# ankursinha.in/blog

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Wed 21 March 2012

# A small parcellite tip

Posted by ankur in Tech (185 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Parcellite is a stripped down, basic-features-only clipboard manager with a small memory footprint for those who like simplicity.

Of late it's been annoying me: It would copy any text that I selected to the clipboard! I'll explain: Let us assume that I have a url on the clipboard to be …

Tue 13 March 2012

# LaTeX, vim and Fedora

Posted by ankur in Tech (531 words, approximately a 3 minute read)

I'm a vim junkie (In spite of Sindre's numerous events to convert me into an Emacs person!). I'm also a LaTeX junkie. There are quite a few reasons behind my love for LaTeX:

• Easy to use (Yes! Once you get the hang of it, it's very easy!)
• Takes care of …

Sun 11 March 2012

# What I've been up to recently

Posted by ankur in Tech (417 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most recently, I did my laundry ;). The transition from a college student to a corporate employee is taking me longer than it does most people. Since I'm due to start my post graduate courses in a few months, I guess I'm subconsciously resisting the transition. I can't wait to get …

Fri 02 March 2012

# Google Summer of Code 2012: Some "things to remember" for prospective mentors

Posted by ankur in Tech (834 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

To start with, the organization application deadline is March 9, which is right around the corner. If you have some ideas for this year's program, it's time to get them up on the wiki!

I was a participant last year. Based on my experience, here are some things that you …

Sat 25 February 2012

# FUDCon APAC Recommendations

Posted by ankur in Tech (289 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Hello Fedorians!

We need you to make a recommendation for the APAC FUDCon ASAP:

If you haven't already, please read Robyn's mail to the fudcon-planning list[1] stressing that the APAC FUDCon will need to be deferred to next year if a decision is not made quickly. It …

Thu 23 February 2012

# The "easyfix" key word for bugzilla

Posted by ankur in Tech (167 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been a package maintainer for quite a while now. Yet, it was just about a minute ago, that I learnt of the "easyfix" key word. Here's how I ran into it:

20:27  Is there a way to identify fedora bugs on bugzilla which can be dealt by people …

Thu 23 February 2012

# Updating all your fedora package git directories

Posted by ankur in Tech (152 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Most package maintainers already know this (or use something way easier), but this is how I go about updating all my fedora package git folders:

[ankur@ankur ~]$cd Documents/work/repos/others/fedora-packages/ [ankur@ankur fedora-packages]$ ls
aeskulap  dcm4che-test       fpaste        hiran-perizia-fonts  libmpd       memaker                OpenNL                python-hl7  subversion    trash-cli
cmake     detex              freemedforms …

Sun 19 February 2012

# Test from blogtk

Posted by ankur in Tech (35 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've been having trouble with the wordpress web interface lately. It doesn't work well with Pentadactyl (a firefox VIM add-on I can't survive without). I'm testing out new blog clients, starting with blogtk. Hello world!?

Sat 18 February 2012

# My library

Posted by ankur in Tech (63 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use Alexandria for keeping a record of all the books I buy/read/loan. It has a nifty feature where you can export your libraries as HTML files. I've published them.Have a look! It's only a subset, costituting books I've read since the second half the last year …