# ankursinha.in/blog

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Sun 17 February 2013

# Integrating mpd better with Gnome Shell

Posted by ankur in Tech (138 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I personally like Gnome3 quite a bit. It works really well for me. That's a story for another day, however.

I've been looking for ways to integrate mpd (Media Player Daemon) better with gnome-shell to improve my GUI experience. I use ncmpcpp in my terminal instance, but it's always nice …

Sun 10 February 2013

# Free-media in Australia

Posted by ankur in Tech (117 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I haven't been active with the free-media programme since moving to Australia towards the end of last year. I've been quite busy with university and settling down. Now that I'm no more new here, I'm going to try and restart my contribution to the free-media program and send out DVDs …

Tue 13 November 2012

# Nomination period for fedora elections closes today! Have you nominated yet?!

Posted by ankur in Tech (121 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Attention all fedorians!

This is an urgent but gentle reminder that the nomination period for the elections ends today (November 13 at 2359 UTC). Please update the wiki page with  your nominations before the nominations period ends later today if you'd like to be considered and voted for! All the …

Thu 23 August 2012

# Compiling the cp210x module for use with the NAO

Posted by ankur in Tech (356 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

I've been recently working on trying to get a NavChipto work with the NAO. (The NAO is very cool btw!) To start with, I was delighted to see that the NAO uses a Linux OS on it's Geode processor. (The newer NAOs are using an Atom processor though) The …

Wed 22 August 2012

# Using SURFmex with Octave

Posted by ankur in Tech (243 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

This isn't so much as for others as it's a "note to self".

I've recently begun actual work at my research course. Obviously, I prefer to use Octave to Matlab. Here's how to use the SURFmex toolkit for Matlab with Octave:

Sat 07 July 2012

# Unavailable till the end of July

Posted by ankur in Tech (64 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I'm due to join university to start my masters course later this month. I'm currently busy readying everything to move to Sydney, and will be busy with orientation and getting settled once I get there. I will therefore be unavailable till the end of July. Please e-mail me at my …

Sat 30 June 2012

Posted by ankur in Tech (113 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I got my father an Android today: an HTC Explorer. (The Blackberry 3G plans here in India are too expensive). Of course, he had years of contacts built up in his Blackberry and I needed to migrate them. Here's how I did it:

1. Install barry

# yum install barry

1. Connect …

Sat 23 June 2012

# Integrating byobu/screen's copy buffer with X/Gnome clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (213 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I use byobu with a screen backend on xterm. I've been trying to find an easy way of copying stuff from the terminal to my X/GNOME clipboard. The one way that I came across was:

echo "paste buffer here" | xsel #for X clipboard


or

echo "paste buffer here" | parcellite …

Sat 16 June 2012

# Announcing: Fedora Join SIG!

Posted by ankur in Tech (127 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

We've all run into people who are interested in contributing. Quite a few times, these folks are completely new to F/LOSS: the environment, the workflow, the mailing lists. To make it a little easier for folks looking to contribute, we've set up dedicated channels where they can talk to …