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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)'

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

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.

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, (https://dgplug.org/irclogs/2017/Logs-2017-12-18-13-23.txt) have decided to move to spacemacs from vim, just for Org mode. Let’s see how it goes!

Vocabulary of Odissi

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My argument is that dance can be seen through the lens of linguistics. It is nonetheless, composed of a vocabulary of poses and gestures that are codified within a set by masters to perform Abhinaya (acting) and tell stories similar to how a grammar and a vocabulary is used to write complicated sentences and paragraphs. For example, Odissi has the following hand gestures in its vocabulary Odissi Single Hand Mudras

The male and female dress of Odissi Dance – An comment on the Literature on the web

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I was reading an article about Odissi and I found that the perpetuation of stereotypes do actually come into picture in the case of the content that is written on it. The following is a description of the Dress worn by the dancers: The female dancers wear brightly coloured sari usually made of local silk adorned with traditional and local designs such as the Bomkai Saree and the Sambalpuri Saree.

Was codification of Odissi successful in capturing the true essence of the dance as it was prevalent or even as it was performed​ ​in ​​the ​​ancient ​​era?

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The transfer of knowledge required for the continued existence of any performance art requires intense and deliberate training from both the Guru and the Shishya. Through codification and written text, the need to rely on this tradition to study the art form decreases but the difficulty to master increases due to standardization. In my study of the readings by Anita Cherian and the Odissi Renaissance along with my understanding of linguistics and language theory I wish to answer the question of how the codification of Odissi Dance, a performance art, has resulted in the birth of a modern classical dance form, far from what was probably performed by the ancients.

yumex-dnf is locked

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I downloaded a .rpm and double clicked it to install it and it started yumex-dnf. But for some reason it crashed and dnf was locked. I fixed it using yumex-dnf --exit and installed the rpm using sudo dnf install cacher-1.1.10.x86_64.rpm