I was reading the few entries I had written in this blog and felt an urge to restart. And so, here I am.
It has been a long break. A lot of things have happened since the last time I blogged. I finished college and got a job in a Tech start-up in Bangalore. Been here since then. I got married a few months back. My perspective towards technology has evolved since I left college. I’ve worked on a couple of interesting projects at work and it has been a roller-coaster ride.
Python has displaced Visual-Basic as my language of choice. I’ve finally succeeded in making the switch to Linux thanks to Ubuntu (I remember the pain of getting X to work in “Red Hat Linux” 5.x) and have not looked back since.
The company I work goes by the name “Veveo”. It is headquartered in Boston, USA. We are working on a powerful search technology for input-constrained devices like Mobile phones, Televisions etc. Our product “VTap” is scheduled to launch the 10th of September. At work I have been involved in building the web crawling infrastructure and It has been a wonderful experience. Many a naive notion I held has been quashed, especially that scalability is a non-issue. Even the simplest of algorithms/techniques often struggle to scale.
I am working on two projects at home. One is a game called “Lord of the bots” where participants write code to control “bots” and the other is “Mentat” which is about creating a highly user-friendly and accessible computer experience.
I will have more to say about these soon.