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Emacs starts a bit slow…

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Emacs starts a bit slow but it can be started as a daemon emacsclient -c -n -e '(switch-to-buffer nil)'

Reviving an old Samsung N150 Netbook and making it a solid Dev Environment

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I had an old Samsung N150 netbook lying around in my parent’s house. It was an amazing netbook and I remember fondly using it when my parents were not using it to browse the internet and sometimes even use it for school work. It came with Windows Vista if I recall correctly but I had installed Windows XP service pack 3 on it because as we know, Vista sucked! Well, the netbook was very solid, it even ran small games such as Fifa Manager etc and came with a solid keyboard, ethernet and VGA as well for connecting to a big screen.

Genie – The Voice Enabled Coding Companion – Winner Dell Intern Hackathon

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Genie is a Voice Assistant made up of three agents who talk to you and help you automate software engineering tasks. Watch the video to understand what it can do for you.

My personal opinion about learning frameworks

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My personal opinion about learning specific topics and frameworks is that it is not required to be done. In fact, it is only due to our education that we end up learning frameworks in the “learn first – then apply” kind of way. I would suggest trying a different approach. Decide on what you want to automate. What I mean by this is think of your day to day activities that you do online which you can automate.

Today I integrated the WordPress…

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Today I integrated the WordPress API into my Homepage to display my projects. It now uses an Ajax call to fetch the latest posts in the Project category. Also, I removed the font-awesome icons which were messing up the profile links.

Extract filenames without their extensions…

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Extract filenames without their extensions and put it in the clipboard ls -C | awk -F"." '{print $1}' | xclip -selection c

Featured on Google’s Instagram

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Featured on Google’s Instagram Page. View this post on Instagram Using our open-source machine learning framework TensorFlow, self-taught coder Rohan invented an app that provides nutritional info on food just by snapping a picture of it. See our story today for more on this computer science rockstar from New Delhi. #SearchOn A post shared by Google (@google) on Feb 21, 2018 at 11:35am PST

Deep Learning Through the Lens of the Information Plane

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The ridiculous effectiveness of Deep Learning has lead to research on tools that help to analyze these Deep Neural Network based “black boxes”. Recent research papers by the Information Theory community to analyze has rise to a new tool, The Information Plane, which can help analyze and answer various questions about these networks. This article, provides a brief overview of the concepts from information theory required to develop an understanding of the Information Plane, followed by a replication study of the implementation of the paper that introduces this theory with respect to Deep Neural Networks.

Setting up Python on Spacemacs and using Pyenv to use Python3

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After diving into Spacemacs yesterday, I was able to setup LaTeX properly. Only SyncTeX is left to be setup although, right now I can live without it. After tweeting about it, I got a reply about setting up Python on Spacemacs. I had installed the python layer but had not tested it. There was no hitch, although I faced a small issue with having python2 as well as python3 on my system.

Setting up LaTeX on Spacemacs

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I have been using Vim for text editing and even Vim mode even in Sublime Text. Although, I wanted to use Org mode so I switched to Spacemacs with Evil mode that gives the best of both worlds. I had been using TeXworks and TeXstudio for editing and building LaTeX documents but now that I have Emacs, I wanted to try out the pdf-tools layer and latex layers so that all my work can be done from inside Spacemacs itself.

Switching to Spacemacs Based on…

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Switching to Spacemacs Based on mbuf (@shakthimaan)’s session in #dgplug about Reading and Writing habits, ( have decided to move to spacemacs from vim, just for Org mode. Let’s see how it goes!