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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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Sat 06 November 2010

Resizing pics : A simple command line approach

Posted by ankur in Tech (58 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

First install the required package:

$ yum install ImageMagick

Then,

$ cd /path/to/photos/to/resize
$ for i in *.JPG ; do convert $i -resize 25% new$i; done

That's pretty much it! This is very very simple. You might have to check if the file names have spaces etc. (my camera …

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Wed 03 November 2010

Trashing from the terminal : non destructively!

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

I've got this habit of using rm and Shift + delete when I come across a file that I'm not using. It's been costly at times when I've removed files that I would later need. Now, since I've paid dearly a few times, I've decided that the following are a must …

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Thu 30 September 2010

Free-media statistics for the month of September

Posted by ankur in Tech (122 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Fulfilled Tickets:

Top contributors for the Month of September :  frankly3d(21), ujariya(9).

Thank you all for sending out media! Please continue to do your two a month :)

(In alphabetical order)

FAS

Tickets accepted

abkumar

2

acedip

5

adimania

2

aeperezt

2

ankursinha

5

arthurbuliva

2

boblfoot

2

chendra

4 …

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Mon 27 September 2010

Another Fedora experience, a different Fedora experience

Posted by ankur in Tech (402 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hello all, I received some feed back from one of the folks whose ticket I had accepted this month as a part of my free-media duties. It's another amazing experience that being a member of the Fedora community has earned me. I requested the sender to let me share this …

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Thu 23 September 2010

Fedora India : Give the gift of Fedora!

Posted by ankur in Tech (107 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

image0In spite of a large contribution from the Fedora India Free media volunteers this month (We've managed to accept and send out around 80 already, which is awesome!), we still have another 80 unaccepted tickets waiting to be accepted.  Can some folks please sign up for the Fedora Free Media …

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