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Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:44
Learning Node.js
So few weeks ago I started learning Node.js and made a URL Shortener. I am quite happy with the progress so far but I am struggling to keep myself motivated. Apart from learning from some YouTube videos I am also doing a course on Udemy. I do that everyday in the morning. However I get bored very easily from following a course. so I thought why not I share my journey. I think the best way to learn something is to also share what you learned. Without wasting any time let us try to understand what is Node.js? Wikipedia says  Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, back end, JavaScript runtime environment that executes JavaScript code outside a web browser. So it means I guess that you are using JavaScript code in the backend and not just for doing fancy stuff with HTML elements…
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 15:51
RaviSagar.com
Head over to RaviSagar.com & and you will see a site, my site :) yet another site but this one is different. This site has a dot com domain which I wanted to get for a long time. Believe it or not this domain was on sale for $2500 something dollars for years. I guess nobody bought it all these years and it was released in the market. I bought it immediately. Now since I already have this Drupal site and one more www.ravi.pro which I publish using only Emacs Org Mode, I wanted to do something different with RaviSagar.com. This site is 100% HTML, CSS and a bit of Javascript to pull in my latest posts from this site. I searched online and found some script to convert RSS XML into HTML. I modified them little bit and wrote this one. $(document).ready(function() {     //feed to parse…
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 19:38
2020 DIY Standing Desk
Feeling a bit nostalgic today. Let me share my desk setup of the past few years. 2020 - Standing desk setup. Yes it doesn't look fancy but it gets the job done :) This is a DIY standing desk with several boxes placed on top of each other to achieve the perfect position. Try it out it is cheap - just need some of your time to setup and it is satisfying :) 2009 - I spent lot of time that building some personal Drupal sites. This year I got serious about doing it professionally and started the process of registering my company. I used to workout from my room where I had bench press and weights. 2011 - I have no doubt that this year I worked really hard. I still feel guilty that I don't work hard enough now like I used but I guess it was needed that year. 2012 - My daughter was born that year…
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 17:09
Raining
As usual the rain is very specific about when and when not to pour. It rains a lot in UK, a lot and now I understand why people look forward to sunny weather :) You can count on fingers the days when the weather is good in UK.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:19
Church Inside Barbican
I spent quite lot of time working near Barbican. I got to spend lot of time walking on the high walks, which is an elevated pathway inside Barbican, connecting each and every building. It is a good walk. The reason why I like Barbican is because of the architecture. Not everyone will like it but if you are a fan of Brutalist architecture then Barbican is your heaven. Each and every building there is grey and look really cool. You can reach Barbican in different ways, Barbican, Moorgate and Bank station being the nearest. If you walk on the highways you will get to see some portions of old London walls still in existence. These benches are there in case you want to have your lunch. London Museum is also there and it is free (except some events). This building seems very old is right next…
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 17:31
sinhagad fort
This is Pune which is a really beautiful city near Bombay, there was a time when I used to travel quite a lot in India. Many years ago I started providing consultation around Atlassian tools. I consider myself lucky that I got the opportunity to travel and also to work with many companies across India. I was hoping to travel to India this month but as we all know things are different all across the world. AUG Pune invited me to speak and do a session. Although I would have loved to do that in person but I will settle with an online session this year. Topic: Improve Jira Ticket Quality with Dynamic Fields in ScriptRunner Date: 23rd August 2020 Time: 10:30 BST (15:00 IST) RSVP: Click here Let me share more pictures :) Session pic
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:56
Working From Home
In my 17 years of career as of 2020 February I have worked from home for many years however I never felt for even a single second that I am not connected to my team or I am not engaged with the work I am doing. I have honestly more memories of me working in a corporate culture than staring my computer screen because you remember time you spent with people than alone in your room. There are pros and cons of WFH but if you are like me who like to get things done then I am sure you will appreciate quietness and solitude. I first did WFH firstly in 2004 just one year after I started my career, when honestly WFH was unheard of. When I started working for Alcatel-Lucent after few year of joining I worked with a team in Europe where I was in India so WFH was the obvious option because me going…
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 15:50
Jira Ultimate Guide
So you have decided to learn Jira, great good choice. I can help. I was thinking of creating this page or blog or whatever you want to call it where I will list all the necessary resources to help your become a Jira expert. How to use this page? I will try to categorise my resources with tags and this page will have things in order starting from beginner level to advanced. So you may want to bookmark this page and come back here from time to time. Although my site is built on Drupal with new things updated automatically on the home page and there are separate sections for everything but this page can be your starting point. Most of the resource as I mentioned before will be on this site with embedded videos so it will be easier to keep track of things. Ready, good. Let us start. There are…
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 08:18
I have been using ScriptRunner for Jira for many years but I never bothered to learn it properly. I don't even know groovy well, but I guess for doing Jira Administration you just need to know about programming and don't need to be a full fledged developer. So I started learning it properly and I thought of also sharing whatever I was learning and it might help others who are trying to learn ScriptRunner for Jira for doing wonderful things with their Jira instance. Here is the link to my ScriptRunner for Jira playlist. I recommend starting from the beginning. If you are a beginner and let me know if it was useful. Enjoy and have fun.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 19:14
I made my first youtube video for educational purpose in 2011, that was 8 years ago. I had a windows machine back then and I made quite lot of videos, mostly on Drupal. Those videos were really bad (when I look at them now), when I say bad I mean as compared to my current videos which are not great either. My audio was bad, I was not talking properly, the delivery was not great either although the content was useful. I stopped making videos for a long while because youtube was not a big thing yet in India at least 8 years ago. It was a good platform but nothing like right now. I had other priorities in life so I didn't bother much. Around 2 years ago I though I should restart creating videos. My objective was simple - I wanted to learn new things and I know from my experience that when…

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