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5 minute fried spicy prawns

The image you see below is a photo of my new recipe for fried prawns. It came pretty nice and tasted good. So I thought to share the recipe below. ­čśÇ

Ingredients

  • Curry powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Oil
  • Peper powder
  • Chili pieces
  • Prawns

Mix the ingredients except for the prawns in oil until it becomes a good paste. Then mix the paste with the prawns. After that, fry the prawns in a  pan turning the sides of the prawns regularly for about 5-6 minutes.

That’s it. enjoy.

 

 

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My first mechanical keyboard

After reading reviewing about mechanical keyboards, I wanted to try them as I have never used one before. So I thought to buy Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac with Cherry MX Blue keys.  The color codes represent different attributes of the keys. As per my understanding Cherry MX blue and brown are the most popular. The major different between blue and brown is that blue has a clicky responsive noise and browse does not.

I tried the keyboard at the office and the sound seems a bit too loud. So I might try the brown one at the office and use the blue at my home.

Apart from that, the experience is totally great. It feels so great when pressing the keys and the reliability of mechanical keys ensure that the keyboard can take a beating but would still work.

 

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My first 4K Monitor: LG 27ud88

I brought this monitor LG 27ud88 after reading online reviews.

 

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Personal note on how a bug is tracked and fixed at work

Story

Today was a good day at work. There was a spike card was mentioning about a bug that was occurring at random actions. However the QAs have found that behavior to be specific for a section of the application.

Given the spike card work to track down the cause of this bug was set to 1 day, we manage to find the cause and also fix it with precise thought and action nearly under a 1 day. We do pair programming at work and this was a card that brought me high amount of personal satisfaction after finishing it and exceeding the expectations we set.

The work-flow went smooth for this card. The analysis and tracking the bug was excellent with great communication with the pair partner in my opinion.

I think I have applied some important rules mentioned int he book “Debugging: The 9 Indispensable Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems”. It is an excellent book to learn how to track bugs.

Additionally an important rules we applied before start working on the card was to diagnose the bug. Meaning that I wanted to get any information that our QA team and product manager knew about this bug. Questioning the behavior makes it easy to isolate where the bug is hiding. Without this initial information, it will add more time to build the information by testing the system by the developers.

Another thing I applied was my intuition. I really like to apply my intuition (as those thoughts come naturally to me) though most of the time it doesn’t work. But when it does, I get a very high satisfaction. How I applied intuition here was like this. Considering the behavior of the bug, I remembered another developer had finished a card in the realms of the bug recently. So I needed to refer the changes of that card in order to find a relation to the bug. By comparing the changes required by the card, I felt there is a significant impact from whatever code changes made by that card to the bug. And it was.

At the end, the bug was not remembering to unbind a specific event. So in one line the bug was fixed. However our precise analysis and smooth work-flow helped to find this bug and fix it quite quickly.

Lessons Learned

  • Do your detective work. Ask questions from the colleagues to get to know more about the bug
  • If it is a new bug, see what features or changes done recently and intuitively think if there is a connection. If you believe so, check it out but don’t spend too much time on this. Also this point would not be ideal for everyone.

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Evans Art Supplies, Dublin

I think I have found the best store for art and painting supplies for any level in Dublin. It’s called Evans Art Supplies.

I was fascinated by the number of things they have and the prices are relatively cheap/normal.

They are located at:

5 – 6 Meetinghouse Ln, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin 7

http://store.evansartsupplies.ie/

 

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Yamaha HS8

After reading reviews I thought to buy the Yamaha HS8 studio monitors.

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Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc 2016

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I have got myself a┬áSpecialized Crosstrail Sport Disc bike. Thought to go with this bike because it’s a hybrid. Meaning that I can use it for street as well as on a trail track.

 

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Moving to Dublin for Work from Sri Lanka

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Irish Museum of Modern Art


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How to send an anonymous email

If you wanted to send an anonymous email, this guide is for you.

Pre-Requirements
Make sure you already have the email prepared.
When sending the email, use a public wireless network for better anonymity. Do not use a network if they ask for your information. Do not send this from home.
Try to have a machine with a clean OS (no information about you).

Here’s the instructions:
1. Download Tor browser and install. https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en
2. Open Tor browser.
3. Go to Hide Me proxy or use another proxy. https://hide.me/en/proxy
4. From the proxy website, access https://anonymousemail.me/
5. Now you can type the mail.
6. Fill “From”, “To”, “Subject”, “Body”. Type a fake From address that will get attention of the recipient.
7. Click I’m not a robot and select the correct images. If you select the correct images there will be a green tick for the box.
8. Make sure mail is correct.
9. Send the mail and you should see a message that tells mail is sent.
10. close the browser.
12. Disconnect from the network.
13. Get out from the place ­čśÇ

Here’s a list of anonymous email services, that you can try:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/anonymous-email-providers/