Few months back there was a lot of activity on twitter and medium about conference proposals and how so many people had to face lot more rejections than acceptances. My experience is totally the opposite.I have a 100% acceptance rate for my conference proposals.
Update: All the individual day’s posts have been collected into this single post. All previous posts have been removed to reduce clutter on this site.
Few weeks back I was introduced to a coding challenge called #100DaysOfCode. All you have to do is work on some piece of coding project which is not your work project everyday for 100 days. Though I liked the idea I didn’t commit to taking up the challenge. I thought I could start working on a side project or an open source project whenever I wanted to.
But deep down I knew it was not true. Saying “I can work on a side project whenever I want to” is just like me saying to myself “I can lose weight whenever I want to”. It will never get done unless you start it. Remember the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the second best time is today.
Yesterday I wrote about how to use a very simple timing context manager to measure how much time your python code/functions take. There might be times when you want to restrict how long your code executes. Python’s
resource module in the standard library gives you an easy way to do that and more.
There are many times when you would want to see how much time your program takes to execute. The easiest way to do it on a unix system is to use the
time command before running the program.
If you had a facebook account, you would have seen at least 1 friend who had posted something like this sometime in the past 2 days.
From Monday 27 June 2016 I don’t give Facebook permission to use my pictures, my information or my publications, both of the past as the future, mine Or the ones where I appear. By this statement, I give my notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, give, sell my information, photos or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and / or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103 and the Rome statute).
Note: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version.
If you do not publish a statement at least once, you’ve given the tacit agreement allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the updates of state of profile.
A quick search for facebook privacy hoax would show you how much of an idiot you were.
A contract is legally binding only if both parties agree to it. Both parties here means “you” and “facebook”. That is what you did when you checked the box during registration. What you are posting on your wall is a post just to show how dim-brained you are.
Whenever you are not comfortable with the terms and conditions, you are free to stop using the service. No one is forcing you to be active on facebook, posting your status updates, checkins, photos, videos. If you hate that facebook is making money by selling you to it’s advertisers, please leave.
If you understand the stupidity of these people, please copy-paste the below message as a comment on their post. Feel free to edit it as you see fit.
On Tuesday 28 June 2016, I proclaim to everyone that this person here is a stupid, dimwitted numbnut. This person is so gullible that s/he thinks that they can solve world hunger and cure cancer by liking some stupid post. These are the scums of the internet who need to be called out and publicly shamed. They took an IQ test and their result came back negative.
I could continue hurling insults at you, but I have better use of my time than trying to get some sense into your rat’s ass sized brain.
Copy paste this to someone else’s post if you if you think you found someone who is even more dense than you.
Check http://cnu.name/facebook-privacy-permissions-hoax/ to understand your stupidity.
Some smart guy once said “What isn’t measured doesn’t get improved.” As I grow older, I seem to understand this a lot.
If you want to fix a piece of code which is slow as hell, first start with measuring how slow it is really running. It is easy to hypothesize that it is slow because it is written in an interpretted language or it leaks memory and the garbage collector doesn’t work properly or various other reasons.
Today I was in the mood for some ice cream and got a stick of one popular/expensive brand. After I finished it I found this on the stick.
I started blogging back in 2004 on LiveJournal (it was Medium of those days, if you kids don’t know). I didn’t have any audience in mind when I wrote on my personal blog – it was literally a log of my personal thoughts. It allowed me to write about anything.
An year later I started writing about free and open source software and that was when I was writing for an audience. I was writing for others who want to learn and use open source software.