The Herculean WOD

Namma CrossFit (NCF) became National Corp Fitness yesterday. At NCF, we have group workouts everyday and I’ve been going there since July/August. We have many coaches who conduct our workouts. There’s one coach who stands out – Tarun Kumar. Someone once asked who is coach Tarun. The reply was this – Usually the toughest period…

Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde

I am super disappointed today. I spent a lot of time trying to move my site away from GitHub Pages to Wix. I love Wix and I find it extremely easy to create layouts in it. I had almost completed this process and I realized there were more limitations that I disliked. Jekyll & GitHub Pages Limitations…

My Fitness Journey

If you cannot lift your own bodyweight there’s no point in going to a gym. Have you observed the people who toil the fields or work on construction sites? They are fit but they don’t need to go to a gym. — AK (a friend of mine) Flashback AK told me this a couple of…

Debugging ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT on Linux VM

I encountered a new scenario that I hadn’t in the past. The Problem I was trying to access Elasticsearch on a Linux VM and it wasn’t allowing me to connect to the port 9200. Check Ports and Processes I checked if the process was running and the correct ports were open – $ ps aux…

Developer Sharing (Giving Back to the Community)

Lately, I have been thinking about how I can share my experiences with the developer community. I am certain a lot of us try to re-invent the learning wheel when we are trying to understand a system or tool that we want to use. In this post I want to cover how to do it…

Review: The Sceptical Patriot by Sidin Vadukut

Sharad and I were chatting up about books at my workplace and he urged me to read it. Like every other book recommendation, I put it up on my wishlist. Last year when we had Secret Santa organized at office, I shared my wishlist with Hussain (my Santa) and he picked this one for me….

Theremin and Clara Rockmore

I played this Google Doodle today. The instrument in the doodle is called a Theremin and it was put in there to commemorate the 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore, a Lithuanian Virtuosa performer of the Theremin. Why does this instrument appeal to me? What Theremin dreamed up was an electronic instrument with two primary circuits: a pitch…