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Sun 17 May 2009

USB confusion

Posted by ankur in Tech (447 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

My USB ports have been working slow. Really slow.. The speeds even decrease to KB/s while copying to flash disks.. I was looking for a solution.. I checked the specs here and this is the output from lshw (the USB part).

From what I understand in the output.. My …

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Fri 15 May 2009

cURL or libcurl for the app?? Noob doubts..

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

My app has to get the xml from the twitter api for which i use libcurl and its functions.. A colleague of mine tells me it would be better to use cURL from within the program itself.. It would make curl a dep. and as I can see from my …

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Thu 14 May 2009

My first app : A command line client for twitter

Posted by ankur in Tech (181 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been coding in C for sometime. Been working on a command line app for twitter (I couldn't find one). I've made something and it barely works. It's under heavy development (whatever I keep doing with it all day that is).

Currently, it sends,receives updates,replies to them and …

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Tue 12 May 2009

Fedora 10 : best for everyday use.. :)

Posted by ankur in Other (488 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

From http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distros-for-power-users-gamers-newbies-and-more-596697?artc_pg=3

Firstly, Fedora just looks better, despite being built around the same Gnome desktop as Debian. The astronomical theme that accompanies you while you launch the operating system is carried on to the blue desktop, and there's a distinct …

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Sun 10 May 2009

Good news!! Delta is here!!

Posted by ankur in Other (220 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Ah, planet fedora just made my day.. or night.. This post from Josh Boyer is it.. It needs to be put up everywhere possible so people can see it..

Fedora 11 Deltarpms: The Doom That Wasn't

Recently, Paul blogged about the awesomeness that is yum-presto and Deltarpms. I clarified that …

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Sun 10 May 2009

My adventures with Packaging.. I'm Stuck :(

Posted by ankur in Tech (175 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Well.. Here it is.. Good and bad news.. The packaging went smoothly.. The spec is correct, so are the rpms. No rpmlint errors at all.. But, here's the catch :

Everytime I try to run the app.. I get this error load.. The terminal just blinks here until I Ctrl+ it …

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