Monday, 14th May, 2018
We went on a road trip in our car from Bhubaneswar to Tirupati & came back.
Saturday, 28th April: Bhubaneswar -> Visakhapatnam.
Sunday, 29th April – Friday, 4th May: Visakhapatnam -> Vijayawada. Stayed in the week days & worked.
Saturday, 5th May: Visakhapatnam -> Tirupati.
Sunday, 6th May: Visited Venkateswara temple on Tirumala hills.
Sunday, 6th May – Thursday, 10th May: Stayed at Tirupati in the week days & worked.
Friday, 11th May: Tirupati -> Vijayawada.
Saturday, 12th May: Vijayawada -> Visakhapatnam.
Sunday 13th May: Visakhapatnam -> Bhubaneswar.
Drove 2625 kilometers.
Burned approximately Rs 11000 of petrol.
Paid Rs 2832 at 36 toll booths.
The road is mostly scenic with great 6 lane between Vijayawada – Tirupati.
Monday, 23rd April, 2018
Saw it yesterday, good comedy.
Friday, 13th April, 2018
I had purchased my current MacBook Pro on 13th April 2011. My primary & only computer. I use it daily for rigorous web development work & entertainment. Everything I have is because of this machine. It is still going strong.
Specs: 13-inch, Early 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, upgraded to 8×2 1600 FSB DDR3 RAM, 320GB SATA HDD.
Issues: One single green vertical line on left side of screen, some grey smudge looking spots on one area of the screen, DVD player not working, card reader not working, internal audio is not good, color coating gone off from 8 keys, on its 2nd battery, on its 3rd power adapter.
So if your question is how long a Apple laptop will last, that answer is atleast 7 years. I am not even married that long!
Sunday, 8th April, 2018
Saw it last night. Good movie. I like that they have shown nice things about Pakistan & its people. We need more love not hatred in the world.
Sunday, 1st April, 2018
Saw it yesterday. A touch slow n boring towards the end. Good background music in various places though.
Saturday, 31st March, 2018
I love my web host. I always link to their site using my affiliate link, and I have sent a few customers their way in the past. But their affiliate banner was a low resolution GIF image shown below.
GIF banner they had
So I took it upon myself, got the SVG logo from their site, and recreated that affiliate banner in SVG format using Sketch. Close enough?
SVG banner I created
Friday, 30th March, 2018
Saw it yesterday. A bit low on comedy but okay.
Thursday, 29th March, 2018
See that? Exactly!
So I sold my 1 TB Western Digital My Passport USB 2 external hard disk for dirt cheap to a student who came with 3 sketchy looking friends to pick it up.
Then I bought a 128 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 flash drive. The thing is so tiny its almost invisible.
Now it is connected to one of the USB ports of my MacBook Pro for ever.
And Time Machine is taking regular backups to it automatically every few minutes. Backup A game!
Tuesday, 27th March, 2018
So Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project is gaining momentum. If you are using this AMP plugin made by Automattic on your WordPress site, it comes with a standard design for all the post types.
But if you are not satisfied with the layout & need to customize your AMP page design to make it stand out from the rest then here is how you can do that.
This is the relevant documentation for the above plugin, keep it handy, the customization page has code snippets you can use to insert elements in common header & footer.
To create a completely customized header, footer, single page or post etc:
- Navigate to your site’s “wp-content > plugins > amp > templates” folder.
- Here you will find the base templates that the plugin uses. Copy the template you wish to modify.
- Create a folder named ‘amp’ inside your currently active theme folder, put this template there.
- It will override the plugin’s template file. Now customize this file.
Adding custom fonts
You can add custom fonts from Google Fonts & more, font icons such as FontAwesome to your AMP pages in the <head> section by adding following code in the theme’s functions.php:
Adding custom CSS
You can add custom, internal CSS to the <head> section of a AMP page, but it is better to keep all those CSS rules in a CSS file inside the theme folder & then include that file’s contents in the <head> using the PHP include() function inside functions.php as follows:
Tuesday, 20th March, 2018
By giving a flying fuck about:
- Social media
- Credit card points
- Fair weather friends