My name is Vinit Kumar and I work at Changer in Pune. I love to solve hard problems and write beautiful code..

Using What You Already Have

Sometimes we keep looking for resources everywhere only to realize that we had it with us the whole time. Situation like these might arise when you have too many choices. I too faced these moments before. It is a tough situation indeed.

The Pragmatic Programmer Checklist

Last year, I read a great book on Programming and development (The Prgramatic Programmer). Here is a gist of checklist you must do in case you are developer. These are very good and for sure will help you evolve as a better developer.

Simple State Machine Framework in c#

This blog post covers a very simple, light weight, yet flexible state machine framework in C# .Net.

Setup A Local Gitignore Without Messing Up Project

A lot of us use Git for Version Control. If you have used git, you must be aware of .gitignore files. It contains the list of all file and directories you want git to ignore so that it would nevet get committed. But if you work in multi person team. You might not have liberty to change the projects gitignore. What to do then?

How To Use Facebook Page Albums As Image Source in Django

Lot of companies use Facebook for marketing their products. Facebook is mainly built around images. In fact the whole ecosystem is fueled by images. In order to scale for the vast user base of Facebook, they have done a really good job.

Migrating To Octopress

Finally after much ado, I am moving Gotchacode to Octopress. There are various reasons for doing it. I am listing some of them here:

Music, Movies and Life

I love watching Movies and I love Music. They are almost inseperable part of life. I love the way they could touch and move your life more than you could imagine. I remember watching "The Social Network" almost 50 times in college. It served as a push to write more code and do awesome in life.

Well, it might sound really strange but for last 10 years or so. I just let life flow in the natural way. I failed quite sometimes, achieved success as well. Made some long lasting friends, lost some people I felt who were my friends.

The great thing is that in all these experiences, I realised that what is the true purpose of my life. They say, there are just two important days in your life.

The day when you are born, and the day you find out why?
I think I just found out the purpose of my life. It's not something I would want to disclose and claim I am going to achieve. It is the way my thinking changed and the choice of life I am going to make.

Also, I would love to thank the wonderful readers of this blog - which initially started casually just to empty my mind on topics I felt were relevant at that time. For sure there are some not so good posts as well. But again, this blog is just me writing what comes in my mind. And if some of those helps someone or guide someone. Why not?

Happy New Year 2014

A very happy new year to all the readers of this blog. To start with, I would try to publish a post at least once a week so that it may satisfy your appetite on a regular basis. Also, I am meditating about something new on this blog. It will be revealed when the time comes. With that said, have an amazing start to the year.