Control Philips Hue with Google Assistant SDK on Ubuntu

Introduction I’ve a Philips Hue bridge and a set of bulbs. On the other hand, Google has an SDK for their Google Assistant. By combining these two, I was able to create a simple Linux application that identifies your custom voice command and map those commands to control the bridge. In this guide, I will … Continued

Killarney, Ireland

I visited Killarney for the long weekend from Dublin. It is about 4 hours and 30 minutes from Dublin by Bus. The town is small and people seem to be very happy with life.

Dingle, Ireland

I traveled to Dingle. It was a very sunny day so everything looked really great. Dingle town is also a small nice place. 🙂  

Opening Right-click Menu / Context menu with Selenium WebDriver

Selenium WebDriver providesActionBuilder to perform complex user interactions with a web page. It allows chaining multiple actions together to perform a complex action. You can create a complex action and execute the action (perform) it in the following manner. (Ruby)

  The action to open the context menu is context_click() .

By default, it will click … Continued

How to ignore PostgreSQL tables when restoring a database

At my current workplace, we use a copy of the backup database which is created by pg_dump to restore in our development machines. Since the database has a lot of code>audit files which adds up a lot of space, I needed an easier way to ignore these files when restoring the database. Apparently pg_restore can generate a list of … Continued

Wexford, Ireland

I traveled to Wexford with my office colleague on the weekend. IT was a nice county and we traveled to a number of places.     A post shared by Sinaru (@sinaru.g) on Feb 17, 2018 at 5:45am PST A post shared by Sinaru (@sinaru.g) on Feb 18, 2018 at 7:22am PST

Improving online gaming experience over IEEE 802.11ac WiFi

This article is how to get a great online gaming experience with a stable and fast WiFi connection over IEEE 802.11ac.  This article only focuses on IEEE 802.11ac because it is the best wifi standard we have right now for a great wifi experience that can sometimes be equivalent to Ethernet cables if not better for the daily … Continued

Belfast, Ireland

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland. It is also popular as the place where Titanic was built. A post shared by Sinaru (@sinaru.g) on Dec 23, 2017 at 6:27am PST

Vagrant – Running Rails server in the background

Let’s say when you boot up or restart your virtual machine, you want to run the Rails server in the background for your Rails application. It is pretty easy. First, let’s create a function for the script block. Put following code on the top of the Vagrant file. def start_rails_server <<-SHELL cd /vagrant # start … Continued