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Death of Ivan Illyich

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While conformity and the playing out of social roles can help shore-up our bridges of self-deception, this may in the end turn out to be more of a curse, than a blessing. For given the brevity of life it is far better to become aware of our deceptions while we still have time to change. But sadly, it is often only when one is at death’s doorstep that they come to recognize the vanity and falseness of their existence up to that point.

Take out a moment and…

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Take out a moment and think, are you going on the internet (reddit/youtube/dota2) because you want to be entertained or because you are really afraid of being bored? Boredom comes from having a mind that wants to be entertained. Instead, strive for cultivating a creative mind that can entertain itself (and others). The key word here is “cultivate”. #psychology

Adding xfce4 Keyboard Shortcuts for Clementine or Spotify

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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.

Just discovered Xfce4 has an inbuilt Drop Down…

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Just discovered Xfce4 has an inbuilt Drop Down Terminal which you can use by running the command `xfce4-terminal –drop-down` using an Application Shortcut. Applications – Settings – Keyboard. Select the Application Shortcuts tab, click on the Add button, type in the command and give a shortcut key. I used F12.

Survey Paper on Security in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless Sensor Network is an emerging area that shows great future prospects. Today such networks are used in many industrial and consumer applications, such as military, industrial process, monitoring health and in automated and smart homes. So far, the researchers have only focused on making WSNs useful, feasible, and less emphasis was placed on security. The sensors used are susceptible to different types of attacks, denial of service, physical tampering. In hostile scenarios, it is very important to protect WSNs from malicious attacks.

SOCKS Proxy

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I used to use the `-L` flag in SSH but today I was going through the man page and saw the `-D` flag. It can be used to make a SOCKS5 proxy easily. For eg. `ssh -f -N -D 8080 [email protected]` Also, a big thanks to EliteBNC.org for giving a free ZNC node. Feels great to be back on IRC after so long.

If you are using os rename src dest…

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If you are using os.rename(src,dest) outside the current working directory, you can’t simply use os.rename(filename, “output.mp3”) since it will move the file to the current working directory. You should rather, path.dirname to get the file’s directory and then rename the file. For example you can use `os.rename(file_name, os.path.dirname(file_name) + ‘/{song_title}.mp3’.format(song_title=song_title))`

At last I am now on Fedora 25…

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At last, I am now on Fedora 25. It’s great to again be able to use VLC and TexStudio without having to do use any workarounds! Still need to test the Optimus improvements but can’t seem to be able to get Nvidia module to start. bbswitch is loaded. Need some time to figure this one out. I guess will have to try Dota 2 7.00 on WinDoze. Edit: It now works perfectly.

Fixing my zsh history

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I recently corrupted my zsh history and was facing this error. After a reboot, I started seeing a message when loading the shell: zsh: corrupt history file /home/myusername/.zsh_history I fixed it using: mv .zsh_history .zsh_history_bad strings .zsh_history_bad > .zsh_history fc -R .zsh_history

Getting ready for updating my system to Fedora…

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Getting ready for updating my system to Fedora 25. Updating and backing up Fedora 24. Side by side, studying for my final exams and trying to cope with submission deadlines.

Toured Seville today thanks to FeelTheCityTours

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Toured Seville today thanks to https://www.feelthecitytours.com/en/tours/sevilla/ . They are an amazing company with a great tour of this beautiful city. Got to learn a lot about the city along with a bunch of great stories about the city. One of them was the story of Carmen (http://www.geocities.jp/wakaru_opera/englishcarmen.html) which is a pretty nice story. The TAC meeting was pretty nice and was followed by the TAC team dinner at a Tapas restaurant.