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Bloging made easy with Firefox!

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Hi Firefox lovers! Here’s a great news for you guys (or gals). Remember I told you about “Flock” on my post “Life made easy with Flock” this time I found an extension for Firefox which lets you post in to your blog Actually my good old buddy Chanux is the one who introduced it to me. Its “Performancing” For my self it seems to be far better than the blog posting tool which comes with “Flock” because previous post can be easily edited with this, and there’s more! Why don’t you guys(or gals) give it a try?
C.J.

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Emulate with QEMU!

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The first day I met Ven.ilgo (my Linux guru) The venerable thero showed me a magic (it was that much surprising for me at that day) with his Linux installed laptop by Booting “Windows Xp” within a window of his Debian Linux installation. Although we could see it in a window, “Windows Xp” seems to be acting just as it was the only OS running at that moment He has installed Firefox and even a python interpreter.
“First I used this to make my machine useful to another monk who refused to work with linux because he was a great fan of “MS Word Macro’s But now I use QEMU to check how well my python scripts work in Windows” said Ven.ilgo
After few minuets in “Windows” We were shutting down WinXp, guess what! Windows crashed!
“This is a joke! I can’t believe how people use this in their day2day life” it was ven.ilgo.
“May be it’s because of the Emulation? ” I replied.
“Oh no, It’s True that QEMU might slower than a normal windows installation. But not when KQEMU installed with 1GB of RAM. At least its fast enough not to crash” said the Venerable thero.(KQEMU is a driver allowing the QEMU PC emulator to run much faster when emulating a PC)
“What if we just close this window without shutting down windows?” It was me
“Then Windows will assume it as a power loss and run ‘the famous disk scan!’ “
That was enough for me at that day but wasn’t enough for me later so I Used QEMU after having a good tutorial from Ven.ilgo. I always wanted to cover a post on this but couldn’t done it coz of ma absence of leisure. Here is it now
(important : This is not a QEMU man page. This is just a simple intro to QEMU)
(Disclaimer : I’M NOT GUILTY IF U GET BUSTED OR KICKED OUT FROM “LKLUG” FOR USING ‘Windows’ WITH THIS EMULATOR D

Ok First We should install QEMU

apt-get install qemu

when qemu is installed try typing ‘qemu‘ to check weather its up and running or not

I assume U guys (or gals) are going to emulate ‘Windows’ Normally
windows will need 2Gb disk space so lets create a image file which will
act as an HDD during the emulation

qemu-img create win.img 2048mb

Yes! U can change the name or file size as U like.

Then create an ISO image of a CD which containing windows XP U can do
it by selecting the “copy to disk image” option which comes after
selecting copy from the right click menu of CD icon Give the name as “winXP.iso“

And now to switch on Ur emulated PC type we boot from CD now

qemu -hda win.img -cdrom /path/to/winXP.iso -boot d

You should replace the /path/to/winXP.iso with the correct path

now a window looking like a normal BIOS will open then act as U normally do during windows windows setup.

After installing U have to boot from HDD then type

qemu -hda win.img -cdrom /path/to/ANY.iso -boot c

If U want to install softwares in to Windows (or drivers) simply
create an ISO image which contains the softwares and replace the
/path/to/ANY.iso with the correct path and name of ISO image.

Check man qemu for further info.U can Use
a SAMBA server to transfer files between Linux and WIndows. But i don’t
know whether it supports winXP or not.

Oh! for the guys(or gals) who have been thinking. Yes! U can Use
another distro of Linux to emulate within QEMU too after all Why
Emulate being a fool? 😉

C.j

Life made easy with Flock

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Hi guys I’m typing this post with the help of an open source browser called flock. It seems to be interesting coz this browser has a built-in blog posting software which support not only WordPress but also Typepad, Movable type, MetaWeblog, Blogger & Atom. And the next best thing is this browser is using the source codes of our good old buddy FireFox!. This thing Looks like FF with a new color and extensions installed. I’m hoping to keep this browser handy for ma blog posting, but FF is gonna be with me for a looong time than this coz i’m still using it for browsing. I think FF guys must be careful with this competiting “Twin Brother”

Oh! and for the guys (or gals) who are interested with ma results see the comments of ma last post 😉

C.J.

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Dear Department!

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www.doenets.lk is the official web site of sri lanka’s Department Of Examinations. According to ma knowledge this is the site which most people visit these day’s and it’s also the site which get blamed and cursed most. This is because of the stupid/false announcements made by Mr.Anura Edirisinghe, the commissioner of D.O.E. The results of G.C.E. A/L exam 2006 is about to be issued and the students who faced the exam including ma self and Chanux willing to see what will happen to our future. But this so called “commissioner” of DoE seems to be playing with the heartbeats of every A/L result pending Student of Sri Lanka. We all remember what that nerd did last time last time (in 2005 A/L) and tried to hide his misdeeds by blaming those “good old” computers, like a cat that defecated on a rock 😆
Even this time proving that he is the same guy who were last year he announced the media that the results of A/L exam will be issued in Saturday 30th September and we checked the web whole day and we saw nothing then he said “Oh I forgot about Jaffna so Monday will be the day kids!” and on Monday we heard an announcement that we’ll have to wait till Wednesday so here we are on Thursday 05th Oct morning at 2.45 am still checking the site www.doenets.lk which wasn’t updated since April 2006. Is this behavior suitable for a Commissioner of a government department? Specially DOE ? I don’t know coz I’m just 20 year old guy with not much experience in life. But believe me I know enough to say, that even a 13 year old dumb kid is far better for the post of Commissioner of DOE than Mr. Anura Edirisinghe.
Anyway, Dear Mr.President! Why don’t you keep this position in the DoE empty? It’s far better than keeping this joker in this post 😆
C.J.

Day B4 SF day 2006

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So Chanux and I came to the road with Randy and got ourselves in to the bus at about 4.30AM hoping Randy and Asanka will come to Colombo tomorrow to celebrate SF Day. It was about 9.30 AM when we get down at Majestic City. We were expecting LKLUGers all over the place. But not even a single Linux guy was present. We saw the EPSI guys(EPSI computers) arranging their self promoting campaign instead of promoting free software. Chanux SMSed BUD to find out what’s going on. BUD was busy coz he was lecturing at APPIT (an IT school) so he sent the phone number of Narada Center to call Ven.Meththavihari thero. We tried that number and found that no one was there to answer the phone. So we walked here and there in MC and kicking our heels until we call the Linux center which was the next number given by bud. when we were on our way to Linux center Bud called us and asked us to come back to MC as he was there. So we came back to MC and were introduced to the EPSI guys as LKLUGers by BUD. And after that introduction we were free to use all those “cute” Asus laptops and other powerful Asus hardware to install configure Linux or even play Awesome 3D games. At about 3 PM Ven.Meththa came to MC. Ven Meththa was very nice to us and he was there until 5.30PM and went to TLC (the Linux centre) we stayed at MC until 7.00 and spent our time to give those invitations to the guys and gals to come to the SF day events which is going to happen next day.
We met BUD at 7.00 and he He happily Spent money for our dinner at KFC.Thanks a lot BUD! There after three of us went to the Linux center at Nugegoda. There were 5 of us at that time in TLC including Ven. Meththa and a guy called Ruwan. We did lot of work to finish completing the of Ubuntu Kubuntu and Xubuntu CD’s which were given free to the ppl next day. BUD left TLC at 1.30 AM and all others crashed at the TLC Hoping to have a Nice day of FREEDOM.

C.J.

Day B4 SF day 2006

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So Chanux and I came to the road with Randy and got ourselves in to the bus at about 4.30AM hoping Randy and Asanka will come to Colombo tomorrow to celebrate SF Day. It was about 9.30 AM when we get down at Majestic City. We were expecting LKLUGers all over the place. But not even a single Linux guy was present. We saw the EPSI guys(EPSI computers) arranging their self promoting campaign instead of promoting free software. Chanux SMSed BUD to find out what’s going on. BUD was busy coz he was lecturing at APPIT (an IT school) so he sent the phone number of Narada Center to call Ven.Meththavihari thero. We tried that number and found that no one was there to answer the phone. So we walked here and there in MC and kicking our heels until we call the Linux center which was the next number given by bud. when we were on our way to Linux center Bud called us and asked us to come back to MC as he was there. So we came back to MC and were introduced to the EPSI guys as LKLUGers by BUD. And after that introduction we were free to use all those “cute” Asus laptops and other powerful Asus hardware to install configure Linux or even play Awesome 3D games. At about 3 PM Ven.Meththa came to MC. Ven Meththa was very nice to us and he was there until 5.30PM and went to TLC (the Linux centre) we stayed at MC until 7.00 and spent our time to give those invitations to the guys and gals to come to the SF day events which is going to happen next day.
We met BUD at 7.00 and he He happily Spent money for our dinner at KFC.Thanks a lot BUD! There after three of us went to the Linux center at Nugegoda. There were 5 of us at that time in TLC including Ven. Meththa and a guy called Ruwan. We did lot of work to finish completing the of Ubuntu Kubuntu and Xubuntu CD’s which were given free to the ppl next day. BUD left TLC at 1.30 AM and all others crashed at the TLC Hoping to have a Nice day of FREEDOM.

C.J.