About

Hey there! This is Avinash. I am a programmer from India. I mostly code in Python but learning Swift these days. I have dabbled little in Web Development using Python Tornado.

On Interwebz

  • GitHub — Some of the Open Source code I have written and contributed.
  • Stackoverflow — I read the Python tagged questions often.
  • Hacker News — Pretty much addicted to this.
  • Twitter — I am mostly active on this thing.

Machine

I use Dell XPS L501x (bought in Dec, 2010) for all my development work. It's config is Intel i7 740M (First Gen/Nehalem), 8GB DDR3, Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, nVidia GT435m. It also has a gorgeous RGB LED 15.5" Full HD (1080p) display. I have been hackintoshing since I bought my laptop and currently I am running Yosemite 10.10.1 dualbooted with Windows 8, in UEFI mode in a non-EFI legacy BIOS.

In May 2015, I bought myself a MacBook Pro 13.3", 2015 Retina Display model. It's config is 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, Intel Iris Graphics 6100. I needed 16GB RAM model, but in India, customised MacBooks are not available. So I ended up with 8GB RAM :(

I use Sublime Text 3 for Python development. Xcode for OSX/Swift. Learning vi also. I use iTerm2 instead of Terminal.

Colophon

This blog is setup as GitHub pages on my username repository. I use Pelican for blog generation. The comments are handled by Isso server, running on a Openshift instance. I used Isso Openshift Deployment Kit to install.

The theme, skyfall is a fork of Nikhil's Theme and stylesheet is inspired from Armin Ronacher's lucmur.

I use Merriweather font delivered via Google Fonts.

All the content of this blog is available on GitHub and code is usually licensed under MIT License, unless otherwise mentioned.

Contact

Best way to contact me would be via e-mail.