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Entering The Church of Emacs

From the title you may think this is another post or debate on <your favorite editor here> vs GNU Emacs. I will be talking about how I started using Emacs and why it is the best tool I have ever used. How it started During dgplug summer-training 2018, we had series of sessions on GNU Emacs. Thanks to mbuf, the whole series helped me a lot to get started with Emacs and now I use it for all my editing.

Where is bhavin192?

It’s been nearly a year since I have posted anything on my blog. So, where I was? I was planning to migrate this blog from the WordPress setup to a static site generator. Started doing that, later got busy with other stuff and it kept getting delayed. But I really wanted to write a new blog post once I get the site migrated. Finally I have the blog migrated completely to HUGO.

Contributing to diceware tool or 2018’s first Pull Request

You must have heard about diceware passwords before. If not, then the following image explains about it. It’s all about length of the password! I came across this tool called diceware which helps to generate these kind of passwords by using wordlists. Kushal packaged this for Fedora, he wanted people to test his rpm build, so he posted link to the build on #dgplug. While testing, I just passed random string to the command:

Recovering from aborted Fedora update

When Fedora 27 was released I was updating my office laptop and suddenly laptop turned off while installing the update after reboot. Probably it was dead because of battery. It was not even starting. Situation w​as- both the old and new versions of same package were present. After searching a bit, I found this forum thread which solved my problem. And laptop came back to life. In this post I will explain the steps I used to recover my laptop.

How to play Steam games on Fedora

In Steam Summer sale of 2017, I had bought Left 4 Dead 2 just for Rs. 64. I played it once or twice and after that never played it again, as it was installed on Windows. I no longer use Windows on my laptop. Left 4 Dead 2 is also available for Steam OS (works on other Linux distros too), so I decided to install it on Fedora. Installing Steam on Fedora SimoneCaronni who is the author of negativo17.

Weird color rendering on Google Chrome

Recently I updated my machine with dnf update and suddenly noticed that Chrome was showing really weird colors. I was like, what? seems like something happened to my eyes 🙁 😲 Later I realized that it was just Chrome which was rendering those colors like that. Firefox saved my life! How I found the solution So I tried searching about it. Used keywords like “Chrome weird colors Fedora”, “Chrome wrong color rendering”.

Finding the data usage culprit [ packagekitd ]

Yesterday morning, I noticed that my laptop was using high bandwidth. It was nearly 1MBps. It was little bit suspicious for me. At first, I thought it must be Chrome, but later I realized Chrome does not auto update itself. Now the question is, who is using the data. One change I observed was after using that much amount of data, it stopped showing notification about update. This never happened before, so I thought it may be something related to updates.

Running Oracle database XE 11G using Docker

In our syllabus we have Advance Database Systems subject. We were instructed to use Oracle database for this. So I was searching for Oracle database EXpress edition 11g but I did not want to install it on my system directly. Size was large as well. Easy and fast solution was to search for container image of it and run it. At DockerCon 2017 they announced that they will be providing official Docker images for their products.

Fedora 26 release party at Rajarambapu Institute of Technology

With the release of Fedora 26 on 11th of July, we thought of having release party in our college. With that thought in mind we carried out meeting and discussion on our Linux Users Group’s IRC channel on freenode (#ritinlug). Now with a proper plan we were ready to celebrate the release on 15th of July which was Saturday. The Plan We aimed at carrying out open discussions about GNU/Linux, Open Source communities, the open culture.

Markdown – The easy way to write HTML

We use HTML almost for everything, it’s simple text with extra attributes like bold, italic etc. This attributes (tags) are parsed by browser in order to display the text. Writing HTML is not easy always especially if you are writing a book, docs or a long blog post. You have to remember the tags. Add <p> tag to every paragraph. What is Markdown? The Markdown makes it easy to generate HTML formatted text.