Wrote this essay for an Indian tech blog nearly 10 years ago. While the parts of the original essay have faded into our existing tech, awareness of the machines—or as some would call it the robotic moment–or the moment of singularity appears to be far away.
Or let’s just say that this event–of the singularity–is probably a continuum spread far into our future as the machines grow into us and we grow back into the machines.
I suspect that awareness may have happened already (between the years 2017-2020) but we wouldn’t know for sure exactly when because the moment was so terribly uneventful.
Anyway, here’s the original write-up from 2009:
Continue reading “Technology is Aware, or will be?”
Yesterday was a memorable night.
Sonica & I watched and enjoyed what would probably go down as one of the best rock concerts of 2017. At least for what’s left of this year on our itinerary.
And here’s the legend himself:
Continue reading “Us and Them”
If you don’t wanna clutter your desktop (mac only) with random screenshots here’s what you gotta do:
$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/screenshots
$ killall SystemUIServer
Now every time you press
3 your mac will save the screenshot inside
screenshots/ folder on your desktop.
Cool. With yuuge thanks to @sarah_edo for this tip.
Picture a bottle of wine with a corkscrew opener action on it.
Like this one:
Do you see what I see?
Raise your hands iife you do — hi-five!
A Memorial Day update! 🙂
I’ve decided to move all my projects, both private and public repos, over to Gitlab. If you haven’t heard of them then Gitlab is a cool new repo hosting service that you can set up on-premise. It is like Github & Gitorious smushed together, and FOSS. FOSS as in FREE.
So far I’m liking their interface and the Tanuki logo is drop-dead cool. I also ordered a few Tanuki stickers and a tee for myself. Yeah, I’m stoked.
Continue reading “Moving over to Gitlab”
Update May 7th 2016:
I needed to use an older version of node for a project so I installed nvm or in other words node version manager today, like so:
$ node -v
Continue reading "How to setup node with nvm on mac"
Those who know me well also know that I absolutely love Pink Floyd.
Everyone at our home loves to listen to the Floyd. And by grace of good luck we recently had an opportunity to experience Roger Waters live at the DAR Constitutional Hall last year. Along with a beautiful and brave band called MusiCorps.
Yet, this year is a step up.
David Gilmour, the lead guitarist & vocalist of Pink Floyd, is coming to New York for a full blown concert titled Rattle that Lock.
At the venue of venues: The Madison Square Garden.
Continue reading “David Gilmour – Madison Square Garden”
Turns out there is a limit on the length of a bash command. To find out the maxlength on your system go to the console and:
$ getconf ARG_MAX
The other day when I was trying to delete (
rm -rf) a very large folder Continue reading “Argument list too long – Shell”
Rails 5.0.0.beta4 was released only a few days ago and they’re now down to just 4 open issues before we have a stable release candidate(RC1). Meaning, Rails 5 is around the corner, yay!
For most of the past two years we’ve been working on a few Rails 4.2.x apps on production, with unicorn*, but now it is just about time to consider an upgrade.
Continue reading “How to upgrade Rails 4.2.x to Rails 5”