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2016

2014

Travelling, the last 18 months

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I came to the US in August 2012 for pursuing my masters in Computer Science at USC. Since then, when not studying and working on my assignments I travelled. ...

Live Breathe Explore

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I am often asked this question on how I am able to find time to do so many things. Work, Travel, Food, Adventure, Photography I do them all. My answer is sim...

2013

My summary on scaling memcache at Facebook

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Most of the modern web applications these days which have a more dominant read workload, experience significant infrastructure challenges. One of the primary...

Summer 2013 goals

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Summer is coming, and this summer I would be doing an internship at Sunnyvale. The post title says summer 2013 goals and there is a reason behind it. I recen...

San Diego Day Trip

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I have not been able to blog for a while now as I have been very busy this spring semester at USC. During the spring break at USC me along with few friends o...

Week2: Learning NLP from Coursera

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I am now done watching the week 2 videos from my NLP course on Coursera. I have never been so enthusiastic before, taking a course online and doing it so ser...

Week1: Learning NLP from Coursera

less than 1 minute read

I am currently enrolled in to an Natural Language Processing Course on Coursera. I just cant describe how awesome Coursera is, and that would be a separate b...

New Years in Time’s Square

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First of all wishing everyone a very Happy 2013 ahead. I bet everyone has a list of things which they would want to do before they die often called as “bucke...

New York Unpluggd

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First of all wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and hope this year is awesome for you. I am finally back from an awesome vacation and I had been to New Y...

2012

End of Semester 1 at USC

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I have just been around 4 months in the US and I have already completed one semester at USC now. I took three courses this semester namely Operating Systems,...

Getting the Graduate Assistantship

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Well, as the post title says I am now a Graduate Student Assistant at the University of Southern California :-) I no longer have to pay any tuition towards m...

Prevent your Mac from sleeping

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There are times you would want to prevent your mac from sleeping after it’s idle for a long time. OS X provides a inbuilt utility called Caffeinate which hel...

Down Memory Lane

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I was recently travelling to Shimoga from Mangalore. Shimoga is my mom’s paternal place. I always used to visit this place while I was a kid every summer vac...

Quitting my first job

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The day had come July 5 2012 and that’s the day when I quit my first job which I joined right after college on the same day couple of years back. I joined wo...

Find me the way

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Often I have seen my friends giving me directions to different venues like a marriage hall, a restaurant or even their house using google maps. Yes you can o...

root kindle fire 6.3 on Mac OSX Lion

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I recently wrote a post on rooting your Kindle Fire 6.2.2 on your mac. You can read the post here. Apparently that process no longer works for the new firmwa...

Search for your Jekyll Site

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I have been successfully using Jekyll and the only feature I missed was the ability to have a full text for search my blog. I looked at a variety of search p...

ack: the better grep

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I am not sure how many of you already know about this or started using this tool called ack. I was recently introduced to this by one of my colleagues at wor...

Live blog experience of the Apple Event

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Yesterday i.e March 7 2012 was when the new iPad announcement was made at the Apple Event. I desperately wanted to watch this event, however there was no liv...

Root Kindle Fire - 6.2.2 on Mac OS X Lion

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As you all know that I recently bought a Kindle Fire and you read my review here. The Kindle Fire is locked to the Amazon App store by default and it is avai...

Kindle Fire - My first touch device

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As Jeff Bezos says in his presentation Kindle Fire is a premium product sold at a non premium price and he is damn right about that. I recently bought a Kind...

jekyll character encoding problems

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I use jekyll as my primary blogging platform. I wanted to write a post today and all of a sudden jekyll stopped working and did not generate the _site conte...

Mangalore Car Festival (Kodial Teru)

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If you are in Mangalore during the time of Magha masa, specifically the “Ratha Saptami” period, then you cannot miss the Mangalore Car Festival which is popu...

Contributing code on Github

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Of late I have been very active on github and reading a lot of code and contributing as well. It just amazes me on how geeks around the world are developing ...

Redesigning my website using Jekyll

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I wanted to redesign my website and my goal was to make it simple, elegant and easy to maintain. This is when I was introduced to Jekyll by @KarthikDot on tw...

Designing the 2012 desk calendar

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I took a nice vacation during the last week of December 2011. This was a completly unplanned trip and in the end it turned out to be awesome. During this tim...

Why use ‘#!’ in scripts

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Originally, we only had one shell on Unix. When you asked to run a command, the shell would attempt to invoke one of the exec() system calls on it. It the co...