On Backupify killing their free backup service & online servicesโ€™ bait and and switch tactics
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Long ago when Backupify said they were going to offer their service for free, I knew it was too good to be true and weren’t going to last long. Fast forward today, they mention they’re going to not only kill their free twitter backup service, but also wipe out data of their existing free users. Dear Customer, We are writing to let you know that we are discontinuing the current TweetBackup service.

Chromeโ€™s active extension icons in Omnibox annoyance
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I’m a huge fan of Chrome & pretty much loved whatever changes Chrome team have done to the browser since it’s inception. This change, however, is probably the first annoying thing that I’ve run into. Few days ago, after the latest dev channel update, all the extension icons on went missing. I initially thought all my extensions got wiped out. However, after heading over to chrome://extensions I realized that the update had a new “Show button” feature next to the extensions list and they had been set to hide all :|

Saving Gmail Attachments in Android
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I have no idea why, but for some reason the Gmail app on Android doesn’t allow you to save files. How stupid is that? Recently, I needed to send a document from my Google Apps account to my work account. The e-mail filter at my work place mail servers can be a little overzealous and would silently discard incoming mail with attachments coming from outside sources. So I had to

find command examples
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I’ve used find extensively and always wanted to writeup a nice post on this, but the linked post trumps my effort! Copy pasted from his blog, as the person’s allowed to do so. Also, as a general note - before using exec with the actual command, do preview it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ remove empty directories ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \; ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ change various file attributes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ # find .

[How to] Search through Bash history
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Quick tip - if you use the Terminal as much as I do, ever been in a situation where you’ve written a particularly long command, and then want to issue that command again but can’t recall it ? Use the history command, and pipe it to grep to search it! history | grep -i <search-term> This will give you all commands with the search term and the corresponding line number.

HOWTO: Starcraft 2 on Linux with Wine
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Starcraft 2 [runs] under my Linux install with no issues. Since the game’s official release a few days ago I have been getting a good bit of traffic on those two pages - so I figured I would put together a quick HOWTO for getting Starcraft 2 working on your Linux distro of choice. The game runs underย Wine 1.2 and/orย CrossoverGames 9.1. Crossover 9.1 Starcraft 2 is listed as “officially support” and as such you will find that it has an entry in the automated games installer.

Always display the location bar in Nautilus
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
This is a pretty good tip. The default style irritates me to no end. Check out the full post, there are some great tips, especially if you’re new to Nautilus like me. Ever since some distros started their attempt to become more โ€œuser-friendlyโ€ and gaining the nice looks, some default features got changed. In this case, itโ€™s the location bar. Instead of it they got some buttons that shows the location and let you navigate through the directories!

How To: Access Linux partitions ( including ext4) From Windows
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Ext2Read is a Free & Open Source Software which allows you to browse your Linux partitions in a very Windows Explorer-esque interface. Unlike other tools Ext2Read also supports ext4 filesystem, even if extents feature is enabled. Like the name suggests โ€“ Ext2Read can only read, not write to the partitions โ€“ so in case you are paranoid about the tool causing data corruption to your Linux partitions, you can drop those fears.

A look at GNOME Census
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Here are our key findings: GNOME has a rhythm โ€“ there is a measurable increase in activity before release time, and after the annual GNOME conference GUADEC While over 70% of GNOME developers identify themselves as volunteers, over 70% of the commits to the GNOME releases are made by paid contributors Red Hat are the biggest contributor to the GNOME project and its core dependencies. Red Hat employees have made almost 17% of all commits we measured, and 11 of the top 20 GNOME committers of all time are current or past Red Hat employees.

IronRuby and IronPython now on Apache 2 License
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
If you check the latest versions of IronRuby, IronPython or the Dynamic Language Runtime you will see that Microsoft has now relicensed the code from the Microsoft Permissive License to the Apache 2 License via Microsoft Licensing Changes for IronRuby and IronPython - Miguel de Icaza.