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Debian and Google Chrome

Posted 08-09-2011 at 06:52 PM by DJ Shaji

I'm really beginning to like Google Chrome. It is definitely fast, loads web pages quickly, and uses just about the right amount of memory. The only caveat I've encountered is that there are still not many quality extensions available. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.
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gtsh: how to use Google Translate without touching a web browser

Posted 08-09-2011 at 05:49 PM by MrCode
Updated 08-09-2011 at 05:49 PM by MrCode ("Transhlate"? WTF? :p)

I present "gtsh" (Google Translate for the SHell), a tiny(!) shell script that acts as a frontend to Google Translate:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
if test -z $3; then
	echo "Usage: $0 \"<str>\" <lang1> <lang2>"
	echo "Translates string \"<str>\" from <lang1> to <lang2>"
	echo "(CLI frontend to Google Translate)"
else
	wget -qO- "http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/language/translate?v=1.0&q=$1&langpair=$2|${3:-$3}"
...
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hindi in terminal

Posted 08-09-2011 at 03:05 AM by sumeet inani
Updated 08-09-2011 at 03:51 AM by sumeet inani

SCIM works well in GNOME gui programs like openoffice,gedit etc.
I tried to write hindi in gnome-terminal.
Result is 'improper.jpg' attached.improper.jpg
In gvim it appears like this
gvim.jpg
The only terminal 'mlterm' supports hindi rendering.
Here is what I did with help of developer 'araki ken'

Code:
(1)installed mlterm-3.0.6post-20110807 using 

./configure --enable-fribidi --enable-ind --enable-m17nlib
...
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Book Collection

Posted 08-08-2011 at 11:12 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 10-26-2013 at 09:26 PM by rocket357 (Update books I own)

I've been busy assembling a good library of computing books (stuff that directly interests me, of course...so you won't find Java or such in this list), and I would like to get some input (in the event I've overlooked critical "must-have" books). I don't own all of these (yet), but I've been buying them left and right as I can afford it (I usually buy one or two each payperiod, used on Amazon...as long as the book is readable and not too banged up, I'm game). The (not-yet-complete) list...
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(UNFINISHED)How to install Debian onto a USB stick

Posted 08-08-2011 at 04:05 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 08-08-2011 at 04:07 AM by William (Dthdealer)

This guide is in direct response to http://kpweb.homelinux.org/blog/index.php?id=17 - a guide that uses a rather roundabout and un-hacker like way to install Linux onto a USB stick using a virtual machine.

How to Install Debian onto a USB stick

Requirements

You will need the following:
  • A USB stick ( preferably larger than 1 GB )
  • A working Debian system
  • Root privileges on such a system
  • Time
  • An internet connection

I will quote...
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