A review of Siempo Launcher for Android

17 Mar 2019 - 7 minute read
categories: notes tags: android digital wellbeing

Three months of self inflicted digital pain and how it changed my habits Last December, I decided to start an experiment and adopt a new launcher called Siempo apart from the OnePlus and Nova launcher that I’m used to since I started using Android. After three months, even though I have stopped using it, I have observed some changes and would like to share it with my readers who are also interested in digital well being.

Streaming audio from Linux to Android using PulseAudio over LAN

19 Nov 2018 - 1 minute read
categories: notes tags: android linux

Suppose you are in a situation where you want to watch a movie on your TV or monitor but don’t want to use speakers. Maybe you are looking to listen to an audio book stored on your laptop but don’t want to transfer it to your phone. Or you just want to buy an audio jack splitter. Look no further, PulseAudio to the rescue. PulseAudio provides streaming via SimpleProtocol on TCP via a simple command.

Today my phone was acting strange as it…

25 Jan 2017 - 1 minute read
categories: misc tags: android

Today my phone was acting strange, as it immediately crashed after opening the notification drawer. I was baffled with why this was happening as my phone was working perfectly fine until yesterday. Finally, I had no option but to attempt to see the logs using adb shell logcat and try to figure out what was going on. There was a peculiar error message relating to starting an event a 8:00 AM and I was completely unable to figure out what was causing it.

Foodify App – HackNSIT 2016

15 Apr 2016 - 3 minute read
categories: projects tags: android api hackathon python

HackNSIT is a 24 hour hackathon that took place at Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, and had around 150 participants from all over India. The themes of the hackathon were diverse and we chose to build an app that can solve the problem of tracking the nutritional value of whatever you eat with just a simple snap. The app processes the image of a food item, retrieves nutritional content and also suggests recipes based on your daily calorie limit/goal.