Vijay, a software engineer at Magnetic, has been programming and working in the software community since he was 12 years old.
Fast forward years later and Vijay has built everything from 4 foot planes, digital mobile applications, guitar amps, and even worked on parking lot hardware and some of the first facial recognition applications. Vijay’s interest in technology and engineering goes way beyond the office – he has purchased a PDP-11, one of the very first computers and is currently working on running a web server off of it from his home.
To learn more about Vijay and his engineering adventures, check out his blog posts below and follow him on Twitter @vijay_parikh
Take an often lithographic and iconic bunch of classic American folk and protest tunes, some dating back to the 1800’s, and paste them up in a well-equipped garage full of meat-and-vegetables 20th century rock music equipment. Populate said garage with … Continue reading
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Recently I had to update a mongo collection with the contents of a large file containing JSON objects. This was simple enough in ruby using the native mongo driver, however MongoDB posed an interesting problem. Due to MongoDB’s global write … Continue reading
Wattage The first thing we need to do is to have some basic technical knowledge drummed into our heads. We are going to use two different units in this discussion. Wattage (power output) and db (decibels). Wattage is the measurement used … Continue reading
The “Raspberry Pi” is a $35 computer that has been developed over the last few years to be sold into education, and the developing world. The Raspberry Pi is by no means a cut down or stripped computing platform. For … Continue reading
Late last night I pulled out my Tele from its case and started to practicse some scales. It occurred to me that the guitar I was holding has not changed in over 60 years. In fact I couldn’t think of … Continue reading
What is π? By definition, π is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. π is always the same number, no matter which circle you use to compute it. What is π Day? Pi Day … Continue reading