Mixtape

Inspiration behind Mixster

“There was an idea. Vipul knows this, called the Mixster Author initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could collaborate when Mixster needed them to, to write content that we I alone never could.”

Adapted from Nick Fury’s speech from Avengers (2013)​​​​​​​
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[Ubuntu] Spotify Linux Error Code 7 – Not logging in/Signing up

Quickest solution to Spotify not working on Linux, with error code 7.

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OneDrive (Backup & Sync) workaround for Linux

As a developer, we all love keeping our files onto the cloud securely so that we can have access to them anytime, anywhere. What better service to do that than Microsoft OneDrive? Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service and synchronization service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office. The official OneDrive client is available for Windows only. And, that ain’t fair.

Why should we be using the blue screen of death in the first place to access all our files or folders. We can take the browser route as well, but no one like to sign in and out each time they want to access to their files. What if I told you that you can use OneDrive natively in your Linux machine, without the need of any client or 3rd party software.

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Understanding x86 Virtualization

Youtube runs thousands of servers and streams videos to millions of viewers. We assume a server to be a single physical machine rather they are part of many virtual machines running on top of a single physical machine across the thousands of computers in a data center. Wanna know more about them. Click –>

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The Big Sad Shirt

There is a lovely, oversized, semi-woolen, red-and-black checkered shirt that I frequently wear and indiscriminately slip into every evening after returning to my room. Mind you, it is stolen property—I finagled it from my father when I was exactly 6 years old and wildly impatient to obtain a cape-like attire. You see, it was imperative for me and my playmates to have a superhero costume handy that evening in case it rained and confined us indoors, which it did. Thus, the thievery.

Years later, the shirt has lost its association to colorful tales of faux heroism and has become somewhat of a curio, only better: it is wearable, warm and immeasurably comforting. I might now associate it with home, or just homeyness, and on some days it is not even home that I miss, but a sense of belonging that I constantly find lacking in recent times—the past year, to be precise—making me feel adrift and lonely. It is not unique, nor is it novel; most people have this ‘loneliness’ complaint nowadays. The scale of this affliction is scary, and its direct relationship with the number of people alive today, confounding. But everyone finds their own coping mechanism, I think.

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[Integrate Cerberus] Final Work Report @ Google Summer of Code 2019

It’s 4 O’clock of a rainy Friday morning and one more Google Summer of Code has ended. My second to be exact. Time for me to hang in my boots, and start writing another report. Probably my last on this subject matter. There’s a lot to write.

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ERROR: Failed building wheel for Twisted, How to install Scrapy in Ubuntu 18.04

Hey, you there. Are you starting up with Scrapy and web-crawling, unable to install Scrapy on your Ubuntu distribution. Let’s get you sorted quickly.

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‘n’ honest truths about working remote [Community Edition]

I thought remote would be easy. I thought it will be comfortable, creative and carefree. I thought I would be so efficient that I be in the zone all the time. Oh my sweet summer child, only if I knew before how wrong I was. And the best part being that I love the concept even more.

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1st Evaluation report and mistakes that I made working remote (Spoiler: I still love it)

Week #6 26/06 to 02/07

Well, I survived the first evaluation as you can all see. Made some mistakes along the way, recovered with the advice from my mentors and hopefully going strong into work period 2. Let’s talk shop, yes. 

Since this is a special blog. I will be asking the questions… and going to answer them. 

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Building to deploying your own Action on Google under 60 minutes flat

Let’s make this one quick. You have been seeing a lot of people working on Actions on Google, you have seen a lot of people asking you to review their actions. You have also played way too many quizzes on the Google Assistant. But, you never got around to building one for yourself. What if I tell you, your own action can be written and deployed under 60 minutes flat, without a single line of code. Click below for the quick version

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