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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.

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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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Sun 28 November 2010

vim : copying to the system clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (267 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Copying a file off vim to paste some place is sometimes a problem. If you have line numbers enabled, you must disable them before selecting the text, plus you manually need to re-compose your lines that broke during the paste etc. I was pretty sure that there would be an …

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Tue 23 November 2010

Out for the month :(

Posted by ankur in Other (103 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I recently posted that I'd be out for a week with a fried motherboard. It just got worse. It's beyond repair and the only thing to do is to get myself a new laptop. Since I have end semester exams from next week, I'm going to be too busy to …

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Tue 23 November 2010

The fedora distribution process needs your help!

Posted by ankur in Tech (166 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Hello!! Do you send out fedora media to people? Do you distribute fedora to your classmates and colleagues? Do you hold and attend events to help distribute fedora to more and more people? Most of us do, and are therefore a part of the Fedora Distribution Team. The Distribution team …

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Fri 12 November 2010

System crash : away for 10 days

Posted by ankur in Tech (74 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

As the title reads, my system crashed in the morning today. It's not the hard disk. It looks like the mother board is fried. The system has been sent for repair. Therefore until I get a new system, or this one repaired,  I will not be able to respond to …

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Wed 10 November 2010

transmission-2.11-2 for Fedora 14

Posted by ankur in Other (83 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Transmission-2.12 is going to be released in a few days. However, it's not going to be a general bugfix release. There is going to be removal of some features in that one. Since we didn't want to push the 2.12 release to F14 users, we went "cherry picking …

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Tue 09 November 2010

Keep your cool. Always.

Posted by ankur in Life (499 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Declaration: This post is not directed at any one person in particular. It's a general statement.

I'm a much newer contributor to Fedora than most people I know. I only began contributing to Fedora after Fedora 8 was released (when I signed up as a font package maintainer ). I had …

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