IndiBlog Awards!

Here are the IndiBlog Awards, the ‘desi version of the Bloggies’!

The results were declared on January 24th. Wonderful to know India’s blogger community’s this vibrant – I’d never have guessed! One amusing fact is that even the Lifetime Achievement Award nominated blogs are only about 3 years old! I guess 3 years *is* a lifetime in the Internet age!

There are all sorts of categories for these awards – I was pleased as punch to see nominations for best Marathi blog. And the winner, meemaza.blogspot.com, write really well! Hilarious stuff!

Anyways, I now have a whole new bunch of blogs to read. Expect my “Blogs I Read” page to be updated today or tomorrow!

Google Links

Came across a Google-centric blog today morning (no, not the Google Blog)
InsideGoogle – part of the Blog News Channel.

Also, speculation is rife about a Google Calendar. I guess this’ll be something on the lines of Yahoo! Calendar, but only better. If GMail’s interface is anything to go by, I’m waiting for this one excitedly!

Once it’s out, I’d like some comparisons between it, Yahoo! Calendar, and Hula.

I’ve started using Mozilla Sunbird, mainly as a TODO-list organiser. First impressions are more than pleasing. Will post a more detailed review once I’ve used it for a few days.

XFce’s nifty graphical installer

XFce’s got a great new graphical installation method. A GTK2 front-end, it automates:

  • dependency checks,
  • configuration of multiple subcomponents,
  • the entire build process,
  • the actual installation.

Here’s the screenshot gallery:











Get the installer from here. The installer also helpfully defaults to installing XFce into your home directory hierarchy if the script isn’t running as root.

I wonder if there’s such a cool way to install GNOME. Some sort of a graphical front-end to GARNOME. This’d be able to present a nice configuration menu, a la “make gconfig” for the kernel, then use wget in the background to fetch needed packages from the Internet. This is something I’ve always wanted GARNOME to be able to do: download packages at one go before beginning the build, as opposed to fetching a package at a time, building/installing it, before getting the next one.

XFce's nifty graphical installer

XFce’s got a great new graphical installation method. A GTK2 front-end, it automates:

  • dependency checks,
  • configuration of multiple subcomponents,
  • the entire build process,
  • the actual installation.

Here’s the screenshot gallery:











Get the installer from here. The installer also helpfully defaults to installing XFce into your home directory hierarchy if the script isn’t running as root.

I wonder if there’s such a cool way to install GNOME. Some sort of a graphical front-end to GARNOME. This’d be able to present a nice configuration menu, a la “make gconfig” for the kernel, then use wget in the background to fetch needed packages from the Internet. This is something I’ve always wanted GARNOME to be able to do: download packages at one go before beginning the build, as opposed to fetching a package at a time, building/installing it, before getting the next one.