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Tue 01 June 2010

My first FAD ever!

Posted by ankur in Tech (195 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been around the Fedora Community for a while now.  It's been almost two years since Rahul took an irc workshop that got me started into packaging and growing into a contributor. In all this while, I've been to a foss.in, a GNUnify where I've met up with more …

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Thu 20 May 2010

Day 1 at the IISc

Posted by ankur in Other (157 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Today is Day 1 of my 2 month internship at the IISc.

I'm at the department of Computer Science and Automation and the place is awesome! The corridors are filled with labs. They have white boards citing quotes from scientists and contributors. I came across quotes from Stroustrup, CAR Hoare …

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Wed 12 May 2010

An applet for cricket lovers

Posted by ankur in Tech (104 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Arun has already blogged about this. This is a more "technical" post ;)

I recently reviewed and approved an applet that displays cricket scores on your GNOME panel. The bug report is ?here. Since the cricket 20-20 world cup is on, I thought I'd request the community to try the applet …

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Tue 11 May 2010

My first gnome bug report

Posted by ankur in Tech (154 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I filed my first gnome bug report today. Until now, I was limited to filing bugs at the red hat bugzilla itself. This one is an RFE for Evolution. I use Evolution to help me manage the many mailing lists etc. that I like to keep up with. I want …

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Mon 10 May 2010

Backing up and restoring Gnotes in F-13

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

I'm just putting this out here. I think most are already aware of this.

One can back his~/.gnote directory up and restore it when required. In Fedora 13, the default directory has been changed to ~/.local/share/gnote

It's mentioned in the release notes draft here

Copy your files …

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Mon 10 May 2010

Going F13 beta!

Posted by ankur in Tech (87 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I had wanted to swipe my system clean for almost two years now but the convenient separate /home partition kept me from doing so ;).  However, last night, I swiped it clean, formatted the entire disk, and gave it the awesomeness of Fedora 13.

It did take 900MB of updates to …

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