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A few other additions to my Mutt and Desktop setup!

A few days ago I blogged about my main computer’s configuration files and desktop’s appearance and today I managed to add a few little tweaks to those, they are: Google’s contacts list integrated into Mutt a cleaner and nicer Login screen Curious to know how you can easily integrate your Google’s contacts into Mutt? Well, you should be able to achieve that within a few minutes after reading this small HowTo: 1. Download and install goobook as explained here. 2. Setup a .goobookrc file into your Home directory. It should look like this:

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New Desktop, Mutt and Irssi setup!

I bought a new PC a few weeks ago and I then decided to renew a bit my Desktop, my Mutt and my Irssi setup. I’ve been spending several hours cleaning up old scripts, logs and configuration files but the result definitely seems to reward me the right way. But here they come a few screenshots: Desktop Irssi Mutt If you liked all the above and would like to reproduce everything yourself, you should consider having a look at my GitHub’s repository. See you on the next blog post!

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Backup your Gmail in a few easy steps!

I’ve actually spent a few hours searching around for a good backup solution for my mailbox until I decided to stick with getmail.  What you’ll be able to achieve after reading this HowTo and deploying the following setup is: A full backup of your e-mail DATA in the Mbox format. (yes, Gmail’s labels / folders as well) Prevent getmail to mark all mails as read after delivering them. (this was a pretty bad issue since getmail was marking all my mails as read even if I did not access my e-mail at all) Keep your…

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Leaving Fedora

After several months of contributions I decided to leave the Fedora community. I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time (after Fedora’s Board elections held around one month ago) before taking my decision. Many things during these months made me lose my enthusiasm and willingness to help out: everything started when I proposed the JustFedora Planet back in February 2011. Many “contributors” started a real campaign against me made of several blog posts and accusations, where the main topic alwais resumed the fact Planet JustFedora was a sort of freedom’s privation. I never had…

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Automatic Gmail’s Trash & Spam folders cleanup

Since some time I’ve been thinking about a possible way to delete my Gmail’s Trash & Spam folders content automatically without having to bother doing it manually every single time I wanted to check my mail and clean it up. (I love keeping everything in place and having my Trash&Spam folders empty as they should be makes me pretty happy) A few years ago when Mutt was my main mail client I had the need to filter my mail through IMAP and while googling around for that I found out a great piece of software:…

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Fedora Board’s Town Hall

Today we had a great Town Hall meeting kindly hosted and moderated by Kevin Fenzi (nirik). We received a lot of interesting and nice questions by the contributors and developers that were attending: What do you feel needs to be improved in the Fedora Community? How can you’re being on the Board improve the Community? Do you think that too many issues in Fedora are referred directly to the Board, and if so, how would you like to see this improved? Tell us something about what you like doing that isn’t computer or fedora related.…

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Fedora Board’s Questionnaire

If you are not subscribed to the fedora-announce mailing list but you are still interested in having a look at my responses about community-asked questions, here they are: What will you be able to accomplish by being elected, that you would not otherwise be able to do as a contributor? (As you will notice by reading the list right down here) Being a single contributor makes achieving these points impossible since changing how localized communities should work, improving our CoC and enforcing its rules and re-thinking Board’s role in our community is something that must…

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Planet Edited? More details to come!

Today I had the possibility to announce a new tool for the Fedora Project, a sub-planet called ‘Edited’ mainly focused on Fedora-related posts and announcements. The scenario we gonna have when Edited will become a known tool by the whole project can be resumed as it follows: team leaders or whoever will be appointed to, will send out their team’s status and any relevant announcement such as important changes, needs for help directed to any contributor unsure about where and how to start contributing to a specific team. (I heard dozen times new contributors coming…

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Bits from September / October

Debian maintainer: Some days ago I had the great announcement that my Debian Maintainer‘s application was accepted and thanks to Jonathan McDowell my key is finally into the debian-maintainers keyring. (which is now part of the debian-keyring itself thanks to the ftp-masters / keyring maintainer work that made the changes on both DAK and keyring) I applied on the 22th of August, and thanks to Reinhard’s advocation, everything went on the right side. Many thanks to all the people who made this possible. Pkg-mozext: Around 3 weeks ago I started being involved with the pkg-mozext…

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Trasferimento Blog

Ho provveduto a spostare il mio vecchio blog all’interno di un nuovo spazio dedicato all’interno del mio dominio. All’inizio pensavo fosse complicato effettuare tale operazione, ed invece si è rilevato veramente una banalità. Tutto ciò grazie ad un interessantissimo tool di wordpress, che, grazie a pochi click mi ha permesso di trasferire tutto i contenuti del mio vecchio blog hostato su blogsport in pochi secondi. Tale servizio è possibile a tutti coloro che possiedono un blog hostato su una tra le tante piattaforme di blog hosting (quali Blogspot, Blogroll, Blogware, WordPress). Ho trovato veramente utile…

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