Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Blog changed

My main blog address is changed now. Please visit for my new blog :)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Going to Calicut

Check the site

Blogger was down

Today blogger was down for few minutes :(

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

After Many days

So, back in writing :)
Many things happened in between.
Horizon07 went well, after Rahul's talk teachers of the college came to us to know more about Fedora :) Lawgon's workshop also went well. You can find the pictures here. Also a small video of the event.

Fedora Core 6 also failed on Ria's motherboard, so I gave a V-day gift , a new Intel 865 motherboard and Fedora Core 6 installed :)

Update: the video is too bad, will ask someone else to edit that :(

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Kphotobymail 0.4.1 released

Kphotobymail 0.4.1 released.
Added some new features as requested by Neeldhara. :)

Version 0.4.1:
* Code changed to PyKDE
* SystemTray added
* File drag & drop option added

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

librfid 0.1.0 build on Fedora

After last Saturday, when Harald announced librfid 0.1.0 release, today the rpm is ready in the Fedora build system. librfid is a Free Software RFID library. It implements the PCD (reader) side protocol stack of ISO 14443 A, ISO 14443 B, ISO 15693, Mifare Ultralight and Mifare Classic. Support for iCODE and other 13.56MHz based transponders is planned.
OpenPCD is the recommended reader with librfid. librfid team is happy to offer paid development services to add support for your reader, too.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

OpenPCD application

Wrote my second OpenPCD application, now my KDE desktop can be locked-unlocked using my OpenPCD board.
Tarique asked for adding some more lines with this.
For this code again taking help from Harald's librfid-tool.c in the utils directory of the librfid source. The main idea is to show how OpenPCD can be used. First I was looking for a way to keep unlock my laptop as my OpenPCD card is near to the OpenPCD reader & as I(the card) move away from the reader it should get unlocked automatically,, which it turn produced my first application.
Last night found a simple way to do that with dcop.

dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface lock
dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface quit

The first line will lock your KDE desktop & the second one will unlock it. Still don't understand makefiles well, tried to avoid any more dependencies in the code thus calling these two commands as need using system().

Friday, December 22, 2006

csv module

There is a csv module in python :)
You can use it like:

import csv
reader = csv.reader(open('details.csv', 'r'))
for row in reader:
print row