Google Helpouts

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

What’s intriguing about Google’s new Helpouts is that it could encroach on a TON of startups, everything from Verbling (peer-to-peer language learning through video chat) to Skillshare (platform for hosting real life classes on anything) to 7 Cups of Tea (YC startup for getting emotional help online). Google had been using my college campus to […]

Duolingo and me

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Duolingo has always been an interesting one among education startups. It didn’t embroil itself in any debate about pedagogy; it didn’t say it was going to revolutionize education. All it was was a website, and later an iPhone app, and after that a cross-platform app that promised to help you a learn a language for […]

Learning terminal the tedious way

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Many months ago, while trying to build a webOS ROM for my Pre (my phone), I did something really stupid that disabled my Ubuntu setup (my laptop). I finally recovered that last week. Today, I spent about 6 hours trying to build a more complex ROM for my new Pre Plus, still didn’t get what […]

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