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As a student in South Asian languages, culture and history, specialising in comparative cultures and cognitive science, I take special interest in the influence of cultural paradigms in the perception and interaction with the world in terms of development. I am also a polyglot with a strong passion for learning languages, including programming languages such as Python. Also I am firm supporter of unix and free software.


Feb
14
asked How to make the terminal display user@machine in bold letters?
Feb
14
comment Slow boot on Fedora 16: why and how to improve?
@hesse: the log does not give me more information than F2 did.
Feb
14
asked Can GRUB font size be customised?
Feb
14
asked Slow boot on Fedora 16: why and how to improve?
Feb
13
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
29
accepted Which window manager has Python bindings?
Jan
27
comment Which window manager has Python bindings?
Cheers. Would you know anything about the python bindings for metacity and / or compiz too?
Jan
27
asked Which window manager has Python bindings?
Jan
18
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
12
revised Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
Changed title accordingly to the emerging importance of the rationale versus popular browsers.
Jan
12
revised Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
Changed title accordingly to the emerging importance of the rationale versus popular browsers.
Jan
12
comment Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
Were the application to handle authentication directly with the OpenID provider, would it make a difference? The user would also have to provide his username and password to the application, which by all means is worse in terms of security than using a cookie. Isn't it?
Jan
12
comment Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
Retrieving cookies of a browser like Mozilla though, is a very easy thing to do apparently. I have copied a code sample elsewhere. I don't really see how that is necessarily a bad behaviour: the user logged on to the OpenID provider already, if the user authorises explicitly the use of his cookies, it shouldn't be an issue. I have proposed elsewhere the idea of Centralised Cookie Management to cope with these situations.
Jan
12
comment Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
@enzotib: I get your point and i'd prefer OpenID to be made easier for desktop development instead.
Jan
12
comment Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
@enzotib: could you be explicit please? The current OpenID standards are not desktop application friendly, in fact everywhere on the net you are told to use and embedded browser (which I don't want to do). If I am to offer all possible openID provider logins then I must hard-code authentication requests for each one of them, which too have their idiosyncrasies. Or am I not seeing this right?
Jan
12
asked Is using cookies from a web-browser a sane rationale for desktop application development?
Dec
30
comment How to troubleshoot a computer freeze from liveCD?
NB: this issue might take a while to resolve since my dad didn't have the patience and preferred to move back to Windows.
Dec
26
comment How do I get current keyboard layout?
I am not really good at D-Bus, but it should be easy to track the current keyboard layout using it I think. Although it may not be able to do so if there is no active switch.
Dec
26
comment How do I get current keyboard layout?
@Andrew: yes it's kind of odd there is no simple way to get the current layout.
Dec
26
comment How to troubleshoot a computer freeze from liveCD?
Ha! Correct I've never seen it before :)