Stonecharioteer’s Blog

Hello there! I’m Vinay Keerthi and this is my blog where I write about technology, books (fictional and technical), travel, mental and physical health, among other things.

Here is a list of most recent posts:

  • 16 January - Documentation Without Assumption

    Whenever you write documentation, always try to focus on your audience. I’ve written about this (in my embarassingly half-complete idea about documentation), and I’m always going back to this. Documentation is about caring. I see a lot of developers who don’t write good documentation. But what is good documentation?

  • 16 January - A System for Getting Better at Leetcode

    For the longest time I was in denial about the benefits of studying algorithms and data structures. I wasn’t fascinated by Leetcode or other forms of competitive coding. It felt drab to me. I’d rather build something using programming. That’s more fun. Companies should consider my skills based on Github.

  • 10 January - Vagrant

    I’m late to the Vagrant train. I must have heard about it in 2014, but I’ve never bothered to look it up. I’m using it lately to test out my dotfiles, which I’m creating Ansible playbooks for. It’s convenient.

  • 07 January - Python - A Reflection in 2022

    I built my career on Python. In 2014, I had to make a decision. It was between either choosing to learn Ruby or Python. I was helping to create a tool and process for a team of content writers at Flipkart – I was a content writer there, and I’d used Excel for it at first, until Excel couldn’t handle the queries anymore. I called my friend who recommended Python. I learnt Python, almost over a course of a weekend, and I was making a PyQT4 application in a few weeks.

  • 03 January - Onward

    I’m beginning this year hopeful. It’s been a long three years, and I have a lot to do. I’m focussing this year on doing things, which is something I’ve said multiple times last year as well. But this year, I’m working on fixing this.