Journey Towards the Perfect Desktop Environment

Many moons ago, I wrote about how discovered Archlinux. It’s nearly 6 years and Arch hasn’t let me down. Some people say that they use it at home but not on their main production system. Well I do. And even on my main production system it hasn’t let me down. I can’t remember when was the last time that Arch actually broke for me. It’s always been there. As a solid foundation on which to build my work environment. Its a solid distro and my faith in it keeps going stronger and stronger. But Arch is not today’s topic. Today’s […]

Technology! I will (selectively) ignore thee…

Warning: This is a rant. It’s not meant to make sense so if it doesn’t, don’t ask me. Also, it’s possible that you might loose your sanity reading this. If that happens, I take no responsibility. For quite some time now, I’ve been successfully containing a brain explosion. This post probably is just a way to for my brain to let loose some of the pressure. What’s the pressure is about? Well, it’s technology! This is a very exciting time to live in. There is so much going on in the world of technology that there isn’t enough time to […]

Dual booting Windows 7 and Archlinux on Lenovo Ideapad U410

Last week I got a new laptop. Lenovo U410. It’s a nice ultrabook. However, the chief topic of this post is not to review it, however to set up Archlinux on it without loosing any of the features that are, what should I call them… um, factory inbuilt. I’m talking about a raid0 array and a one-key rescue system that came preconfigured with the system. I searched much on the internet to find a safe way to install linux on this system however all of them did something that I didn’t want to do… The usual method went something like […]

The operating system

My choice of operating system is GNU/Linux. The reasons are simple. I still use a decade old Pentium 4 computer with a 2.4GHz cpu and 512MB RAM (Yes, I know phones have more RAM these days…) I could just use good old windows xp, but, I don’t want to use a decade old operating system when I can use a brand new one for free of cost. Which beats windows in many aspects. However, even if I had a powerful system, I still would be running linux on top of it because it’s simply more tailored for my needs. I […]

Super-duper charged Gnus with Gwene!

You might have read my previous post about Yahoo! pipes. However, they weren’t working out as I thought they would. Gnus was still taking up a lot of time to start up. So, I thought, there must be some other way to boost the start up time. I looked around and tried to find out what other people were using. After reading this transcript a couple of days ago, and reading curious little mention of Gwene, I decided to check it out this on Saturday. And so I did. There were a few RSS feeds that I wanted to get […]

Supercharge Gnus with Yahoo! pipes

For a couple of months now, I am using emacs exclusively for a lot of things. Pretty much everything except web browsing. For it, I use luakit. I use emacs for coding, blogging, note taking, file system management, emails, rss feeds, todo management… pretty much 80% of my computer time is spent inside emacs. However, there was a problem. I use gnus for email and rss feeds. Problem was, I have about 10-15 rss feeds and when I want to check them, I start gnus. However, because of the number of the feeds it would take a lot of time […]

Org2blog. Back to wordpress.

For past few months this website was running on drupal. And it was good. Drupal is an awesome system that can do anything. I love it. However when I switched from wordpress to drupal, I wasn’t sure what I was going to create of this website. However, now, I am sure. What I need is a blog. Noting less, nothing more. So, I have decided to move back to wordpress. There are few reasons for this. First, drupal is very versatile. It can do anything. However, for my simple blogging needs, I don’t want a website that can do a […]

Moved to Drupal

Moved to Drupal I have been planning to move this site to Drupal for quite some time now. Since I read about Drupal late last year I've been trying to learn more about it and move this site to Drupal. The opportunity to learn about Drupal presented itself in May when I started working on my second project. First I was planning to use wordpress for the project but when I went a little deeper in the planning phase, I realized it won't work in wordpress. So I needed something new, and thankfully I remembered Drupal. So I used Drupal […]