31 December 2009

How to set CC-By-SA license on all of your flickr pics #flickr #ccbysa

I like CC-By-SA license a lot. but setting license of my pics one by
one was a hurdle.
I was not aware of the feature provide by flickr, that you can set
license to all of your pics at once.
Here is the procedure,

1) Open organize in flickr -
2) Look at bottom, click at select all

3) Drag all selected pics to main area

4) Click on Permission -> Select licensing

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30 December 2009

[tip] Floating Menu Bar #linux #gnome

In Gnome Desktop Environment you can see a menubar at top-leftmost
place. whenever you want to open some new task/application, you launch
from menu bar.
Here is a trick which can give you fast access to menu bar.

Step 1 : remove menu bar by right click at menu bar see pics

step2 : just press "Alt + F1" , your floating menu bar is with you :)

if you want add menu bar then you can add using "right click to panel
and all menu bar"

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Open source school management software

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Gaurav Paliwal
Date: Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Ilugc] Open source school management software

> 1. Student information system (Online viewing of students activities both
> academic and extra-curricular,attendance,Marks grade etc).

Opensis (*http://opensis*.com/) : It is a very interesting tool to start
with . It stared with postgresql as backend database but soon migrated to
Mysql with the aim to be intergrated with Moodle (http://*moodle*.org/ ).So,
its really cool to deploy both opensis and moodle and wait for the opensis
integration with moodle so that they both can have a SSO.

Also not to forget they have a SMS module (not included in the community
version) that can be used to inform the parents about their wards
performance, attendance and other things

2. Library management module.

Koha (http://www.*koha*.org/)
NewgenLib (

Koha no doubt is the best available solution but govt. committees have more
confiidence in Newgenlib (because of unknown reasons :P ) so better go for
Newgenlib if you have to take permission from one of these yes of library
committees.Also I am a bit doubtfull about the acquisition module of the
koha , someone told me that this module is a bit cumbersome as far as Indian
financial auditing policies are concerned

Also another important things to note here is that whether the staff and
student of that school will take it or not as login to all these services
are separate and it will be really painful for them to login into these
services separately.

You can also have a look at how HP govt. is going to implement this in all
its government school's in the coming time as deepak has told me long ago
that HP govt. is in process to have a Prop. solution for the same.

You may like to attend ( at IIT-Delhi.

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26 December 2009

how to make Benq U121 wireless working on karmic.

== How to make rt2870 Ralink chipset on Karmic ==
add following line into

blacklist rt2800usb
blacklist rt2870sta
blacklist rt2x00usb
blacklist rt2x00lib

and reboot
after booting, turn on your wireless, Everything will work fine :)

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24 December 2009

If Govt. pays for maps, does'nt the geographic data become public? #fosscomm

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: vinay sreenivasa <>
Date: Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM
Subject: [fosscomm] GIS Qn : If Govt. pays for maps, does'nt the geographic data become public?

Dear All,

Bangalore's municipal boundaries were re-drawn 3 years ago and the number of wards were increased. In order to have maps of all the new wards, the government has paid a private company (atleast 50 lakhs, not sure of the correct figure though) to get the maps done.

Here is a sample of the maps -

I needed the geographic data of Bangalore(shapefiles) and hence approached the government for the shapefiles, who in turn asked me to approach the private company. The representative of the private company initially said he cannot give me the shapefiles since his contract with the government was only to provide jpgs! He later said he'll discuss with the government and get back to me .

This raises a few questions-

1)Isn't 50 lakhs a large sum to just get jpg maps?

2)If the contract mentions maps only and doesn't specify jpgs, shouldn't the government be the owner of the data , that is the shapefiles?

3)Assuming in case the company does hand over the shapefiles to the government, what will be the policy governing public access to this data? I'm assuming existing policy framework does not contain guidelines for geographical/geospatial data. Anyone knows if this is right or wrong?

The only geographical data policy we seem to have have ( ) covers Survey of India and its maps only.

Also, there were plans to develop a National Geospatial Data Authority Bill but I cant find a draft of it anywhere.

Please do let me know your thoughts on the above.


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21 December 2009

Release of karma.js v2.0 #svg #js #API #education

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bryan Berry
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM

I am proud to release Karma version 0.2 today. karma.js is a library for
manipulating HTML 5 and SVG. It was developed specifically for educational
applications but can be used for general development

You can test out the demos here You need Firefox
3.5 or Google Chrome/Chromium to run the demo. We now have a well-documented
API and a four part tutorial.

The Karma Project aims to create high-quality open-source educational
software using openweb technologies for the Sugar desktop educational
environment. karma.js is a javascript library for manipulating HTML 5 and
SVG in any context.

New Features:
* Stable API
* Now much more reliable
* Pre-loading of SVG images
* 10+ example lessons

Features that didn't make it into Release 0.2:
* Internationalization mechanism for inline text
* New browsing layout (Chakra)

I am particularly proud of the Karma version of "Conozco a Uruguay". You can
try it out online right away.

If you are interested in Karma, the first step is to join our Google Group
and to look through our four-part tutorial series.

Tutorial series
* Introduction to karma.js,
* Comparing HTML 5 Canvas and SVG
* Digging into Inkscape
* JavaScript and SVG

I want to say thanks to the many people on the svg-dev mailing list and irc
channel who have been incredibly supportive, notably shepazu, csmrfx0,
narendra, codedread, JibberJim, and others.

Bryan Berry

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Firefox 3.5 most popular web browser worldwide

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bryan Quigley
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 1:17 AM
Subject: [ubuntu-in] Firefox 3.5 most popular web browser worldwide
To: Ubuntu India Local Community

Hi All,

According to StatCounter Global Statistics the most used browser
version on the web is Firefox 3.5. Congrats to Mozilla (and the open

But we can use this as a rallying call to do more. Let's Finish Off
IE6 (remove the links to IE8 and Safari if you want, and maybe add one
for Opera).

(I also posted this on my blog,
and if you use slashdot please +1 me)

The stats for India are unfortunately much more in favor of IE6
But together we can do something about that,

ubuntu-in mailing list

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20 December 2009

world's first OpenBSD installer on a USB stick

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Girish Venkatachalam <girishvenkatachalam AT>
Date: Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 7:35 PM
Subject: [Ilugc] I have created an OpenBSD USB installer for 4.6
To: Indian Linux User Group Chennai <>

Dear all,

I have created the world's first OpenBSD installer on a USB stick.

Download and enjoy!

Should you require any help please mail me but for heaven's sake don't
mail to this mail ID. ;)


Ever yours,

Gayatri Hitech

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18 December 2009

Blender Game Contest 2010 #blender

Blender Game Contest 2010!

introduction: Things are gearing up for the 2010 Blender Game
competition. We saw similar contests organized by Erwin in 2006, 2007
and more recently the one organized by malcando earlier in 2009.

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation,
rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.
Available for all major operating systems under the GNU Public

Category: Similar to the game contest in 2009 there will be 3 main categories:
1) Gameplay/physics
2) Graphics
3) Logic bricks only
Deadline: The deadline is 1st February 2010, and the winners will be
shown at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March

Awards: PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii & 500 Dollars in Cash.

Registration: For Online Registration Click



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16 December 2009

[tip] Shortcut for Compose mail in GNU OS

Here is a small tip
when ever I want to mail someting (mostly from gmail), it take
some effort to open Gmail UI which takes 20-30 second and then click
on "Compose mail". However you can directly load mail editor (gmail
Or whatever) using this trick
Right Click and Click on "Create Launcher" , and put Command ==
"firefox mailto://" -- see Image 1
this will load email editor. If you are like gmail then you can set
gmail as default editor in firefox by Firefox Preference -
"Application" -> set mailto (see image 2 )
After mailing launcher you can actually drag and paste the
icon on "menu Panels"

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14 December 2009

Students in India feel happy by "The M$ trap" #boycottnovell

I feel very bad when I see such type of mails. RKGIT is one institute
in Delhi India and This is just an example of students in India who do
not know about the M$ trap and do not awareness about FOSS and Open
Standards. I do not know when such school and Engineering college will
feel power and internal learning on FOSS tools in their syllabus.
I must say - "Indian govt must enforce certain rules on Microsoft and
other companies that they should not interfere with the education
system and do not send their crappy product in engineering colleges
and schools of my nation".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: yogesh singh
Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 12:05 AM
Subject: [rkgtech] [Regarding RKGIT & Microsoft Developers Network Alliance]
To: rkgtech , rkgfest


Good news to u all !!!

All the students of RKGIT (B Tech, MBA, MCA, B Pharma) who so ever
owns a computer PC/Laptop are entitled to use genuine windows XP/
Vista, Visual Studio, SQL Server etc for free through MSDN Alliance.
Now, ask for your genuine key from the System Administrator Mr.
Satsangi OR Maintenance In Charge Mr. Vinod Kashyap. If you face any
problem regarding getting the keys please contact me.

Also, the students who are using windows OS and not using a licensed
version if caught during audit, organisation is going to take
serious actions against them.

Thanks & Regards

Yogesh Singh

Placement Executive
Department of Training & Placement
RKG Group of Institutions

yogesh.singh AT

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