Search for the Commons

You can now search for Creative Commons-licensed content using Yahoo! Search at! If you did not know already, Creative Commons is a nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work. Basically, if you made a creative work of art such as images/photography, audio/music, text/books or stories or blogs, video/movies, education/tutorials and you wantContinue reading “Search for the Commons”

GCC and the ABI

From the Autopackage Developer Quickstart: Important note to C++ developers If your software uses Qt/kdelibs, or just rely on many (large) C++ libraries, then you must be careful. This is because of C++ ABI (Application Binary Interface) issues: GCC 3.4 broke C++ ABI (again), so software compiled with GCC 3.4 can mysteriously crash on GCCContinue reading “GCC and the ABI”


Canonical, the guys behind Ubuntu Linux, seem to be creating a “next-generation distributed version control system” called Bazaar-NG. It’s written in Python and is primarily tested on Ubuntu. I haven’t played with it but it seems it is already self-hosting, that demonstrates a bit of its capabilities. They have excellent documentation already. Although, I amContinue reading “Bazaar-NG”

Ruby-India First Meetup

Today was the first meetup of the Ruby-India group (I wanted to announce this on my blog yesterday but the net connection was down at home :|, <sarcasm>all hail Sify</sarcasm>). I wanted to attend the intro Ruby talk basically because Premshree yaks about Ruby so much, I realized it was better that I understood aContinue reading “Ruby-India First Meetup”