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17Aug/140

C’est quoi un Raspberry Pi?

Posted by Ish

C’est la question qu’on m’a posé sur facebook aujourd’hui quand j’ai posté quelques photos d’un Raspberry Pi en action.

RPi-logoUn Raspberry Pi ou tout simplement RPi, est un miniscule ordinateur à la taille d’une carte bancaire. Il suffit de faire la connexion avec un écran HDMI, une entrée réseau, clavier / souris USB et on a un ordi à notre disposition.… Read more ➡

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16Aug/140

Let’s rock with MariaDB and MySQL

Posted by Ish

A few weeks ago, Ronny the old guy of Linux User Group (Mauritius) who also happens to be the president announced a possible visit of Joffrey Michaie. I hadn’t met Joffrey before but I did hear a lot about him during my early days as a sysadmin.… Read more ➡

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10Aug/140

Geany, getting dark themes

Posted by Ish

If you’re a Geany user out there you must agree you’d expect the geany-pack to come with some dark themes by default. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, well at least not from the Ubuntu repository. Staring at codes for long hours with a white screen isn’t comfortable neither healthy.… Read more ➡

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10Aug/140

Screencast with FFmpeg

Posted by Ish

One of the best things with the Linux command line is that you happen to find a utility for almost everything you’d ever want to do with your computer. Last year I was looking for a screencast software supporting Linux. I found a couple few but upon trying I didn’t like them.… Read more ➡

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25Jul/140

Guake, an awesome drop-down terminal

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The first thing I usually do after booting my Linux machine is to fire up terminal and keep it there. Every now and then I might be looking for something, do a quick tweak or even write into a text file, it’s handy with the terminal.… Read more ➡

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25Jul/140

Guake, an awesome drop-down terminal

Posted by Ish

The first thing I usually do after booting my Linux machine is to fire up terminal and keep it there. Every now and then I might be looking for something, do a quick tweak or even write into a text file, it’s handy with the terminal.

One of my favorite terminal emulator is Terminator. It’s a nice piece of art that enables you to split your window.

terminator

However, recently I stumbled upon drop-down terminals & I installed Guake. I instantly fell in love with it (^^,) …

guake-drop-down-terminal

Guake runs in the background and can be invoked using keyboard shortcuts. By default, F12 to toggle visibility and F11 for full-screen.

Transparency, keyboard shortcuts etc can be adjusted using the Guake Preferences tool.

guake-preferences

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17Jul/140

LibreSSL – DEB package for Ubuntu

Posted by Ish

Earlier today, Logan posted on Mauritius Internet Users discussion list about LibreSSL availability for non-OpenBSD platforms. I had a look at the LibreSSL homepage and definitely you cannot miss the winking LibreSSL Portable notice.

I downloaded the source & compiled it on my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit machine.… Read more ➡

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5Jul/140

Raspberry Pi Party!

Posted by Ish

As planned with folks from JCI City Plus, today we met to further brainstorm the Raspberry Pi (RPi) project we’re currently collaborating on. A few months ago, Nitin Bachraz and Asha Auckloo got in touch with me informing of the project, which should comprise of an educational platform built-on RPis.… Read more ➡

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5Jul/140

Raspberry Pi Party!

Posted by Ish

As planned with folks from JCI City Plus, today we met to further brainstorm the Raspberry Pi (RPi) project we’re currently collaborating on. A few months ago, Nitin Bachraz and Asha Auckloo got in touch with me informing of the project, which should comprise of an educational platform built-on RPis.

Yog, Veer, Nitin & I, went for the RPi thrill today. A geek lab was set up at the home of one of the JCI folks. Some cool peeps there. We were welcomed with juice, tea, biscuits and I took the black-coffee-no-sugar as usual. Aww! It might sound weird but Yog asked for hot water instead.

We had some quick chats, checked the RPis & verified everything we needed. Earlier during the week I downloaded Raspbian but the RPi packs already came with SD-Cards loaded with NOOBS. Great! It spared me the time to dd the Raspbian image.

What is a Raspberry Pi?

RPi-logoThe Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

RPi-1

RPi-3

Nitin intrigued by the size of this marvel

RPi-4

RPi-2

RPi-5

An improvised geek lab was set up

RPi-5

RPi-10

Raspberry Pi desktop

RPi-7

RPi-8

RPi-12

RPi-15

RPi-13

RPi-11

A fultu day with huge laughs, farata jokes & meeting cool people. Hopefully, we should meet again in around two weeks to finalize the collaborative project between JCI City Plus and Linux User Group of Mauritius.

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12Jun/140

LUGM Saturday meetups. What do the geeks do?

Posted by Ish

Mid-year 2013, I used to shoot about Linux mini-meetups on facebook, then they became LUGM meetups, all planned for Saturdays over an exaggerated intake of coffee. In the beginning, we would be like 3, 4, maybe 10 people attending. However with successful events like Linuxfest & Corsair Hackers Reboot, having more than 10 people in nearly every meetup was like normal.… Read more ➡

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