I was invited to speak at FOSSMeet’16 which was held at NIT, Calicut. I gave Contributing to Linux Kernel – Workshop with Vaishali Thakkar, and a talk Getting Started with Contributing to Open Sources. We asked our Outreachy mentor Julia Lawall. She suggested us that we should go ahead with this. Both, the talk and workshop, turned out… Continue reading FOSSMeet’16 @NIT, Calicut
Some days back, Amitoj asked me why doesn’t git fetch deletes the changes that are not present on remote but are present in local, when it does updates other changes. To explain it one need to understand the difference between git fetch + merge, git fetch + rebase and git pull and why we need… Continue reading Git fetch + merge, Git fetch + rebase, Git pull
Quora? As the wiki says Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. Quora Top Writers Program annually recognizes the most consistent and valuable contributors to the website in the particular year. I made to the 2016 class of Top Writers on Quora. 🙂 If… Continue reading Quora Top Writer 2016
Writing on Quora made me forget about my blog for a while. With this blog post I’m coming back here. I’m not writing anything new but sharing one of my answer which I wrote on Quora. This blog post will help you to get started with contributing to Systers Projects. You can find complete list of the… Continue reading How do I get started with Systers Projects?
This post is a how-to on getting the list of tables in a MySQL database using mysql command line client. 1. Connect to your MySQL database using your MySQL client 2. Now you are logged in, tell MySQL which database you want to use 3. Issue the MySQL show table command from command line What I… Continue reading List the tables in a MySQL database
This post will help you to learn a way to strike through text in Gmail. Select text which you want to strike out. Right click on the selected text and choose inspect element. The inspector will highlight that text. Right click on that and choose edit as HTML. Wrap the text inside <strike> tag.… Continue reading Strike-through Text In Gmail
This post has the commands to update your PHP version from 5.3.something to 5.4.something.