Kerala – Travel Log – 2

Day 5, 6 – 22nd Dec – 23rd Dec

We spent these two days at home and finished a few household chores. I was also pursuing a possible work opportunity so we had our hands full.

Day 7, 8 – 24th Dec – 25th Dec – Merry Christmas!

We planned to attend the mass at the church on 25th Dec, 12:00 AM. As it would be too late to drive back home after that, we booked an Airbnb at Fort Kochi for that night.

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Kerala – Travel Log – 1

Day 1 – Dec 18th

It starts today – our 3 month trip to Kerala. We’ve been looking forward to this phase of our life for quite some time now and our excited that it is finally here.

We woke up early and finished some last minute packing. We were traveling on the Sabari express and the journey was 25 hours long. Although our tickets were booked from Secunderabad, we decided to board the train at Nampally – the starting station for the train. Two bikes to package and send to Kerala as luggage and boarding it from the origin point would give us more time to get the bikes packaged and boarded carefully.

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Royal Enfield Himalayan – 13,000 KM ownership review

I bought my Royal Enfield Himalayan BS3 on January 26th, 2017. It is a 2017 model with quite a few tweaks made to the 2016 version. My bike is mostly used for longer rides, and once a week or two, I drive it to office.

I’ve done a couple of long rides on the bike and quite a few shorter rides. My long trips include a trip from Hyderabad to Odisha and one to Maredmulli. The shorter ones include trips to Warangal, Srisailam, Kurnool, Adilabad, Kavali, Vijayawada and Mallela Theertham waterfalls. Roads on all of these trips have been good for the most part.

This is my ownership review after covering 13,000 KM on the bike over a 19 month period. I’ll go through the good and the bad experiences that I’ve had with the bike.

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Configuring Intel WIFI on an Asus Vivobook running Debian

I recently bought an Asus Laptop. I will be using this laptop while traveling and to work from coffee shops whenever the opportunity to do so arises.  My desktop is running Debian Stretch (Stable) but since the hardware on this laptop is fairly recent, I decided to install Debian Buster (Testing) on it. In this blog, I’ll talk about how I set up the WIFI during the OS installation and post installation.

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Must use WordPress plugins for a technical blog

When I took a Droplet from Digital Ocean to host my server, I decided to give Ghost a shot. Using Ghost was a unique experience. It was minimalist and the editing experience was great. Unfortunately a lot of things like analytics, image compression, comments, advanced SEO, and code syntax highlighting were absent or took time to setup. The core team implement things fast and have a very aggressive release cycle, but theme developers are not able to keep pace with the changes and new features available. In addition, the default theme that comes with Ghost is not very apt for a technical blog.

I have hence decided to shift back to WordPress in order to utilize the large number of plugins and themes. This blog contains a list of plugins that I have installed and consider as must use WordPress plugins for a technical blog.

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