Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lets forget your ubuntu passwords switch to fingerprint reder

Guys I found an interesting  post on fprint that helps all with your logins in Ubuntu.
Just follow the post in;

or in a nutshell
run lsusb in your Terminal and check whether your fingerprint reader has one these
     045e:00bb        05ba:0007        08ff:2580
     045e:00bc        05ba:0008        08ff:5501
     045e:00bd        05ba:000a        1162:0300
     045e:00ca        061a:0110        138a:0001
     0483:2015        08ff:1600        147e:1000
     0483:2016        08ff:2500        147e:2016

If sodo the following

1. Add this PPA to your sources:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fprint
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get upgrade
2. Install the software:
     sudo apt-get install libfprint0 fprint-demo libpam-fprintd gksu-polkit

Then go to the "User Accounts" and enable fingerprint reader for your account.

All the best ..!

The most interesting thing is, for every sudo you can now sweap your finger.. and no need to type the passwords any more. :-)

for your reference here is a you-tube video

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Coding NCD and waiting for my first commit

My Gsoc project involves two modules, Messaging Module and the NCD Module. At the meantime when Messaging Module is being fixed by the author. My mentor requested me to work on the NCD Module.

I had no luck with NCD, it didn't work for me at all. With my mentor's guidance, I started fixing NCD to work with the current trunk. I went through the logs and started fixing the issues. After some days of work I finally came out with a working version. But unfortunately I didn't think of the backward compatibility, where I have used jars from the current trunk, and this have made my fix invalid.

Then according to the advice of Ben and Danial, I started rewriting.This time I made NCD to work with OpenMRS 1.6 and above. The code for this is now in the Jira [1] and a code review is also available [2].

Later I too got my commit rights for the NCD module and now I'm waiting for a chance for my first commit.


Got a green signal for the Messaging Module

My Gsoc starts with excitements, where I got an exciting project and a grate mentor! During the last few weeks I got to know lot of new thing, among them the main thing I liked is the introduction of OpenMRS modules.

After Gsoc acceptance the first task assigned to me was to get to know about the Messaging Module. Soon I checkout the code from the module trunk and tried to build that. Unfortunately it didn't work. After several tries I finally got to know that the trunk is not the working version.
With the help of Dieterich Lawson, the author of the Module, I was finally able to build the module from a breach[1]. After some bug fixes by Lawson Messaging Module finally worked for me. Thanks for him.

This was a great relief :) as I got one part of my project stable.

Now I can send mails from OpenMRS to any email accounts. 


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer starts with OpenMRS

Wow Its amazing.. got selected to GSoC for the Second time! After the successful GSoC 2010 with Apache PhotArk, I was determine to participate in this year's GSoC as well. 

Like last time I only focused on one organization, this time its OpenMRS.

I was attracted to OpenMRS because of its motto “Write Code. Save lives.” and now after looking at its active community I have become more passionate in contributing to OpenMRS.

This year I applied three proposal, where two looked quite easy but one did not. But apparently I got selected to the hard one, and which is the one I liked most :)

I like this because its challenging and interesting. Further I too got two good mentors; Daniel Kayiwa, the primary mentor, and Shaun Grannis as Backup Mentor. I'm very Excited to work with them :)

Project Starts now ...

Write Code. Save lives.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The release of Apache PhotArk M3-incubating

I'm pleased to announce the release of Apache PhotArk M3-incubating.

Apache PhotArk will be a complete open source photo gallery application including a content repository for the images, a display piece, an access control layer, and upload capabilities. The idea is to have a rigid design for the content repository with a very flexible display piece. The images in the content repository will be protected with granular access control.

PhotArk gallery currently allows you define and manage a set of albums hosted local into the content repository and provides a default web UI for album navigation. PhotArk also supports creating and deploying your own photo gallery into Google AppEngine cloud infrastructure.

For full details about the release and to download the distributions
please go to:

Apache PhotArk welcomes your help. Any contribution, including code, testing, contributions to the documentation, or bug reporting is always appreciated. For more information on how to get involved in Apache PhotArk visit the website at:

Thank you for your interest in Apache PhotArk!

The Apache PhotArk Team.