Monthly Archives: February 2014

Memory #1

I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangling the grief until the memory of your loved one is just poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed so you’d be spared your pain. – Batman Begins

Recover files in Linux

Ever deleted photos/files accidentally from your pen drive or hard disk. Use the following to recover it.

http://goinggnu.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/recover-deleted-files-from-memory-card/
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/recover-deleted-files-from-your-linux-system/
http://superuser.com/questions/326481/how-to-recover-deleted-files-from-formatted-fat32-ntfs-drive-in-linux

Installing xonclock

xonclock is an analog clock for linux desktop. I just installed it on my Ubuntu. There were a few issues when trying to install.

Issue 1: Issue with ./configure

Solved by firing up the terminal and typing
sudo ln -s /usr/include/freetype2/freetype /usr/include/freetype

Issue 2: Issue with placement.o

Error was similar to
/usr/bin/ld: placement.o: undefined reference to symbol 'sincosf@@GLIBC_2.2.5'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'sincosf@@GLIBC_2.2.5' is defined in DSO /usr/lib/libm.so.6

Solved by running
./configure LIBS=-lm

then doing make
Issue 3: Unable to parse .xonclockrc

After this, for some reason the config file for xonclock was missing. So I copied the xonclockrc-example from src folder to .xonclockrc in the home directory by

cp src/xonclockrc-example ~/.xonclockrc

Issue 4: Start automatically on login

On ubuntu, open Startup Application, click on Add and put the name and xonclock in the command.

If you face any issue, log in a comment.
You can download xonclock from http://xonclock.sourceforge.net/

Ender’s Game

Amazing book and amazing movie. “Ender’s Game.” Written by Orson Scott Card.

It has won several awards:

  1. Won Nebula Award
  2. Won Hugo Award
  3. Nominated for a Locus Award
  4. Laced #59 on the reader’s list of Modern Library 100 Best Novels.
  5. Honored with a spot on American Library Association’s “100 Best Books for Teens.”
  6. Won the Margaret A. Edwards Award,
  7. Included in Damien Broderick’s book Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels 1985–2010.
  8. Part of The U.S. Marine Corps Professional Reading List

Data picked up from Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender’s_Game

It is easily available on the internet and there is an app for it on Google Play Store. Just search for Ender’s Game.