On reboot, I got this:

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I swear I did not change the system language. I have no clue how it happened. Not so surprisingly, I have no clue how I …

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Tue 04 October 2011

FTP usage

Posted by ankur in Tech (148 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

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At the end of my last post, I had mentioned that a combination of swiFTP and ftp is  a convenient way of syncing your notes. Now, I make it even easier! Write a script like so:

cd ~/.local/share/gnote/

ftp -n $1 2121 << EndOfCommand123
user myswiftpusername myswiftppassword
cd sdcard …

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Fri 30 September 2011

What is Ask Fedora?

Posted by ankur in Tech (62 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Ask fedora is a question-answer style user forum where everyone can solve their queries. It's incredibly easy to use! Sign up using one of the many log in methods (including open id, google accounts) and start asking questions today!

Many thanks to mether, pjp, praveen and a host of others …

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Sat 24 September 2011

vimperator

Posted by ankur in Tech (62 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I'm a keyboard guy: I don't like to move my hands off the keyboard to move my mouse around or use my touch pad. Therefore, I was pleased to run into vimperator. Sure, a lot of you would already know about this firefox add-on, but I'm throwing it out on …

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Sat 20 August 2011

Fedora GSoC: Report

Posted by ankur in Tech (339 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

The soft pencils down date has passed. I'm to submit a report soon. I thought I'd blog one first ;)

Here's the complete package list that I've worked on, with their current statuses. There is a huge dependency chain here. Most of the packages require their build deps to be packaged …

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Mon 15 August 2011

Fedora GSoC: Week 16

Posted by ankur in Tech (126 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Week 16! Woah! That seems like a loong time :D

This week,Spotapproved my xmedcon package. In the process, he even patched libtpcimgio and libtpcmisc to generate shared objects. (It took him all of 5 minutes!) Thank you spot!! Now that xmedcon is packaged, Susmit can go back to …

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