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January 17, 2010

My Smooth fonts setup for Kubuntu Karmic

Filed under: KDE — Bigbrovar @ 4:53 am

http://bigbrovar.aoizora.org/index.php/2010/01/16/my-smooth-fonts-setup-for-kubuntu-karmic/

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September 6, 2009

The Ultimate Blogging Client for Linux

Filed under: Gnome,Guides,KDE,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 10:10 am
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How it all started

Ever since i started a blog i had always wanted a wanted a application which would allow me do my blogging (preferably offline ) without having to use the web browser. One of the reasons for this was because i (as at then) did not have a stable Internet connection and had to go to Internet cafe to do my blogging which wasn’t really convenient. I wanted a way to do my blogging offline and then upload later. Even when i had a stable Internet connection i still prefer to having to use a browser for blogging. Unfortunately for me most of the blogging applications ( Drivel BloGTK KBlogger gnome-blog) i tried on Linux just didn’t cut it, some didn’t work with wordpress and the once that did weren’t powerful enough or were buggy or just too basic.

I gave up and resigned my self to the web for blogging. This was until recently when (I Cant quite remember how it happened) i found about about Bilbo Blogger and Beng. (more…)

September 5, 2009

Get Thunderbird to minimizing to tray instead of closing

Filed under: Archlinux,Gnome,Guides,KDE,Ubuntu — Bigbrovar @ 7:49 am
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One of the first set of things i do when i install a fresh (k)ubuntu is change the default email client. Both evolution (ubuntu) and kmail (kubuntu) don’t just cut it for me, they always seem bloated and buggy. I am a KISS guy -not that kiss (fine am that kiss too but the kiss i refer here is the Keep It Simple Stupid kind of kiss 😀 ) hence i find thunderbird to be the email client that just suits my needs. It doesn’t try to take over the world or make dinner for me. Its first and foremost an email client and its keeps with the Unix philosophy of do one thing and do it well.

However one thing i have always wish it had was the ability to run in the background so that if i close thunderbird i want it to minimize to the system-tray/notification area and inform me real time when i have a new mail. (more…)

July 19, 2009

July Screenshot

Filed under: KDE,screenshots — Bigbrovar @ 9:42 pm

I spend most of my time on my PC, for one am a System Administrator so i get to use the computer a lot, i also happen to work in a place which is located in the middle of no where really so i have little else to do than play with my PC. Its my closet link to the outside work. The direct result of all these factors is that i love to make my PC as comfortable as i can and when am bored i change the layout to something pleasing till the next time am bored.

Hence i decided to modify my screenshot page so that i can update it with monthly screenshots of my pc

Here is for the month of July 2009

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