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Fri 07 January 2011

Evolution user dir change

Posted by ankur in Tech (40 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Evolution has moved to using the XDG standard for user directories. Your evolution data is now stored in ~/.local/share/evolution instead of ~/.evolution. If you weren't already aware, it's time to update your backup confs. The change happened in 2.32 iirc.

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Tue 28 December 2010

Fedora 14 on Christmas!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (208 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

"Somethings are meant to happen".

My newly ordered laptop got held up at Calcutta due to some missing paperwork required by the authorities to let it enter Jharkhand state, where I reside. It was expected to take at the least a week more for the confusion to clear up. I …

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Mon 27 December 2010

Evolution-rss

Posted by ankur in Tech (134 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

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I've been off the blogosphere for almost a month now. No, it wasn't self-control, I just didn't have a system to work on! My new laptop arrived two days back, and I've jumped into completing …

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Sun 05 December 2010

Setting up irssi on Fedora.

Posted by ankur in Tech (316 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

There are a lot of IRC clients that one can use. The more frequently used are X-Chat, Pidgin and irssi. Since I prefer to stick to the terminal, I user the GNU Screen + irssi combination. Screen is configured to automatically run irssi on start up, and irssi is configured to …

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Wed 01 December 2010

A new Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop

Posted by ankur in Other (182 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've just gotten over the phone with Dell Sales. I've almost ordered my new system, which is a Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop. Here is the package:

  1. Intel® CoreTM i5-560M Processor (2.66GHz,Turbo Boost 3.2Ghz, Dual Core, 4T, 3MB L3)
  2. No pre-loaded OS. Free Dos for the time being …

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Mon 29 November 2010

Some troubleshooting links

Posted by ankur in Tech (254 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most of us who hang around on #fedora have a number of aliases that come in handy while troubleshooting. I thought I'd put them up here so people could have a look. You can place these in your ~/.irssi/config file.

fedoraYumConfig = "/me points $0 to http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions …

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Sun 28 November 2010

vim : copying to the system clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (267 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Copying a file off vim to paste some place is sometimes a problem. If you have line numbers enabled, you must disable them before selecting the text, plus you manually need to re-compose your lines that broke during the paste etc. I was pretty sure that there would be an …

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