Importing from Medium

Jun 18, 2018 - 1 minutes
I did not realize that I had an article and a draft stuck in Medium and I thought how difficult would it be to yank it from there and import it to Hugo. This post documents a short version of how to do it. First, export all your data from Medium. This contains posts as well as other content that you have contributed to the site: claps, bookmarks, topics etc. Since I wanted to export just one post I went in to posts directory and found an HTML file corresponding to that article. Read more ...

Migrated to hugo

Jun 11, 2018 - 1 minutes
After a lot of thinking and trying out various static site generators I have settled on using hugo. To be honest there was no particular preference other than it being available in the Arch repository and migration was made easier since I was able to use a WordPress exporter, exitwp. The post, https://samaxes.com/2016/02/static-site-from-wordpress-to-hugo/ was helpful in nudging me to hugo as well. I did not bother with comments and other complexities mentioned in that post although it can be useful for some. Read more ...

Getting a Belgium Long Term Visa in India (for study)

Jul 28, 2015 - 3 minutes
After getting an admit I was elated and frankly never thought of the arduous journey ahead. The process can be grouped into these steps: Getting the required documents Legalisation Submitting the application Getting the required documents If you have a degree certificate, then great. Most often, students completing their studies in the same year don’t get it. Don’t wait for the university convocation, instead get a provisional certificate after the results have been announced. Read more ...

Low Pass Filter and Its frequency response

Nov 7, 2013 - 2 minutes
After hours and hours of getting a simple low pass filter to work, I couldn’t help but share this. With a host of FOSS EDA tools in linux, I really couldn’t resist start using it. I got to credit Ashwith, for the wonderful SPICE tutorials without which my life would have been more miserable. I wouldn’t like to repeat what Ashwith has already written, but I would like to show the schema and results that you can obtain with ngspice as well as matplotlib which are as good as any commercial software that you would use. Read more ...

Getting started with Git in Windows

Jun 2, 2013 - 1 minutes
I am going with git-bash since it doesn’t mess up my Windows installation. Also it is more than enough for standard tasks. Get git from http://git-scm.com/download/win. Install git-bash, its a straight forward process. We need to generate ssh keys for communicating with either http://github.com or http://bitbucket.org. If you already have keys from a Linux or Mac, you can use that. Just copy your ~/.ssh to your home directory in Windows. To generate new keys, open git-bash and do Read more ...

Set up airtel gprs in archlinux via bluetooth

Mar 14, 2012 - 2 minutes
I had an urge to write this post since setting up a dial-up connection took me quite an effort. First of all you should have bluez and wvdial installed. sudo pacman -S bluez sudo pacman -S wvdial First scan for bluetooth-enabled devices by hcitool scan If there are any devices, its address and name would be displayed. Copy the required address. Now, create rfcomm device to connect to your phone via bluetooth. Read more ...

GSOC - Search for that elusive organisation

Jan 17, 2012 - 1 minutes
GSOC - Google Summer of Code provides the best opportunity for students to get involved in FOSS development. My search for an organisation lead me to different softwares written in different languages. My love lies in python. It was the first language that I learnt. I should give it to my sister who keeps inspiring me to learn new stuff. After some searching, mailman it was that was suggested to me. Read more ...

A python script to detect duplicate files

Dec 18, 2011 - 1 minutes
Working on the book ‘think python’ has given me lots of opportunities to learn by experimentation. This script is a result of such experimentation of an exercise already given in the book. The script list duplicates accepts two arguments. The first is the extension of the file and the next is the root directory. It uses the function os.path.walk(), which is very versatile. Further improvements of the script will follow. Read more ...

Posting from vim using vimpress

Oct 22, 2011 - 1 minutes
This is my first post from vim using vimpress.Because of having a low bandwidth connection, I was forced to think for an alternative and vim being as versatile it can getto throw answers to everything we can think of. Okay, now getting on with the topic at hand what is vimpress and what does it do ? Vimpress is a plugin for vim which is used to post in your blog. Read more ...

A python debugger for vim

Oct 8, 2011 - 1 minutes
“vim-debug” is a python debugger that is integrated into vim. This works like any other debugger but you don’t have to come out of vim to debug.Before we get started ensure that the python-pip package is installed in your distro.For installing open a terminal and type : sudo apt-get install python-pip The package pip is an improved python package installer.Next we move onto installing the plugin which are essentially python scripts. Read more ...