Monday, November 30, 2009
Problem with libssl-dev while installing Virtuoso Universal Server open source edition in Ubuntu 8.04
checking validity of the OpenSSL headers in /usr... configure: error: bad. Check config.log for details
The solution is to install libssl-dev which can be done as root as the following:
apt-get install libssl-dev
Then I ran make and make install without any problem.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am looking for a good web calendar and a desktop notifier for it. I know there are couple of excellent web calendars out there like Google Calendar, Windows Live Calendar etc. But none of them has a good desktop notifier. In fact, I could not find any notifier for them. The motivation for not having a desktop notifier for Google Calendar is obvious. Google wants to move everything to the cloud and a desktop notifier for its calendar will be counter-intuitive to that. But I was expecting something from Microsoft as it proposes such a paradigm in its Software + Services strategy site. Though Outlook and Windows Live Mail both can access the calendar, there is not standalone notifier which will run at start up and show and notify upcoming events. Probably there are one or more desktop gadgets out there which I could not find. Can anyone help me in this regard?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama With Sheikh Hasina at the Metropolitan Museum in New York
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I felt good reading the news. These tyrants should know that they should limit their whims only in their own countries and there are civilized countries in the world where laws must be abided by.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I don't understand how these people are repeatedly selected for such important government posts. They humiliate the nation by their disgraceful acts.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
The news says that five more people died and did not talk about their ethnicity. I fear the allegation about stabbing against the Uighur Muslims are not correct or a partial information of what's happening at best. Someone really has to look into what's going on there. I urge the world leaders to take a look at the matter before it becomes another Bosnia.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The world should know what the Chinese are doing with Uighurs. I am very worried about them as I suspect they are being murdered by both the Han people and the government. I don't believe the official statistics of casualty. Chinese government has quelled people's movements in brutal ways in the past (e.g. the well-known Tiananmen square protest). I think this time it is no exception too.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
A group of brave Bangladeshis achieved the tremendous feat of climbing Mt. Annapurna IV. This is a 24682 ft high Himalayan peak. This is the first ever Himalayan peak climbed by any Bangladeshi. My heartiest congratulations to them! I am proud of them and my prayer and wishes are with them for their ultimate goal to climb the Mount Everest and hoist our national flag there. Here are two links for the news:
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Monday, May 04, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
1. Opened a shell and changed to super user:
2.. Created a new directory "banglafonts" in /usr/share/fonts:
# mkdir /usr/share/fonts/banglafonts
3. Changed directory to that one:
# cd /usr/share/fonts/banglafonts
4. Copied the ttf fonts to that directory
# cp /path/to/directory/having/downloaded/fonts/*.ttf .
5. Created fonts.dir:
6. Rebuilt the fonts cache
7. Exited the shell
8. Restarted Firefox.
There may be some GUI tools to ease the process but my system do not have them and I also do not want to install something which will be rarely used. The simple steps described above are easy enough, even for a newbie, to install ttf fonts in a Fedora box.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I was looking for a way to check the memory size of a Solaris machine I am working on. I found a blog post having three commands here: http://sysdigg.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-to-check-memory-size-in-solaris.html. I tried all three but only the following one worked for me:
# /usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag | grep Memory
Memory size: 4096 Megabytes
Here is the machine information:
# uname -a
SunOS *** 5.10 Generic_127111-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-880
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Kuwait Airways is the national air carrier of Kuwait. I had the opportunity to avail its service when I went to Bangladesh on the 16th December. Previously I was very impressed with Emirates, another airlines of the middle east. I was so happy with Emirates that I rated it higher than the world renowned British Airways. Emirates seemed to be a perfect airlines to me. It did not miss its schedule, the crews in the flights were very cordial and sincere in their duty. Moreover I cannot forget the dinner ticket and one international call ticket provided by Emirates when I reached Dubai International Airport. The buffet at the gorgeous restaurant was unforgettable.
I thought Kuwait Airways will be as good as Emirates as it too is an airlines of a wealthy middle eastern country. But it gave me quite a contrasting experience. Almost half of the crews were Kuwaiti and their behavior was horrible. It seemed like they do not like their job at all and by serving us they are doing a favor. The rest of the crews of foreign origin were professional. I remember that one Kuwaiti air hostess was constantly frowning indicating her disgust with the job. In my journey from JFK to ZIA I had a 7 hour stop over in Kuwait Airport. The airport is ugly, it looked like a tent made of concrete to me. May be the design is a result of living in tents for hundreds of years. It had rooms for smoking. It is the only airport I have seen so far with this facility, none of the western airports I have visited, which are much much better than Kuwait Airport, had this (at least I did not find it). The fountains were dirty and filled with cigarette filters. The prayer rooms do not have any place for ablution. Kuwait Airways did not give me any hotel. It only gave me a meal ticket when I asked about it. The restaurant looked very cheap and small. The food was moderate. The quantity and number of items were fixed.
On my way back the experience was even worse. The flight from ZIA to Kuwait Airport was delayed by three hours because the plane could not arrive in time. This time I had a 17 hour stop-over at Kuwait Airport. Kuwait Airways was supposed to provide hotel but to my astonishment they refused to provide me hotel! There were many people who did not get hotel and were infuriated by this. We all protested and in response they agreed to provide hotel but only to U.S., U.K. and Canadian passport holders! People like me was guilty of having a Bangladeshi Passport! This time too they provided the dinner ticket only when asked to provide it. They did not provide the breakfast ticket though they clearly knew we are going to stay there for 17 hours and it will include breakfast time. Families with kids and old people stayed in the sofas of restaurants at first. But they were chased away but the restaurant stuffs.
I urge everyone to take lesson from this. Specially the Bangladeshis should be aware that Kuwait Airways discriminate against them. This is their return of our sending troops after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. On my return to JFK, I found that few Kuwait Airways crews are held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers for further security screening. Looks like Americans know better how to deal with Kuwaitis.