Build essential package on Ubuntu

There had been lots of time during installation of packages on Ubuntu or other derivatives of it, when I used to install development packages separately. Like gcc g++ etc individually. However the is a easier way to do it. Just install build-essential package and this meta package will install those quintessential packages for you. No need to separately select and install those packages anymore.


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Clear data in your Android device before going for reinstall


I used to have this phenomenon that I reinstall line after I take a backup change ROM and restore. Line always used to misbehave after restore and I used to reinstall it. Later I learned that a cleanup of data in settings is almost as good as reinstall and it saves time if app is a huge one.

Try it out next time if any of your app misbehave.


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Appeal : Help Required for Anvi’s Bone Marrow Transplant

Dear All,

Today I receive this mail from Anvi‘s mom , she needs approximately INR. 21, 30,000.

Please spread the word.

Here is the original mail.

Ruchita Pednekar


Dear All,
We are sorry…..this delayed update is a result of phases that we went through during the past 2 month stay in Bangalore for Anvi’s transplant. And since then we have been going through different phases of life and facing all sorts of challenges.  The day we admitted Anvi at Narayana Hrudayala Hospital for her pre transplant check up, she was directly shifted to ICU because of an active respiratory infection. Following a complication in a procedure she was put on ventilator for 3 days.  During our stay in hospital she went through lot of procedures and many blood tests. After fighting all odds and several phases of hard time, by god’s grace, doctor’s efforts and prayers of our family and well wishers, Anvi has come out strong and with the will power to fight it out and begin a new life.
And now when Anvi is doing well and according to the doctors in best of her health for the Bone Marrow Transplant, new challenge arises. The perfect match donor from USA for Anvi, for which we have been informed that importing the bone marrow donor cells from USA will cost $ 38,715 i.e. approximately INR. 21, 30,000. It came as a shock to us as we were not aware of this fact earlier. Also Anvi was scheduled to be admitted today for her transplant but our budget planning has been critically disturbed by this new update and hence the transplant procedure has been paused till we find a way out to accumulate the required funds. As per new calculations the total budget is approximate 34 lakhs and we would need 20 lakh more to complete the transplant. An appeal to you all to help us raise these funds by broadcasting this in your friends group. Will be thankful to you all if you could pass this on to whoever is interested in helping us in any form. We know that there are so many people who have been kind and helped us monetarily to accumulate a huge amount but we still require your help to raise the required funds and sincerely looking forward to everyone’s help, prayers and blessing for Anvi …….
P.S : We have attached the invoice which we have received from NMDP USA for transporting the donor’s cell to India. Also we have already spent Rs. 7 lakhs for Anvi’s treatment out of which Rs 2.9 lakhs were sent to USA as donor’s search management and infection control test fees. And the rest amount is spent on Anvi’s hospitalization, several test and medications. Now Anvi is being treated under medical supervision of Dr. Sharat Damodar MD, DNB, DM Consultant Haematologist and Head of Bone marrow transplant unit and Dr. Shobha Badiger MD, Consultant Pediatric Oncologist at Narayana Hrudayalaya Woman & Child Institute Bangalore. If you have any doubts please feel free to ask us, also doctor’s nubers can be shared for authentication, we are so thankful for all the support we have received till date, all this is possible only because of your help.
Here is how you can help :
Name of the account holder- Ruchita Pednekar
Account number – 06660060000059
Bank – Kotak Mahindra bank
Branch – Opera House, Mumbai – 400004
IFSC code – KKBK0000666
Rupesh & Ruchita Pednekar
7795839199 / 9768971719

India-Narayan Hrudayalaya – Invoice

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KDE 4.10 Applications Get Major Overhaul

KDE 4.10 delivers a long list of application upgrades for this release which cannot be overlooked. There are some new applications available and loads of fun features, meaning more fun for KDE lovers everywhere. Here is a closer look at all the latest excitement that you have all been waiting for.

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What’s new in Intelij IDEA 12

Recently when I checked update for Intellij IDEA I found that new version of ide has been released. Check the link below to see new features:

What I noticed is that Android support has been improved. With update to Android 4.2, IDEA 11 was no longer working with SDK, which is working now.

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Connecting internet with tata docomo on Ubuntu

Here is a small post for those who still likes or are bound to use wvdial to connect to Internet.

I have a Tata Docomo sim with huawei e173 usb modem.Following is my /etc/wvdial.conf on Ubuntu 10.4.

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Password = internet
Phone = *99#
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Stupid Mode = 1
Baud = 9600
New PPPD = yes
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB_utps_modem
ISDN = 0
Username = internet
Auto Reconnect = yes

Though officially (at the time of writing this) only Tata Docomo dongles are supported, and most probably you will get this reply from CC. Still a helpful soul at CC sms’d me this line


rest is from other sources from Internet and auto generated. A good way is to run wvdialconf and then try to add the missing lines from above, rather than copy pasting whole file.

Hope that helps.

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Please help Anvi fifteen months old

Hi All,

This post is to support the cause of treatment of Anvi. She is fifteen months old from Mumbai and she needs a life saving bone marrow transplant operation. Please read more about her here:

Please spread the word more and more to support her treatment. You could be a part of saving the life of this fifteen month child.