Background A few months ago, Mayank convinced me to get some Ether (Ethereum cryptocurrency) because it was going to go on a bull run, thanks to high-profile companies backing Ethereum by joining the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA). So I did. And that event did happen – including Microsoft, Intel, MasterCard, Cisco, JP Morgan and the State of Andhra Pradesh, and yes, … Continue reading Exploring blockchain and smart contracts with Ethereum dev bootcamp, Blockchain@Berkeley
NOTE: This story here is my personal perspective, it does not represent the views of my employer. 6 years ago, I worked with Thejo Kote on NextDrop. 5 years ago, I joined Thejo on his (then) next adventure, Automatic which launched 4 years ago, that story is here. The premise sounded interesting – what can you do when you tap … Continue reading Automatic acquired by Sirius XM!
NH7 Weekender 2013 Pune was fun. Well, I thought it was better music last year, but the festival is definitely worth visiting every year. Nucleya, Madboy/Mink, Ankur Tewari & The Vinyl Records are the new discoveries for me this year. Started downloading some of their albums and playing their songs on Youtube - this is … Continue reading NH7 Weekender 2013
Investing in property and gold is the first thing that comes to mind for us Indians when we want to invest money. But somehow I've always preferred finding out a more systematic way of figuring out how and when to invest. Bajaj Capital has been my financial advisor for many years, but even with them, … Continue reading Learning where to invest money from MoneyLife
1 Pro Tip Pro Tip: Always set this in your REPL to prevent long data structures or infinite loops from hanging your REPL: (set! *print-length* 50) (set! *print-level* 10) 2 Workshop problem Starting the day with this problem: Given a text file, let's find the n most common and uncommon words. Ignore certain stop words. … Continue reading BGs Clojure Course Day 2
Continuing my journey of learning Clojure, I am attending BG's Clojure Course. Today was Day 1. ~30 people in one room and BG as teacher for the weekend. Of course, I was looking forward to it. Most people in the audience had a background of mixture of C/C++, Java/Android, Python and Ruby. BG Clojure Workshop … Continue reading BGs Clojure Course Day 1
Long ago, friends told us that Sinhgad Fort is a nice weekend getaway from Pune, finally, yesterday (Sunday) morning, we took out our getaway car and visited Khadakwasla dam and the beautiful misty land of Sinhgad. It was totally worth it.
The startup that I've been part of for more than a year has launched this week : Automatic - Your Smart Driving Assistant. It's a hardware device + mobile app + cloud combination that helps you save money by helping you drive in a more fuel-efficient way, monitor your car engine's health, automatic call to … Continue reading Automatic launched this week
My notes on the excellent gamification course by Prof. Kevin Werbach on Coursera.
Went cycling into the gullies of Pune, crossed the Mula-mutha River to the Mundhwa Road, under a flyover, jumping across a railway track and into Amanora Park Town.