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Cafes, Curries and Other Adulting Adventures

It’s been a good while since I’ve come back to this blog. It’s something I always think I should do, but I just never get around to doing it. I can’t seem to shake the feeling that I will come back here in ten years and look to this blog in nostalgia. So, I figure it’s good to document what this point in my life was like. Why that has to be on a public blog on the Internet, I cannot explain.

College: Calicut, Coding and COVID

A week back, my undergrad college (NITC) education came to an end. Though I spent around a half of it sitting at my desk at home staring at a screen, I’m still leaving the place with a bunch of fond memories, some great experiences and an itch to talk about all of it. Luckily, I have this blog which has patiently been waiting for me to come scream into the void again.

Microcontrollers, Mathematics and a Merry Christmas

Prelude We decided to put up some lights around the house for this year’s Christmas. As is my curse, I decided to whip up some fancy rainbow animations using a bunch of WS2811 LEDs and a NodeMCU that I had lying around. (see: LeapRGB) What’s unique about these LEDs is that each one contains an IC; as such, it allows you to individually control each LED in the strip. A typical LED strip might have a power and a ground line and have the entire strip light up uniformly.