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Transcript of discussion between Matt Mullenweg and Chris Pearson – Summarizing #thesiswp
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Couple of days ago, there was a huge debate (argument ?)  between Matt Mullenweg  - developer of WordPress and Chris Pearson - developer of Thesis premium theme over twitter which then extended to Mixergy.

Crux of the argument is the disagreement amognst the two over the licensing terms. Matt believes that Thesis should adopt GPL{#aptureLink_Q1kNtLltNY} which as Wikipedia states:

The GPL is an example of a powerful copyleft license that requires derived works to be available under the same copyleft.

Chris, on the otherhand disagrees with this. The full transcript of their discussion is available on Mixergy, here are some quotes which I found interesting:


4096-Byte Sector Hard Drives & Linux
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Recently, I bought a pair of those new Western Digital Caviar Green drives. These new drives represent a transitional point from 512-byte sectors to 4096-byte sectors. A number of articles have been published recently about this, explaining the benefits and some of the challenges that we’ll be facing during this transition. Reportedly, Linux should unaffected by some of the pitfalls of this transition, but my own experimentation has shown that Linux is just as vulnerable to the potential performance impact as Windows XP.

Damn Vulnerable Linux
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
A whole linux distro, Slackware based I believe, to train you in the dark arts. This distro is deliberately insecure, containing out of date packages, mis-configured apps, and loads of training material. It comes as a live dvd download, so you can run it up as and when you want to practice your skills. via Damn Vulnerable Linux. Will be interesting to check it out.

openSUSE’s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary Applications Pattern
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I’ve been using openSUSE for quite some time now, but this is definitely the first time that I’ve noticed this ( though probably because I tend to use zypper or the 1-click install rather than entering YaST). Edit: Output of zypper lr -u https://pastebin.com/awfeBeLP Output of zypper se -s -i -t pattern https://pastebin.com/DJc8HsLG Output of zypper sl -d https://pastebin.com/LxLREddG Edit 2: Andreas Jaegar{#aptureLink_6hGvH0hOns} comments on the above: Found it: The pattern is part of Mono Community pattern.

Amazing Wallpapers Made Using Inkscape
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Top 10 Totally Amazing Wallpapers Made Using Inkscape Amazing stuff. via Top 10 Totally Amazing Wallpapers Made Using Inkscape | Tech Drive-in.

Amarok 2.2.90 Most Irritating Bug #228014: File metadata not displayed If File Is Not Present In Collection
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Well it’s no secret that I’m a music fan and love to keep my music organized, and neatly tagged. ( Well, if you didn’t - now you do ). I’d posted quite sometime ago on how to keep your music well tagged and organized{#aptureLink_3xJl5k39gE}, so there’s pretty much no way that my files wouldn’t be tagged.

Of course, there exceptions here and there but majority are tagged. So I was rather surpised today when Amarok , during playback wasn’t showing any metadata. To verify - I installed id3v2, a CLI tool to view/edit ID3 tags for mp3 files using zypper and - guess what- it showed the meta data correctly.


A collection of Linus’ speeches
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya

I’ve become mesmerized by Linus’ speeches. I’m currently scoping out on the speeches done by him (Interviews, maybe OK but I’m looking for his epic speeches in particular ). If you know of any, please drop a comment so that I can add them.


Guess the icons and Win!
· ☕ 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya

OK, OK You don’t exactly win anything, but just for fun - can you identify the icons ? Really, shouldn’t be that much difficult ;)


My First Ubiquity Command: Lincr It!
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya
By now, you must’ve heard of Ubiquity. If not, well read on! Ubiquity is an add-on to Mozilla's extremely popular Firefox browser. Ubiquity allows you to do things - say search for something, get the latest weather updates, book reviews, so on and so forth, just by typing the commands into the Ubiquity input box - rather than by going over to address bar, typing the URL for each individual site, etc.

My Laptop Chronicles: Installing openSUSE 10.3 on my Dell Inspiron 1520
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya

When I got my Dell Inspiron, the first thing that I wanted to do was install openSUSE 10.3 on it. After all openSUSE has been serving me well all these years! Because of time restrictions and office workload being too much, I couln't do it. So when the weekend arrived, I decided to install it!

             Since I dont have an Internet connection, downloading it was out of the question, so I had grabbed a copy of last month's Digit magazine which had a Bootable openSUSE10.3 version on it. Initially I was weary, especially with the partitioning and the bootloader settings(I've done this lots of times, my hesistation was because of Dell MediaDirect occupying the first partition of the HDD. But then I just threw all fear and caution out the door, inserted the DVD and booted up my laptop.

             The green “Welcome” openSUSE splash screen is just awesome and put me in the right mood. After clicking on next couple of times, I ran into trouble. The installer's partitioning tool informed me saying the NTFS partition could not be resized, as there were inconsistencies in the filesystem and informed me to do a file system check.