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GNOME Asia 2011

Just a quick (and late!) heads-up for all of you who missed it — the GNOME Asia Summit 2011 is happening in Bangalore this week, with a bunch of really cool people doing hackfests through the week, and whole bunch of talks on Saturday and Sunday (April 2nd and 3rd). I’ll be presenting a talk […]

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GNOME3 Power Settings

Richard Hughes recently posted about the recent GNOME3 Power Settings design that got a lot of people (myself included) hot and bothered. As I said in my comment, I think that a lot of people prefer that their laptop stay on when the lid is closed. There are clearly other who, like myself, would prefer […]

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Site moved to Linode

I finally got tired of how slow NearlyFreeSpeech.net is (it’s still a fantastically affordable service – you get what you pay for and more), and moved to a Linode. Setup and migration was dead simple, and I’m really happy with the instance I’m on (and extremely happy about their awesome service). Do feel free to […]

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Pure EFI Linux Boot on Macbooks

My company was really kind to get me a Macbook Pro (the 13.3-inch “5.5″ variant). It is an awesome piece of hardware! (especially after my own PoS HP laptop I’ve been cussing at for a while now) That said, I still don’t like the idea of running a proprietary operating system on it (as beautiful […]

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GNOME Day @ FOSS.IN/2009

Yes, yes, I know this post is a tad late, but hey, it’s still the right year. ;) As Srini had announced, Dec 5th was GNOME Day at FOSS.IN this year. We kicked the day off with Shreyas giving a developer’s introduction to GNOME 3.0. This was followed by another well-received talk by Srini on […]

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The times they are a-changin’

Yesterday was my last day at NVidia. I’ve worked with the Embedded Software team there for the last 15 months, specifically on the system software for a Linux based stack that you will see some time next year. I’ve had a great time there, learning new things, and doing everything from tweaking bit-banging I²C implementations […]

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Knock knock …

Been a good week. I crossed 50 commits to Beagle. They’re all pretty modest contributions, but it’s been awesome fun. In addition, pkgcore 0.4.4 has my patch to support HTTP proxies for rsync. This was a fun patch to write, small as it is. The code is beautiful, and Brian Harring (ferringb) and Patrick Lauer […]

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The unfortunate state of assholeness in Gentoo

http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_143021.xml http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_143221.xml [PMS is, from what I gather, a spec detailing the minimum portage API required to support the current ebuild ebuild tree] Yet, hope springs eternal.

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Portage 2.1_pre1 is in portage and marked ~x86. Improvements include a revamped cache (why am I not seeing the difference), elog to help track einfo/ewarn/eerror messages better. Wheee! And if you haven’t already, emerge ferringb‘s awesome confcache for caching the autoconf stuff. Does anybody know a good place to get high-quality CS GATE practise papers?

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