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Fri 07 January 2011

# Contributing to RPMFusion

Posted by ankur in Tech (45 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've had "contribute to RPMFusion" on my TODO list for a while now. I've finally gotten down to it. I'm going to start packaging "frets on fire". If you have some cycles to spare, have a look at http://rpmfusion.org/Wishlist for a package that interests you.

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.

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 …

Mon 27 December 2010

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 …

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 …

Fri 03 December 2010

Posted by ankur in Tech (163 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I recently posted mylist of irssi aliases that come handy on the fedora IRC channels. Today, I was experimenting and found something new. Suppose you head into #fedora, and ask for help. Someone asks you to fpaste something, lets say :

$lsusb | fpaste  Now, instead of changing to another terminal … Read more... 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 … Read more... 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 …

Mon 29 November 2010

# unoconv : a handy tool for converting your OO.o files to pdfs on the terminal

Posted by ankur in Other (80 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I prefer reading a pdf in evince than the .doc or .od? in OO.o. Evince is much lighter than OO.o. In order to convert your .od? files to .pdfs, you can export them from OO.o. Here's another way of doing it, and you don't need to run …