# ankursinha.in/blog

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Sun 05 December 2010

# Setting up irssi on Fedora.

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 …

Fri 03 December 2010

Posted by ankur in Tech (163 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I recently posted mylist of irssi aliases that come handy on the fedora IRC channels. Today, I was experimenting and found something new. Suppose you head into #fedora, and ask for help. Someone asks you to fpaste something, lets say :

$lsusb | fpaste  Now, instead of changing to another terminal … Read more... 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 … Read more... Mon 29 November 2010 # Some troubleshooting links Posted by ankur in Tech (254 words, approximately a 2 minute read) Most of us who hang around on #fedora have a number of aliases that come in handy while troubleshooting. I thought I'd put them up here so people could have a look. You can place these in your ~/.irssi/config file. fedoraYumConfig = "/me points$0 to http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions …

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

# vim : copying to the system clipboard

Posted by ankur in Tech (267 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Copying a file off vim to paste some place is sometimes a problem. If you have line numbers enabled, you must disable them before selecting the text, plus you manually need to re-compose your lines that broke during the paste etc. I was pretty sure that there would be an …

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 …

Tue 23 November 2010

# The fedora distribution process needs your help!

Posted by ankur in Tech (166 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Hello!! Do you send out fedora media to people? Do you distribute fedora to your classmates and colleagues? Do you hold and attend events to help distribute fedora to more and more people? Most of us do, and are therefore a part of the Fedora Distribution Team. The Distribution team …

Wed 10 November 2010

# transmission-2.11-2 for Fedora 14

Posted by ankur in Other (83 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

Transmission-2.12 is going to be released in a few days. However, it's not going to be a general bugfix release. There is going to be removal of some features in that one. Since we didn't want to push the 2.12 release to F14 users, we went "cherry picking …