Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Radio... Thanks Marconi!!

Till sometime back, I have never really understood the significance of radio. While in my own land, I always had different sources - be it office/television/casual chats/etc that used to update me all kind of happenings in the world. It was just only when travelling in cabs I used to listen to radio, and at those times felt irritated that I couldn't listen to my own playlist of songs and had to listen to some random talks & songs.

But after coming to US, my usual day doesn't pass without tuning to some radio channels for hours. It all started with my curiosity to get accustomed to the accent of the people here & to listen to some Englist beats. Now it has become a routine :) Morning news for a couple of hours - both local & country news ( US ;) ), English songs till early evening and lot of flavors of Tamil songs the rest of the daylight hours.. Wow!! I am really enjoying the company of the radio stations, while I am alone at home.

In general, I tend to play some songs whenever I need to concentrate on some important works. These radio stations provide a random juggle of songs & help me be focused - be it cooking or reading books or surfing the net. And most of all, it also helps to break the silence at home & constantly make  me feel more and more at home :D

This is one of the best things that I have picked up recently.. Thanks Marconi!! 

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Blend of GRE and LOR fascination

The juggernaut of Sauran's implacable army marched forward, with dreams of pulverizing the enemy, but instead got decimated in the end by Gandolf!!


Friday, 3 April 2015

A Break!!

Here comes the break,
that desperate race that was on 
since the very beginning,
taking a temporary halt

A break, to be well utilized,
to invigorate me,
to unleash my unexplored strengths,
to patch all my weaknesses,
a chance to explore myself, better,
to express myself in other avenues

A break, which threatens me
for I should be more vigilant than before,
tread my steps with clear idea than before, 
for any mistake, I pay heavy ransom,
I wont be broken, but muster up again

A break, to shower all my love (without distraction),
love for my love, 
love for my parents & in-laws,
love for my little companions,
love for my friends,
love for all my acquaintances,
the maximum love that I can expend from my inner self,
radiating it for everything and everyone around

A break, expected to end well,
rolling out the best path I could ask for,
filled with challenges and inspirations,
quenching my long dwelling quest for satisfaction
for, it isn't success which I am after,
but the inner-fulfillment of my own self! 

A break, to be celebrated,
to strengthen bonds with my own people,
to giggle around every corner in my own land, 
to cherish the blessings bestowed so far,
to invite more pleasure in the days to come,
to express my gratitude to the Almighty

And here starts the break,
with all the hope that it ends well :) 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

MEAN Stack

Following my long held desire to learn lot of exciting technologies, I was trying to find out a worthy & completely new stream to spend my time on. I came to know about the MEAN stack from one of my colleagues. MEAN - Mongo db, Express js, Angular js, Node js - a stack which is completely based on javascript at both client & server end.

Here is a crisp note of my understanding of each of these :

Mongo db - It is a widely accepted, revolutionary, no-SQL database (not only SQL). Data is stored as JSON. There are no strict schema definition for the JSON structures. Your data get stored as collections, an example 'Student Score Card' collection is shown below :
     name : 'Dharshni',
     scores : [ { math : 100, grade : 'A+'}, {science : 40, grade : 'C', remarks : 'need to improve'}]
     overall : 'B'
     name : 'Sowmi',
     scores : [ { math : 85, grade : 'A'}, {science : 90, grade : 'A'}]
     overall : 'A',
     rank : 1

Note that there are two student records, each with varying attributes like name, scores, overall, rank. You can see that the schema is not strict & Mongo db accepts these variations.

(Thanks Sowmi for teaching me basics of Mongo db ;) )

Express.js : 
  Yet to understand what this is.

Angular.js :  
   This is an interesting javascript framework with cool built-in features that makes your front end development very interesting. I see that the major strength of Angular.js is its inherent support for SPAs (Single Page Applications).

SPA are built with one HTML page - where all of your application's javascripts & css reside. In addition, this html has a placeholder (generally a div) which can be filled with different HTML based on the user's navigation. The advantage is that
   1) all your scripts & css are loaded only once during the life of your application
   2) phenomenal reduction in the size of your HTTP request-response
   3) easier code management

Node.js : 
   Node js is a event-driven javascript server, that runs on Google's V8 javascript engine. Node.js is said to primarily reduce the cost you invest on your application's server. I will write about Node.js once I get further clarity.

Have a nice day :)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Hello World!

This is my first blog. From the blog's title you'd better guessed I am a software professional. This is my first test blog and I keep you posted :)