Sunday, 6 November 2016

Book Review : Everyone Has A Story

The novel 'Everyone Has a Story' by Savi Sharma is structured on the classic three acts of a romantic story: lady meets man, man goes away from lady and lady gets man back. Lady's goal is to become a writer.
It was a breezy read for me and appealed to me as a record of the good-heartedness in people.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Steps And Commands For RoR Application Deployment On Linode Server

I deployed my Ruby-on-Rails application on a cloud server.

About a couple of years ago, I got into this practice of hosting my applications on the cloud. At that time AWS did not offer Ubuntu machines. I love Ubuntu so I did not go to AWS. I also have this feeling that access and deployment procedures on the biggies (AWS and Azure) are slightly more cumbersome than the not-so-biggies. Amongst these, Site5 is the cheapest but I don't get root access and was very disappointed with their lack of support. For $20 a month, I got a 4 GB RAM server on Linode compared to 2 GB RAM on Digital Ocean. Hence I went with Linode.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Practical Rails : Adding a bootstrap theme

When you are trying to get your webapp prototype or MVP up and running, you wouldn't wait for your UI group to deliver their entire UI assets. {wrap}bootstrap is a good place to get bootstrap themes for less than $20. And who knows, the theme you select maybe good enough to go to production.

In this post, I present the steps to plug a bootstrap theme into your Rails app.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Hello World : Virgin Identifier

On behalf of the Hyderabad Machine-language Engineers Network (HYMEN), I am extremely happy to announce that we have come out with a technology solution to identify whether a girl is a virgin or not. The name of our product is VirIde (pronounced We Ride), short for Virgin Identifier. It can be applied in a very discreet and non-intrusive way, and solves a huge problem burdening our society.

It has been a very natural law through out human evolution that males have always wanted uninhibited fun in their pre-marital age, but display obsessive preference to virgins when they want to marry. How can one know whether a girl is virgin or not? There is no way to find out this fact without violating the legal, ethical, and probity standards of our age.

Friday, 8 January 2016

A Ruby Program On Logistic Regression

I wrote, rather translated, a small program in Ruby on logistic regression. There is a github repository "python-ML-minimal" that has programs written for Prof. Andrew Ng's machine learning class assignments. The cool thing is they are written with only the core language features without any dependency on libraries.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Welcome 2016

The first blog post of the new year is an exercise in quantifying my online presence last year. In January 2015, my stats were:
Twitter     -- 2440 tweets, following 15, 62 followers
Facebook    -- 320 friends, member of 22 groups
Blogger     -- 103 posts (including 40 in LiveJournal)
Github      -- 2 repositories;
               raygate = 560 KB, ruwi = 228 KB; total = 788 KB.
Short films -- Ray Mahruwi Productions = 7