Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 with Unity and Compiz

As said in 'The Times' [My Ubuntu setup is faster than a PC and prettier than a Mac]. Ubuntu indeed is faster than a PC and prettier than a Mac. Ubuntu has stood up as the most user friendly GNU/Linux distribution amongst the crowd backed by Debian and funded by Canonical Ltd and is fully open source which means you are free to use it and even to distribute encourage others to use it.
A picture is worth a thousand words but a video is even more worth than what a picture could express. So, here's the video of the latest version of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot in my system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How to register .com.np domain and get it working with your blogger

After so many months of trying I finally got my new http://www.mrakesh.com.np/ domain got working. So, here I am to share how I did it so that you might not waste 6 more months just to do what could be done in a week or less.

Here are the procedures I have been through.
First of all you need to have a domain name. If you want a ".com" ".info" etc domain you need to purchase that domain. So, instead you can use ".com.np" domain which is free for Nepali Citizen or Organization of Nepal. You can get more information about domain registration at MOS website. 
This is what I did. Since my blog is purely for personal purpose I have to choose either my name (i.e. one that is in your citizenship) or in my case rakeshmanandhar.com.np was already taken so I have to choose either mrakesh.com.np or rakeshm.com.np (where 'm' stands for my sir name). So, I preferred "mrakesh.com.np". 
Since we still need to host the blog at blogspot.com we only need domain hosting. (i.e. just redirect the blog to the new domain) So, for this we have to use some free domain hosting service for which I chose http://freedns.afraid.org/. Now open the link and register/sign up.
Then go to http://register.mos.com.np/form.asp and then fill up the form with your personal information and when you reach "Primary Name Server" fill the form as in the image shown. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Insightful Quotes

Here's a short video featuring the insightful quotes which I've created using open source video editing application 'Openshot 1.4'. Now, I'm a lot friendlier with openshot than before.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~Steve Jobs