Saturday, November 20, 2010

Silence the console

Well, at times, its very much annoying to hear the console beep from a Linux terminal. Sometimes, it is very untimely. For example, you might be stuck at some command and might press a tab. If there is no possible completion, terminal beeps. Its more like your leg is stuck between tracks when the train is approaching and you are desperately trying to escape. Then the guard standing near you blows his whistle and asks you to get of from the track fast, without trying to help you. Anyway, Here is how you disable it

For text terminals

setterm -blength 0

For graphical terminals

xset b off

And u have peace....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chrome with built-in support for pdf
Well, I can see cloud printing really picking up. PDF is the only supported mime type for cloud printing via Google cloud. Google had earlier mentioned that it expects pdf to be De facto standard for printing documents over cloud. With their Chrome OS release expected only a few days from now, I could not see much movement in this front. But, I guess, Google's plans are very clear now. With this beta release of Chrome, others will have no way other than support pdf extensively on web. I like Google's way of doing things :)