When TraceTogether was rolled out in Singapore, I geeked out with the BlueTrace Protocol and the basics of how it worked. However, with my experience of volunteering for the migrant population, I knew that we needed translations, badly. We needed translations if we wanted to an effective deployment of TraceTogether in the vulnerable population.
Continue reading I reverse-engineered TraceTogether, for the “right reasons”
With their little command over English, would most migrant of the migrant brothers be able to effectively use TraceTogether?
I have been quite excited since waking up today. Although I am not sure if “excited” is the correct word to describe the rush through my body, my sweaty palms, and slightly trembly hands. I was supposed to assist doctors from the Institute of Mental Health in providing consultation for a Bengali patient.
Continue reading [SGDiaries] The Anxious Bengali Migrant Brother
Seen those SafeEntry posters in Singapore, with instructions to “log in” to your neighborhood 7-Eleven? I have translated those into Bengali (Bangla) ahead of the reopening of Singapore, from the circuit breaker. These have been translated in the hope of protecting our migrant workers and the community amidst the uncertainty.
Continue reading GovTech SafeEntry and TraceTogether Posters in Bengali (Bangla)
Mandarin is indeed an amazing language to learn and explore. It is one of the last surviving pictographic languages, and as a language enthusiast, this might get you excited! 1.3 Billion people and a lot of my neighbors know Mandarin – a good enough reason for me to pick it up!
Continue reading Learning Mandarin, My 3rd Language
If you are wondering why you cannot send Bengali text encoded in Unicode properly through the SSLWireless Push API in Python, well you are not alone. The solution is, encoding your UTF-8 text into UTF-16 (Big Endian) and then taking the hexadecimal value of it, transformed into uppercase.
Continue reading Encoding Bangla (Unicode) SMS for SSLWireless in Python
I am a self-taught Software Engineer working in the industry for about 5 years. However, formal tertiary education has always been on my radar. This blog post describes my story, and why I chose a distance learning programme instead of an on-campus offering.
Continue reading BSc in Computer Science Distance Learning at UoL: Why I chose it
If you are seeing my website instead of the one you’re supposed to see, this post is for you. I sharing a hosting server with several hundreds of people. That server had a hardware failure, and backups are being restored as I speak.
Why are you seeing my site?
My Domain starts with the letter
A. Thus, it was copied to the server from a backup first. Even before the
default file, as it starts with
D. So, for a brief period, you saw my site. Till that default got copied over.
I didn’t hack you.
Please contact your hosting provider.
I made use of publicly available data from the Directorate General of Health Services to get a picture about healthcare in all across Bangladesh.
Data Source: http://facilityregistry.dghs.gov.bd
Continue reading Visualizing and Understanding Grassroots Healthcare in Bangladesh
I always tend to organize every aspect of my experiments with organizers as useful as
Continue reading Categorical and Numeric Data in Scikit-Learn Pipelines
Pipeline. However, one shouldn’t be passing continuous variables into a
OneHotEncoder or vice versa for Scalers. The solution is, split your data, treat them in separate pipelines before merging them together again. Inspired by Scikit Learn Examples.
I found myself the problem of counting the occurrence of specific “days of the week” between two dates; for, of course, generating features for a predictive analysis task. For example, the number of Fridays and Saturdays between 2019-01-01 and 2019-01-15. And thankfully, good old PostgreSQL came to the rescue!
Continue reading Counting Weekends between Two Dates in PostgreSQL