Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:32
I made one video in later 2018 where I talked about SOAP vs REST. I did some preparation before making that video like I made a nice slide where I explained what is SOAP, what is REST and I tried to go through the differences. I made that video mainly to learn myself. Little did I know that the video will become really popular. Right now it is the most watched video on my channel. You can watch that video here. I am glad I made that video. Not only I think it was useful but it also gave me an idea and motivation to create more videos which I have been doing since then :)
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 19:53
In December TFL started running the new trains on the Reading Paddington route as part of the Elizabeth line and of course the Cross Rail project which is great. In January the passengers can also pay using the contact less not oyster though. Yesterday I went to Waterloo and it costed me £25 from Burnham. I paid by just touching in and out at all the stations. I felt like I am traveling in the tube from Burnham to Paddington. Overall I am happy and I am sure many people will be happy with this.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 19:46
Just realising that this is my first post of 2020. I think it is a good time to reflect back on 2019 and plan things for 2020. I normally have a plan always with me on things that I want to do in near and long term but it is good to review it from time to time. 2019 highlights Clearly 2019 was the year when I took YouTube seriously. I was able to maintain consistency and made hundreds of videos. Also I invested time learning things that I never knew before and it is always a good feeling. 2020 Making videos is my habit now, I have been quite consistent lately, I am making a video everyday without fail but apart from making regular videos I will try to focus on the quality a bit more. I will continue learning new things this year. One thing which I was ignoring is my health. I think this…
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 03:30
Thanks to letsencrypt.org I have installed ssl certificate on most of my sites. However after installing the certificate we also need to ensure that the traffic coming to http is redirected to https. Use the following code in your vhost.conf file or where your apache configuration for the site is stored. RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =staging.ravisagar.in [OR] RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =www.staging.ravisagar.in RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent]
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 17:04
Today I was trying to install simplenews module on my site but I faced some errors related to entity updates after install it. I found these 2 commands to fix that. First to check what updates are needed use this command. drush updatedb:status --entity-updates To actually fix it use the following drush entity:updates Now it should fix the problem. Enjoy :)
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 23:00
Jira Podcast
I checked my Spotify podcasters dashboard where I noticed a summary of my 2019. I started (restarted) podcasting earlier this year and made 18 episodes. I am quite happy with the outcome. Here is the link to the statistics.
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 17:49
Google Docs Thumbnail
I have made literally hundreds of videos in 2019. I wrote a blog about the tools I use to make these videos and also shared my workflow. The quality of my videos is questionable though and definitely not great but that was my intention from the beginning that I wanted to make as many videos as I can without worrying about the quality. For close to 7-8 months I think I made a video everyday, which is quite good achievement I think :) Honestly it was not difficult, just share whatever you know already but making a video requires some effort. First you have to figure out how to record yourself, the audio, screen and then you have to edit everything together. I have shared details in my other blog about all the tools but one thing which I figured out is the importance of a thumbnail,…
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 20:19
One of the best thing I like doing is nothing at all. When you wake up in the morning and don't worry about anything is one of my favourite feeling. People say that travelling is important to take a break for routine and rest but for some reason I find it quite difficult to relax when I am travelling. May be it is just me and I am not used to travelling a lot anymore. For the past few days I am doing nothing. Literally nothing, apart from making videos for Youtube and working on my site ravisagar.in. Every year I make it a point to upgrade this site or do some work on it. I don't change the theme really but I work on upgrade the Drupal version. This time as well I did the same and made some changes to the site and learnt few more things on Drupal 8. I always promise myself to be active on…
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 08:31
Outside JP Morgan Office
This very lively statue was outside JP Morgan office at Blackfriars. Not sure who is this guy but looks cool.
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 08:03
In Jira you can create multiple custom fields of various types where you want to store crucial information related to you project. To avoid people from skipping those fields you can use a field permission scheme in Jira, its main job is to make a field required or hidden in the project. Now making a field required makes sense but why would you hide a field using field permission scheme? Why can't we just not add the field? The answer is very simple - reusing screens. Just like any other configuration in Jira, the screens can also be reused by various projects. Now as a good practice there should have been standards defined in your Jira instance for similar type of projects. When 2 or more projects are using the same screen with same set of custom fields then hiding few specific fields…