CategoryTech Talks

Beware, it’s .dev!


I have been living under a rock for sometime, so far as web-dev is concerned. My day job keeps me busy and the rest of the time is for family. Learned a couple of new tech stuff in the meantime but didn’t follow the news. And I paid the price.

Spotify with VPN on Android


Spotify is my go-to app when it comes to music streaming. It’s free, it has a good collection of music. But unfortunately, Spotify is not yet available in India. So, if you are in India and want to listen to your favorite music on Spotify, your only way out is a VPN from Spotify-supported countries. (Spotify needs a supported country IP when a user signs up, but after that you don’t...

Downloading MP3 Files with Python


My wife has a beautiful pink iPod shuffle which she loves to listen music from, on her daily commute. She got bored with the songs and wanted a new playlist. I was entrusted with downloading new songs. Yep, all pirated. Now, downloading songs these days is a really boring stuff given the amount of bandwidth and apps like Spotify. So, I decided to automate the whole affair.

My Favorite Tasker Profiles (Part 2) – Random Wallpapers


There are several tutorials in the wild that lets you set random wallpapers with Tasker. But most of the tutorials have a common drawback: you need to name the wallpaper files in a certain fashion (mostly with numbers). But this is a daunting task if you have a large collection of wallpapers. So I have devised a simple way for Tasker to cycle through available wallpapers and choose a random one...

Install Node.js on Raspberry Pi 3


In order to install Node.js on Raspberry Pi 3, first visit the official node.js site to get the latest node source code for ARM v7. Once you have the link just run the following: wget tar -xvf node-v6.10.1-linux-armv7l.tar.xz node-v6.10.1-linux-armv7l/ cd node-v6.10.1-linux-armv7l/ sudo cp -R * /usr/local You might get errors for copying dangling symlinks (specially for files, bin/node and...

My Favorite Tasker Profiles (Part 1)


I have said it before and I’ll say this again: if you are not using Tasker on Android, you are not fully aware of the things your smartphone is capable of. Tasker is probably the single most powerful application in the entire Play Store. When it comes to automation, Tasker is all you need. Here I am going to share some of my favorite Tasker profiles. (This is part one.)

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A very complicated simple person. Jack of all trades, master of a few. Loves to read books and well-written code. Fluently speaks several languages including JavaScript, PHP, Java, English, Bengali etc. Listens to loads of music everyday. PhD in mood-swing. Chess Grandmaster of disaster.

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