Editing memories:Airbrushing

note from the author: Yep didn’t post in a while, but yay finally thought of something to write.

Okay, so going a bit out of regular topic here, and into art and history, starting with a specific photo.

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In the photo: taken by the Moscow Canal: the water commissioner Nikolai Yezhov is seen standing beside Joseph Stalin, leader of Soviet Union.
Nice photo isn’t it? Everyone looks so happy… sorta. Continue reading

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It makes sense: why I love coding

Humans are amazing creatures. They have minds that technically work faster than any supercomputer created till date. Yet the huge amounts of data they process are not similar or connected, probably why we haven’t solved the answers to most questions in life. If we have, we haven’t found a way to make ourselves follow them.

I have never been good with humans. I have come to love a few, and admire them, but never been good with them. Mainly because my own human brain cannot process the huge amounts of data I get from other brains. The anxiety and confusion is something I have in 19 years of my life, not learnt to process.

Hence I sit down to code. Codes much simpler and much less fascinating than whatever code has powered the processors in our skulls, yet it is the most relaxing thing ever.

Errors are hard to find, and my code is full of bugs the second I try to make it more complicated. Yet the solution, makes sense. In the end it always makes sense.
These 1000 lines of command, make more sense to me than why my friend is sad, why my lecturer doesn’t like me, or why I just am not in the mood to laugh at a joke which is actually funny.

Coding is about creating steps that make sense, it organises the mind, and it has a clear cut reason behind every reaction.

Though I am fascinated by the human mind and long to understand it, when I code, the world seems to be in order for a change.”

-An amateur coder


QWERTY and writing

The blog hasn’t been updated for a while, due to lack of time and energy by the author to use her laptop.

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That shouldn’t be an excuse though right? The author could always use her phone, and right she could. So this blog has been written here. Where the author shows her the different feelings she has had while writing these few lines.


Advantages:
Auto fill: a touch screen makes autofil an asset, the author here frequently doesn’t type the whole word she has inserted in this document..
The small keyboard means the author can type with her thumbs, requiring less space.
Can hide under her desk in class to type this.

Disadvantages:
Hard to go in between lines to edit a line.
Copy paste is a headache.
Can’t navigate between pages as easily.
So that seems to be it, now the author shall consider using her phone more often for typing outside texting.


Leaving that aside, here is some trivia:
A cell phone novel is literally a term for a novel written originally on text. A style originally created in Japan, even becoming popular.
“Love sky” by an author named “Mika” has had 12 million views online and has been published and turned into a movie.


It’d be interesting to know how far smartphones can replace laptops or desktops wouldn’t it?


 

Thought: Internet translators are awesome.

As stated plenty of times on this blog, the internet is a world in itself. This contains communities where people are from all around the globe, different states and speaking different languages.

So it’s awesome when the author can research on any topic she likes on the internet by using a simple translator and view any page she wishes.


So let’s look at the most famous and most widely used translators: Google Translate

Google Translate is a free multilingual translator created by, you guessed it: Google.
The translator supports over 100 languages. Continue reading

ONLINE HARASSMENT: THREATS

OKAY THE AUTHOR WON’T SUGAR COAT THIS;

The anonymity and misunderstanding of the web has given the scope for people to go for online harassment without the fear of consequences.

The web can be a wonderful place, and is mostly, but it is a whole universe in itself and highly misunderstood by law enforcement and by basic citizens.

This has led for “trolls” to go and harass people online, often making people fear for their lives just because they can.

Cyber harassment refers to online harassment. Cyber harassment or bullying is the use of email, instant messaging, and derogatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks.

– Source: https://definitions.uslegal.com/c/cyber-harassment/

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Women and Technology: Hedy Lamarr

 

Women in the world of tech is actually a fairly common thing. No matter whatever the stereotype is. Today the author wants to write about Hedy Lamarr: actress, mathematician, inventor and total badass. Also probably the reason you can connect to the internet right now.

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Hedy Lamarr was first married to Friedrich Mandl, Continue reading

Getting help: yourdost.com

The internet with its large connections has the potential to do a lot of good, and here is one example.


Mental health is a serious issue, and according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India: 46% of corporate employees suffer from depression. The World Health Organisation aka WHO estimates that 350 million people are affected worldwide.

read more about WHO’s report on depression here

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and has many causes.

The worst part is, in many parts of the world people go undiagnosed and it isn’t even taken seriously.

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However there is a ray of sunshine Continue reading

Make With Mozilla, Chennai — Rohit Guha

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek .” With this thought few engineering students decided to make a change and the change was to make world a better place to live. Not […]

via Make With Mozilla, Chennai — Rohit Guha


 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!: and a thank you note

Well with the new-year rush and the fact the author didn’t have access to Wi-Fi for a couple of days, (yes the author needs the internet too) She may be a bit late with her next post, as research and just thinking of the next post takes time. In the meanwhile, enjoy the new year 2017 and for the fact this is the author’s first ever blog , she wanted to talk about another form of blogging: Vlogging. AKA Video Blogging.

This will be a short one since the Author will not talk about what Vlogging is, maybe that is for another day. Just to her favourite vloggers, and also this may be an example of how communities on the internet help.

This is honestly just a thank you note to the Vlogbrothers, and so many other youtubers’ out there.

I am just a teenager who honestly will probably never understand the world much, but your videos and the topics you talk about have helped me a great deal.

Whenever I have been confused and lonely due to lack of a friend or confidence or (mostly) both, your videos have helped me get through that by telling me it’s okay to be human. The comments bellow the videos from the Nerdfighteria community have helped too. Making me feel like I was part of something.

Mostly they helped me realise it was okay to be depressed and okay to want to get out of it.

This wasn’t really prepped, I just really wanted to do this suddenly; hence this is definitely not the best way I could write my gratitude.

So thank you so much.

-from a teenager who likes stuff

 

 

 

The happiness of learning and why everyone needs the internet.

I joined Hello Web a few months after joining college. It was mainly because I wanted to actually do something while I was in college. I didn’t even understand Mozilla that well before I approached my seniors to learn more.

I learnt that Hello Web was an initiative backed by Mozilla, and it aimed to spread web literacy.

Interested as I was, I didn’t fully see how it was important everywhere till I did my first on field job.
While I sat there and taught kids in a small room, with a few computers and as the kids sat and listened, I realised a vital reason why it was important to give these kids access to the web.

 

As I showed them how to Google search and how to use YouTube; Continue reading