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05
Jun

Quick intro to Trademarks

Many awkward comments on recently published blogs on ComputerWorld, discussing Trademarks, have forced this post out of the drafts. Sorry post, I can only imagine how you suffered waiting in the ever growing queue. Paul W. Frields, the untiring Fedora project leader, conducted a Fedora IRC classroom in March regarding Fedora Trademarks. While it pertains [...]

20
Feb

Linux distributions new users should avoid

What distribution is ideal for me? This is by far the most often asked question on just about every forum board. New users are adopting Linux by the hordes everyday, and that’s a great thing, but because of the large number of distributions to choose from, they can’t help but wonder which is best for [...]

21
Dec

Who’s Who at APPLE

Ever pondered the origin of the phrase: “The XYZ we/you/everyone loves to hate“? It’s been used a gazillion times — for people, places, cars, companies, and just about everything under the sun. Under the sun, heh, this phrase too deserves some ponderin’. But we can do that later. For now, click on this link right [...]

16
Dec

The LQ Blogs

Just a quick head’s up in case you weren’t aware of this. LinuxQuestions.org, the ever-lovin’ forum boards that’s now so much more also allows members to run their blogs. If you ever run out of interesting stuff to read, or are never tired of reading people’s experiences with all things Linux, head on over to [...]

16
Dec

O’ ye beard trimmer

I’m sure you know of all kinds of people who write all kinds of blogs. Well, add me to that list too. After all these years, I’m going to break the silent promise I made to myself, when I said, “lala, I’m never going to blog about my personal preference, likes/dislikes, and the latest shopping”. [...]

04
Mar

I firmly believe

That blog posts that begin as an extension of the post title make for quite an interesting read. Not surprisingly, I’m the only one who does this sort of a thing. I’ve done this quite often in the past, mostly in posts announcing one of my articles on Linux.com. For all the English teachers in [...]

04
Mar

Switching nicks during IM sessions

Here’s an interesting question: do you change your nick every time you step away from your desk, when logged into any IRC channel or any other IM protocol? I mean, what if you’re only going to take a leak and come right back? That shouldn’t take long. It’s not a complicated procedure. And what if [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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% [...]

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