Keep Calm and yum install
Getting the right packages after a fresh install is a headache. That is exactly what I had when I had to do a fresh installation of my Fedora after I accidentally corrupted my entire disk frowning.

I didn’t want to spend days installing the packages this time. This time I wanted to do it smart and quick.

The problem here was that I couldn’t just yum install everything, that’s because Fedora community adheres to free software principles and doesn’t offer non-free codecs and drivers from it’s repositories. But there are 3rd party repositories which allow Fedora users to get non-free components.


In the words of the maintainers of Drush:

Drush is a command-line shell and scripting interface for Drupal, a veritable Swiss Army knife designed to make life easier for those who spend their working hours hacking away at the command prompt.

It’s just been few weeks I’ve started using Drush and I’m already a fan. If you are a drupal developer or a site maintainer and still haven’t heard of Drush go check it out.

Last month some of my friends and I went to a hackathon organized by GSF India. This hackathon was particularly interesting since almost all the participants were amongst the top ranked from Hacker Earth and thus a tough competition was expected.

This post is about choosing Octopress over WordPress hosted blog, it does not talk about WordPress as a framework.

It has been a very few days I started this blog. Now I feel a bit of a weird pride in announcing that this may be the last post on the wordpress, it’s now hosted on github – , and powered by Octopress.

I believe the environment in which one works is directly responsible for one’s productivity. It’s the reason I think, it’s important to choose the right editor, font, etc.

Click here to download the scripts directly, or view them on Github

One of the main attractions about a system is the desktop background. We tend to choose our background which identifies our interests , are aesthetically pleasing or remind us of our good times.

But the thing with consistency is that it gets boring with time. Wallpapers we once loved, becomes a burden and we find it hard to come back to that wallpaper after getting it on 24×7.


One of the main drawbacks of IRC-chat is the absence of logging. This was the main reason why our community JMI-LUG almost stopped using the channel for any discussion, as there was nothing to refer to later. There was a need for a kind of a bot which could save all the logs of the chats we had. Hence, I began my search for any open-source IRC bot to cater our needs. I found many bots which could do the task.