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Sun 05 December 2010

Setting up irssi on Fedora.

Posted by ankur in Tech (316 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

There are a lot of IRC clients that one can use. The more frequently used are X-Chat, Pidgin and irssi. Since I prefer to stick to the terminal, I user the GNU Screen + irssi combination. Screen is configured to automatically run irssi on start up, and irssi is configured to …

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Wed 01 December 2010

A new Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop

Posted by ankur in Other (182 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've just gotten over the phone with Dell Sales. I've almost ordered my new system, which is a Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop. Here is the package:

  1. Intel® CoreTM i5-560M Processor (2.66GHz,Turbo Boost 3.2Ghz, Dual Core, 4T, 3MB L3)
  2. No pre-loaded OS. Free Dos for the time being …

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Mon 29 November 2010

Some troubleshooting links

Posted by ankur in Tech (254 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most of us who hang around on #fedora have a number of aliases that come in handy while troubleshooting. I thought I'd put them up here so people could have a look. You can place these in your ~/.irssi/config file.

fedoraYumConfig = "/me points $0 to http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions …

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Sun 28 November 2010

Text messaging woes

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

Yes, it's a rant.

<rant>

Recently, I came across this article on text-messaging, and how this simple method of communication was taking over the world with more and more users turning to their thumbs for communication. (I can't recall where I came across the article sadly).

Well, text-messaging might be …

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