Weekly Notes are meant to be weekly updates which I wouldn’t cover in a regular blog post. I will probably post them on Fridays. The title has the week number in that year.
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Badges are ubiquitous on the web. Any website that has some social component has badges. Audible gives you badges based on your listening. StackOverFlow gives you badges based on your participation etc. The problem with these badges is that they are not portable and not verifiable. For example, if you are on a site where you want to show or prove the badge that you have acquired on StackOverFlow, then it’s not possible. OpenBadge solves this.
I have added live charts to the IDVC ( Idly Dose Vada Coffee Price) project page. It’s the current year’s stats.
We have the top ten decided, so we have to do a final round to pick the top two or three. It is possible to do it this month. So the date for the announcement of grantees is July 31st. I am as excited as you are.
Bangalore Darshinis are a class apart. They provide very affordable, clean, accessible food throughout the day. I have not seen this in many other cities. Most of the darshinis have the same or somewhat similar menu. They all have idli, vada (vada), dose(dosa), and coffee. So I figured to see if the city is affordable, the measure of these would be a good indicator, like an IDVC Index. Latte Index somewhat inspires me.
This year has been hectic; this is the second operation Appa has gone through. Considering the previous one, this one was much simple and quick. He is doing very well and waiting to start his regular life.