What am I doing?
Might include stuff I did, surfed, found interesting, watched in loop. Might.

Mon 15 Nov 2021 - Sun 21 Nov 2021

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  • I am hating gitbook. Shows much from my current rate of updates

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Mon 18 Oct 2021 - Sun 24 Oct 2021

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  • Gitbook edit mode got a whole lot slower. Probably acts as an excuse of my inactivity.

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  • Hosted and created an intra college CodeGolf and a CTF.

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Mon 19 Sep 2021 - Sun 25 Sep 2021

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Mon 12 Sep 2021 - Sun 18 Sep 2021

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Mon 06 Sep 2021 - Sun 12 Sep 2021

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Mon 30 Aug 2021 - Sun 05 Sep 2021

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  • Joined in as a Software Engineer Intern at Humantic.Ai (Frrole) .

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  • Saints Row The Third is available for free at Epic Games alongside all DLCs, till September 2nd. Finished the Single Player Campaign in some 27 odd hours of gameplay over 3 days.Highly recommended if you want to just have casual fun and to get through super wild gameplay concepts and scenarios.
  • Today I noticed a slight tearing issue on the bottom left of my screen. And I cannot just ignore it.

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Mon 23 Aug 2021 - Sun 29 Aug 2021

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  • Moved over from VSCode-OSS to VSCode and disabled telemetry and MS reporting, to get into marketplace, only to realize that features and marketplace were also previously available as seperate packages.
  • Use makepkg -sic when installing from PKGBUILD from source. This helps in keeping up with memory. s provides for installation of dependencies in a linear manner, i provides for running up the pacman installation for installing from the generated compressed file and c helps clean up temporary files while retaining dependencies. If the makepg fails, remove c to retain build debug statements.

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Mon 16 Aug 2021 - Sun 22 Aug 2021

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  • Landed two non-overlapping offers at the exact same hour: 6pm - 7pm of Thursday, 19th July 2021. Will reveal ahead the names when I join in. Basically I have roughly a week of no work until retirement, yet I am super spiked up.

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  • I might have had a pretty negative week previous to this one. Seems pretty apparent when checking out my activity up here.
  • 0ad 25 just gor a campaign feature. And I have already completed all the Campaign stages for New Map in about a day and a half.

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Mon 02 Aug 2021 - Sun 08 Aug 2021

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Mon 26 Jul 2021 - Sun 01 Aug 2021

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Mon 19 Jul 2021 - Sun 25 Jul 2021

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Mon 12 Jul 2021 - Sun 18 Jul 2021

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  • Internship ends this week, and on a positive note at that. Might not pursue this role any further though, ie not vying for an FTE here.
  • I seriously didn't know that Young Sheldon S4 is out, for over half an year now. Also its strange how this is one of the 5 TV series I have watched or even liked.

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Mon 04 Jul 2021 - Sun 11 Jul 2021

I am bored of tensed situations in life. So that's that. BTW, there's going to be a strike of union work forces, I guess in the USA whereby something radical should happen. Affirmatively on 15th October. IDK just seemed someone lobbying in a large scale and something that may become large by passing days.

Mon 28 Jun 2021 - Sun 03 Jul 2021

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Mon 21 Jun 2021 - Sun 27 Jun 2021

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  • Vaccination started in my provincial state at last. Yaay! In a completely "unrelated" succession, I just might be making a inter-city transit after more than half an year.
  • Software Dev is successively looking like a myriad of problems that I didn't even think existed.
  • I have a new theory on Language: Let us take a sentence: Thanks to my followers for the translation to Spanish. Now let us assume a modified version of this sentence as: Thanks to Antonio, Banderas and my other followers for the translation to Spanish. Now, let it be that the other encompasses Salma, Hayek and another contributor who wished to be kept anonymous in this gratitude post. Thus, the sentence is adjusted to: Thanks to Antonio, Banderas, Salma, Hayek and another one of my followers for the translation to Spanish. If we kept in the other followers substring, it would be demeaning to the anon follower as well as plain lying. So, in fact we revert to the sentence structured as above. Now, anyone with a common diction of these words can check out the unnecessarily longer length of the sentence to the fact that we have to bow down to the request of anonymity. Else, it would just have been another name, possibly of one word, and would average out to have a length less than the extravagant difference due to the another one of my followers sentence component. So, I immediately looked up what sentence construction tools can I use to even out this fluff of a sentence. Turns out, I cannot effectively search on the net or the fact that such a resource is out of my grasp. So, feel free to mail me about this. On the off chance that I am the first person to notice this, please name it Burden of Exceptions.

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Mon 14 Jun 2021 - Sun 20 Jun 2021

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Mon 07 Jun 2021 - Sun 13 Jun 2021

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  • So let's discuss about the use of '/' in an URL. It basically provides a directory approach to a routed component within the domain being referred to. Also check out https://en.ryte.com/wiki/Trailing_Slashes for what is the conventional idea for a slash being added to the end of routed URL. Thus, we can expect such a behaviour from Wikipedia, one of the biggest and most-visited webpages in the world of World Wide Web. That is until you check out say https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/ for instance and find out that GNU does not hold any valid Wikipedia page. Why though? Sure https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU lives and thrives, but the expected trailing slash and directory approach and yada yada seem to be lost somewhere. The reason is simple. Wikipedia needs slashes in the Page Name. Case in Point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU/Linux_naming_controversy . A standard Parser which would be unaware of this fact would have thought of Linux_naming_controversy to have been inside GNU but that has been strangely avoided. So, is your parser wrong? YES. Is Wikipedia completely in the right? NO. A better alternative could definitely have been using %2f .

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Mon 31 May 2021 - Sun 6 Jun 2021

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Mon 24 May 2021 - Sun 30 May 2021

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Mon 17 May 2021 - Sun 23 May 2021

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Mon 10 May 2021 - Sun 16 May 2021

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  • Started working under a non-disclosure agreement. Yaay ?!

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  • Technically it is Sunday till sunrise. So I'll forego creating topic for a new week. So, I was going to shutdown the system for the day. And did my pity sudo pacman -Syu. Turns out a warning stating that a certain package had a local version ahead of its extra counterpart. Thomas had never seen such BS before. It is still a bit baffling that the cutting edge package manager had to raise such a rollback and had issued downgrade of the release. I had almost never thought that clients could be asked of issuing a rollback, though it seems trivial right now as I type. By the way, the handling this rollback is pretty easy: just update the mirror list and go for a -Syyu .

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Mon 03 May 2021 - Sun 09 May 2021

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Mon 26 Apr 2021 - Sun 02 May 2021

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  • Funny Thing! Installed jekyll onto my ruby gems. Just realized that my rvm did not have access to the $PATH export I had specified in my .zshrc, since I was using bash. Consequently, my $PATH had no provision for gems; so made the requisite change in .bashrc, than for shifting to .zshrc and created it defualt for the session (other reasons in place as well). Soooo, what I did was append export PATH="$HOME/gems/bin" . Well, five seconds to guess what went wrong. <Assume Time Lapse> Time's up! My original $PATH was lost. I had to effectively do export PATH="$HOME/gems/bin:$PATH and had consequently lost access to all commands that were to be performed to access .zshrc and reverse the ill effects of my haste. The dread was high but the solution was rather simple. Shoot up your File Explorer or someway to access the rc file: I had pcmanfm on Mod+F3 binding. Double Click or Enter into the File, My File opened up in Mousepad. Easy to Edit and Save. And all's normal. But as apparent, this was a lucky set of preparation I had in place, without which I surely would have had to make invoke some weird techniques. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/26047/how-to-correctly-add-a-path-to-path​
  • ​https://www.reddit.com/r/outside/ tells me we are living in a make-believe simulation after all and that exceeds some other theories I have had till now. Good one, nevertheless.
  • ​http://ilovemickydolenz.com/about/ has some dedicated fandom. Good for the monkees.

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Mon 19 Apr 2021 - Sun 25 Apr 2021

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  • Car Thing Spotify gives me a sense that niche technology might be taking over and would probably be accepted as a norm within a decade or two, or be highly ridiculed and then eventually accepted. It goes out of its way not to have navigation support, rear-camera display, radio support and call support for a thing that might not even stand the current situation. Thus the further mods to it are inevitable and the niche has to be generalized to sustain. So, do we pronounce ourselves to have reached a level of general technology greatness that a mere website can think so much of itself? Do we carry onwards from facebook, amazon and google that websites pay off enough to use their capital for revolutionising the generation's tech?
  • b0rk has a lot of stuff on her https://wizardzines.com/ but I found the game-y interface at https://mysteries.wizardzines.com/ to be even a step over and above.
  • Think Car Thing was a sign of tech being unnecessarily niche? Well here comes AirTag by Apple. A should-be-cheap and should-already-be-massively-available nifty piece of tech. And it brings up the importance of https://www.soundguys.com/is-bluetooth-dangerous-18735/ . Thanks for the accessory around an overpriced chip though.

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Mon 12 Apr 2021 - Sun 18 Apr 2021

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  • Pretty much the worst week in recent times for a very varied set of reasons.
  • Add to gloominess by https://www.google.com/search?q=are+programmers+remembered I don't think I would ever be remembered for having been a programmer or a to-be programmer. The future seems real bleak and harrowing.
  • Just watched a couple of hours worth of news coverage on the 2021 effects of the ongoing pandemic. I guess the next weeks and a an year or two thereafter, will follow the suit of my sadness.

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Mon 05 Apr 2021 - Sun 11 Apr 2021

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  • Learning Vue.js just so that I can have a proper full stack to my name.
  • To make an occasional PostgreSQL dump ( for backups through CRUD ), use the sh command as: pg_dump -U postgres postgres > backup.sql This is simple in hindsight, but took me about 20 minutes to look up how even to do it. Here the second postgres is the name of the DB to be backed up into backup.sql through user postgres.
  • To get just the response code of a well defined cURL request, simply use: curl -Li -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '${payload}' ${url} | head -n 1 | cut -d#x27; ' -f2
  • In our AWS scheduler library, managed to make callbacks and resolve promises in spite of a process.exit(0) in same scope by a simple hack, changed the exit scope by pushing it into a timeout.
  • Finally went past https://jvns.ca/strace-zine-v3.pdf and 3 months after watching her video, read through entirety of strace and other trace tools. Even applied them onto my own dotfiles' scripts and if anything, I now have a definitely better understanding of my system.

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Mon 29 Mar 2021 - Sun 04 Apr 2021

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  • Got my laptop a new genuine battery. Caps itself initially at 96%.

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  • Formally, started with Go. Seems nice. Learnt that the same employees from AT&T just migrated to Google.
  • Might just have made my twentieth recommendation to a junior to subscribe to https://www.dailycodingproblem.com/ if they don't know what to do.
  • Why can't there be more folks like those at https://gobyexample.com/​
  • Why can't there be more folks at https://golang.org/ who just say that Go is on pacman.
  • Use fc-list to get all available fonts at your disposal.
  • Tried out kakoune and something just felt off. Maybe because the plugins are not that revered or because the emphasis on text editing as a language is too high. Might try in the future, when it gains better traction. Till then, vim does the job.
  • Listening to Let It Be on https://www.nassiben.com/lamphone​
  • ​https://codepen.io/jvns-css-fun/pen/zYGVLXj is just a difference in implementation and it amazes me how such casual oversights may lead to appreciable bugs down the line

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Mon 22 Mar 2021 - Sun 28 Mar 2021

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Wed 17 Mar 2021 - Sun 21 Mar 2021

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  • Lost my Windows 10 partition to an attempted repair in a situation where I neither had a restore point nor a sufficiently-sized USB stick to reboot the OS.

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