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Fri 14 January 2011

Turning your gnome-screensaver on and off with a single click!

Posted by ankur in Tech (125 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Recently, I found myself wondering what the easiest, laziest way of toggling the screen saver state would be.

Scenario:

You're not interacting with your system, but, you are still using it. You may be watching a film, or taking notes off a document or website. I frequently need to refer …

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Fri 14 January 2011

My first ever parking ticket

Posted by ankur in Life (223 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

This post is not fedora related.

Alas! I have failed to maintain my clean sheet!

The first thing that came to mind on noticing the missing vehicle was "God! It's been stolen!". Such an event occurring early in my life at Bangalore wouldn't have fit into my plans at all …

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Fri 07 January 2011

Evolution user dir change

Posted by ankur in Tech (40 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Evolution has moved to using the XDG standard for user directories. Your evolution data is now stored in ~/.local/share/evolution instead of ~/.evolution. If you weren't already aware, it's time to update your backup confs. The change happened in 2.32 iirc.

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Fri 07 January 2011

wiley2bibtex: Converting onlinelibrary.wiley citations to BibTeX

Posted by ankur in Tech (106 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I have recently been busy helping my elder sister with her literature review. I can not help her much in collecting matter etc. since I know nothing about her subject (biotechnology), but I have been doing the formatting of her review using LaTeX. A lot of her citations are from …

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