# ankursinha.in/blog

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Sun 05 September 2010

# Some free-media statistics

Posted by ankur in Tech (245 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I was housekeeping the new free-media tickets from India this morning. Since I was manually going over tickets, I thought I'd spend some more time and collect some statistics for this month's tickets. I'm not going to make any deductions from these, I'll let the numbers do the taking. If …

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Fri 03 September 2010

# Weekly update

Posted by ankur in Tech (1022 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

## This week till 3/9/10.

Here's what I've been up to this week.

### Fried Chicken ROCKS!

I've been eating aLOTof chicken this week. I'm having this awesome INR 65 combo from the "Asian Flava" Stall at the Food Court. It carries:

1. a plate full of rice.
2. A …

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Sat 28 August 2010

# Oh! my system had a remote I had forgotten about!!

Posted by ankur in Tech (93 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

[caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="283" caption="My forgotten remote"][/caption]

I've to present a seminar as part of my syllabus for the semester. I was looking for one of those remote controllers to make the seminar COOLER. Weirdly enough, I remembered that my laptop came with a …

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Fri 30 July 2010

# How to request media from Fedora Ambassadors

Posted by ankur in Tech (75 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

In the wake of a long thread on the Fedora India mailing list, I've drafted a page that tries to explain the steps to be taken to request Fedora Media from an Ambassador. This page hopes to encourage users to use methods other than the free-media programme (India is receiving …

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Wed 21 July 2010

# If the recent upgrade "wiped" your accounts from Empathy

Posted by ankur in Tech (58 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

The recent upgrade caused my Empathy client to somehow forget the accounts that I had configured. (The ~/.mission-control/accounts/accounts.cfg file is intact). A quick post to the devel list, here is what you need to do to get it working again:

chcon -t bin_t /usr/libexec/mission-control …

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Sat 17 July 2010

# loki renamed "hleahtor"

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

I finally got down to work.

1st order of the day -> rename loki.

My first search gave me the answer. Loki will now be called**Hleahtor**. "Hleahtor" is a synonym for "laughter". It's archaic English and isn't used a lot any more. I am a hundred percent sure there isn't …

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Sat 17 July 2010

# nutritional software for Linux

Posted by ankur in Tech (286 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

We coders/developers/geeks are lazy. It's no secret. We like to get maximum work done with minimum effort, which is beautiful. Being lazy, and busy at the internship, I wasn't getting much exercise. My internship finished two days back, and it's time for me to go home and get …

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Sat 10 July 2010

# surfraw

Posted by ankur in Tech (10 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I just came across surfraw. It's awesome!

yum install surfraw

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Fri 09 July 2010

# An interesting thread:

Posted by ankur in Other (32 words, approximately a 1 minute read)

I've just started using GNUCash for my meagre accounting needs. I joined up the user's mailing list to learn a little bit more. A recent thread:

"How do you pronounce GNU-Cash"

:D

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Thu 08 July 2010

# why fedora-tour won't be a Fedora 14 feature

Posted by ankur in Tech (383 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Frankly, we're working pretty slow. That's the reason, we're not going to deny it at all. But YES, we do have valid reasons (excuses) for this. I'll try to convince you that it isn't really our fault.

The fedora-tour project relies heavily on clutter and the graphics support from our …

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