Sunday, December 19, 2010
On the first day , i got off a little late from my room and reached the spot only to find a long queue for the ID cards. After the formalities, we (Praveen, Prayag and of course me) stepped in the hall.
The first talk was on Wikimedia by Danese Cooper who also said "Wikileaks!= Wikimedia" :)
There were several other talks but i attented a few which included :
Beyond init - Leonart Pottering
Failures of Fedora and what we learned from it -Rahul Sundaram
Day two was even more interesting:
It featured Fedora MiniConf . It included 6 talks. Rahul started it by getting throught the schedule and then Amit talked about virtulisation.This was followed by talk by Arun and then Ankit Patwari and then Shreyank talked about his Four Seasons Of Code.
Later we had a packaging session by Arun Sag.
The last day included another packaging session by Rahul and it was very detailed. Thanks to IRC :)
The event ended with a lively performance by Raghu Dixit , a well known band in Karnatka and the ambience was filled with excitement. Thanks to him , i even learned some Kannad words!!
It was an awesome experience and will be remembered for a long time .
Proud to use Open Source .
Monday, November 1, 2010
First you need to install it as:
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
and then convert simply as:
convert foo.jpg foo.pdf
Here's script i wrote to convert all the .jpg files in the current directory to .pdf:
for file in *.JPG;
echo "$file coverted to $count.pdf"
convert $file $count.pdf
Now to combine multiple pdfs to one , one needs to install two small packages:
gs and pdftk
next to combine use the following command:
pdftk *.pdf output combined.pdf
where combined.pdf is the new combined pdf formed.
Hope it was useful.
Proud to use open source :)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Neverthless i've been practising at various online judges like SPOJ
and TOPCODER . They are a very good platform for one to build one's programming skills and the problems vary with difficulty.
I came across a blog recently about how one can improve his programming skills and would like to share with you all. Though it ultimately depends on how you go about it but here's just a startup.
Good luck. :)
Monday, August 30, 2010
Go to System->Administration->Software Resources->Other Resources and enable to canonical repos.
Next just install sun-javaX-plugin. (where X is the latest version).
Hope it solves your problem.
Let the source be open :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Here's how to install it in ubuntu:
1. Install the libgraph tar.gz file from here.
2. Next you need to install some dependencies , i.e packages:
libsdl-image1.2 libsdl-image1.2-dev guile-1.8 guile-1.8-dev (For fedora it's SDL-image and SDL-imagedev and the rest two are same)
3. After that you need to extract the downloaded tar and cd to it.
4. Next perform these:
(iii) make install
5. Next you need to copy all the libgraph shared files from /usr/local/lib to /usr/lib ,i.e
sudo cp /usr/local/lib/libgraph.* /usr/lib
That's it! now you may run any programme using graphics.h library and see the resutls. ;)
Here's a sample programme to draw a rectangle :
#include stdio.h // please put in angle brackets, there was some problem while posting
#include graphics.h // --do--
int gd=DETECT, gm=VGAMAX; // gd is the device driver , gm is the graphics mode
initgraph(&gd,&gm,NULL); // to initialize the graph
Note:For running the programme you must use the lgraph flag with gcc i.e if the programme is test.c then use gcc test.c -lgraph
For more details you may check out : this
Let the source be open :)
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
It's called reverse search and is similar to the history command . It gives you the most matched commands which you had typed on the terminal. So, explore it now and njoy!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
here are the steps so that you don't feel harassed the next time :)
1. Save the folder in the home directory, e.g /home/yourloginname.
2. Now, open NetBeans, go to the Project you've created and there you'll find the Library. There you can add a new Jar file .
3. To add the docs you need Library Manager which is under Tools. There in the Javadoc tab you can add the doc folder.
4.. Then you also need to add this folder under the same library package as you added the Jar file
That's it , njoy coding .
Hope that was useful. :)
Thanks Java :)
P.S: It's always better btw if you learn more languages. I was in a hurry though.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here's a demo for you all
njoy ! :)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
for this you need to install a very small programme called curl and then open the terminal and write:
curl -u yourusername:yourpassword -d status = "your status message" http://www.twitter.com/statuses/updates.xml
and for those who want the easier way out can try for gtwitter but i think it won't work under proxy server, so better watch out !
be free, use open source :)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
open the terminal , type
and you will see a window pop up, here you can choose the icon of your choice!
You can even add new icons in the folder /usr/share/pixmaps/faces and can choose from them
Happy Linuxing :)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop and then installed the driver , after that i started the X server
and was at last successful
Hope this was useful!