Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 19:01
It is April 2018 and some people just can't believe how can I still use Blackberry 2018. They make fun of this bulky square phone. They give excuses like the apps don't work in your phone and bla bla bla. To be honest I do have some bias towards Blackberry OS 10 and Blackberry devices in general however I don't really hate Android and iPhone as well, I do have both have both of them.
People have different needs and wide range of expectations from their phone and for majority of people I know it is more of a cool factor. They need the latest fancy shiny phone and there is nothing wrong in it. Although I can afford to buy the latest iPhone X Y or Z but my needs are very clear from a phone and I always spend my money with Return of Investment in mind.
I use phone for primarily for these…
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 20:29
More than 10 years ago when I used to work on MS Project Server which was quite expensive back then I was searching for an open source tool for managing different projects that I was working on back then, by 2008 I was already doing freelancing consultation on Red Hat, VBA trainings and just started providing services around Drupal. When I started doing web development I quickly realized the need of a proper project management solution. Excel sheets worked quite well for me and when more people started working as a team you can not use spreadsheets for a long time. In late 2007 I learned MS Project Server and I deployed it in Alcatel-Lucent as part of my day job. I was working there at that time as a Project Coordinator and built one Excel based tool for Project Management that worked…
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 20:20
This Easter break was very fruitful for me. In fact I was quite satisfied with the work that I did in the last few days. In the past few weeks I am following IndieWeb principles and I implemented POSSE as well. I was quite satisfied with the new approach on my blog where I started posting small updates using notes. However I also wanted to implement checkins on the site and I shared the approach I took with my Drupal website and the modules I used to achieve it.
However I still wanted this ability to display my current location on my site. I was actually inspired by Aaron Parecki. I wanted to do the same thing and I first thought of using his code which he open sourced but I wanted to do it myself and also I don't have an iPhone plus my site runs on Drupal and I was more comfortable…
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 15:28
Just before the start of the weekend I planned to work on Known CMS and Circle CI but things turned out slightly differently or I should say a lot. I ended up setting up a Hugo website and used Netlify to continuously deploy it on https://hugo.ravi.pro which is thew new subdomain that I setup.
What is Hugo?
It is framework for building website using text files. Similar to Jekyll but the interesting thing is that it is written in Go and that is what intrigued me to explore it further. I made a posted the video on my youtube channel where I shared about Go language and my intention to learn it. In the past few weeks I was quite busy with other work and I couldn't think of a project where I can use Go and Hugo was the perfect project to learn Go.
Funny thing is that setting up a site in…
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:04
Last year I cleared for Jira Admin and Agile Development with Jira Software certification in one attempt. To be honest I was scared whether I will be able to clear the exam or not. When I did the sample tests I failed in initial attempt. Today I actually want to share some more tips that I hope will help people are are preparing for the exam.
I also wrote a blogabout tips on clearing and passing the Jira Admin exam and it was well received. Today I will share more tips on both the exams.
Atlassian Certified Jira Administrator
I am assuming you are already experienced Jira Administrator so you should already have good understanding of the configurations and the concept of schemes. The Jira admin exam won't only test your knowledge of these concepts but also how effectively you apply your…
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 07:25
I am very pleased to announce today that I have decided to launch my very own youtube channel. I have been writing content on this blog for a long time which is mostly a dumping place for my own personal thoughts, my intention is also to share my knowledge but more or less this blog is my own personal space. I am planning not to post directly on social networking sites directly and I am trying to implement POSSE on my blog where I will post small or big post here and syndicate them elsewhere.
So why I am starting this channel?
Very long time ago (7 years ago) I did make some videos on Drupal but I was not prepared back then, although I never really wanted to become a youtuber and that is not what I still want. I also don't intend to earn money from this blog and become a millionaire.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 16:21
Recently I came across this post from Dries that also inspired me to change the approach I follow to post on social networking sites.
I post a lot on twitter, linkedin and facebook and I also aspire to write blogs regularly on this site which never really happens but I try and have been blogging actively for 10+ years now but sometimes I wish if I can post more. Posting content on socials is easy as you don't bother too much about the grammar and you don't think a lot when posting but when you write a blog you have a tendency to give your blog some structure.
The whole idea of POSSE - Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere is to post the content on your own site where you own it and share it to other sites. So the content stay with you. You control it forever.
So here is the plan…
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:51
I have a problem - I live a lot in past and worry even more about the future. People say it is not a great way to live you life but I think there is nothing wrong in it. I reminisce a lot about what happened in the past, cherish the old memories and most important I analyse what happened in the past to make informed decision about the future. To be honest it is all about being happy and my past experiences teach me a lot about how and why I did thing that I should or shouldn't have done.
Today I wanted to write about what I was doing, my state of mind and my dreams 10 years, 20 years and 30 years ago.
I was quite new Alcatel-Lucent, was still trying to figure out what will I do there. It was a big change for me. Coming from Kaplan which had a small 70-80 people office in Okhla phase…
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:08
In the past 1 year after moving to London my daily schedule that I have been following was quite disturbed. From time to time I used to tweak my schedule depending upon my availability, travel and work. However the only constant thing that never changed in my schedule was waking up early. I have been waking for at 4 AM for a long time now and it has working really well for me. I have written before about the benefits of waking up early. I had to give up watching TV serials and following a strict schedule through out the day but last year I was not entirely happy with my schedule so this year I have decided to take control and get back in discipline.
The whole idea of this self organization is to learn new things that interest me and help in my career as well. My biggest two skill set…
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 05:48
Recently I started doing some research on understanding the genesis and wanted to understand more about it. After spending few days going through online articles and lot of youtube videos I came to the conclusion that I was partially involved in doing or following it DevOps for a many years.
Wikipedia says Devops "is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops)".
So basically it is to bring together developers and operations team (who manages infrastructure) and that is done with the help of some tools to automate recurring tasks. Of course the intention here is to reduce time.
Take a look at this video below to understand what is DevOps
Also this video which describes DevOps even better.
Do we care about…