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ROT13 fun project

September 8th, 2013

Categories: Project

I’ve been learning python and web app development from Udacity (great site!). One of the exercises was to create a ROT13 App. Here is my ROT13 web app. If you don’t know what ROT13 is, don’t worry, I have also explained it. What all I had to learn: Python – Codecademy and Udacity Google App […]

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Medium got Search feature. Suggestions.

August 10th, 2013

Categories: Product

Medium got Search feature finally. I had said earlier: If I read an article in M today and refer back to it later, there is no way to search within Medium (unless I Google it!). So I was happy when I saw that Medium (M) got search. I also liked their frank disclaimer: “This is […]

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Why instagram, when there is twitter!

July 21st, 2013

Categories: Product

An app should solve a problem, that is the primary requirement I look for before using anything, at the least this app should do a better job than the previous one it is trying to replace. What does Instagram solve that twitter does not. Nothing. The reason I joined Instagram was for the filters and […]

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Twitter – ‘who to follow’ and Connect notifications

June 22nd, 2013

Categories: Design | Product

Increase the number of connections and engage users results in more active members in any social platform. ‘Who to follow’ in Twitter is a great ‘feature’ and is same as “suggested friends” in Facebook. Twitter does a good job of it but I’d prefer if Twitter could tell a little more about why a handle is […]

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Medium and Hacker News, what’s the difference?

June 9th, 2013

Categories: Observations

I love reading people’s opinions & views on technology start-ups, usability, common sense, interesting observations. I’ve been reading Hacker news for over a couple of years now. Couple of months back I bumped into Medium, which(according to their About page) is: Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories […]

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Idea: To reduce littering in ATMs

April 17th, 2013

Categories: Design

ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) have become a very important part of the cashless-wallets world. Because of easy accessibility to so many ATMs, we don’t carry cash, we just withdraw it whenever needed. Have you noticed the trash bin in ATMs, they are almost always filled with ATM receipts. It begs the question,  “why do people […]

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A small javascript project

April 6th, 2013

Categories: Project

As I have mentioned earlier, I follow SignalVsNoise blog by 37signals. On the top left part of their blog they have this little note that says “Happy <the day of the week>.”. It was pretty impressive and I wanted to learn how that can be done. A friend of mine suggested that I look through […]

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Quote on Wisdom

April 5th, 2013

Categories: Quote Quota

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. – The Bible

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Office door navigation problem

April 3rd, 2013

Categories: Design

This I found in an office. I went to open the door, I pulled at the handle, nothing happened. I yanked at it harder, still nothing.   Then the security personnel standing outside pointed towards something on my left. I turned to my left and saw this note saying “Kindly press the exit button to […]

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CSS and HTML project – this wordpress theme

March 15th, 2013

Categories: Design | Project

I’m starting a whole category for “Projects”. I try learning as much as I can, in fact that is how this blog/site was born. Just as I use Agile for office work, I’m gonna ship something every two weeks. Earlier I used to blog on blogger, the templates are easier to customize, as it was […]

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