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Fri 03 September 2010

Weekly update

Posted by ankur in Tech (1022 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

This week till 3/9/10.

Here's what I've been up to this week.

Fried Chicken ROCKS!

I've been eating aLOTof chicken this week. I'm having this awesome INR 65 combo from the "Asian Flava" Stall at the Food Court. It carries:

  1. a plate full of rice.
  2. A …

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Sat 28 August 2010

Oh! my system had a remote I had forgotten about!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (93 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

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I've to present a seminar as part of my syllabus for the semester. I was looking for one of those remote controllers to make the seminar COOLER. Weirdly enough, I remembered that my laptop came with a remote …

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Sun 22 August 2010

End of dormant spree

Posted by ankur in Other (64 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been just a teenee bit busy in the past few days. (Exams and other things that had to be taken care of). I think I've managed to clear it all out so I can get back to my normal work schedule (which has a lot of Fedora work in …

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Sat 31 July 2010

From QC

Posted by ankur in Other (114 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Thought I'd read up some QC (I don't feel like working at the moment).

In this comic strip he says:

Before you send me angry, tear-stained e(mo)mails, let me just say that you are perfectly entitled to enjoy listening to any of the bands that Marten and Faye …

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Fri 30 July 2010

How to request media from Fedora Ambassadors

Posted by ankur in Tech (75 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

In the wake of a long thread on the Fedora India mailing list, I've drafted a page that tries to explain the steps to be taken to request Fedora Media from an Ambassador. This page hopes to encourage users to use methods other than the free-media programme (India is receiving …

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Wed 21 July 2010

If the recent upgrade "wiped" your accounts from Empathy

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

The recent upgrade caused my Empathy client to somehow forget the accounts that I had configured. (The ~/.mission-control/accounts/accounts.cfg file is intact). A quick post to the devel list, here is what you need to do to get it working again:

chcon -t bin_t /usr/libexec/mission-control*  /usr …

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Sat 17 July 2010

loki renamed "hleahtor"

Posted by ankur in Tech (121 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I finally got down to work.

1st order of the day -> rename loki.

My first search gave me the answer. Loki will now be called**Hleahtor**. "Hleahtor" is a synonym for "laughter". It's archaic English and isn't used a lot any more. I am a hundred percent sure there isn't …

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Sat 17 July 2010

yum doesn't help when you're hungry

Posted by ankur in Other (112 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

[Ankur@localhost SRPMS]$ yum search Food

Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, fastestmirror, presto, protectbase, refresh-packagekit

Found 121 installed debuginfo package(s)

Enabling fedora-debuginfo: Fedora 13 - x86_64 - Debug

Enabling rpmfusion-nonfree-debuginfo: RPM Fusion for Fedora 13 - Nonfree - Debug

Enabling rpmfusion-free-updates-debuginfo: RPM Fusion for Fedora 13 - Free - Updates Debug

Enabling rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-debuginfo: RPM Fusion for Fedora …

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Sat 17 July 2010

nutritional software for Linux

Posted by ankur in Tech (286 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

We coders/developers/geeks are lazy. It's no secret. We like to get maximum work done with minimum effort, which is beautiful. Being lazy, and busy at the internship, I wasn't getting much exercise. My internship finished two days back, and it's time for me to go home and get …

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