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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.

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Sat 04 December 2010

mutex vs semaphore : the toilet example

Posted by ankur in Tech (18 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Came across this page while surfing/reading around on the internet. Boy, I sure won't forget the difference now.

Fri 03 December 2010

\$ lsusb | fpaste