Spirographs

April 28, 2019   |

A Spirograph is a toy that produces geometrical patterns. I am very sure that you would have seen this at least seen this once in your childhood. It can produce beautiful patterns with very little effort. Did you know that all of this is based on simple mathematics? ...


Identicons

April, 2019   |

We have seen them everywhere. From GitHub to Stack Overflow, identicons have been the face of users who do not have an associated Gravatar or a profile photo. ...


Moiré Patterns

March, 2019   |

I recently came across this tweet where I learnt of Moiré Pattern. Warning: Please do not see the GIF if you suffer from motion sickness A moiré pattern is a large-scale interference pattern that can be produced when an opaque ruled pattern with transparent gaps is overlaid on another similar pa...


Spotting rockets launched by ISRO

November, 2018   |

Update: ISRO has now opened a launch view gallery to view launches. This is a lot closer(~6kms away, the place I have described here is 11kms away) to the launchpads. However, for night launches, especially if you are interested in photography, I would recommend the place that I have described i...


Migrating to Netlify from GitHub Pages

September, 2018   |

I recently worked on improving the Lighthouse score of this site. After performing numerous optimisations that I will eventually write about, the score came to 98. The reason for those 2 missing points - Slow initial response time from the server. GitHub Pages was taking about 900-1200ms to send...


The stream of life

August, 2015   |

Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion...I go to them as humans go to worship. From their lofty summits I view my past, dream of the future and, with an unusual acuity, am allowed to experience the present moment.....


Moving to AWS. The journey.

July, 2015   |

I had started learning Flask and felt that a good way to practice it would be redesigning my site with it. It was pretty easy and the documentation was really good. As a Pythonista, I loved it. The only problem I had was that my hosting provider was GoDaddy(a blunder that I committed in my early...


A wonderful start to 2015

March, 2015   |

2015 has been a great year. My friends and I have been involved in some interesting stuff and even though some of them have been really demanding, we have managed to keep ourselves up and running. The year started with the Student Convention organised by the Computer Society of India at Hyderaba...


IRCTC redefines CAPTCHA

July, 2014   |

Update: IRCTC has fixed this now. Recently, I chanced upon the PNR Enquiry site and then noticed this. Their CAPTCHA was copy-pastable! Seriously, wasn't CAP...