log 6 = 0.7781

This is my sixth weekly log.

Friend’s puzzle

A friend of mine sent me a puzzle question over telegram. It was quite interesting and I tried solving it. It felt like a classic crypto problem.

Going dark

I am going to gradually switch to a dark theme in everything I use, as I find it more soothing. In fact, I am already typing on a dark interface in medium.

Medium Dark theme ( [https://userstyles.org/styles/137280/medium-dark-grey](https://userstyles.org/styles/137280/medium-dark-grey) )Medium Dark theme ( https://userstyles.org/styles/137280/medium-dark-grey )

It’s not what you read, it’s what you ignore

Go Benchmarks in VS Code

I have been using VS Code for writing Golang for a while. Few months back, I had this feature request.
Ability to run Benchmarks from test file · Issue #972 · Microsoft/vscode-go
First of all, vscode-go is awesome. It is best workflow experience for writing go code. One of the features, I love the…github.com

yay! It’s going to be live on the next VS Code update.

Keeping away

I suffered from very high eye pain during this week, which is making me to keep away from computers and thinking in general.

The Reddit Failure

In log 4, I was excited about the launch of a new version of a software side project that me and my friend maintain. We tried our luck at spreading the word about it and shared on reddit. But, it was a failure. We had no response over it. I am not entirely sure of why. But, anyways if you are reading this and are trying out microplan, I would love to know your feedback.

After the great reddit failure, I started thinking about how successful information sharing is done on the internet. So, I decided to get some tips about it from Pavan ( We work together at Shippable ). He introduced me to probably one of the basic tools that I should be using while sharing something on the internet.

There are lot of factors while sharing content and some of them are,

  • What am I sharing ?

  • Where am I sharing ?

  • When am I sharing ?

I always had the question of “Is this the right time to share on this web site ?”, because I don’t want the people who would like to read and give feedback on the content that I am sharing to be sleeping when I post it. Thanks to Pavan for introducing me to this amazing tool.
Google Trends
See the latest trends, data and visualizations from Google. Find out what’s trending near you right now.trends.google.com

Wikipedia says,

Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., based on Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.”

That’s cool. This could give us a place where traffic of site could be high. And based on the region, we could get a time to post on it. For example, I did a google trend search on Flipkart ( Flipkart is a popular e-commerce site in India ) and google trends gives me the exact result. So, if I am writing something about Flipkart, then the right time to share it is daytime in Indian Standard Time.

Google Trends result for FlipkartGoogle Trends result for Flipkart


  • Publish a clean dark theme for youtube at https://userstyles.org

  • Write a blog post about the implementation of horizontal scaling in a message queue software.

Thanks for reading. I quote verses from my favourite Tamil literature “Tirukkuṛaḷ” at the end of my blog posts.

“பயன்தூக்கார் செய்த உதவி நயன்தூக்கின்

நன்மை கடலின் பெரிது”

— திருக்குறள்

Translated meaning ( in my words ): The kindness in the act of helping others without expecting anything in return is larger than the size of a sea.