Category Archives: General

Panaroma – my first attempt…

A panaromic view from the highest point of Araku, a beautiful little hill station near Vishakapatnam.Altitude: 1602m / 5250ft(Collated from an old set of photos of Vizag trip with close friends in college final year…)

Back from Axis’08

It was a reallly great week at VNIT, Nagpur giving seminars and presentations on Fedora from 24th-28th September 2008. We had only 3.5 hrs slot spread over 2 days. However, it was easily streatched to a 8 hrs slot for 3 days. It was whole lot fun. Targetted audience were mostly 1st/2nd year B.Tech students. Some 3rd/4th years were also there. My talk was on Fedora Live (presentation over here)

All the snaps are over here. More detailed report later as i need to hurry to Kolkata just now.

Congrats Abhinav Bindra!!

I just loved the Indian national anthem “Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He….” orchestrate loud and ever-inspiring as it’s always on that moment of golden triumph of this young shooter. They say that it’s an individual gold for India in olympics after 3 decades. Everyone knows its’ far more credible than a team effort. I feel *great* but not as jubilant as i should be after hearing what his father had to say,

“We had used most of our savings from our business to support him for all his needs. Yeah…government did help when we asked for any help, but it should understand for winning this medal they (sportspersons & atheletes) need far more support and resources.”

Because at a global level, there is no compromise. Everyone is equal. No one will listen to the fact that in here they (shooters) get around only one-third of practice required as compared to their counterparts just because of shortage of ammos. This applies to _any_ other field…you just name it. Maybe this can pave way to one those silver linings… :)

Here’s the official video: 10M rifle (Men)

KDE4 released!!

KDE4 released!!

Folks mark this date ” The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.” Read more… :)

Take the visual guide:

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Kmenu scrambled

Today, the KDE gave a whole lot surprise after yesterday night’s yum update initiated by ‘crond’. I couldn’t recognize kmenu (half Gnome, half KDE typo with no icons). Actually a gtk/gnome-based package was installed that caused this problem.

$ kbuildsycoca -incremental

So, this is what refreshed/rebuild the kmenu for me & its’ in place now