Web Crawling with NodeJS, it’s an interesting world!

Today's some fun time! I'll try to scrape a website, I wanted something simple but unique, so I chose to scrape Google search results(Oh the irony!) I am not at all a Javascript expert, but picking up NodeJS seems to be really much more fun than the days of doing Python based scraping(yes I am … Continue reading Web Crawling with NodeJS, it’s an interesting world!

Home NAS and VPN with Odroid XU4

A month ago, the above title was a mystery for me too. I started with a very simple goal. In layman terms, to be able to wirelessly access my files over home WiFi. Why not use a Cloud provider? Simple but expensive. Data speeds aren't really as great in different parts of India. The goal led … Continue reading Home NAS and VPN with Odroid XU4

Setting up Networking in Linux without Network Manager

Yesterday, I faced this issue in Ubuntu where I accidentally uninstalled DHCP client on my system and leading to it uninstalling the Network manager too! Doing an apt-get update returned Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com' And going to Settings -> Network returned "The system network services are not compatible with this version". … Continue reading Setting up Networking in Linux without Network Manager

Full text search in Google App Engine Part 1

This is one of the occasional blog entries which is split into multiple parts to not harass you by making you read too much! I introduce my first Django library that was something I would have always wanted to use. One of the reason of this blog post is showing others an example to learn from with an … Continue reading Full text search in Google App Engine Part 1

Why Jio might be an amazing product

In case you have missed out on the media frenzy in the past few days, I would recommend you to first go through a bit of what Jio is, what it is offering to Indian consumers and why it might cause a shift in the Indian telecom market. I am not, in this blogpost, looking … Continue reading Why Jio might be an amazing product

BLE with RFduino, Linux and Python!!

I was working on a project which needed a nice way of wireless communication with an external device. Well, it was difficult to find any sort of documentation for getting it done, so had to figure it out on my own. Windows(other than the latest Windows 10) doesn't have any BLE 4.0 supporting stack, so … Continue reading BLE with RFduino, Linux and Python!!