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Fri 14 January 2011

Turning your gnome-screensaver on and off with a single click!

Posted by ankur in Tech (125 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Recently, I found myself wondering what the easiest, laziest way of toggling the screen saver state would be.

Scenario:

You're not interacting with your system, but, you are still using it. You may be watching a film, or taking notes off a document or website. I frequently need to refer …

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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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Fri 07 January 2011

wiley2bibtex: Converting onlinelibrary.wiley citations to BibTeX

Posted by ankur in Tech (106 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I have recently been busy helping my elder sister with her literature review. I can not help her much in collecting matter etc. since I know nothing about her subject (biotechnology), but I have been doing the formatting of her review using LaTeX. A lot of her citations are from …

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Tue 28 December 2010

On the new xps format - hell

Posted by ankur in Tech (90 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Apparently, there's a new document format in the air. It's called "xps". Frankly, I did not know about this one. Someone I know unknowingly managed to use it for their travel tickets and I had to do the looking up to somehow print these documents. OpenOffice does not support the …

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