Localized Gujarati Geek

Kartik Mistry’s meta thoughts on life, foss and beyond that..

Tag: Computer


* I have started breaking commitments so often. It really hurts when you do it often and I am very depressed by myself at moment.

But, good things in life so far:

+ My new digital photoframe has arrived. Thanks to Chintan for it.

+ We have started to make some furniture for home (ie my longterm pending thing: Computer Table!)

+ Kavin is becoming so smart, he has started speaking some random words and identify and duplicate things I do (no, not Debian packaging yet!)

+ My macbook has 4 GB RAM now. The incident is here (Sorry, its in Gujarati only!).


* I started with my packages, ayttm, festival, sitecopy, tagtool and xosview. Some bugs were already fixed at upstream and forgotten and some was unreproducible. I am happy that submitters provided necessary information to keep my tempo high to really fix them.

* I reported small typo (missing ‘ in description) for package ‘debian-maintainers‘ at 11:38 AM, Joey replied and done it (actually it was fixed in NEW version) at 11:56 AM!

Foss Police: lolcat version

* Mighty Gora during Foss.in/2005. More are coming 😛

lolcat version

USB Drive

* I got new 4GB USB pen drive yesterday. While waiting for my piece at Lemington Road Shoppe, I remembered the day when 256 MB pen drive cost me 1250 INR. This 4GB (~3.8 GB actually!) cost me 1650 INR 🙂

* Baby is named ‘Kavin’ (gu: કવિન, hi: कविन), which means handsome (also in Tamil!).

One more meme from me

HackFest01: Lessons

* Lots of learnings! As I mention before, I tried to get festival-gu working with minimal hack of festival-te. I come to conclusion is it is now job of some what more attention and feedback from others regarding language specific stuffs. But, I also found that festival-te debian package also need to apply upstream patch(s) to work correctly. (see: bug: #404463). I also found solution of Kline to our IP from oftc.net’s IRC channels!

* I hardly sleep for 15 minutes in front of my lcd during event. Pizza was good and thanks to bigbazaar! Thanks to everyone for participation. We are planning to have next HackFest in starting of Feb. See also Nirav’s post about this.

Foss.in/2006: EOF

* But, its not over! I will post report in details later. It was (is) great event and I enjoyed at full pace. Thanks to Foss.in team, voulnteers and audience. Special thanks to John (jewel), Kapil Hari Paranjape, Prasad, Praveen, Arvind and many to make Debian things happen during event. I am sure that we will attract more people and will come up with actual work done during year. I will upload pictures at my gallery (well, it was with N6600 – so beware of quality!) tonight.

Foss.in/2006: Schedules

* Foss.in/2006 Schedules are out! And I am glad that my talk will be in morning!

* It is looking like that year 2007 will come with lots of Traveling 🙂 DebConf7 (Not DefCon, dudes), FreeDel and so on..

End of Internet!

* I reached a page where Internet has end! See below. You can get it by using Google reader and pressing next >> button even after last feed!


* We may now go with mysql_pam instead of ldap as authentication. But, yet we need to compare both in various tests like speed, ease of management and most important – security. Thanks to Mitul for pointing out this idea!

* I did first call to home from Asterisk! Sound was clear!!

Asterisk Softphone

* After 2 days hard work, Me and Nirav got Asterisk working at office but, we are still confuse about which Softphone should be used. We tried Ekiga, Twinkle, Xlite but, Ekiga still has difficult interface and Linux only. Twinkle is only for Linux and difficult to use too. Xlite works fine with Linux but frequently crashes on Nirav’s MacBook.

Any more choices?

* We are also going to combine Asterisk with LDAP.