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


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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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 ANONYMOUS THREAT

“I DID NOT KNOW HIM..”

fb-logo“I was thirteen and new to Facebook. My friend had uploaded a photo of my birthday cake and had tagged me with a caption saying that it was from my birthday party. One day I got a message on Facebook from an unknown person along with that picture saying “party mein kyun nahi bulaya mujhe?” (Why didn’t you invite me to the party?). Continue reading

MY TRYST WITH THE WEB

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I touched my first computer when I was 3 years old (I broke that an hour later). I remember spending time in my own secluded world playing games, watching videos and creating my own stories using the fancy tools on it. I remember fighting dragons while killing demons and racing bikers with chains. Back then the internet took a long time to connect and it didn’t even work most of the time. I crossed my fingers as the ‘connecting’ sign appeared and cheered when it connected. The internet was slow, but I remember searching google for pictures of my favourite fictional characters so I can print them out.

The internet has changed a lot since then. I learnt about the world around me and met people from countries and cities I’ve never been to. I learnt how there are many more like me; that I am far from unique, and also how comforting that knowledge is.

I still play games and fight dragons but with much more detailed graphics

The internet doesn’t close you off from the world as it might seem. It opens your eyes and lets you know more about yourself, if you know where to look.

The internet has become a really scary place over the years, and also the most beautiful place there is, if it can be called one.

In the end, I am happy I touched that desktop, a bit sad I broke it though.

-ANUSHA CHATTOPADHYAY