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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Screenshot editor cum manager in windows 10

The default screenshot tool in Windows 10 is a lot better than the older ones for sure, but it doesn't really provide the kind of usability that other 3rd party screen shot editors provide.

Today, I'm sharing my favorite tool for screenshot management in Windows 10 and it's free to use and easy to use: GreenShot

Here's some of the reasons why I love this tool so much.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Software jobs in Kolkata West Bengal

 A few days I witnessed the re-election of the local state government in my country. The fight was as usual brutal and crass, with the main opponents being the currently ruling party, headed by the nation's only woman chief minister of a state, against the party that is in power at the national level, headed by a new entrant leader with a promise of change and development. The state has been marred with accusations of not being able to provide infrastructure to facilitate jobs for the youth for a lot of years now. I, being a computer software engineer, have faced similar issues as well. I have had to travel cross country to get a job that I thought I deserved doing. Scarcity of Software jobs is a reality to me in this state of West-Bengal and for many others who have migrated outside the state even though they would rather stay at home.

Post-COVID-19,  the situation has changed and I'm at my home state, working from home which is incidentally, a luxury that few can afford in these testing times, outside of the IT-sector. I'm part of a new young start-up, ClearedIn, where we're trying to tackle online spammers and make the web a safer place. It's been more than a year I'm working from home, at Howrah (a town near the major city Kolkata), which is where my roots are from. For the past few years I've been trying to find a job near my home town, and I've never been successful but it seems like from those failures, I've learned quite a bit. This post is dedicated to those who are still trying and I'd like to list out companies that hire IT professionals.

In completely random order here some that I have compiled.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Microsoft Windows Linux

Linux on Windows

It's 2021 and we've seen the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.. and now I discovered Windows Sub-system for Linux, yes, Windows support for Linux. Guess it took a global pandemic for Microsoft to get Linux run on Windows!

Well, it's not really Linux, and for purists, this is more of an emulation, kind of like docker, but for Windows. However it feels fast and almost native. Good enough to support most user-mode programming languages out there. The support started from Windows 10 version 20262, so to get started, install Windows 10 and keep upgrading until this version is reached.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

2020

The year 2020 is at it's mid way with today being the second week of August. There's been a lot going on this year and as a departure from the usual technical posts I decided to write something about what is going on with my life. I do that occasionally but haven't done for quite a few months now (or years?).

I'm at home, with my parents, the place of my birth, and I'm here now for around 4 good months. Since 2011, when I left home to go to NIT Durgapur, for doing my Masters in Technology after getting a disastrous score in GATE (the entrance examination), I have never spent more than 2 weeks living with them here. Here in Howrah. The twin city of Kolkata.