Archive for February, 2014

Pidgin and Google Talk

February 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Trying to add a google talk account on pidgin. As I prefer to use my mail client to look at my emails and not the browser.

This took up quite a bit of my morning 😦

1. I installed pidgin via synaptic.
2. Followed instructions from google support, which did not work.
3. Made the following changes that finally worked.

Connection Security : “Use old-style SSL”
Connect port : 5223
Connect sever :


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Interesting – Vimbits

February 4, 2014 Leave a comment


A vimbit is a snippet of a .vimrc. Share your coolest trick, mapping, setting, or custom command for the Vim editor. Find new bits and vote up the best ones.

Looks like a really cool site. Just posting this here as a reminder to look at this again.