vipulgupta2048

How to be financially independent before college without getting lucky‽‽

This blog is one of the few special posts I have been writing on Mixster in the ongoing pandemic of 2020 before I start my next adventure (Got a Job!) In these crazy times of social distancing, isolation and Ramayana, I rediscovered writing to be something that keeps me calm and composed. I have been looking back at my journey that started with chasing after a piece of paper that would certify that I am a Bachelor of Technology to now being financially independent and content with who I am. Well here I am spilling the beans and documenting my 4 year journey.

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[My Notes] Preparing for Financial Emergencies in Remote Environment

Pretty good starter webinar from Remote Indian community, check it out.

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Dabbling with React @ React India 2019: A Tweet story

Lush green trees, monsoon weather, soul cooling winds coming from the tumultuous waters of the beach where sounds of waves splashing over the dry sand can be heard by people walking by. Now, just imagine a tech conference on a piece of software that powers almost half of the web today at the place that I just described. How could you stop yourself? I couldn’t. Here’s a brief twitter story of my adventures at React India.

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StatsD vs CollectD: Most detailed version

Busy servers and applications have a lot of things to monitor and there are stats in several forms. The stats are regarding your servers, applications running on those servers and loads of metrics which needs to be collected and monitored properly. Processing and collecting these stats help in deciding factors like scaling, performance of the system, troubleshooting and among more in your configuration. For monitoring to be precise, the system needs loads of data and the amount of data collected will likely increase the chances of understanding what is happening at any point of time. In this blog, we will be placing two popular collection programs StatsD and CollectD head to head to see what works in diverse use cases, and listing their pros and cons. Let’s go over why StatsD and CollectD are called daemons.

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[Simple English] What is Kubernetes (K8’s), “The Office” version.

As soon as one hears about, Kubernetes or K8’s. The minds of some people run off to faraway lands as to what this complex piece of technology really is. With this post, I will give my best to bring forth some unique clarity on the subject with the help of my favorite sitcom, The Office. This is for people who basically know nothing, know very little or should know nothing about the technology but still want to know what the hype is about. It’s for everyone. Also, a bit of a disclaimer.

Let’s Go!

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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[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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We are in the endgame now // Week 12

Well, as far as the flow goes CerberusValidator works with schemas that are in Mapping structure. Basically any dicts with values as dict having types of values. If you don’t get it, then check this out https://docs.python-cerberus.org/en/stable/

But, Cerberus only cares for the schema and data which it’s getting from the user. Not from where it gets it. Almost most of our users will be giving the schema in the form either URL or paths to files. Which is fine by us until the point somewhere in week 12 where I forgot to code that properly into the code. Nothing to be afraid had to redo some old functions. Actually improved a lot of old code in the process. How time flies by. Damn.

Not much is left to be done, except write a few more tests and a lot of testing. And merging it to master. I am confident we can make it before August 19. Let’s see. Fingers crossed. This is vipulgupta2048 signing off for the second last time here. I won’t be going anywhere if you think. 

There is a lot of work to be done at ScrapingHub x The Scrapy Project. 
Looking forward to new challenges. 

Next, final work report!

Now, we test // Week 11

Testing …

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Integration Finally works out for good! // Week 10

Week #10 24/07 to 30/07

The integration finally worked, and a completely unrelated banner!!

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Ramping up the integration // Week 9

Week #9 17/07 to 23/07

Well, integration isn’t working, and I am not giving up.

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Only 6 Weeks left // Week 8

Week #8 10/07 to 16/07

I just realized that there aren’t many weeks left. Good times like these should never end. 

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Sticks and stones may break my tests … // Week 7

Week #7 03/07 to 09/07

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FIRST EVALUATION CLEARED // Week 6

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. 

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Meilenstein Ein beendet // Woche 5


Week #5 19/06 to 25/06

The first evaluation is here, got done with a milestone and took a small break for a personal event.

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They see me coding, they testin’ // Week 4

Week #4 12/06 to 18/06

Well, this has been another rather testing week. 

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Zero displacement, & a lot of distance covered // Week 3 [Physics.Py]

Week #3 5/06 to 11/06

If the distance is the path traveled between 2 points and displacement between 2 points is the shortest path you can take to reach your destination from the initial point.

Then, I say after making full circles, my overall displacement is 0. But, I am sure as hell has come a long way in learning more about Python as a programming language by just reading and understanding and implementing new code concepts than ever before.

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Packaging that Python // Week 2

Week #2 – 28/05 to 04/06

Well, this has been a good week of learning about new things, revising old concepts and reading implementation of one of the oldest modules in Python to understand the idea behind Python Packaging. I feel bad about not able to write a lot of code,  but I think without understanding the existing code base the way forward would have been fruitless, and more disappointing.

So, let’s start by answering our 3 infamous questions and later give you a broad picture into Python Packaging as I will try to explain it to you like a 5-year-old. 

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Week 1 // The week that has been @ 2048

Week #1 – 21/05 to 27/05 
In the last meeting, my mentors and I decided upon the mini-project that I suggested. Here’s a brief overview of what I decided to work with over the course of the last week.

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

I thought remote work 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. Only if I knew how wrong I was. Only if I looked to see beyond the perks of working remote to see the dedication and discipline needed. And the best part that I love the concept even more.

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