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Playback Analysis of Boomerang Videos

written in January, 2020. This is a less than 1 minute read

Boomerang video is a 1-second video clip that is turned into a GIF playing forward and reverse a couple of times. I was sitting with some friends last year a...

Some less known Cycling Routes Around Udaipur

written in January, 2020. This is a 2 minute read

Udaipur, also called the city of lakes, offers some great escapes away from the bustle of traffic into the lap of aravalis. I share some routes I’ve enjoyed ...

How to count pages in multiple PDF files on Windows

written in September, 2019. This is a 1 minute read

I needed to know the total number of pages in hundreds of PDFs. Thanks to cpdf - Coherent PDF Command Line Tools I was able to get this done from the Windows...

Are my Ads listening to everything I say? No

written in May, 2019. This is a 8 minute read

Rekha sees an airline ad right after a conversation with a friend about her travel plans. Was this result of a deceptive advertising-AI that was listening to...

Migrate Oracle Dump File to SQL Server 2012

written in April, 2019. This is a 3 minute read

It took the life out of me to figure out how to move an Oracle Dump file to Oracle and then to SQL Server. This post just documents the sequence of steps I t...

Migrating MySQL Database to SQL Server 2012

written in December, 2018. This is a 3 minute read

I have a PHP script lying around that uses MySQL database. I want to integrate this system to work with a SQL Server 2012 based database.

Zebronics CCTV Or IP Camera RTSP URL and OpenCV

written in October, 2018. This is a 1 minute read

I bought a Zebronics ZEB-IP1MB18L20M IP Camera a few days ago. I was trying to get it working with OpenCV but couldn’t figure out the URL. To find out the IP...