Today completes my seven years at Yahoo! These seven years have given me an opportunity to work with some great people, given me a chance to clean up mess at a huge scale and taught me new almost every day. Thanks Filo & Jerry for creating this place.
Tuesday, February 28. 2012
Here is a quote (slightly paraphrased) that I have seen people throw around a bit
Let us be like Apple and make our app simple. We will not allow users to change this and this, and obviously, we have no need to expose this setting to them in any way.As someone who has used Apple products for some time now, I have never found Apple devices to restrict what users could configure or change. Almost every Apple device has a "System Preferance" and you can tweak a lot of settings from there. Of course, most of Apple devices are pretty usable out of the box. I have not used an iPhone for a long time, but my experience with Macbook is that it is extremely customizable. I can say the same about the Apple TV.
I think if an artifact meets either of the following criteria, it can be called art
- Something that shakes me out of a rut and see something ordinary with a new perspective
- something that can bring joy
- something that can inspire
Wednesday, February 1. 2012
You have successfully installed gitosis, and you have been able to add users into gitosis. Now, on a remote computer, you try to checkout.
tearlayneed-lm:tmp rshekhar$ git clone ssh://stormcrow@home:221/gitosis-admin Cloning into gitosis-admin... fatal: '/gitosis-admin' does not appear to be a git repository fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedlyI am running the ssh server on port 221 and my username is stormcrow. If your reaction is WTF!, then I can sympathise with you. The correct clone command is
git clone ssh://stormcrow@home:221/~/gitosis-admin Cloning into gitosis-admin... remote: Counting objects: 24, done.If you failed to notice, there is a ~ required.
Thursday, December 8. 2011
Kapil Sibal, India's Telecoms minister has prompted an uproar after it was revealed he met with executives from Google and Facebook to pressure them into screening 'objectionable' content.
A side effect of Kapil Sibal trying to censor the internet is that he has been given a goldmine of comic quotes. And any quote looks adorable with a kitten. I converted his quotes to lolspeak and put them with pictures of cute kittens. The kittens should countereffect the increased blood pressure caused by his idocacy.
Without further ado, here are the cats with Kapil's quotes
U go and delete information on the Internet that might offend the sensibilities of people in India
We have to take care of the sensibilities of our people. Cultural ethos is very important to us.
There is some content on the Internet.. that any normal human being would be offended by
I have seen subject matter which was so offensive that it hurt religious sentiments of large sections of community
Thursday, September 22. 2011
If you use innodb engine exclusively, and want to audit your databases for any tables that might have an incorrect engine, use the command below -
mysql -u root -p information_schema -e \ "select TABLE_SCHEMA,TABLE_NAME, ENGINE from TABLES where\ ENGINE != 'Innodb' \ and TABLE_SCHEMA not in ('mysql','information_schema');"