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Reviving an old Samsung N150 Netbook and making it a solid Dev Environment

Permalink 4 minute read Modified: (Rohan Verma)

I had an old Samsung N150 netbook lying around in my parent’s house. It was an amazing netbook and I remember fondly using it when my parents were not using it to browse the internet and sometimes even use it for school work. It came with Windows Vista if I recall correctly but I had installed Windows XP service pack 3 on it because as we know, Vista sucked! Well, the netbook was very solid, it even ran small games such as Fifa Manager etc and came with a solid keyboard, ethernet and VGA as well for connecting to a big screen.

Setting up Python on Spacemacs and using Pyenv to use Python3

Permalink 2 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

After diving into Spacemacs yesterday, I was able to setup LaTeX properly. Only SyncTeX is left to be setup although, right now I can live without it. After tweeting about it, I got a reply about setting up Python on Spacemacs. I had installed the python layer but had not tested it. There was no hitch, although I faced a small issue with having python2 as well as python3 on my system.

yumex-dnf is locked

Permalink 1 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

I downloaded a .rpm and double clicked it to install it and it started yumex-dnf. But for some reason it crashed and dnf was locked. I fixed it using yumex-dnf --exit and installed the rpm using sudo dnf install cacher-1.1.10.x86_64.rpm

Adding xfce4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Clementine or Spotify

Permalink 1 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

xfce4 has default media key settings for Pragha music player. Although, if you use clementine music player you can use keyboard shortcuts to control it with DBus and MPRIS. Clementine is known as org.mpris.clementine and you can add the following entries to your Keyboard Settings > Application Shortcuts If you use spotify, it is registered as org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify on qdbus. qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Next qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.freedesktop.MediaPlayer.Pause qdbus org.mpris.clementine /Player org.

You can get a free BNC account on EliteBNC…

Permalink 1 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

You can get a free BNC account on EliteBNC. It runs ZNC which you can run yourself if you have a spare VPS. All you need to do is login on FreeNode (you can use their webchat if you don’t have a client handy) and join #EliteBNC channel and issue the following command command: !request <username> freenode <your email id> and you will get the settings in your email if your request is approved.

How to Sign PGP Keys using GPG

Permalink 1 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

[][1]xkcd #364: Responsible Behavior I participated in ApacheCon EU 2016’s PGP Keysigning Party recently. Being a newbie about PGP keysigning, I made the mistake of not sending the keys back to the key server after signing as I was using a GUI tool called Seahorse. So today, after realizing this from searching my key on MIT’s PGP keyserver, I decided to do it again and send the keys this time using GnuPG.

Share WiFi via Ethernet on Gnome 3.20

Permalink 1 minute read Modified: (rhnvrm)

There is a hidden method to share your WiFi over Ethernet in the latest Gnome. I stumbled upon this while trying to connect my RaspberryPi 3B with my University’s Internet. Type nm-connection-editor in your terminal. Add a shared network connection by pressing the Add button. Choose Ethernet from the list and press Create. Click IPv4 Settings in the left. Choose Shared to other computers by clicking the Method drop-down menu.