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11 Feb 2008
Posted by stylesen
FOSSConf'08 held in the MIT Campus from Feb01-03, 2008. I was a part of the organizing committee for this event. The event was successful and we had very good response from the students community. This event was organized by Ilugc and NRCFOSS. We got help from AUKBC and Computer Society of MIT in organizing the event. I designed the website for this event (in drupal) along with Sowmya from NRCFOSS who helped in the CSS and the theming stuff. I initially registered as speaker for "Personal Website with Drupal" talk which was scheduled on 3rd morning at 10:00AM. But unfortunately, since Jha Atul who is the speaker for an Introductory talk on Drupal could not make it to the event, I was asked by Mr. Raman to handle the talk on Saturday evening, which made me miss a part of the GIT talk and the subversion 1.5 talk given by Kamesh :(

PCO call with Pooja

25 Jan 2008
Posted by stylesen
Posted by stylesen
As said by 'peterS' (Peter Samuelson) in #svn-dev irc list to 'nemo'
sudo apt-get install build-essential devscripts fakeroot;
sudo apt-get build-dep subversion;
mkdir /tmp/foo; cd /tmp/foo;
apt-get source subversion; cd subversion-*/;
DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nostrip,debug debuild -uc -b
Posted by stylesen
Last week thursday ie., 20-12-2007, I met with an accident near Velachery Rathna Cafe hotel, while I was returning home from work. I escaped with some scratches on my palm and legs. This is the third time something like this is happening after I ve come to Chennai within 3 months time, out of which this time the scratches were a bit big. I am driving bikes for the past 10 years nearly, but haven't met with even a single accident or like in the past! I even have experiences driving with high speeds in the TamilNadu National Highways, and lots of non-stop long journey's. In the past I had a very old Bajaj Chetak (older than me) which thought me most of the intricacies of driving. I am having my bike TVS Max 100R from my second year of college, and this is one of the most precious things I value in my life. This bike had seen all the places where I ve stayed more than a weeks time, except Bangalore. Now am forced to give away this bike :( because of my parents and well wishers.
Posted by stylesen
While we build neon 0.27.2 in Debian Etch with ssl support we get the following error message and the configure script fails.
checking for library containing RSA_new... not found
configure: error: could not find library containing RSA_new
In order to overcome this install the following:
$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
The above will install all the development headers of ssl and we can use "--with-ssl" in the configure script to build neon. Some of the packages needed to build neon in Debian etch are:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libxml2-dev libssl-dev zlib1g-dev
Posted by stylesen
It is really cool to use your Sony Ericsson w700i mobile as a remote control for your laptop powered by Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon. It is very simple, using this feature you can take control of your presentation, media player, desktop. Sounds cool right? All you have to do is this. Turn on bluetooth in your mobile phone. Now try the following:
Step 1: $ hcitool scan
        Scanning ...
                    00:21:32:45:71:3E       Stylesen

Step 2: $ sudo hidd --connect 00:21:32:45:71:3E

After step 2, you will be asked whether to allow connection from your laptop. If you 
press "yes" then you will be shown a screen "Remote Control" in your mobile which will 
Posted by stylesen
In order to install "lsdiff" command in Debian/Ubuntu GNU/Linux you need to install the patchutils package. You can do:
$ sudo apt-get install patchutils
"lsdiff" is a command to see which files are modified by a patch.