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Love isn’t what I thought

Growing up, love has been idolized in our minds. Relationships are not deemed to be perfect unless they last forever, defying everything. “Everything” includes satisfaction, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment. I came across a radical new idea, maybe our metric of measuring success had been wrong all along!

My metrics

I have a metric of my own, that I refer to when measuring the success of a relationship: has this relationship helped me grow as a person?

In my book, great relationships are great because the participants help one another to outgrow themselves. They motivate each other to work the unthinkable, to achieve the unachievable, to believe in dreams! In a great relationship, the partners grow together, for a better future.

Shouldn’t it last?

My idolized view of Relationships leads me to believe that, these should ideally last forever. However, my life has taught me an important lesson – it can be temporary. A relationship might just be destined to help you grow temporarily because that had been the unknown purpose all along.

Love doesn’t have to end up in a relationship.

Love should be about understanding and wanting the best for everyone involved.

Took me a while to grasp the nuances of human behavior and relationships. Better late than never.

I reverse-engineered TraceTogether, for the “right reasons”

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.

With their little command over English, would most migrant of the migrant brothers be able to effectively use TraceTogether?

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[SGDiaries] The Anxious Bengali Migrant Brother

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.

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GovTech SafeEntry and TraceTogether Posters in Bengali (Bangla)

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.

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Encoding Bangla (Unicode) SMS for SSLWireless in Python

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.

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BSc in Computer Science Distance Learning at UoL: Why I chose it

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.

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I didn’t “Hack” Your Site

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.

Visualizing and Understanding Grassroots Healthcare in Bangladesh

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

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Categorical and Numeric Data in Scikit-Learn Pipelines

I always tend to organize every aspect of my experiments with organizers as useful as 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.

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