All work and no play...

Sun 17 April 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

As the sun gleamed through the news paper plastered window, he regained his senses but shifted his position and tried to get back to sleep. Ten minutes later, he was awake but struggling to get off the bed. He felt a lump in his throat, eyes burning and his back …

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Hackers and Painters

Sun 27 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

When I picked up "Hackers and Painters", I didn't believe that I would be bored even for a moment but my premonition was wrong.

"Hackers and Painters" is a collection of 15 essays on startups and programming by Paul Graham, an eminent VC and the founder of Y Combinator.

"Why …

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Catcher in the Rye

Sun 20 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"The Catcher in the Rye" is J.D Salinger's novel that depicts teen turmoil through the story of the protagonist, Holden Caulfield. Holden is a student of Pencey prep school and just like in his earlier schools has been kicked out for failing all his subjects.

The book starts off …

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Time to grow up

Sat 19 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

This world is full of immature kids! Kids, who might have grown up physically and hold responsible positions in society but display immaturity by posting your private conversations with them on online public fora. Conversations that are harmless, with titbits of gossip and usually forgotten in a few moments.

These …

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Defence with a difference

Thu 10 March 2011 by Thejaswi Puthraya

My emacs setup

Sun 26 December 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Cross posted from my work blog...

My colleague Javed had written a fantastic article a short while back on "Seven reasons why you should switch to Vim" and as an emacs user I thought I should share my setup too. One of the coolest things at Agiliq is that we …

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Changing fonts for Platypus document templates in reportlab

Tue 30 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

If you've wanted to generate PDF reports in python, you don't have choices. Most of the so called alternatives are also built on top of 'reportlab'.

I am not comfortable with reportlab (this is a post in itself) but because there's no viable alternative, I have stuck on. Reportlab has …

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Medicinal Ubuntu

Tue 30 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya
Ubuntu among a box of medicines

Ubuntu can cure quite a few headaches and illnesses! Taken from Shabda's medicine basket.

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Summarize commits for the day

Mon 01 November 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Managers will always be managers! Despite having the coolest project management tool (PMT), (D)VCS and what not, they generally request you to send a daily status. You are surprised by this request, especially when an auto generated email is sent for 'every' commit you make, items struck off the …

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Extending JQuery UI widgets

Tue 27 July 2010 by Thejaswi Puthraya

JQuery UI is a useful project that provides theme-able widgets built on top of the JQuery project. It has an active community and lots of community contributed widgets that do a lot of interesting and sometimes out of the world stuff!

For a mini-project, I had to work on replicating …

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