Loved this campaign by Vicks India

It’s time to introduce gender irrespective  pronouns in English (all languages) and more importantly in our thoughts as well.

Few days back while scrolling through my personal facebook Profile, I saw some of my friends shared an advertisement. The number of sharing kept increasing, when ultimately I thought to actually see the advertisement.

The protagonist, a small town girl in her teens traveling in a bus narrates on her mind, that how much she misses her mother when she is send to the boarding school for studies. She recalls how strong is her mother, who made her own life being thrown out of her father's home. The girl's biological mother passed away which she faintly remembers when she was taken by an ambulance. From a child care center, someone(called as "mammi" meaning mother ) adopted her .  Right from the day of adoption when the little girl was sick to now, the caregiver gives care to the orphaned girl as her own daughter. Slowly, the girl holds the hands o…

Do what you hate

With all the buzz going with passion, zeal, steal the deal what is it about hatred and asking to do that. Not fair enough or maybe I am in my last stage of psychotic paranoia or maybe I need few more lines to explain this phrase. "Do what you hate, till you start to LOVE it" For not the things which are bounded by legal or ethical grounds,  mostly in our daily chores, we do hate to do so many stuffs.  It started with making the perfect round roti (chapati/tortilla kind bread), driving in traffic or driving as a whole, more so if you are from a congested part of the world. It might be doing the dishes while yearning for the magical wand or trying to finish the book or start it or writing the perfect software code and run with all the test cases or trying to love the cute little pug though it makes your house a mess. Whatever it may be, let's not hate it so much so we give it up and resort the second best option for us. Let's do it everyday,  let's do -do-do and on…

Chromecast titbits

Got a chromecast (device from Google to stream data directly from internet and cast on your TV). This is pretty similar to AppleTV, Amazon Fireplay, Roku TV stick etc.

There are many ways while setting up chromecast. I was trying from an ubuntu machine, but the Chromium browser in ubuntu doesn't allow chromecast setting up.

Hence I tried with my android phone, for which you need to install the chromecast app from Google Play store. That's it, plugin the chromecast device in your TV HDMI port and follow the instructions.

While installing the chromecast, I was facing he issue, that the WiFi network was not able to establish communication with the device. I have a Netgear N300 cable modem+router.

Following are the steps to troubleshoot the problem, from Netgear end.
There are the many troubleshooting ways suggested in the chromecast website.

Plug the LAN cable with your laptop.Open the page or to the Wireless Setup under the Advanced Ta…

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Weekend Gateaways

Travel blog, started with the weekend gateaways from Mesa, Arizona in USA.
Check out the new section on Travel Bugs.

Einstein Riddle

According the post in Newspaper Guardian. ALex Bellos column, here goes the PROBLEM STATEMENT
Many variations have appeared over the years, including a simplified version in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Here I’ve updated the puzzle to reflect the 2015 Election, and the news story two weeks about the woman who painted stripes on her Kensington house in a protest about planning regulations. You may or may not be in the one per cent. But are you in the two per cent? There are five houses with the outside walls painted in five different ways. David, Ed, Nick, Nicola and Nigel each live in one of the houses. They each drink a certain type of coffee, have a preferred mode of transport and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, the same preferred mode of transport or drink the same type of coffee.
Nicola lives in the tartan house.
Ed has a guinea pig
David drinks mochaccino
The paisley house is on the left of the gingham house.The owner of the paisley…

Learn MongoDB

Mongo(humongous) DB, the database which can store large amount of data. The best place to learn is none other from the horse's mouth...MongoDB university. It's completely free and the best one.

They have excellent courses, for app-developers (python is the language used for developing the blog app, but no prior knowledge is required or any other language/frameworks like ruby/rails with ruby-mongo drivers or mongoid gems are good enough too).

There are courses for DBAs & advanced concepts using MMS (Mongo monitoring services) too in other curriculum.

There are also other courses from Udacity

This one is a nice blog, explaining how can a toll be deeloped using MEAN stack using MongoDB aggregation pipeline for comparing the salaries by different Govt professions in USA.

So, in case you are interested and just wnated to know what this Mongo thing in the DB world, just take a deep dive and happy mongo-ing :)