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Entries from May 2011.

Enjoying some of master's Miyazaki masterpieces

Wow, what a blast from the past this is! I'm doing an anime Saturday night! :)
My neighbour, Totoro
Porco Rosso
Princess Mononoke
Nausicaa of the valley of the wind
Miyazaki's a genius!

Girls don't have it

Sanson: - Only men possess it but girls don't have it. You know what that is?
Jean: - Moustache...?
FYI the right answer is "power" (pervs!).

The difference between Fedora and Ubuntu

For me it could go down as this - in Fedora the Terminal is a System Tool, in Ubuntu it's a mere Accessory. :-)

* Obviously I'm referring to the Gnome DE menu and the Gnome Terminal application.

Install Skype in EL6 (RHEL 6/ Scientificlinux 6/ Centos 6)

UPDATE 14th August 2014: Microsoft has released a new Skype version, - you need AT LEAST this version to be able to login any more as they seem to have changed something in the authentication process. It is available in my repo, grab the latest from here:

UPDATE: For Skype 4.0 instructions click here.

I used to have here some instructions on how to get skype installed from official RPM, then overwrite the binary with a static one to get it to work etc etc - quite a PITA. Now you can just install an RPM[1] to get the same result; so, if you have my repo installed (nux-dextop) just do:
yum install skype
If you do not have my repo installed:
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck ./skype-
All of the above needs to be done as root, obviously.
You may want to browse for newer skype rpms; who knows what will happen next to the linux client. It has always sucked in one way or another, I can't see it improving now that Microsoft has bought them.
If you run intro problems with this RPM let me know at rpm at ! Thanks.

[1] - Thanks Russian Fedora repo, it's their package actually!


Transmission bittorrent client for EL6

As it turns out there's no graphical bittorrent client in EL6, therefore a quick copy/paste tip so you don't end up butchering your favourite OS like this guy (though he was trying to achieve smth a tad different):
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck transmission-common-2.04-2.fc14.1.x86_64.rpm transmission-gtk-2.04-2.fc14.1.x86_64.rpm

Modify the paths accordingly if you're on 32 bit arch.

Enjoy! ;-)


Arnej's fuckin' awesome. Check him out on youtube.