Friday, April 17, 2015

Linux skills in high demand in 2015, says Linux Foundation newsletter

By Vasudev Ram


Just saw this news via the newsletter that I get from the Linux Foundation:

Linux skills are going to be in high demand in 2015, according to a survey carried out by Dice.com and the Linux Foundation. This is the 4th year in a row that the survey has been done.

Excerpts from the report:
[
“Competition for Linux talent is accelerating, as the software becomes more ubiquitous,” said Shravan Goli, President of Dice

”Demand for Linux talent continues apace, and it’s becoming more important for employers to be able to verify candidates have the skillsets they need,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.
]

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Google integrates Blogger with Google Domains

By Vasudev Ram


The Google Domains service was started recently. (It is US-only as of now, but you can sign up to be notified when it is available in your own country.)

Today I saw on Blogger that Google has integrated Google Domains with Blogger. So you can now buy a domain from Google via Google Domains, from within Blogger.

Here are a couple of posts about this:

Custom domains for your blog made easy

Making it easier to get your business online with Google Domains

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Friday, April 10, 2015

A four line Python quine

By Vasudev Ram




Something that happened today made me think of writing a quine, in Python.

A four line Python quine;
how's that for a rhyme?
# Not so good.

A four line Python quine;
Yes, this one is mine.
# Ah, better.

A four line Python quine;
Sure, this too is mine.
# So-so.

A four line Python quine;
Can you stretch that to nine?
# It may not be worth my time.

A four line Python quine;
Hello, sir, rise and shine!

Of course, since the quine prints itself (by definition) when run, I don't need to show the code separately from the output:
$ python quine.py
import sys
with open(sys.argv[0]) as program:
    for line in program:
        sys.stdout.write(line)
Let's check that it works right:
$ python quine.py > pq.py
$ fc /l quine.py pq.py
Comparing files quine.py and PQ.PY
FC: no differences encountered
The quine could be shortened to:
import sys
with open(sys.argv[0]) as p:
    for l in p:
        sys.stdout.write(l)
I'm sure someone can come up with a shorter quine; is it thine? but this was my first time writing one, and I had fun :)

- Enjoy.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ramit Sethi on: "If you don’t invest in yourself, why should anyone invest in you?"

By Vasudev Ram


Just saw this fantastic tweetstorm by Ramit Sethi. Here it is in full (at the time of writing - edited to remove most of the cruft (dates, times, etc.) that comes from pasting a Twitter page verbatim into a blog post, but no relevant content removed):

@ramit
1- Guy emails me, wondering why nobody's buying his course. Me: "Which other courses have you bought?" Him: "Huh? I'm doing it on my own..."
11:01 PM - 8 Apr 2015
4 RETWEETS 15 FAVORITES

@ramit
2- If you don’t invest in yourself, why should anyone invest in you?

@martefrain_
@ramit quote of the day. Thanks ramit.

@ramit
3- For example, I’m taking a 50-hour-long accounting class this month. And I have accountants and bookkeepers who work for me!

@ramit
4- If you don’t invest in yourself, notice the code words you tell yourself: Not enough time. Not enough money. "Lol easy for you to say"
@ramit

5- This isn’t just about buying products. It’s about ALL areas of investing in yourself: Doing your homework. Talking to the right people.

@ramit

6- If you claim you’re serious about X (fitness, online business, learning Japanese), look at 2 things: your calendar and your spending.

@ramit

7- Are you investing time & money? If not, how serious are you really?

@Rohappy2behere

@ramit thank you for this! #RightPlaceRightTime I needed this!!

@ramit

8- You claim you want to lose 25lbs. No you don’t. You want to talk about how you can’t give up bread. Show me your calendar & workout plan

@JBoomLegaard

@ramit frickin in your face wisdom! Boom

@mlukaszewski

@ramit killing it with this series of tweets

@ramit

9- You claim you’re tired of dating “bad boys” and want someone “nice.” No you don’t. Show me what YOU’RE doing to become a better catch

@mlukaszewski

@ramit oooh they don't want to hear it! Tell 'em!

@yamaludinsoligo

@ramit The idea that we normally DON'T want what we claim we want, is just PERFECT, ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

@ramit

10- You claim you want an online business. No you don’t. You want to read 100 more blog posts & PLAY business. Winners invest. Losers dream.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

The white cliffs of Dover, seen from France

By Vasudev Ram

Updated the post to add more and better photos of the cliffs.




This one was done via mobile, so quality is not so good. But is shows the cliffs from France.



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