Weechat v0.3.0 released

So lately I鈥檝e been using this awesome IRC client called Weechat! It鈥檚 minimal, yet highly configurable. It鈥檚 got me addicted to it! Weechat + Screen is the best combo! Anyway, a groundbreaking new version has been released today. And if you鈥檙e on an equally awesome distro (Arch), then you should have it ready in your repository 馃檪

September 6, 2009 路 1 min 路 57 words 路 Kalpik Nigam

Sametime (meanwhile) support in Pidgin on Arch Linux

We use IBM鈥檚 Lotus Sametime as our IM client at work. And i like to be signed in all the time even on my Arch machine at home. Pidgin does support sametime protocol, but through an external library called meanwhile. Although most popular distributions have meanwhile in their main repos, Arch does not. It has the meanwhile library in AUR. And due to this, the pidgin in Arch has meanwhile support disabled....

January 18, 2009 路 2 min 路 330 words 路 Kalpik Nigam

Google’s Web Browser: Google Chrome

Ok, this just in! Google鈥檚 planning on an open source browser based on the WebKit engine. Via Googlesystem blog, Google Chrome has been built in a time when browsers no longer render mostly web pages, but full-blown web applications. That鈥檚 why browsers need to be more powerful, more stable and more secure. One of the problems of the existing browsers is that a web page can lock the browser and there鈥檚 no way to isolate that tab and close it....

September 2, 2008 路 1 min 路 204 words 路 Kalpik Nigam

Ubuntu to rename top level directories?!

Well, i just heard that Ubuntu is trying to rename all the top level directories! The proposed directory structure is: /bin /system/executables /boot /system/boot /dev /system/devices /etc /system/config /lib /system/libraries /home /users /media /storage /mnt /storage /proc /system/processes /root /users/Administrator /sbin /system/executables/admin /tmp /system/temporary /usr /system/applications Well, that鈥檚 just plain stupid if you ask me.. It will create unnecessary confusion and difference between various linux distributions! I think Ubuntu should strive to be 鈥淯ser Friendly鈥 not 鈥淚diot Friendly鈥....

April 1, 2008 路 1 min 路 94 words 路 Kalpik Nigam

Top 10 Reasons to use Linux

Hmm.. I鈥檝e been out of the blogging scene for quote sometime now! Didn鈥檛 really get the time, or anything worthwhile to post. Well anyway, what better way to come back, then to list out the top 10 reasons to use linux! 馃榾 脗 If you芒鈧劉re a Linux enthusiast like me, you芒鈧劉ve probably tried to convert a few people over to Linux from another operating system. Even though you succeed many times, there are always a few 芒鈧済eniuses芒鈧劉 out there who need some real persuading to switch over to Linux....

March 16, 2008 路 4 min 路 772 words 路 Kalpik Nigam