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pkmurugan

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My Bio
I am this token weirdo that you would find in any research institution. Reverse engineer gene regulatory networks for food, explore black hole information theory and extra dimensions by night. Weekends are reserved for step by step plans to take over the world. Studied Theoretical Physics and Chemical Engineering. Awaiting my PhD defense.

Favourite Visual Artist
M. C. Escher
Favourite Movies
Blade Runner, Star Trek - 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Dune, Pi, Evil Dead Trilogy, Kill Bill, The Exorcist, Alien series, The Matrix, Dark City, Terminator - 1and 2, Naked Gun Trilogy, Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Predator
Favourite TV Shows
The X Files, Star Trek - TOS, TNG, Voyager, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Fringe, Cowboy Bebop. Ghost in the Shell
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pink Floyd
Favourite Books
Feynman Lectures on Physics, Gibson amd Stephenson novels, Black Swann and Fooled by Randomness, Flatland, GEB, Warped Passages
Favourite Writers
Edgar Allan Poe
Tools of the Trade
ksh, c, c++, vim, emacs, gimp, inkscape.
Other Interests
Math, Quantum Information Theory, Black holes, BSD Unix, Hacking, Energy.

Feeling good!

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I always thought that FreeBSD installation shouldn't be a problem in general, but I wasn't really sure if a laptop would be the best choice to give it a try for the very first time. I have been proven wrong. The installation went absolutely fine, no hitches. Usual suspects, like the right screen resolution, touchpad, etc. worked straight out of the box. Broadcom ethernet card worked right. The only things that I had to do, was to load snd, and load the appropriate driver for wireless access. Luckily the Lenovo3000N200 model that I have uses Intel3945 and FreeBSD7.1 has a driver. Now wireless works perfectly and wpa-psk security is also enable
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Tired

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So I removed Lunar Linux on my Lenovo laptop yesterday, because of some build problems. I had spent the whole weekend configuring the laptop and everything went fine, until I messed up some user rights issue, and after a reboot, couldn't login again. So I loaded FreeBSD on it yesterday, and most of the things are workin fine. One thing I am planning to get configured is the wireless, and then my laptop is perfect. I also have a large partition for lunar, which I am gonna install over the coming weekend!
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Excited!

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Got a brand new Lenovo laptop for a bargain price from a friend of mine this evening. Have been installing lunar Linux on it, since an hour or so. So far, so good! Building theedge right now! :D
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Very nice setups - i love your oldschool desktops! :)

There are also very nice screenshots on your blog! :)
nice to meet you... 
I am your fan...
beatiful screenshot... and... inspired...
Welcome to :iconblackboxdesktop: ! Real glad to have you aboard! And don't forget to submit styles/screenshots/whatever-box-oriented (that is with some Blackbox/Fluxbox/Openbox/HackedBox elements), 3dcc configurations, wallpapers and/or icons whenever you feel like it! :)
Will you consider joining us over at :iconblackboxdesktop: ? It will be our pleasure :)
Thanks for the invite. I most certainly will join.
Great! Thank YOU! :)
Hey duder love your style. BSD all the way!