Archive for April, 2009

Bring freshness in love

Posted in @home, love, memoirs, society with tags , , , , on April 27, 2009 by saffrongeek

#Catch your loves eyes while they are engrossed in a task with concentration. When they look up at you, smile and tell them how much you love them.

#You dont have a woman because she is beautiful but she is beautiful because you love her.

#Do celebrate everything important that happens in your lives. Make something special out of it, even if that just means taking her out for ice cream.

#Dont believe that your happiness comes readymade. Relationship are an art form a community effort. They are the result of your joined discoveries.

#Love is knowing that no matter what is done at the end of the day, you wont change your mind, its only wanting what is best for the special person.

#To love you must be willing to let go, to let go you much be willing to love.

#While slow dancing at a party or at the disco, whisper something sweet to her . Its really romantic and they will love it.

#Gently brush her cheeks with your lips. if she resists stop immediately, if she doesnt wait for the next cue.

#Get tickets for an event keep it a secret until the day arrives.

#When you go out to dinner with your partner, share everything – your meals and desserts. It feels good and you can value each others taste in food too.

#Make a habit of taking a stroll after dinner every evening. Woman fall in love through ears and men fall in love through their eyes.

#To be really romantic ask them to pick a number between 1 and 50 and then reward them with that number of kisses.


Twitter Desktop Client / Widget : Ubuntu

Posted in @home, Linux, memoirs, society, Technical with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2009 by saffrongeek

You got a twitter and is addicted… wondering how to get a desktop client to keep you twittered and help you twitter..

some candy nice widget sort.I tried a few and I decided for the Twhirl. I liked it for the looks and easy of use. Cool.

Options you could try are  Twhirl,     Twitux,    gTwitter,       Alert Thingy etc.. etc..

Browser Plugin: Firefox : Twitkit1.2.2 under social and communication

——————Others not tried ones are :-

Twitter Deskbar, Twitter Terminal, TwitterFox, TweetDeck

Ubuntu : Internet Explorer in Linux [ ielinux]

Posted in @home, Linux, Technical, work with tags , , , on April 24, 2009 by saffrongeek

Internet Explorer for linux Explored as I needed to review my websites cross browser compatibility. Let me pull the activity / efforts and also references which was used to get it all working.

Open the Software Sources menu by going to System->Administration->Software Sources. Then select the Third Party Software tab and click Add.

copy and paste deb intrepid main #WineHQ – Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” and Click ‘Add source’.

Dowload the scott’s key from

Open the Software Sources menu by going to System->Administration->Software Sources. Then select the Authentication tab and click ‘Import key’ and select the downloaded key file above.


To install Wine yet, go to Applications->Add/Remove and search for Wine or type the command ‘sudo apt-get install wine’ .


To install cabextract which comes default with OS, Click System->Administration->Synaptic package Manager. Type in quick filter ‘ cabextract’ and Apply and close.


We got ie4linux dependencies resolved now let us download and intall ielinux as below.

saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~$ cd Desktop/
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop$ wget
–2009-04-24 11:11:19–
Connecting to||:80… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 332341 (325K) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: `ies4linux-latest.tar.gz’

100%[===================================================================================================================>] 332,341     34.9K/s   in 8.9s

2009-04-24 11:11:29 (36.3 KB/s) – `ies4linux-latest.tar.gz’ saved [332341/332341]

saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop$ tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop$ cd ies4linux-*
saffrongeek@saffrongeek-laptop:~/Desktop/ies4linux-$ ./ies4linux


Cheers :)

Cheers 🙂

So we got the stuff done and working .. 🙂

References :

quick note on apt or aptitude

Posted in Linux, Technical with tags , , , on April 23, 2009 by saffrongeek

Message below on apt/ aptitude

apt mode installation would be a extra check while removing. If you had installed a package with apt then removing doesnt necessarily remove all files or packages as it would find some or sees some as necessary and wanted files.

So prefer always to use aptitude while installing.

Kubuntu-Desktop : install / remove / revert back to Gnome

Posted in @home, Linux, Technical, work with tags , , , on April 23, 2009 by saffrongeek

I installed Kubuntu-Desktop few days back but my machine got in to mess yesterday and by moring only login screen comes. Wondering why my ubuntu is acting so, I tried some wrong passwords. For those trials, Ubuntu notified instantly ‘wrong password’ but for my real password it accepts but tries to log me in but I come to same login screen as if kicked out.

I tried from the menu ‘console login’ and it logged me in and i was able to execute some backups and checks.

I then decided to revert myself back to Gnome. Now, was I lucky or did I use aptitude instead of my favorite apt while installing. I tried the below command.

sudo apt-get autoremove kubuntu-desktop


Other attempts , which could resolve this Kubuntu-desktop login issues:

Option 1.
sudo aptitude reinstall -f kubuntu-desktop
sudo aptitude remove kubuntu-desktop

Option 2.Try moving to gnome display manager
sudo apt-get remove kdesktop
sudo apt-get remove kdm
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm

Option 3: Just for a attempt
gksu /usr/sbin/gdmsetup

Option 4: Clearing /tmp of wrong clear files

And then,
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Ubuntu : Video from a folder of images.. possible?

Posted in memoirs, movie with tags , , , on April 23, 2009 by saffrongeek

Two days back, I was looking for a package that helps in creating a video from still images. To explore each I installed mencoder, Lphoto, F-Photo, Pornview, Kdenlive, Okular. All seems to be image viewer and got some spectacular features in each of them. But what I am looking forward is something like in Sony Vaio Studio.

Still, KDenlive seems a near choice and mencoder if commandline acceptable. I am still looking forward to a good easy images folder to video strip converter. Let me check .

Amma , sorry

Posted in @home, memoirs, society with tags on April 22, 2009 by saffrongeek

Days passed by so fast. I never able to realize it as I was amidst lot of things. Still, luckily this time took the risk of being with my nephew and have some fun , moments with him. I am glad about being with him and pranks we had. Love you Abhi..But

Suddenly, when sister decided to go back yesterday, it was a shock. He has just started calling me ‘ mama’ clearly. After this , it was tough for me to look at mother. The tears in her eyes makes me feel bad, helpless.The grandmother feelings are many fold and I happen to realize it after I told Amma that sister plans to leave to her house in a day or two. The expression that came for moment, the freeze that happened on her facial muscles, tears that took just seconds to come out.

Sorry , Amma. You know your daughter right. No body can change it. I never will be for she is just not bothered to think of all, try to review herself. I know, you would be again looking forward to be with Abhi , to be with him, to see him grow.

Sorry for now but I would try my best to help you be with Abhi for some more time.

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