I have been a professional engineer for 20 years now. I started in Jan/2003 as a Software Engineer for Infosys and Mysore. It was my first paid job. Ideally, I should have written about it in Weekly Notes 02/2023; I somehow missed it. Anyway, It’s been an exciting 20 years, and I hope I have another 20 years in me. I want to cover aspects of it separately throughout this year.
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This year marks my twentieth year of engineering practice. I got my first actual salary in Jan of 2003 from Infosys. So it has been 20 years. It will take several posts to explain this twenty years. For now, I will list some things about which I might write in detail later.
News this week was very disturbing and heart-wrenching. One is from IIT Bombay, where a Dalit student committed suicide, and another is about Bangalore’s Jain university students’ very casteist mad ads play. All in the same week. How is it our educational institutions are failing so badly?
I have been playing Minetest for a while now, mostly in creative mode. Recently I wanted to control it programmatically. So I started looking for ways to do it. I found mineysocket mod, which gives remote access to Minetest server over a network/socket API. There are wrappers available for various languages, including Python.
We sold the blue. It was my first car. We got it in Mar/2006, almost 17 years. I loved this blue WagonR, not just me, but my entire family and friends loved blue. We have very fond memories of it.
I finally upgraded my main laptop to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. I had to disable some Debian repositories before I started the dist upgrade. But in the end, all went well. I would say I don’t like the fact that it installs snaps by default. Most of my installations are based on Flathub, pipx, jbang or binary files these days.