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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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Tue 28 December 2010

On the new xps format - hell

Posted by ankur in Tech (90 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Apparently, there's a new document format in the air. It's called "xps". Frankly, I did not know about this one. Someone I know unknowingly managed to use it for their travel tickets and I had to do the looking up to somehow print these documents. OpenOffice does not support the …

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Tue 28 December 2010

Fedora 14 on Christmas!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (208 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

"Somethings are meant to happen".

My newly ordered laptop got held up at Calcutta due to some missing paperwork required by the authorities to let it enter Jharkhand state, where I reside. It was expected to take at the least a week more for the confusion to clear up. I …

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