I attended PyDelhi conference this week. It was refreshing to talk about tech, non-stop, for two days.
These are some notes from the talks at the conference.
NetworkX for network analysis
Navya gave a simple and quick overview of the NetworkX library with practical examples. I want to try this library. Though I don't have an immediate use-case, I want to explore something similar for recommendations. Something where I can just define the existing associations. And then ask the library to throw a recommendation based on certain selection. Something as …
I travelled to Chennai last week with my wife and daughter.
We visited temples in Kanchipuram, did some saree shopping, and travelled around the city. I stayed for two more days and visited some listed companies after my wife returned.
I was surprised to see zero encroachment in the city. In Lucknow and most parts of India, the foothpaths are taken over by street vendors. Just outside our house, the street is being encroached by vegetable sellers, cigarette shops, thelas and puncture walas. I filed a complaint. They were moved one day, but returned with two additional gumtis the next …
I get stuck sometimes. And I can do nothing until I solve that problem.
When I am stuck; My emails start piling-up; Pending payments go unnoticed; People get offended as I don't reply to their DMs; Meetings as hastened or cancelled; The error logs start increasing; All the KMPs take a sudden nose-dive.
I get stuck fixing the music player, while all the guests are waiting for the dinner. I get stuck fixing the page layout in Excel, when it is last week of September and a dozen tax returns need to be filed.
Sanjay Bakshi Sir's lectures have changed the way we invest.
We always looked for undervalued and unpopular companies going through a transition. We were number guys and focused mostly on financials of the companies. We sold the stocks when they sort of doubled.
Prof's lectures taught us to focus on qualitative aspects. These models help us evaluate the companies better and ride them longer. It …
I read about Mona on Daring Fireball. It is such a pleasant software to use. It provides everything at a single place. It remembers where I left. The multi column interface isaddictive. It is fast, no bling, no surprises, "do one thing well" software. …