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In the list published by IEEE Spectrum on the top programming languages for 2020, it is interesting to see the change in trends. My observations: Python (as expected) retains the top slot for the last four years. JavaScript is slowly raising in popularity, it would’ve been in the top 2, had it not been for AI, ML & Python. C# suddenly has vanished from the top 10 this year, feels odd as the comments in the article page point out. Similarly, PHP going out from the top 10 for last two years, I am surprised with this – as WordPress…

தாயுடன் வாழ்வது வரம், ஆனால் இந்த ஊரடங்கில் ரொம்ப கஷ்டம்!  தினம் காலை எழுந்து சமையலறைக்கு வந்தவுடன் அம்மா ஏதாவது ஒரு வேலை எனக்கு யோசித்து வைத்திருப்பாள். இன்று காலை எழுந்து, நான் பால் சாப்பிட போனப் போது, என்னை தடுத்துவிட்டாள்: “என் குளியலறையில் இருக்கும் ஸ்விட்ச் உடைந்து வந்துவிட்டது, அதை மறக்காமல் சரி செய்துவிடு.…

I always had an interest in electrical appliances and played (!) with our household wirings & experimented with electronic gadgets/kits from my school days and that led me to take up Electrical & Electronics Engineering for my graduation. In my school days, I was about to touch/contact live wires a couple of times, giving the scare of their lives to my parents! But those were decades ago. Over the years, as household electrical appliances and switchboards became complicated and finicky, I stopped doing DIY and leave it to experts (electricians) as it was cheaper, faster and safer for them to…

Terrace Photography

Like many, during the long lockdown in India, I had nothing to photograph other than taking the screenshots of video calls. So after the first week, I started taking pictures of the sky from my terrace during my evening walks.…