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Archive for May, 2005

29
May

Using the win key in linux

The excellent Open Source Weblog had a post about using the Win key in Linux if you run KDE. The piece does not talk about Gnome. The procedure to use the win key to pop open the menu in Gnome is: Go to Panel menu -> Preferences and then click on Keyboard Shortcuts Scroll down [...]

29
May

Update

My health has now improved enough for me to once again return to the daily routine of browsing the net, reading/studying, and making posts here I was out of action for close to 10 days because of Herpes, a disease similar to ChickenPox, infact, it is the same virus. I could not even give my [...]

12
May

Yahoo SMTP is in the SORBS list

As most of you know I am a freelance writer. So when a couple of weeks ago I sent an email to the editors for an article in newsforge, I got a mail delivery failure notice: 12.152.184.137 does not like recipient. Remote host said: 550-”rejected because your SMTP server, 202.43.219.168, is in the SORBS RBL. [...]

11
May

Gmail delete button

I don’t understand what the fuss about using Gmail and deleting emails is. I mean, Gmail gives you more than 2 GB of storage and you still wish to delete mail. So do I. ‘Coz I don’t want the search to show me useless mail which I have no use for and keep only because [...]

09
May

May 8th to May 10th: Celebrations a-plenty

May 8th was Mother’s Day ofcourse and so it was a day for celebration. It didn’t gurantee a day out of the kitchen for mum, but a day for some exotic home cooked food. Delicious food. May 9th mum and I took brother geeky bodhi out shopping and bought him a T-shirt. We also wanted [...]

08
May

Interview with OpenOffice.org staff

Some really nice points have been covered in this excellent interview by Mayank Sharma. My favourite question is the one where Mayank inquires if 2.0 is an upgraded version of OO.o or a watershed. How do you see OOo 2.0? Is it just an upgraded version of a software or is it a watershed for [...]

06
May

Update

I spent the last week in Agra attending my uncle’s wedding. It was great fun. But now that I am back, it’s time to get back to a lot of things. There are my B.B.A. exams commencing May 24th. Then there is the Copyright and the public domain guide that I have to resume working [...]

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