# ankursinha.in/blog

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Sat 07 July 2012

# Unavailable till the end of July

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

I'm due to join university to start my masters course later this month. I'm currently busy readying everything to move to Sydney, and will be busy with orientation and getting settled once I get there. I will therefore be unavailable till the end of July. Please e-mail me at my …

Sat 30 June 2012

Posted by ankur in Tech (113 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I got my father an Android today: an HTC Explorer. (The Blackberry 3G plans here in India are too expensive). Of course, he had years of contacts built up in his Blackberry and I needed to migrate them. Here's how I did it:

1. Install barry

# yum install barry

1. Connect …

Sat 23 June 2012

# Integrating byobu/screen's copy buffer with X/Gnome clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (213 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use byobu with a screen backend on xterm. I've been trying to find an easy way of copying stuff from the terminal to my X/GNOME clipboard. The one way that I came across was:

echo "paste buffer here" | xsel #for X clipboard


or

echo "paste buffer here" | parcellite …

Sat 16 June 2012

# Announcing: Fedora Join SIG!

Posted by ankur in Tech (127 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

We've all run into people who are interested in contributing. Quite a few times, these folks are completely new to F/LOSS: the environment, the workflow, the mailing lists. To make it a little easier for folks looking to contribute, we've set up dedicated channels where they can talk to …

Thu 14 June 2012

# Fedora Join SIG: what do you think?

Posted by ankur in Tech (878 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

Hello folks!

We've been recently looking to reduce the learning gradient that new folks need to hike up when they look to contribute to Fedora. Users looking to give back to the community is amazing. I feel we need to go out and give them as much help as we …

Mon 28 May 2012

# Open source creative applications

Posted by ankur in Tech (105 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been meaning to write this post for quite a while now. Ever since I attended the session that Victor(Ting Chong Victor Yap) took at FUDCon KL 2012. It was a most interesting session. I really wanted to attend it, because the number of questions I get about creative …

Mon 28 May 2012

# Fedora Elections: FAmSCo townhall #2

Posted by ankur in Tech (65 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

The second session of the FAmSCo townhall will be held later today, May 28 2012 at 1700 UTC at #fedora-townhall, #fedora-townhall-public on Freenode

The entire schedule is available here.

This year's candidates for FAmSCo are:

• Jiri Eischmann (sesivany)
• Christoph Wickert (cwickert
• Clint Savage (herlo
• Daniel Bruno (danielbruno
• Truong Anh Tuan …

Sun 27 May 2012

# Fedora Elections: FAmSCo townhall #1

Posted by ankur in Tech (89 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

It's time for stage two of the Fedora Elections: The townhalls! The candidates have answered the questionnaires. Now, it's your turn to ask them your queries in person!

The first FAmSCo townhall will be held later today, May 27 2012 at 1600 UTC at #fedora-townhall on Freenode

The entire schedule …

Thu 24 May 2012

# Byobu and mc

Posted by ankur in Tech (241 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I'm a big fan of byobu. Even though folks have moved over to using tmux as the backend, I still use gnu screen. It works for me. Now, another tool that I'm a huge fan of is midnight commander, or as it's referred to "mc". Using the default keybindings that …