Moving from WordPress to Hugo

I had been thinking for a while to move away from WordPress for the blog to something simpler and cleaner. WordPress has been great for me when I first moved to it from another engine. However, over time, I found that things have gotten slower, as I added themes and add-ins. Some of these have been great, and others are not really needed. I also wanted to dogfood some of the things we built at work, though in my case that wasn’t the primary motive, just another nice to have....

November 20, 2022 · 3 min · Amit Bahree

Programming

A key virtue of a programmer is laziness. As an example it is what inspires me to automate my home to the point where I don’t have to lift a finger to switch on the light. Removing friction from a system is a anesthetic joy. The drug of efficiency, feels really good. I still write code and people get surprised by that sometimes - maybe it’s the quality of the code 🤓....

May 2, 2019 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Docker container running Ubuntu on Windows

Containers are all the rage right now and rightfully so - not only do they help abstract away some of the complexity and dependencies of your apps and solutions, they also make managing of environments, and, deployments much simpler. And the fact that you can do it in a consistent, and repeatable fashion is just icing on the cake. As a simple example, with Docker, on Windows (as in my case), I can run a dockerized app, on a different OS than the host, which can also be interactive....

December 7, 2018 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

Happy New Year

December 31, 2016 · 0 min · Amit Bahree

Monkeying Around with Holograms

I guess you can see the similarity. No? 😈

April 29, 2016 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

HoloLens - Device Portal (Part 2)

In addition to the HoloLens Device Portal ( see part 1 ), another option is using the UAP HoloLens companion app which you can install from the store . I think this is a little more end-user friendly, and perhaps a little less developer focused. It exposes a subset of the same functionality. Once you install it, you connect more or less in the same manner; I think most people will like the live streaming option....

April 26, 2016 · 2 min · Amit Bahree

HoloLens - Device Portal (Part 1)

One of the advantages of running Windows 10 on the HoloLens is that it has all the regular features that you would expect. From a developers perspective, one of those being the Device Portal which is awesome. It is essentially a web server that is being hosted on the machine, and allows you to manage your device over Wifi and USB. It is a must have if you want to stream your apps (including Holograms) so that others can see it, or alternatively you can record and then share....

April 25, 2016 · 3 min · Amit Bahree

Creative Coding

As we start to play and explore with new AR/VR mediums like Oculus and HoloLens there is a stronger shift from the traditional medium of working from a more transaction with-known-outcome based model to a more expressive and exploratory model. In the context of many enterprises this is a bigger shift - albeit some of it they have started seeing with mobility but still not the same. I really like how Rick explains and expresses this both in terms of definition and thinking....

April 22, 2016 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Testing LaTeX

Can we see the formula displayed in lovely maths? (and trying a simpler equation, as the last one did not parse properly) $$i\hbar\frac{\partial}{\partial t}\left|\Psi(t)\right>=H\left|\Psi(t)\right>$$ Ohh, looks pretty! Though some LaTeX is being finicky, need to take out time to start posting some stuff here, given this is supported. 😁

March 24, 2016 · 1 min · Amit Bahree

Z-Wave visualiser?

At home I have a multitude of sensors and devices - ~80 or so which are a combination of water sensors, motion sensors, door sensors, humidity, temperature, etc. A good bunch of these are controlled and integrated with Smartthings, and some I can interact with other apps (e.g. Amazon Echo or Philips Hue etc.). Most are Z-Wave based and some are WiFi. I wanted to know if there are any z-wave visualisers?...

March 8, 2016 · 1 min · Amit Bahree