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Blogging Platforms

I started blogging last year in December. Since then I’ve switched between a lot of platforms. I’m going to talk about them.
Blogger I started blogging with Blogger, however, I deleted those blog posts. Its kinda primitive blogging platform good for beginners, but not much to do. Its a Google site, so you can expect 100% uptime. But the design and style are very primitive. However, there are templates available on the internet to modify the look, but still not easy to do such things, atleast for a normal guy.
Wordpress Then I switched to Wordpress.com. Wordpress.com is the version, in which Wordpress hosts the site, and gives you a sub-domain. You can also get a personal domain for different prices depends upon the domain, or map one you already own, that too will little price. This as a blogging platform is good option, specially for beginners and non-technical people. This provides a good range of customization options. Also Wordpress provide few nicely build templates to use.

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My Experience with Linux

Over two months passed since my last post. And this time too I’ll promise myself to update this blog ASAP.

After around 10 months with Linux, I’m more comfortable with it. Over this time, I’ve tried different distros varing from very stable ones to rolling release ones. In this post I’m going to talk about few of them.
Debian Over this period the distro that I’ve used the most is Debian. Its really good and very stable. Debian makes a good distro for servers. I’ve even used Debian cloud server for a while, and I’m using Debian on my home server everyday. This is also a light-weight distro, which will use less resources, so I’ll do fine on Netbooks or Old computers. My most favorite part is apt. Debian is one of the old distros which is being developed since 1993 and its development is not going to stop anytime soon. Also Debian project supports any given specific version for atleast 2-3 years. Thats the reason why a lot of distros use Debian as its base. Even Ubuntu is using Debian a…

Arch Linux Installation

Arch Linux A Linux distro which is commonly considered for power users. It provides a lot of customisation right from the installation process. Its very light-weight distro, and it install very few core packages at the time of installation. Also one get all the latest packages as Arch Linux is rolling release distro. Also Arch users get access to Arch User Repository aka AUR which is a comprehensive repository with tons of packages. One can say that AUR contain all the packages that you can find on any other distro.

But the installation process is little complicated as you don’t get any GUI installer instead you’ve to install it from command line only. So, here’s the step by step guide to install Arch Linux on your machine.
Steps Download the Arch Linux iso from here. Note that the iso is common for both 64 bit and 32 bit. Burn the iso into a CD or make a bootable usb from the iso downloaded and boot from it. Choose your architecture from the boot menu. Once you get to the commandlin…

My New Thinkpad

Its been a while since my last post. I am quite busy with studies these days.

ThinkPads are very famous laptops among developers. These are very stable and very reliable laptops with a very good ergonomic keyboard. Trackpoint is also a piece of attraction which integrates well with the fine trackpad of the laptop. Each laptop comes with Thinkpad logos engraved.

Now, lets talk about the model I bought. Its ThinkPad E450, an entry level but still stiff and reliable laptop. This models come with different configurations. Mine comes packed with an Intel i5 processor and 4 gigs of DDRIII ram. Integrated Intel graphics with 2 gigs AMD radeon R5 M250 graphics. 1 TB of HDD completes the laptop.

All ThinkPad’s share common design with Black Matte finish combined with little Red colour on Trackpoint and a fine line on Trackpad Keys. Design is super-sleek and minimal with sturdy hinges.

Lets talk about ports now. On left side 1 USB 2.0 port with 3.0mm headphone jack. Also a grill to keep the la…

Github Student Developer Pack

Last night I was going through my mails and there was one from Github. They accepted my request for Student Developer Pack. This pack include a lot of freebies and free tools, those which can be used by students to create an online presence, and start developing cool stuff.
This pack includes
ToolsDescriptionAtomA hackable text editor for the 21st century Open source by Github, free for everyoneAWS EducateAccess to the AWS cloud, free training and collaboration resourcesBitnamiInstall cloud applications in a single click Business 3 plan free for one yearCrowdFlowerCrowdsourcing and data enrichment platform.
Access to the CrowdFlower platform.Digital OceanSimple cloud hosting, built for developersDNSimlpeSimple DNS management with one click serves and a robustGithubPowerful collaboration, code review, and code managementHackhandsLive programming help available 24/7Microsoft AzureA suite of Microsoft Azure cloud services and developer tools, including the VIsual Studio IDE Microsoft Azur…

How to setup SSH Server on Debian

This is a tutorial for setting up SSH server on Debian or distros based on Debain.
Steps: Install the openssh-server package.
$ sudo apt-get install openssh-server Configure it to start at boot.
$ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh remove $ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh defaults $ sudo update-rc.d -f ssh enable 2 3 4 5 For more security, you can change the default keys.
$ cd /etc/ssh $ sudo mkdir keys_orig $ sudo mv ssh_host_* keys_orig Now, generate new keys.
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server For more customisation, you can edit the sshd_config file.
$ gedit /etc/ssh/sshd_config After all the changes restart ssh service.
$ sudo service ssh restart Done!

GNOME Asia Summit 2016 Part 2

Writing this a little late, as I stayed few more days in Delhi. It was very interesting and exciting. This was first event of its kind for me and it was great learning experience.
If you’re the most intelligent person in the room then you’re in the wrong room. That’s why I choose a room filled with Linux Enthusiasts, developers, and professionals to place myself in. This whole event was divided in 3 days.
Day 0 I arrived a little late but the event was still not started. So, I got an ID card with schedule for the day and volunteers directed me to the hall. I was kinda uncomfortable at first as didn’t know anybody. Ekaterina started the event’s first workshop. It was about How to make first contribution. Then we had a little break, that’s when I started talking to few guys. I was getting more comfortable, people were very kind and welcoming. This was followed by workshop by David King on Writing a Gnome application for newcomers. At last the Arun and Nirbheek took over with the worksh…