I’ve been using the new Macbook Pro with Touch Bar for a month now and despite the criticism Apple has faced, I find the Touch Bar pretty useful. But it’s far from perfect. Over the past month, I’ve compiled a list of things Apple should take into account in its next version of the Touch Bar.
Google’s material design is a visual language that synthesizes classic principles of good design and unifies experience across platforms and device sizes. I recently gave a talk on an overview of material design. Here is the slide deck.
You are a mobile developer with an app on the store, serving thousands of people in different languages. But localizing the app — back and forth with your in-house translators every time you release a build — is a pain. Here is how to fix that, with a relatively undocumented yet open source software called GlotPress. Continue reading
Wondered where to start reading about Bitcoins? This reading list just assumes you’ve heard about the concept, want to learn about it in-depth, and are willing to invest the required amount of time at a fair pace. Continue reading
- Beautiful university.
- Met Betsy, a humble person and a student at Yale who showed us around and was really helpful! Hard to find people like her.
- Met Edric Tam, a student at John Hopkins. Dare to beat his intelligence.
- Slept in a Yale residence lounge.
- Read up on Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately couldn’t come up with a hack.
I think it was a Sunday, year 2005 – when I was in the third grade. My dad woke up my brother and me to share the news that a driver from India, for the first time, would be participating in a Formula 1 race and that the race was just about to start. Never having heard of F1 in particular before, the passion I grew for it just by my dad’s words and the race was surprisingly amazing. For weeks to come, we used to stick to our screens and watch the complete races, albeit not seeing the Indian driver winning, but the spectacle that was put up was just mesmerising. As the time passed and I progressed into higher classes, the time commitment reduced and I gradually stopped watching the races but the love didn’t die.
Fast forwarding to the 11th grade, when my first term exams had just ended, one day our Physics teacher came in and asked us if anyone was interested in participating in the F1 in Schools India competition – where we had to set up our own teams, design a miniature car for drag racing, setup pit booths and deliver presentations. Err… Continue reading
Discover I has come a long way since its inception in October last year, from hosting four competitions in slums and rural areas, collaborating with our own’s school social efforts in teaching girls from underprivileged families, organizing a summer camp with the help of an NGO school — impacting over 500 children with the help of over 100 volunteers! It has also been awarded the Best Awareness Campaign under the Youth Power competition conducted by the newspaper The Global Times and also received a mention in the national daily The Times of India. Similar initiatives have even been undertaken under different names in cities like Manipal (thanks bro!) and Mumbai (thanks internet friend!). I feel proud of being a part of such an organization. Continue reading