misc

Death of Ivan Illyich

27 Jul 2017 - 2 minute read
categories: books tags: misc sociology

I had read this book a while ago, and it struck a chord with me. In essence, I think, this book has shaped my mental model in a deep way. I often ponder if I would have had a different world view if I had never read this book. Here is an excerpt from academy of ideas about the book. One day, I will reread this book to write and reflect on it.

How to Sign PGP Keys using GPG

07 Jan 2017 - 1 minute read
categories: apache foss tags: aceu16 foss linux misc

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.

At last I am now on Fedora 25…

14 Dec 2016 - 1 minute read
categories: uncategorized tags: linux misc

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.

Understanding the Undertones of Political Thought within the Politically Agnostic FOSS Movement

13 Dec 2016 - 12 minute read
categories: projects tags: foss gnu linux misc sociology

Introduction The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement, which is now seen as an integral part of the technology sector, is now making its impact outside this domain in various dimensions. It has given rise to the three “Open” pillars – Open Source, Open Standards and Open Content. Ideas formulated during the rise of these new FOSS communities have been able to raise various questions about Intellectual Property, Information Production and other newly formulated concepts.