It has been three days since I released my Vim book. I'm very happy with the response. For starters, there has been 5003 PDF downloads, 14,715 unique visitors and 35,129 page views. That's in just three days! Second, I'm glad to see the kind of responses that I was hoping for: [@raseel](http://twitter.com/raseel/status/1024291090) says "Great Book … Continue reading Great response to 'A Byte of Vim'
Today is the first day of foss.in/2008, and on this occasion, I'm happy to announce the first public release of my Creative-Commons licensed book on the Vim 7 editor. This book is meant for both beginners and advanced users. For beginners, it walks you through the first steps to learning about modes, discusses about typing … Continue reading Announcing my free book on Vim
Sunday was the day of the second Bangalore Ultra Marathon. Had to get up at 3AM in order to reach Cubbon Park at 4:30AM for the buses to take us to 'Our Native Village' resort in Hesaraghatta. We reached early at 6AM and were waiting for the day to begin. The 37.5, 50, 75, 100KM … Continue reading Bangalore Ultra Marathon 2008
Tonight was Movie Night at Bums On The Saddle and the movie was ROAM. This is one of the movies that can get anyone excited about cycling, and in this case, mountain biking. I couldn't decide whether to concentrate on the adrenaline-rushing jumps and stunts or the amazing locations that these cyclists explore. What was … Continue reading ROAM – Just the bike. The rider. And a place to ride.
Look at the design of a lot of consumer products—they’re really complicated surfaces. We tried make something much more holistic and simple. When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with … Continue reading Thought for the Day
Use case Mom asked me to find out the name of the God in the temple at Gokarna. I just had to visit Wikipedia and find out. She could have done this herself but she's too intimidated by the PC. The same goes for checking movie listings. And so on. Hypothesis What if there was … Continue reading Ideas are Cheap: Touch screen device with a browser
Every startup needs to do some market research while working on their next big idea. And part of this market research is looking at demographic and economic data to find out the size of your target audience. For most of those who are reading this, the audience probably is people who use computers. Now, how … Continue reading Internet usage in India