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Yesterday I spoke to students of NPTEL. The topic was "How to be a Good Software Developer". It's more like my advice to my younger self. The talk went on quite well except for few internet glitches. It was also special we because I was part of NPTEL's engineering team at Google. I touched upon the following points. I think each one can be a talk by themselves. Empathy for your users Code is for your team mates Think before you code Be a duct tape programmer Take notes1 Have side projects Learn to be curious Learn the process and tools Write more2 Learn to use Unicode! Ofcourse after the talk in the Q/A session there were questions about preferred programming languages, frameworks etc. I answered them as much as possible. May be I will do an FAQ blog post. I am still getting used to live streaming. You can see me being uncomfortable in the beginning. I was okay after two minutes. I have recorded offline videos using OBSProject. It's an amazing tool. This is the first time I have used it for streaming. It works like a charm. You should try. I also used my Zoom H1 3 to record the audio offline. I have edited the same. You can listen to it in your favorite podcast player. Includes documentation and comments ↩ Design documents, how-tos, longer emails, detailed bug reports and blog posts ↩ Not the software. Hardware recorder ↩ The post How to be a Good Software Developer first appeared on Thejesh GN.
ಮೊಬೈಲ್‌ನ ಎಲ್ಲ ರೀತಿಯ ಸಂವಹನದ ಸಾಧನವಾಗಿದೆ. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಂಗ್‌, ಶಾಪಿಂಗ್‌ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ವಿವಿಧ ವ್ಯವಹಾರಗಳಿಗೂ ಬಳಕೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಹಾಗಾಗಿ ಹ್ಯಾಕಿಂಗ್‌, ಫಿಶಿಂಗ್‌ಗೆ ದಾಳಿಗೆ ತುತ್ತಾಗುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆಯೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಈ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೊಬೈಲ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಸುರಕ್ಷಿತವಾಗಿರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ಮೊದಲ ಆದ್ಯತೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಎಂಟು ಮಾರ್ಗಗಳನ್ನು ತೇಜೇಶ್‌ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸೂಚಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಪಾಡ್ಕ್ಯಾಸ್ಟ್ ಮೊದಲು ಟೆಕ್-ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿತು. ನಂತರ ಅದನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಪೋಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಲಾಯಿತು.The post Techಮಾತು -1 | ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮೊಬೈಲ್‌ ಸುರಕ್ಷಿತವಾಗಿರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿವೆ 8 ಮಾರ್ಗಗಳು first appeared on Thejesh GN.
I did some recordings of Panchavadyam (Temple Orchestra) at Sri Sankarankulangara Temple festival (chuttu valakku) in Thrissur. Panchavadyam (Malayalam: പഞ്ചവാദ്യം), literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four — timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka — belong to the percussion category, while the fifth, kombu, is a wind instrument. Much like any chenda melam, panchavadyam is characterised by a pyramid-like rhythmic structure with a constantly increasing tempo coupled with a proportional decrease in the number of beats in cycles. However, in contrast to a chenda melam, panchavadyam uses different instruments (though ilathalam and kompu are common to both), is not related very closely to any temple ritual and, most importantly, permits a lot of personal improvisation while filling up the rhythmic beats on the timila, maddalam and idakka. Temple Drums Recordings 1 Temple Drums Recordings 2 If you are listening to this on a podcast player; visit the web page to listen to another track. It's part of my effort to record my surroundings. I hope you like it. Let me know what do you think. The post Listen to Panchavadyam - Temple Orchestra first appeared on Thejesh GN.
I love listening to sound of nature or white noise while working. I have tried to record some before. They were of average quality. Mostly because they were recorded on a smart phone. Recently I acquired a Zoom H1n. I have been trying to record on it. I am yet to get a hang of it1. I am also trying to understand and build a DIY setup for binaural recording. I don't think it should be that difficult given how cheap microphones are and I am not expecting to produce the *bestest* audio. Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. This effect is often created using a technique known as "dummy head recording", wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo speakers. In the mean time enjoy the rains of Thrissur 2 I need to buy a deadcat for it ↩ In November! ↩ The post Rains first appeared on Thejesh GN.
ನೆನ್ನೆ ಮಾನ್ಯ ಸುಪ್ರೀಂ ಕೋರ್ಟ್‌ನ ಒಂಬತ್ತು ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿಗಳ ಸಂವಿಧಾನ ಪೀಠವು ಖಾಸಗಿತನ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಹಕ್ಕು ಎಂದು ಸರ್ವಾನುಮತದಿಂದ ತೀರ್ಮಾನಿಸಿತು. ಸರಳವಾಗಿ ಹೇಳಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ ಖಾಸಗಿತನ ತನ್ನ ಪಾಡಿಗೆ ತಾನು ಬದುಕುವ ಹಕ್ಕು. ಇದನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿಡಿಯುವುದರ ಮೂಲಕ ಪ್ರತಿ ಭಾರತೀಯನ ಮೇಲೆ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಬೀರುವಂತಹ ಚಾರಿತ್ರಿಕ ತೀರ್ಪುನ್ನು ಪೀಠವು ನೀಡಿದೆ. ನೆನಪಿನಲ್ಲಿಡಬೇಕಾದ ಅಂಶವೆಂದರೆ ಖಾಸಗಿತನವು ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಹಕ್ಕು ಅಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಿಸಿತ್ತು. ಇವೆಲ್ಲದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನನ್ನೆರಡು ಮಾತುಗಳು. ಓದಲಿಕ್ಕೆ: ಸುಪ್ರೀಂ ಕೋರ್ಟ್‌ನ ತೀರ್ಪಿನ ಪ್ರತಿ ಖಾಸಗಿತನ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಹಕ್ಕು: ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ, ಲೈಂಗಿಕ ಒಲವು, ಗರ್ಭಪಾತದ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ವ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಾನ ಬದಲು ಇದೊಂಚೂರು ಖಾಸಗಿ... ಸುಪ್ರೀಂಕೋರ್ಟ್ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ತೀರ್ಪು, ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳು ಕಂಡಂತೆ ಬದಲಾಗಲಿದೆಯೇ ಖಾಸಗೀ ಜಗತ್ತು? The post ಖಾಸಗಿತನ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಹಕ್ಕು first appeared on Thejesh GN.
Srinivasan Ramani is Deputy National Editor who works with data at The Hindu. He has been a long time member of DataMeet community. This week I caught up with him to talk about Demonetisation move by Government of India. Show Notes Government Press Release -PDF PM Modi Announces Notes Ban In Anti-Corruption Move, Millions Face Cash Crunch Demonetisation: 1978, the Present and the Aftermath livemint says In 1946, Rs1,000, Rs10,000 banknotes were withdrawn. In 1954, Rs1,000, Rs5,000, Rs10,000 notes were reintroduced but again demonetized in January 1978 As Much As 97% Of Banned Notes Are Back In Banks: Report RBI Data Release portal ‘Rs. 400 cr. in fake notes to be flushed out’ Demonetisation: Rs 2.5 lakh crore won't come back into banking system, says SBI Rs 12.44 lakh crore demonetized notes back in the system: RBI Rs 11.5 lakh crore deposits! Did RBI double-count both new and old notes? Double counting of deposits ruled out Cash crunch: Analysts cut India GDP growth forecast Farmers forced to dump their produce as note ban turns bumper crop worthless Demonetisation fallout: ADB reduces India GDP growth forecast to 7% Demonetisation is for the long run The post Demonetisation with Srinivasan Ramani first appeared on Thejesh GN.
(14 Apr 12:30 PM) I am trying to write something, because I need to talk to someone now. I should have asked A to join me, the thought came to my mind but I thought it's not going to be a big deal. Its going to be just another hospital visit. News came after I checked in. Didn't know what to do at first. So didn't do anything other than leaving a message to A who was on her way to home after dropping me to airport. Now I am on this hour-long flight to home to see my mother. She is no more. I tried to speak to sister before getting on to the plane, she is much more devastated than I am. All she could utter was "Theju....Amma". There is nothing I could say. She is probably the only person I could share what we feel for Amma. I couldn't cry at first but I had sense of pride that took over me. Her life was a struggle (for last ten years she fought Parkinson's and Sugar) but she didn't suffer. I was proud of her life and the way she conducted her public and private life. All the complaints that we heard from her colleagues was why she needs to fight this/that? Why can't she adjust? That's something I am personally fan of. I think I inherit that sense of questioning. In the meantime I almost entered the lady's room. That is when I realized for a while (could be half an hour) I am wandering aimlessly in the airport. And that is when I realized what I have lost. I couldn't stop crying. But then its a public space, but what are bathrooms for? Amma with V (15 Apr 6PM) Cremation is done. I am just going to continue with yesterdays story. I reached Bangalore. Went home to pick my car. For a while I didn't know what to do. So I watered plants. She was there just two days back. She watched me watering plants like a curious kid. I can't forget the last weekend I spent with her. It was almost like having a five-year old at home. This morning, actually early morning around 1 am. I remembered I had an mp3 and I had not shared it with anyone. So Anju and I heard that whole recording while guarding Amma. I and Amma would have really long conversations. Specially when it was just two of us. I would drive and she would sit next to me and talk. Last time we had such a talk was when we were going to Manipal for a test. For a strange reason I thought I should record it. Here is a part of it where she talks about how she found three kids on the road once, then how they stayed with us for couple of days before they were safely sent back to hostel. Next incident is where she rescued a lost woman who later became her friend. Below is the recording. It was recorded while driving so it's not very clear. Its in Kannada. All that I have now are memories. I will probably write about her sometime later because there are so many interesting stories. Until then thanks for sending all those wishes.The post Amma first appeared on Thejesh GN.
Lawrence Liang legal researcher, lawyer and co founder of the Alternative Law Forum based in Bangalore. He is known for his legal campaigns on issues of public concern. Picture of Lawrence is by Joi Ito is distributed under CC BY 2.0. He recently lectured at JNU Alternative Classroom. It was a brilliant lecture with various legal references. As I listened I made notes and today I thought I will publish it for others. Please comment if you find something important that I missed. 06:00 - Socrates: The “Gadfly” of Athens 1 07:15 - The Great Trial of Mahatma Gandhi.2 07:20 - Section 124A of IPC 08:27 - Violence in Patiala House - Republic versus nation 09:00 The expression "disaffection" includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmit3 10:00 - The protest and counter-protests raise basic concerns about what Jürgen Habermas called “constitutional patriotism”, different from “statist patriotism” (what Gandhi called “manufacturing affection for the state”).4 11:45 - Article 19 in The Constitution Of India 1949 Life Insurance Corpn. Of India And ... vs Prof. Manubhai D. Shah Etc. Etc on 22 July, 1992. 5 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), referred to. Source.] 15:00 - JNU student leader held: Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 3-day custody 16:20 - During the emergency courts hadn't responded to political crisis.6, 7 20:00 - Ramji Lal Modi vs The State Of U.P on 5 April, 1957 8 20:30 - Article 19(2) in The Constitution Of India 1949 has "public order" 9 20:59 - -The Superintendent, Central ... vs Ram Manohar Lohia on 21 January, 1960, defines "reasonable restrictions" 10 21:52 - Constitutional validity of sedition was raised in 1962 in Kedar Nath Singh vs State Of Bihar on 20 January, 1962 11 Shreya Singhal vs U.O.I on 24 March, 2015 judgement invalidating Section 66A talks about difference between debate, discussion and incitement 12 24:00 - Section 66A has chilling effect says court 13 24:23 - Indira Jaising Tweeted after 66A case Shreya, this could only have been done by a below 30s generation, congratulations for getting Section 66A struck down! 26:00 Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District 14, where a 13 year old student challenged the school where she argued the school violated her Free Speech 27:00 Bijoe Emmanuel & Ors vs State Of Kerala & Ors on 11 August, 1986. Suspended from the school for not singing National Anthem. But supreme court sided on the right to remain silent. 15 29:00 - After 1992 Bombay riots case, Joseph Bain D'Souza And Another vs State Of Maharashtra And Others on 23 September, 1994. Was a regressive judgement. 16 32:00 - Quote by Václav Havel Also you would have got this in your podcast catcher if you had subscribed to it. Footnotes For if you kill me you will not easily find a successor to me, who, if I may use such a ludicrous figure of speech, am a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life. I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long Jowett1892: 31and in all places am always fastening upon you, arousing and persuading and reproaching you. Source. ↩ Affection cannot be manufactured or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote or incite to violence. Full Speech. ↩ 124A. Sedition. Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, 102 the Government estab­lished by law in 103 India, shall be punished with 104 im­prisonment for life, to which fine may be added, or with impris­onment which may extend to three years, to which fine may be added, or with fine. Explanation 1. The expression "disaffection" includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmity. Explanation 2. Comments expressing disapprobation of the meas­ures of the Government with a view to obtain their alteration by lawful means, without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section. Explanation 3. Comments expressing disapprobation of the admin­istrative or other action of the Government without exciting or attempting to excite hatred, contempt or disaffection, do not constitute an offence under this section. ↩ How to govern dissent Written by UPENDRA BAXI on February 27, 2016 ↩ 7. Speech is God's gift to mankind. Through Speech a human being conveys his thoughts, sentiments and feeling to others. Freedom of speech and expression is thus a natural right which a human being acquires on birth. It is, therefore, a basic human right. Thus freedom to air one's views is the life line of any democratic institution and any attempt to stifle, suffocate or gag this right would sound a death-knell to democracy and would help usher in autocracy or dictatorship. Efforts by intolerant authorities to curb or suffocate this freedom have always been firmly repelled. More so when public authorities have betrayed autocratic tendencies. [605G, 608-B, 611E ↩ Additional District Magistrate, ... vs S. S. Shukla Etc. Etc on 28 April, 1976 ↩ SC admits it 'violated' fundamental rights during Emergency ↩ The expression "in the interests of" occurring in the amended Cl. (2) of Art. 19 had the effect of making the protection afforded by that clause very wide and a law not directly designed to maintain public order would well be within its protection if such activities as it penalised had a tendency to cause public disorder. Debi Soron v. The State of Bihar, A.I.R. (1954) Pat. 254, referred to. ↩ (2) Nothing in sub clause (a) of clause ( 1 ) shall affect the operation of any existing law, or prevent the State from making any law, in so far as such law imposes reasonable restrictions on the exercise of the right conferred by the said sub clause in the interests of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence ↩ The word "reasonable" has been defined by this Court in more than one decision. It has been held that in order to be reasonable, "restrictions must have reasonable relation to the object which the legislation seeks to achieve and must not go in excess of that object". The restriction made "in the interests of public order" must also have reasonable relation to the object to be achieved, i.e., the public order. If the restriction has no proximate relationship to the achievement of public order, it cannot be said that the restriction is a reasonable restriction within the meaning of the said clause. Source ↩ we have no hesitation in so construing the provisions of the sections impugned in these cases as to limit their application to acts involving intention or tendency to create disorder, or disturbance of law and order, or incitement to violence. source ↩ . But even advocacy of violation, however reprehensible morally, is not a justification for denying free speech where the advocacy falls short of incitement and there is nothing to indicate that the advocacy would be immediately acted on. The wide difference between advocacy and incitement, between preparation and attempt, between assembling and conspiracy, must be borne in mind. In order to support a finding of clear and present danger it must be shown either that immediate serious violence was to be expected or was advocated, or that the past conduct furnished reason to believe that such advocacy was then contemplated." (at page 1105, 1106) source ↩ 90. These two Constitution Bench decisions bind us and would apply directly on Section 66A. We, therefore, hold that the Section is unconstitutional also on the ground that it takes within its sweep protected speech and speech that is innocent in nature and is liable therefore to be used in such a way as to have a chilling effect on free speech and would, therefore, have to be struck down on the ground of overbreadth.source ↩ Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969) was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that defined the constitutional rights of students in U.S. public schools. The Tinker test is still used by courts today to determine whether a school's disciplinary actions violate students' First Amendment rights. source ↩ We may at once say that there is no provisions of law which obliges anyone to sing the National Anthem nor do we think that it is disrespectful to the National Anthem if a person who stands up respectfully when the National Anthem is sung does not join the singing. It is true Art. 51-A(a) of the Constitution enjoins a duty on every citizen of India "to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem." Proper respect is shown to the National Anthem by standing up when the National Anthem is sung. It will not be right to say that disrespect is shown by not joining in the singing. source ↩ The criticism is not against the Muslims as a whole but only against anti-social elements in the Muslim community. source ↩ The post Lawrence Liang's Speech at JNU Alternative Classroom - Annotated first appeared on Thejesh GN.
ನನ್ನ ಮೊದಲನೆ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಪೊಡ್ ಕಾಸ್ಟ್. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿ. ರವಿ ಬೆಳೆಗೆರೆ Marquez touched Kannada sensibility ಮಾಂಡೋವಿ
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Probably the longest episode of 1by2coffee where myself and Veetrag speak about everything. 1. Privacy tools for everybody – TorProject (Android app), Eraser, TrueCrypt 2.  Time Man of the year – Mark and Facebook 3.  Calibri ebook management software 4. Veetragś open letter to Yahoo CEO about Delicious Cup12 – 1by2Coffee First year end edition
This saturday noon myself and Veetrag got a chance to record the 11 episode of 1by2coffee. We had great time talking about travel plans, Windows mobile 7 and all Indian UID. It seems like our trouble in recording has not ended yet. Phone didn’t record for a while in between, so you might find a disconnect in between. We will improve in coming episodes. Cup11: UID in India and Windows Mobile 7 seems to be fun
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Oct 19th, 2010
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