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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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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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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