Two Kinds of People Think Too Much About Linux.
Those who Love it and those who Hate it !!!

I come under the first category .. What about you ???

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A FOSS Enthusiast and a Great fan of Slackware, Sabayon ( KDE ) and Ubuntu. Like to develop apps and love to work with PHP and Databases. Love to solve the Rubik's Cube and can be seen listening to Telugu and Hindi songs when not messing with Linux or Solving the Cube.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Multimedia and Codecs on Ubuntu

For all the people who are migrating to Ubuntu from Windows ..... here is a nice package where you have all the codecs and all the support from Ubuntu for the windows files that you have.

Go to Terminal ( Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal ) and type the following command. 

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras

You will be prompted to enter the password of your 'root' account. Enter that and confirm the Installation ( you will be asked to press yes/no -- hit a 'y' ).

Through this pack you will be able to get codecs to play MP3 files and other GStreamer Plugins, Microsoft Fonts, JRE and Flash Plugin and a host of other features.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GLUG @ Mahaveer

Glug !! at Mahaveer !! Omg !! Never though such a thing would happen ...

So finally discussed the GLUG thing with Leela after telling him about !!

The chat conversation went on well and he seemed pretty interested and also his tweets show the interest that he has ... :) :) good going Blckchip !!

The details regarding the GLUG and all the processes involved ( :D ) will be posted here regularly.

Orkut !!!! Revisited !!!!

Hii everyone .. i recently received a new orkut invite from Hanith .. BLKHRT !!!
So just want to share that experience with all of you ..

Ok .. let me start off from the top left .. the major change that you see there is that .. Orkut is now integrated like all other Google Services and you can access the whole web from Orkut itself.
The second major change is that.. there is a Box with all the information about your recent visitors ( with their pic ) and your Status message and finally your Dp and your availibility in the chat ...
The chat box.. that is the list of friends has been changed from the left to the right of the page.
In that box itself you have direct links to Profile , Scraps , Photos , Videos and More ( which has testimonials, apps , etc ).
To the top right of the box there are 5 colors which you can choose from !!!!


Also for the friend requests there is a nice button on the home page of the friend who has sent an add request.

The accept friend request button is a drop down and can accept or reject directly from there itself. The ad on orkut is also nicely placed and the photos are now squarer ( this feature was there in the previous version itself ).

The "action" button onto the right  helps the user to manage his friends directly from the home page itself and there are also many options that the user can edit about the information box ( my new name :D )

More details on 
promoting a community,
commenting on status updates,
managing your friends and communities at once,
nicer look than the previous version ,
improved friend suggestions
will be provided soon :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This is my first post in an year again. Just felt like doing so ... ( not the first time all this while but the first time that I am converting my feeling into action ).

All this while I faced serious struggle with life .. ( dint get to solve the cube properly at Shaastra Cube Open , IITM :D ). More than that there were many issues that should have been concentrated but ... were left to be solved on their own. Had many hardware problems with the computer including my LAN drivers .. due to which I couldn't connect to the net for about 2 months !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinking about MAC these days .... but.. ohhh.. I totally forgot .. you know what is MAC ???

Its gonna come out pretty soon .. so all the ideas that will be implemented @ MAC will be posted here and also on the website .. :D

Lost My phone .. Moto EM30 .. Now am using a Nokia 1202 .. ( which has an OS which can even be writtern by me - provided I get paid ). And yeah... i forgot .. here is a link to my home page at the World Cube Association .

Also my page rank in the google home page is increasing .. type Sistla Abhishek and you will see my facebook profile popping up.

So.. thats it for now folks ... when I have time .. i will post a list of all the achievements that I acomplished this year... :)

Anthrax :D :D :D