In my dreams, that I watch awake with open eyes, I see myself riding a motorcycle in a thick dense forest. I wanted a bike which looked great, has a brand name, and would do well in long distance riding. I didn’t want a commuter bike. I am a first time rider. It makes sense for me to invest an amount which I can’t be sour about if I didn’t enjoy riding. I narrowed down to KTM Duke and Royal Enfield Stealth Black.
KTM Duke with its striking orange looked a bit childish. It’s a powerful bike with very little weight.
Royal Enfield Stealth Black is reasonably priced, a lot of people ride it for long distance, has a good look and a brand behind it. I finally booked one for myself.
A large horde of people visit a small temple near my native town Datia. It’s called Ratangarh Mata.
These people walk, ride on motorcycles, travel in tractors and trucks like cattle.
Along the way you would find other religious minded people serving them with water and food.
What was unfortunate in this whole charade was them ruining the environment by throwing away the plastic trash.
On my end, it’s about 3 months since it has been used for development. As part of learning, I’m sharing a summary (non exhaustive) of items detected during code reviews .
Elye writes in 3 months of Kotlin, code review summary.
This was because of so many reasons, and one of the reasons was the not so clear understanding about the difference between expressions and statements and I am specifically talking about understanding the way this concepts present themeself in Java and Kotlin.
Dario Mungoi in Writing Kotlin the Kotlin(Non Java) Way.
Moving HALs into their own processes better adheres to the principle of least privilege.
Jeff Vander Stoep writes in Shut the HAL Up.
The ViewModel class is designed to hold and manage UI-related data in a life-cycle conscious way. This allows data to survive configuration changes such as screen rotations.
Lyla Fujiwara in ViewModels : A Simple Example.
I have just spent two days fixing my computer after the Fedora 26 upgrade broke my system. I upgraded my Fedora 25 to Fedora 26. It kept throwing Kernel oops through the ABRT. It was so damn annoying to see the error pop-up every second.
I thought it might be a good time to switch to Ubuntu. Then the question comes which Ubuntu to try. Ubuntu regular has the same issues as Fedora whereas Ubuntu LTS runs Plasma 5.5. I also got scared to adding so many PPAs to get my functionality. The camel that broke my back was the poor touchpad sensitivity. Synaptics really doesn’t detect palm that well. The cursor kept jumping here and there as my palm touched the touchpad during typing.
I came back to Fedora. Arch would have been another solution probably better than Fedora or Ubuntu but the issue is I don’t want to get on RTFM-train. I am quite happy with a distro that does everything for me.
I have started going to the functional training class. It’s a great thing that I started. I am hoping that in a couple of months I should be a very strong man.
I have decided to go to the class three times a week. The last week I was only able to go there for two times. I didn’t have energy to go on Friday. Gym requires certain type of discipline. I don’t have that. This discipline is majoring food and sleep. Unless you are eating well and sleeping well the gym is going to suck. I ate my lunch at 4 o’clock on Friday. The gym was out of question.
This week I am going to make sure that I go to the gym all three days.
I have some complex thoughts in my mind that I am not able to comprehend or put in words. Maybe some other day.
I turned thirty one.
A lot has changed in this year. An year ago Udacity invited me to become a mentor. At that point, I really didn’t believe anyone would pay me to have interesting discussions in their online community. It was something that I was doing for fun for a while.
One of the great things about living around the family is that you get to visit everyone often. That I have done a lot and I am happy about it.
Earlier this year I moved to Bangalore. I had an opportunity to spend a day at Google India’s office. It may not be a big deal but remember it’s something I didn’t imagine. I have also met a lot of interesting folks at several of the blrdroid meetups.
The last couple of years have been rocky as far as productivity was concerned. This year I have said no to things that I don’t want to do but feels like I should. I have focused and improved myself beyond my own estimation. I can now actually look forward to having a great career which brings me closer to my own identity.
After thirty years of neglecting health and not utilizing the vigor of twenties, I have finally joined a functional training class that I intend to pursue very seriously. I want to feel the strength. I want to feel the what people feel when they pursue something.