Reach your travel destination before the night falls
I advise anyone travelling to a new destination to reach it before night falls. Why is this important? Here are a few reasons: Lack of resources and help I recently went on a trip to Goa with some of my friends. We reached Goa Airport by 9 PM, and by
Time-saving tricks for Google Docs
I have been using web-based MS Office alternatives from Google for the past five years, like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Occasionally, I use Google Forms and Google Diagrams. Today, many users create a new document in the above apps by following these two steps: 1. Visit the
International purchases and the sweet kick on the butt
Imagine that you are following an artist on Instagram. They do fantastic work, and you plan to learn from them. You visit the artist's profile and find a probable link to the course he authored. When you clicked on that link, it took you to the course's landing page. The
Why was I so miserable during my farewell?
Recently I visited my cousin's pre-convocation dinner. A brilliant evening with a lot of happy and energetic faces, and I was glad that I didn't miss the opportunity. Besides the happy faces, there was a lot of good food. I'll visit convocation parties more often if students invite me 😝 Almost
Do yourself a favour and visit No Sleep Page
We have been there, worrying about our laptop automatically sleeping, which might put you offline on your office chat application or instead cancel the in-progress uploads and downloads. In the remote set-up, this concern took a front seat. Two minutes to complete a chore, laptop will be in sleep mode.
Negotiate to keep moving forward
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.'s moving forward quote, I wrote the below quote on negotiation. Hope you like it! :) If you can't negotiate face to face, then use a video call, if you can't negotiate over a video call, then use a phone call, if you can't negotiate
Avoiding Perfection while blogging
In this short article, I will tell you the strategy that helped me to avoid the need to write perfect blog articles. Professional Software engineers work with very high standards when writing code and documentation. Over time, they become friends with perfection. As a Professional Software engineer, I feel the
Most under-rated Skill to become a Good Programmer
Recently, a first year undergrad student reached out to me asking if there is any advice I can give, that would help them to become a good programmer. Giving advice to first year undergrad student is difficult. They need to explore the college, identify their passions, understand what they like
Goa trip with college friends
Context: Every college group will have a favourite destination that they want to visit as a group. For my friends group, it is Goa. Ironically, we haven't visited it as a group, yet. Enjoyed this post? If so, you might like to subscribe to the weekly email newsletter that I
The forgotten Smart Watch company: Pebble
Back in 2015 or 2016, I, along with my college friends attended Hackathons. Hackathons were picking up pace and since we were about to graduate, it made perfect sense for us to attend these Hackathons from a learning point of view. Besides, they also provided Pizza and RedBull which were
Learnings from two years of Work From Home
As more and more companies are inviting the employees back to the office, I felt it would be worthwhile to note down the things that helped me while working remotely. I'll keep this brief and to the point. Things that made a huge difference: 1. Having a dedicated room for
Why I chose a boring domain name
In order to spin up this website, I had to make various decisions. One among such decisions is deciding the domain name. In this article, I’m going to provide insights into why I choose narendravardi.com [https://www.narendravardi.com/] but not any of the following domain names: nvri.
Please improve the UI/UX of the delete account page
Recently, I learnt that I owned two Medium [https://www.medium.com] accounts. Medium account usernames 1. @narendravardi [https://medium.com/@narendravardi] 2. @nvblog [https://medium.com/@nvblog] I haven't used Medium for quite some time, so having two accounts didn't make much sense. I thought of deleting the second
Inside the mind of a Java Programmer while writing C++ code
Context: For a year now, I have been writing C++. In the previous two months, I merged several Pull Requests, yet I feel there's something wrong with my code. C++ is hiding power, magic and unpredictability under its sleeve. I accept that it's a dangerous combination! :) Enjoyed this post? If
What did you like about this book?
When I was studying in the first year of my undergrad studies, one of the frequent suggestions I received was to read 'The C Programming Language (K&R)' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_C_Programming_Language] book by the creators of the C programming language, Brian Kernighan [https:
Context: Log4Shell was a zero-day vulnerability in Log4j, a popular Java logging framework, involving arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability has existed unnoticed since 2013 and was privately disclosed to the Apache Software Foundation, of which Log4j is a project, by Chen Zhaojun of Alibaba Cloud's security team on 24 November