CategoryMisc

All the extra posts that I tried fitting in other categories, but it was too fat.

sudo reboot

The last post of this blog came was in January 2016. Now it is 2019! I wanted to keep continuing the blog but somehow just never prioritised it. Not anymore though. It’s been too damn long, and the blog’s going to take a fresh reboot. Soon, this blog shall have a lot of new posts.

Back then, I was pumped up, loved sharing knowledge, and it was campus placements time and it was known that ‘a tech blog could give you an edge’. To be honest, it did help me. But somehow, the whole change in lifestyle soon caused the blog to be forgotten.

Since then I’ve done a lot – switched to a Mac, won hackathons, switched to doing machine learning full time, learnt about deep learning, built a lot of small projects and automation tools, and in general learnt a whole lot. And whatever of that isn’t too outdated will be coming up on the blog in the coming days or weeks.

Hope you get to learn something as you stop by at this blog. 🙂

Cheers.

PVR 4DX Review (Feat. Wonder woman)

So, it’s been more than two weeks since 4DX came into Bengaluru (In Phoenix Market City), and I wanted to know how it was. But I couldn’t find any tweets, any facebook updates, or blogs about it. I could find lots of check-ins but no one describing what and how it was. So, I decided to do that myself.

So, what is 4DX?

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Painstaking Placements Preparation

I plan to write this post to (try to) make it your one stop destination answer to the question – ‘How to study to get placed?’ It’ll cover everything I came across and studied (or planned to study), followed by my views on placement processes. That also means this is going to be a long post, and you don’t have to finish reading everything today. If you wish to follow whatever is here, you can keep it bookmarked and keep coming back. I may be editing and adding more things too.
I also plan to rekindle my blog from this post, so there may be many posts on different subjects coming in the coming weeks.

However, all of this may not have any credibility if you don’t find my placement interesting or catchy. Firstly, that’s perfectly okay because I am not joining Apple/Google/Twitter or any silicon valley startup like snapchat. I got placed into Endurance International Group. They are a conglomeration of various major web hosting and domain registration companies like BlueHost, HostGator, FatCow, domain.com, etc. Furthermore, they acquired Directi Web technologies in the last year. Now, to be precise, I got placed in Directi (as a subsidiary of Endurance International Group) as a Software Engineer. This means when you’ll next be using a Directi web product, there’s a good chance I would have worked on making your experience smoother and sweeter.
I still think you feel this is just like another IT firm job. Yes it is, except Directi allows you to arrive at office at your own timings, wearing t-shirt and shorts, coding up a project you prefer doing, while sipping free oreo shakes from the cafe. Moreover, hierarchy is non-existent and promotions can be as fast as you can work. Package is 15 lpa, and there are tons of other benefits besides joyful company of some of the smartest people and sweetest new technologies. They came as the first IT company on campus on day 0 and I was placed on the same day.

Onto the real stuff…

Look, the placement process will consist of a MCQ/Coding round to shortlist candidates followed by ‘x’ number of technical interviews followed by an optional HR round. So, to ace it (and mind you, don’t think of anything lesser than that) you’ll need three things :
1. Proficiency in Competitive Coding
2. Decent knowledge and quizzing of Major CS Subjects
3. Sensible mind so as to not screw up HR round
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Who’s a hacker?

If you’ve read some books on linux, firstly, let me salute you. You’re the man! Secondly, not everyone can handle the monotonous text and pages filled with commands, one after another, like it’s a dictionary and you just want to fit everything into one. No offense, but a lighthearted and cool approach always attracts beginners. Like me.

While I was browsing through my college library (for a change), I came across this book titled ‘The Joy of Linux’. I’m still not done with it (slow reader), but there hasn’t been a single page which was dull, and not a single chapter that didn’t make me smile or inspire.

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Hello Intelligent Species!

A funny friend, who was then high told me that I should start a technical blog. I laughed at him and he laughed back.

Few days later, I had to complete this ‘Microprocessors and Interfacing’ related project as a part of an academic course, for which Google did help me a bit, But, it couldn’t present me with anything that I could majorly Continue reading

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