February 28, 2009

Use Notices as your Pidgin status message

Filed under: Gnome,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 6:32 am

While surfing the net feeling bored  (after waking up in the middle of the night and finding it hard to sleep. well that is quite another story) I found a cool pidgin plugin called pidgin-identica-status what it does is Use your  (or infact any ) Identica feed as your pidgin status message

February 21, 2009

A Great way to handle mounted Devices in Gnome

Filed under: Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 10:21 pm

They say its the little things in life that counts, fortunately this is also true with Desktop Environments. Recently i found a little applet that has greatly improved my gnome desktop experience in a huge way. It provide an Integrated and intuitive means of handling devices mounted on my machine. This Tiny applet of not more than 50kb in size is the Gnome media applet. some of its features include

  • Easily mount / unmount devices
  • support actions on devices
  • support notifications
  • support network devices
  • Nice user interface

It provide an easy way for mounting and unmounting USB storage device, cd media and even Network device, with just a  few clicks.

Here are some screenshots showing some of its Features


How to install Scilab-5.1 on Ubuntu LInux

Filed under: Education,FOSS & Mathematical Science,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 8:57 am

Scilab is a scientific software package for numerical computations providing a powerful open computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.

Scilab is an open source software.

Since 1994 it has been distributed freely along with the source code via the Internet. It is currently used in educational and industrial environments around the world.

February 19, 2009

Control PulseAudio streams with gnome-pulse-applet

Filed under: Gnome,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 4:56 pm

Back in late 2007 i started seeing  news about some revolution that was coming to  sound in Linux . I remembered reading   about it being the:

next generation sound server for Linux, making all sorts of “ear-candy” possible: from dynamically changing the volume of individual applications to hot-plugging support for many different devices.


February 18, 2009

Stand up for Freedom – Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bigbrovar @ 8:00 am

Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law ‘Section 92A’ that calls for Internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party


Right May be you don’t live in New Zealand, but remember

First They Came for the Jews
First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out –
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists
and I did not speak out –
because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out –
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Already This evil practise is been allegedly  used by   Starcomms in Nigeria to arbitraryly disconnect the Internet lines of many of their customers for downloading pirated media, without giving the customers a chance to defend themselves.


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