Styling with CSS in 2018

In an effort to revamp my websites, I have ventured into looking at current state of the CSS art. I have been picking up Bootstrap by default for more than a while. At some point, I was very impressed by Metro/Modern design language that Microsoft was adopting and thus used Metro UI CSS 2.0  for my … Continue reading Styling with CSS in 2018

Disqus + GitHub pages

Today I was trying to add a comment section in one of my GitHub pages site. Turns out it is very easy. All you have to do is sign up a disqus account and head here. Then add the following text in _layouts/default.html: Use the following front material on the page you want the … Continue reading Disqus + GitHub pages

Culmination of next stage of world stability

As we have seen in last couple of centuries, every few long decades the world undergoes some kind of stability shift. This may mean a shift in how government works, or how economy works or can be a change is global power dynamics, as we have most recently seen with the conclusion of cold war … Continue reading Culmination of next stage of world stability

The day I removed Cygwin from my %PATH%

I was trying to fix some issues with iamisti/mdDataTable. It was last updated in Dec 2016, and I was facing problem with even basic use of it. It worked when I made some very little tweaks in the dist JavaScript. So, I forked the repo hoping I can add these fixes. So, there was npm … Continue reading The day I removed Cygwin from my %PATH%

Irony of language fondness

There is an irony about fondness of language in a programmer’s life. I am not very particular about any programming language, I can read and understand and code in quite a few of those. But, my affection is not same for every language I know, and there is the irony. My favorite language is C++. … Continue reading Irony of language fondness

Running Node.js app as a service forever

When you start a Node.js server simply using node app.js, the server stops as soon as the shell session is killed. But if you want to keep you server running, as a server would naturally should, you need some way to keep the server proc alive. Forever is seemingly a popular choice for running a … Continue reading Running Node.js app as a service forever