Nandaja Varma

Nandaja (നന്ദജ)

Coder, Jedi, Travel junkie, Avid reader, Feminist, Malayali, Kick Boxing noob, Cyclist, Major Procrastinator,...

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GSoC - Weekly status update #9

The work of mine has been correcting the reference glyph files and developing a web interface for the proposed framework. I had tried and made the reference ...

GSoC Weekly status update #8

I have changed the framework interface from its previous form, although the previous front end automated_rendering_testing.py is still present in the repo. N...

GSoC Weekly update #6 & #7

The past two weeks has been a blur with a lot of travelling and minimal Internet access. The following are the works I have been doing so far: The following ...

GSoC weekly update #5

The works this week has been a little slow with college exams and assignments. This is what I have done so far this week. I have completed the list of refere...

GSoC Weekly report #4

This week my main task was to migrate my code to Python. As of now I have implemented my algorithm in Python. Here is the link to the repo : https://github.c...

GSoC Weekly update #3

This week I've been working on generating a baseline glyphs file for 4 fonts: Rachana, Meera, Suruma and Lohith-Malayalam. I have selected some malayalam wor...

GSoC Weekly update #2

Coding period for GSoC has started the past week and I have been working on a very simple implementation of the proposal in C and two tiny bash scripts. My c...

GSoC - Community engagement period

GSoC 2013 approved project list was published on May 27th and the community engagement period was started from May 29th onwards. During this period the stude...

Bangalore Diaries

I remember times when I used to eagerly wait for my school final exams to get through with, so that I can enjoy the long summer holidays that follows. I have...

MiniDebConf at NIT-C

Ever since I started loving FOSS, I really wanted to attend a FOSSMeet. And last month I got extremely lucky and could attend FOSSMeet at NIT-C. This year al...

Patching using quilt

Patch files are files used to apply changes to the source code of a computer program. These changes may be for fixing bugs or for extending functionality. Qu...

2012

Anti virus for Linux

Using an anti virus software in my Linux machine is something that I have not given much thought to. I know for the fact that the odds for a Linux system to ...

Recovering lost password in Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday, While I was trying to help my friend with his lost Ubuntu password, I explored the following two methods to do this quite easily. First method is ...

GNU Project Debugger

Today I came across a very nifty tool on my linux system. It is GNU Project Debugger a.k.a GDB. It is the standard debugger in UNIX. It lets you poke around ...

Debian Packaging

Once you've picked a Gem and filed the ITP, it is time for you to start packaging. For this first run the command: gem2deb <Gem name> gem2deb is actual...

Diaspora packaging for Debian

Here are the steps I followed while  packaging diaspora for debian. My ultimate guide for debian-diaspora packaging has been this piratepad document : http:...

Debian Packaging fun

NO CODING INVOLVED,WHATSOEVER... :-) I've been working on debian packaging of diaspora for a while now. At some places, I'm still not completely sure what ...

Diaspora-I'm lovin' it!

Howdy, Social networking is an experience that most of us do love. The most recent addition to this colossal world of social networking is diaspora. Diaspor...

Hello world!

Blogging! Not my cup of tea, probably. But still giving it a try. Cheers.