I am thinking of something like a mobile charger that would plug in a
regular 3-pin plug at one end and a computer at the other, and some
software/sensor combo that would read the (DC) voltage at the computer end.
If there is no voltage, there is no power in the mains and ergo - we are in
the middle of a power outage, so take action. Know of something along these
(idea is to detect power failures, while powered by a "dumb" UPS unit - one
that cannot communicate with the a computer. Any other
We value and always love to have your thoughts on our story. We did get
an interesting set of comments from you all on our last story idea ' How
important are FOSS certifications when it comes to the job market?' We
have incorporated your views/ opinions in the story and we will soon
share the article with you. (This is scheduled for our forthcoming print
Well, we bring you another idea and we would appreciate if you share
your thoughts on the same. The latest news that is generating a lot of
buzz in the open source circuits is that Linux and Mozilla smartphones
may hit the markets this year! So this prompts us to come up with a
volley of questions...'If phones based on Linux and Mozilla OS make
their way in the market, which open source OS you would prefer to switch
on to..and why.?' (Linux, Mozilla, Ubuntu or will you stay with
Android?)..Do you see this a long term threat to Android? What's your
take on the same?
Please let us know!
FYI - might be of interest to the members of this list.
-- Arun Khan
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From: Srinivasan Sundararajan <srini.it(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Subject: [ilugd] M.Sc. CS-FOSS online distance education programme
To: ILUG-C <ilugc(a)ae.iitm.ac.in>, The Linux-Delhi mailing list
you might be aware (thru earlier mails sent by Ramadoss) that Anna
University is offering M.Sc. (CS-FOSS) 4-semester programme thru distance
The lectures are delivered in online mode on saturdays/sundays and the
programme is coordinated through AU-KBC Research Centre, MIT Campus,
Chromepet, Anna University Chennai.
You can get details about the course curriculum at the "M.Sc. (CS-FOSS)"
links the following url : http://au-kbc.org/
Primary Target group : working/non-working persons who have completed B.Sc.
Maths/Physics/Comp Science. (though B.E. students have also joined the
Course duration : at least 4 semesters, but the students (especially the
working persons) are advised to not to take the full load of 5 subjects per
semester, but spread it over 6 plus semesters.
So far about 100 plus students have registered and attended two batches of
this programme. The third batch is about to begin by end April 2013 and the
registration is likely to close by 2nd week of April.
I would appreciate if you could spread the word about the programme so that
students across the country could check it out. For further details,
contact me <srini.it(a)gmail.com> or Prof C N Krishnan <cnkrish(a)au-kbc.org>
or Mr. Senthil Anand (senthils(a)au-kbc.org> at AU-KBC
I am sure FOSS community members will have many
queries/comments/suggestions regarding this programme and alternative modes
of drawing students into FOSS. We could discuss in the group mail or you
could catch me at my personal gmail id.
A half-day seminar is being organized at AU-KBC on 27th March (10.00 A.M to
1:00 P.M.). Those interested, especially in and around Chennai could attend
the same -- preferably pre-register by contacting AU-KBC.
[Since the Arts & Science Colleges in TN are closed, you could help out by
forwarding this mail to your acquaintances -- students/staff/alumni-mail
groups or give me the contact info so that I could reach out to them.]
thanks and best wishes
Dr. S. Srinivasan
Cell: 94443 02439
Shrini/Raman/Arun Khan/Shakthi/Dr. Gora/Mr. Mani:
would be grateful if you could forward this msg to other LUG groups.
Ilugd mailing list
Greetings from Spoken Tutorial Project at IIT Bombay.
The Spoken Tutorial project is the initiative of the "Talk to a
Teacher" project of the National Mission on Education through
Information Communication through Technology, launched by MHRD, Govt of India.
Spoken Tutorials team creates tutorial on various Free and Open Source
Software (FOSS) in various Indian regional languages. Please visit
http://www.spoken-tutorial.org for more details.
We are looking for a reviewer to review the outline, scripts and video
tutorials on gChemPaint (proprietary equivalent is ChemDraw) and
Joomla (CMS). Reviewer should be either a faculty member of an
institution/university or a person with 2-3 years of working
experience in gChemPaint (proprietary equivalent is ChemDraw) and Joomla (CMS).
A reasonable honorarium will be paid to the reviewer.
Those who are interested, please get back to us at the earliest.
Thanks & Regards
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Shrinivasan T" <tshrinivasan(a)gmail.com>
Date: Mar 13, 2013 6:22 AM
Subject: [Ilugc] Fwd: [Ubuntu-phone] Announcing the Ubuntu SDK Days
To: "ILUG-C" <ilugc(a)ae.iitm.ac.in>
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From: "Daniel Holbach" <daniel.holbach(a)ubuntu.com>
Date: Mar 12, 2013 10:28 PM
Subject: [Ubuntu-phone] Announcing the Ubuntu SDK Days
To: "ubuntu-phone" <ubuntu-phone(a)lists.launchpad.net>, <
"Ubuntu Developers" <ubuntu-devel(a)lists.ubuntu.com>
Hot on the heels of the announcements of the Ubuntu SDK and the Touch
Developer Preview, we bring you the first ever Ubuntu SDK Days.
On Thursday, 14th March and Friday, 15th March a number of app
developers and Ubuntu SDK creators will get you started writing apps for
Ubuntu on multiple devices. It's surprisingly simple, and since the
announcement we've seen many early adopters try out the SDK and the
first apps up and running. We will answer your questions, talk about
best practises and show you the power of the SDK.
Here a quick overview over the sessions we'll run:
Installing and Configuring the SDK
Writing your first app with the SDK
Live update from the development progress of the Touch Core Apps
Several Q&A sessions
Making the best of the Ubuntu App Design guidelines
More about the SDK skunkworks projects
Introducing Friends and Gwibber QML
Writing a new generation of Scopes
Lightning talks and Project demos
How to join
Participating is easy: just head to http://ubuntuonair.com to watch the
sessions on the schedule. Videos will be available after the event, to
ensure you can watch the content even if you couldn't make it to the
session you wanted.
Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuSDKDays/ to see the timetable of
the event, be there for lots of fun and bring your friends - and your
Have a great day,
Get involved in Ubuntu development! developer.ubuntu.com/packaging
Stay up to date: follow @ubuntudev on identi.ca/twitter.com/facebook.com
Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-phone
Post to : ubuntu-phone(a)lists.launchpad.net
Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-phone
More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
ILUGC Mailing List:
> The dates are tentative because Canonical themselves have not released
> the dates. Once that is done, I will let you guys know the final
> dates. This is one of the "problems" of planning events ahead of time.
> But I am hoping that this will give everyone enough time to plan and
> attend the event!
Dates have been finalised. Now, it will be on March 2 and 3. Here is the
event page: http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/indian-team/2235/detail/ . As of
now, I have kept the event only on Saturday and Sunday. But if people are
interested, I can keep it on Friday as well.
Few weeks back, your valuable comments helped us come out with an
interesting article on rooting one's Android device. We are back with a
story idea and would really appreciate if you chip in and share your
views on this. So the story idea goes like: How
important are FOSS certifications when it comes to the job market?
Please let us have your insightful suggestions on the same.
Looking forward to see some great takes...
Thanks and Regards,
OSFY's March issue lets you explore the power of the virtual world and
brings you some interesting reads on virtualisation.
--Ensuring security on Open Source Virtual Platforms.
--Going virtual with OpenVZ
--For SMB's, virtualisation is the way to go.
--A few Things You Should Know About Futexes.
--Plan an Android based Device For an Enterprise.
--Introducing Celery with Python+Django.
--Open Source Access To MS Exchange Server using DavMail.
--A look At the Basics of LVM.
--Deploying A Ticket Request System With OTRS.
For U& Me: It's For Everyone
--How OSS helped A Construction Company Almost Halve its IT Budget.
--A review of Viridis:A Low-Power Linux-Powered Super Server.
--Red Hat top honchos get up close and personal with Team OSFY.
This issue comes bundled with a free DVD: PCLinuxOS. It also includes
ISOs of Snowlinux, Arch Linux and Zorin OS.
You can get a copy of our magazine from your nearest newsstands or you
can subscribe at
To locate some dealers selling OSFY close to your home, you can check
our website: dealers.efyindia.com. If you face any issue related to
availability of our magazine, contact us off the list.
Few days back, we did seek your inputs on a story we were doing on
rooting your Android Phone. We want to thank you all for sparing your
valuable time and sending us your thoughts promptly. We have compiled a
story based on your quotes and published it on our website
http://www.linuxforu.com/. Thank you so much again!
Here is the link.
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