• Oct 14, 2014, 12:13 am

    Hi all,

        This tech post is related to a nagging JavaScript error that I debugged almost a year ago. If you look at any javascript error report, you will see a cryptic error polluting the reports under the name "Script error." without any information about the error. This happens in Firefox, Safari, and Chrome when an exception violates the browser's same-origin policy - i.e. when the error occurs in a script that's hosted on a domain other than the domain of the current page. This tech post details how you can fix this error and decrypt the error message.

  • Jul 11, 2013, 10:36 pm

    Hi all,

        It's been an exciting few months for me. I graduated with a Masters from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and moved to Boston in order to work as a Software Engineer at TripAdvisor. In my first week at work, I shifted to a standing desk to avoid sitting for long hours. One of the first challenges I faced while working was how to constantly adjust my monitor brightness so that my eyes don't hurt. I had to lean forward awkwardly (due to the standing desk) to adjust the brightness manually. So, I started digging on how to build a small tool which would allow me to change the monitor brightness from command line and this post describes my findings.

  • May 8, 2012, 5:27 pm

    UPDATE: The github repo for twitter sentiment analyzer now contains updated get_twitter_data.py file compatible with Twitter API v1.1. It can be tested by placing appropriate oauth credentials in config.json and running test_twitter_data.py. You can create a new twitter app at https://dev.twitter.com/apps to fetch necessary oauth credentials.

    Hi all, It's been almost a year since I last wrote a technical post. A lot of changes have occurred in my life since then, from a Frontend engineer at Yahoo!, I've transformed into a full-time graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill who is moving to Redmond to do an internship at Microsoft this summer. In my spring semester, I took Data Mining course for which I had to complete a project as part of the course. After exploring various ideas, I finalized on building a Twitter Sentiment Analyzer. This project aimed to extract tweets about a particular topic from twitter (recency = 1-7 days) and analyze the opinion of tweeples (people who use twitter.com) on this topic as positive, negative or neutral. In this post, I will explain you how you can build such a sentiment analyzer. I will try to explain the concepts without making it sound too technical, but a good knowledge of maching learning classifiers really helps.

  • Jun 28, 2011, 3:32 pm

    UPDATE: Twitter deprecated v1 API and hence the new demo uses YQL to fetch top RSS items to demo the same concept

    Hi all, recently I had an opportunity to solve an interesting problem of implementing "infinite scrolling" or "continuous scrolling" or "endless scrolling" using native javascript and yui3. While I thought there was an existing solution for this problem, all of the solutions were pointing to jquery and none were using native javascript/yui3. Hence, I implemented a solution to solve the problem stated using native javascript and yui3. Before we dive deep, if you want to take a look at the working demo, visit Infinite Scrolling - Working demo.

  • Apr 19, 2011, 9:52 am

    This tech post on developing facebook applications is obsolete. Please refer to the newest Facebook Application Developer Docs.

    From the experience I gathered during Yahoo! HackU event at IIT-Kharagpur, I realised that many of the students had a lot of trouble developing facebook applications. So, in this post, we will learn how to develop a facebook application, right from downloading sdk, connecting to facebook (the dreadful authentication and permissions part), accessing your data and friends data and making a meaningful hack out of it.

  • Mar 25, 2011, 3:24 pm

    There are many instances where you will need to create a photo uploader on your website so that anyone or a selective audience can upload their photos to a common pool. In this post, I will explain to you how we can create such a photo uploader using Flickr.

  • Feb 19, 2011, 5:18 am

    Bookmarklets are tiny, clever and powerful programs that are written in javascript and are added to your browser as bookmarks (Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera) or favorites (Internet Explorer).