Envisioning a Decentralized Fundraising App

You might have heard a lot about blockchain and the disruption its bringing along with itself. Blockchain is a new kind of system with no central authority powered by the people who joined it for the people.It was designed to eliminate the need of a central authority by distributing information previously held in a centralized ledger across a network of computers.It by default brings in Trust and Transparency which is at core of its design philosophy. I am now going to take you through a use case of blockchain without diving too much into its technicalities.

Decentralization is Better : “A lot of people automatically dismiss e-currency as a lost cause because of all the companies that failed since the 1990’s. I hope it’s obvious it was only the centrally controlled nature of those systems that doomed them. I think this is the first time we’re trying a decentralized, non-trust-based system.” — Satoshi Nakamoto on P2PFoundation

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Define the right metrics using HEART framework

You all might have heard the quote “you can’t manage what you can’t measure” by Peter Drucker. A product manager most of the time have to deal with metrics to continuously improve a product. Defining the right metric can be sometimes a difficult task as getting it wrong at first place will derail your product from the right course. Also getting to the right metric may take you some time if you recently started working on a new project. Few weeks back I found myself caught up in the same problem. After a little bit of online search and a brilliant udemy course, i came across “HEART Framework” — a way to choose right UX Metrics by Kerry Roden Continue reading “Define the right metrics using HEART framework”

Change Speaker Voice on Apple Books on Mac

Recently i noticed a good feature in Apple Book (Earlier known as iBooks)for Mac although this has been there since 2013, and its about reading the text of eBook which come in epub format. With this you can highlight a text and the text will be read aloud. Its a very good feature and turns the book into an audio book. This feature is also available in iPad and iPhone. During a recent read i used this feature but was not quite happy with the voice so tried to change this. Initial look points the voice can be changed with Siri voice changes but i was wrong.

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Increase upload filesize in OwnCloud

Owncloud is one of the most popular personalized online file storage services which gives you full control of your data.I am running a similar service using Raspberry Pi3 and an external device mounted to it.To setup something similar please go through this excellent post by Ste Wright.He recommends using a RAID volume however I had setup a simple NAS on my hard drive.The owncloud installation works on nginx on php7. The biggest problem I found once owncloud (v10.0.3) was running fine is with the upload file size.While owncloud has its own documentation but the same didn’t quite helped me. Here is a quick step to achieve the same. Continue reading “Increase upload filesize in OwnCloud”

Are you talking of reality?

Welcome to the Modern World!!!Are you real?Here’s the reality truly explained in Mr Robot.

A world built on fantasy! Synthetic emotions in the form of pills,psychological warfare in the form of advertising,mind-altering chemicals in the form of food,brainwashing seminars in the form of media,controlled isolated bubbles in the form of social networks.

We haven’t lived in anything remotely close to it since the turn of the century.We turned it off,took out the batteries,snacked on a bag of GMOs (Genetically modified organisms) while we tossed the remnants in the ever-expanding dumpster of the human condition.We live in branded houses trademarked by corporations built on bipolar numbers jumping up and down on digital displays,hypnotizing us into the biggest slumber mankind has ever seen.

We live in a kingdom of bullshit, a kingdom you’ve lived in for far too long.

Text from Mr. Robot Season 1 Episode 10

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iOS 7 Beta accessibilty feature

Much like the previous version of iOS ,the latest beta release do comes with Assistive touch.However the one in the beta 2 is a bit buggy.This do contains the missing Mute/Unmute toggle which control center lags.This comes in handy if something has went wrong with the home button.I wonder why Apple had not placed the Mute toggle on control center.Here is what you can do with Assistive touch in the latest beta build of iOS.
Go to Settings-> General-> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut.Set it to AssistiveTouch (Triple-Click the home button For)
Make sure you have turned on AssistiveTouch

Settings Panel

That’s it.Triple click the home button and you will find plenty of settings to work upon.

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