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The strange thing about GNOME 3 or Fedora Core 15, there is no “Shutdown” or “Power Off” and”Restart” options in the menu. It only provides “Suspend”.  Don’t ask me why, I am not even sure this is decided by GNOME 3 developers or the Fedora Core developers.

However, there is a way to add the options back. Just run the following command at the command prompt in root:

$> yum install -y gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status-menu

Source here.


Who in the right mind would use “Ctrl-Delete” combination of keys for deleting files in a file manager? Huh?

Hello!!! There is a delete key on every keyboard. It says “D-E-L-E-T-E”, it means delete, why on earth I need to use another key to delete?

From one of those weird things about Gnome 3…

Thank goodness there is a work around to this “feature”:

  1. Run dconf-editor, and open: org -> gnome -> desktop -> interface
  2. Enable “can-change-accels”.
  3. Open nautilus, select any file/directory, then click “Edit” from menubar, and hover on “Move to Trash” menuitem.
  4. While hovering, click on your delete key. The accel should change from “cntrl+del” to “del”.


  • Make sure you have selected a file, else the “Move to Trash” menuitem will be greyed out.
  • Do remember to disable “can-change-accels” afterwards, so won’t accidental change it.
  • If dconf-editor is not install, just install it by running yum install dconf-editor

On why this “feature” is there in Gnome3, just follow the link below:

EDIT: After reading the link above and trying out my girlfriend MacBook Air, I decide to give this new feature a try. I had set  it back to Ctrl-Delete.





2010 in review

Posted: February 15, 2011 in BlogBlurb

Received this email from WordPress a few weeks back, did not pay much attention to it until now. Very interesting! ^^

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,900 times in 2010. That’s about 21 full 747s.

In 2010, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 41 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 4th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was IDE vs SCSI Emulation of VMware in Linux.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mptscsih: ioc0: attempting task abort!, nokia e71 linux, mptscsih: ioc0: task abort: success, mptscsi: ioc0: attempting task abort!, and vmware software raid.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


IDE vs SCSI Emulation of VMware in Linux January 2008


Linux Software Raid + VMware February 2008


I got myself a Nokia E71 September 2008


VMware Server 1.0.6 and Linux kernel 2.6.26.x August 2008


VMware Server 1.0.5 and Kernel 2.6.25 April 2008

Nokia VS Apple

Posted: December 30, 2009 in Apple, BlogBlurb, Nokia

From: Nokia broadens patent claims against Apple

Nokia is broadening its legal fight with Apple , saying almost all of the company’s products violate its patents, not just the iPhone.

Somehow, I feel, Nokia is in a desperate situation. Suing/throwing whatever they can find to stop the rise of Apple into the smart phone market. So basically, this is a case of, if you can’t win them by making better smart phone, sue them for stupid patent violation.

The Coming of Firefox Mobile

Posted: December 18, 2009 in BlogBlurb
Tags: ,

From the source:

Mozilla: Firefox Mobile will kill off app stores

Mozilla claims that its new Firefox Mobile browser could be the beginning of the end for the hugely popular app stores created by Apple and its ilk.

Mozilla is releasing the first version of Firefox Mobile (codenamed Fennec) on Nokia’s N900 handset, with versions for Windows Mobile and Android set to arrive next year.

An exaggeration of claim does not imply it would be true. Though, to simplify the development of mobile application and to make it platform/device independent is not a bad idea.

Hmm… I thought Opera has done a pretty good job on Javascript support.

Oh… Another April Fool…

Posted: April 1, 2009 in BlogBlurb

April Fool is the day where one cannot trust anything he read from the web. 🙂

Giving up on Solaris 9

Posted: January 30, 2009 in BlogBlurb

Solaris 9 is a weird OS. I need to do some programming in communicating with a modem. The code works fine in Linux. But, when I port it over to Solaris 9, there is always some intermediate of lost characters when reading the modem status. The most strange and unexplainable thing is, if I add logging statement in between the reading and processing of read buffer, there is no lost characters at all. Timing problem? I thought all these is suppose to be done in the lower OS (hardware level) for flow control? Increasing the read timeout in “select” does not fix it.

Thank goodness my main platform is Linux.