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August 26, 2010

Pidgin invisibility cloak

Filed under: Tools — Tags: , , , , — shijitht @ 1:54 pm

Go Invisible option in pidgin is an option only. It will set status to busy. But there is a solution for it.

Go online.
Enable the XMPP console in Tools > Plugins.
Now select Tools->XMMP Console->XMMP Console.
Check your gmail account is selected in the console.
Put these code in the second box and hit enter.
Don’t mind the trail of code in the monitor, but a hacker could find it pretty useful.

{{{
<presence>
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
<presence type="unavailable">
<priority>5</priority>
</presence>
}}}

Now go invisible.
To reset change unavailable to available and put it in the console.
For more go to http://www.madhusudancs.info/invisible.

August 3, 2010

IRC > Forms

Filed under: Tools — Tags: , , , — shijitht @ 12:10 pm

Joining an IRC channel can solve doubts more quickly than posting at linux forms. IRC named ##linux would be filled with more than 850 users every time. And I never waited more than 10 sec for a question. At least 3 answer pops up in that time. I have never seen such an active channel elsewhere. If you have any doubts (after googling), I strongly suggest you put that in ##linux. For joining an IRC channel, you should have

* A client say Pidgin

* Add an account specifying IRC as protocol

* On receiving a prompt or chat window type /join ##linux

* Use a nick name,  /nick <name>  is enough. Registering that nick if you are a regular visitor.

* For more details you can google IRC/freenode.

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