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Installing Vista Fonts in UbuntucarthikMicrosoft Vista Fonts

Sun, 16 Sep 2007 18:57:27 +0000

Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. The fonts include Constantia, Corbel, Calibri, Cambria, Candara and Consolas. Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found. To install the Vista ClearType fonts in Ubuntu, you need to install cabextract first. Cabextract is a utility found in the universe repository, […]

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Bring Jorge’s Blog Back, Please.carthik

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 18:43:12 +0000

So Jorge Castro is now a Canonical employee! Jorge, I for one, would love to see your mug again on Planet Ubuntu. I would love to see up and about again. Jorge’s disappearance from the interwebs was followed by pleas for his return, about 9 months ago (you can find his last post here […]

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End of a Love Affair with Acercarthik

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 18:13:29 +0000

I was in love with Acer laptops. I bought my first one, an Acer Travelmate 290 LMi in my second year of grad school. I did pay ~ $1200 for it, but it was awesome, right until the moment there were errors with the hard disk controllers about 3 years later. When I sold it […]

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What’s Common to Ubuntu and CircuitCity’s Firedog?carthikUbuntu support photoFiredog support photo

Sun, 09 Sep 2007 05:43:29 +0000

Ans: A guy in a pic…. Trivial, I know, and not too original either, since I got it from LiveJournal, but I couldn’t resist posting this 🙂

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Ubuntu’s Audience Definedcarthik

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 06:31:58 +0000

I read the impressive growth and traffic details for at Matt’s Blog. WordPress has always been very dear to me, and it makes me happy to note that the WordPress team grows from strength to strength, without compromising on values, and while keeping things open, almost entirely so. However, the stat freak in me […]

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SSH Menu – Save and Open SSH Connections from the PanelcarthikSSH MenuSSH Menu OptionsSSHMenu Account Options

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:08:21 +0000

I was looking for a replacement for SecureCRT in Ubuntu. Something that would let me save all my SSH connections and make it possible to open a connection with the least effort. As is often the case, I found something better than SecureCRT – a panel applet for GNOME that gives me a drop-down list […]

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Thoughts that make me go hmmm!carthik

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 06:01:10 +0000

This thought just struck me: the GNOME “save file” icon is still an image of a floppy (or it is at least in Gnumeric). How many people still remember what a floppy looks like? Should the save icon be replaced by something else (a picture of a cd/usb drive)? Or should floppy discs be “icon”ized […]

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Alright you drooling idiots!carthik

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 16:59:30 +0000

Jem Matzan thinks we technical writers treat you as stupid drooling idiots. Do I? I can honestly say I don’t. I write for the competent computer user who has switched to Ubuntu. Anything that 90-95% of the people who formerly used Windows or Macs, and are competent enough to help others won’t be published here. […]

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I ran into that video-posting librarian againcarthik

Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:37:54 +0000

You guys must remember Jessamyn, the librarian who posted a video about installing Ubuntu at, where else, the library. Well, by some strange coincidence, which cannot be explained rationally, I ran into her again on the tubes. I followed the user profile link at this comment on Ask MetaFilter to end up at her profile […]

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Typing Break and WorkRave: Keep RSI at Baycarthikworkrave preferences

Mon, 04 Jun 2007 14:29:24 +0000

I woke up on Thursday with a left arm more painful than a 100 episodes of Wheel of Fortune. I had almost pulled an all-nighter the night before to finish reviewing/correcting a paper. I went to the doctor, fearing the worst. My left wrist was aching, and no change of position or angle would suppress […]

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