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Mon 09 May 2011

# Fedora GSoC : week 2

Posted by ankur in Other (75 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

This week was slow from the GSoC perspective. My tasks were to reorganize the wiki and to begin helping out with reviews. I'm working on helping out with the vxl review request at the time and will probably have something on it by tomorrow night. The wiki will also be …

Mon 02 May 2011

# GSoC : Fedora Medical week 1

Posted by ankur in Other (71 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Somy proposal for the GSoC got selected this year. I'm working with Fedora Medical this time. Even though we're supposed to begin work sometime in May, we've decided to give ourselves a head start and begin work. My task for week 1 was to shift the packaging task info …

Tue 15 March 2011

# Tata Photon+ users : Something you should know

Posted by ankur in Other (60 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Yes, your talk time is carried forward when you recharge to increase your validity. But, it only happens if you recharge *before* your validity expires. This is unlike cell phone connection providers, who let you have your talk time if you recharge within a certain period (generally 3 months) after …

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 …

Mon 29 November 2010

# My non technical blog

Posted by ankur in Other (54 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I had initially begun with my non technical blog. After a while, I gave it up and moved to this tech blog. Now, since college is almost over, and I'll be going places (I hope to), I've resurrected the blog. It's not going to be on planet.fp.o because …

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 …

Sun 28 November 2010

# Text messaging woes

Posted by ankur in Other (339 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Yes, it's a rant.

<rant>

Recently, I came across this article on text-messaging, and how this simple method of communication was taking over the world with more and more users turning to their thumbs for communication. (I can't recall where I came across the article sadly).

Well, text-messaging might be …

Tue 23 November 2010

# making vim-latex load when you open a new tex file

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

For quite sometime now, I've been pondering over this issue: vim-latex wouldn't load when I began writing a new .tex file. As a result, I'd get errors such as ":TTemplate command not found". I found the "bug" today. From the vim-latex site:

" OPTIONAL: Starting with Vim 7, the filetype of …