Ruminations Galore

Archive for October, 2007

30
Oct

I’m on Planet Floss India

I somehow managed to bribe Sayamindu into adding my feed to Planet Floss India. Yay! The details of the deal are for now locked away in a not-too-big chest hidden in a place frequented by the scarecrows. I am, even as I type this, looking for a picture (to make up the hackergotchi) that wouldn’t [...]

30
Oct

Tidy up your filesystem with FSlint

My latest article in now live on Linux.com. This time I talk about FSlint, a nifty little tool that helps you clean your filesystem by pointing out junk in the form of empty directories, corrupt symlinks, files with bad names, duplicate and temp files, and more. Enjoy the article and clean up your systems. Cheers!

30
Oct

UberScript lets you do more with XChat

That’s the title of my article about UberScript, the amazing XChat plugin. Ever since coming across UberScript, I’ve only heard great things about it. It really is a fantastic little tool that many people appreciate. Certainly makes my XChat experience more pleasant. Enjoy the article and have fun with UberScript. Cheers!

27
Oct

FSF Compliance Lab online meeting addresses license questions

I wrote an article for Linux.com about the IRC meeting held on the 24th by the FSF Free Software Licensing and Compliance Lab. The purpose of the meet was to address some of the recent FUD surrounding GPLv3 and also to answer any questions about it or the other new licenses. GeekyBodhi submitted the article [...]

23
Oct

How do you impress existing Fedora users and attract new ones: Fedora 8.

I’m immensely excited about Fedora 8. What excites me you ask. Well, I’ll tell you. 1. The “werewolf” release Just about everybody and their kids nanny know by now that “werewolf” is one of the names in contention for Fedora 8. Spooky, did you say? Fantastic says I. It didn’t surprise me that werewolf was [...]

23
Oct

Extending Nautilus context menus with Nautilus-actions

My latest article on Linux.com discusses the fantastic Nautilus-actions extension for Nautilus. There are literally dozens of plugins and extensions for Nautilus, the default file manager on the GNOME desktop environment, but there is just one that allows you to customize the Nautilus context menu items. The Nautilus-actions extension enables you to add customized entries [...]

05
Oct

Everybody’s doing a brain test

So everybody over at Planet Fedora is running the brain test. Not that I blame them. It’s only 20 questions and so I too took the plunge. But while everybody else seems to have got a fairly decent response, here’s what answering the 20 questions yielded for me: Your Brain Usage Profile: Auditory : 56% [...]

01
Oct

The horrors of staying up late

This post is not going to discuss my harrowing experience of staying up late one night. Rather, it’s about how staying up late frequently over a long period of time has affected my sleeping pattern. The story starts some four years ago. I had just passed out from high school and started grad school. Staying [...]

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