Tiny Epiphanies: Design a routine you like before going to bed

I found something on hn a few days back and i am trying to carry it around and make it a part of me. “””For someone who hated routines and felt trapped. The simple advice that schedules are my friend and I should schedule my day in a way that would make me happy when Continue reading Tiny Epiphanies: Design a routine you like before going to bed

Should I Invest in Atal Pension Yojana, the pension scheme for the common man?

The Atal Pension Yojana was started by the Indian government for Indian citizens in general and Indian citizens in the unorganized sector in particular. I have developed some rudimentary finance skills from a few coursera courses and I decided to apply them to see what additional value they provide over a basic Recurring Deposit available Continue reading Should I Invest in Atal Pension Yojana, the pension scheme for the common man?

My Experience in Tech and its reflection on Women in Tech in India

The post was initially conceived as a response to a discussion on women participation initiated by Shreyas in the ChennaiPy group inspired by Jacob Kaplan-Moss’s keynote at PyCon 2015. But it grew into a huge report, with a lot of my personal stories weaved in. It was too much for a mailing list and I Continue reading My Experience in Tech and its reflection on Women in Tech in India

How to setup Opencart with Nginx and MySql

In recent years, nginx is fast overtaking apache as the default web server due to it’s smaller footprint and easier configuring ability. Yet, nginx does not seem to be mainstream yet in the OpenCart community. When I had to create an opencart setup, I had to look up multiple blog posts to create a setup Continue reading How to setup Opencart with Nginx and MySql

Setting up a Secure Single Node Elasticsearch server behind Nginx

Elasticsearch by default does not support security features. They are left to the sole discretion of the developer. This guide will help you setup a secure elasticsearch single node server. This is based on days of searching the internet and poring through the alternatives available to seamlessly implement a secure server. As one of the Continue reading Setting up a Secure Single Node Elasticsearch server behind Nginx

China Vs US Vs Middle East – Who smokes more?

Nothing helps like practice. I’m fiddling around with machine learning and data visualization libraries to become proficient in them. So I wanted to try my hand in coaxing information from data. Thats when I came across CO2 emission index of countries in Quandl, one of the excellent sources of open data. So I thought how Continue reading China Vs US Vs Middle East – Who smokes more?

RabbitMQ vs Redis as Message Brokers

I have been looking into job queues for one of my personal projects. This excellent post by Muriel Salvan A quick message queue benchmark: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, HornetQ, QPID, Apollo gives a good comparison of popular message brokers. The consensus in on RabbitMQ, which is well established but one of the upcoming options not covered is Continue reading RabbitMQ vs Redis as Message Brokers