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Reviews Software

iOS -Keyboards

iOS has come a long way since the version 1.0, in fact it has been 8 years since the OS was first launched. To be truly judgemental, version 8 has seen the most exciting features ever since the launch of App store. Since this is a very detailed post on iOS 8 Keyboard Extensions and there are quite a lot of features that shipped with iOS 8, its better you check out the full list of features elsewhere here.

Extensions across iOS has been the most talked about feature of this release, and I have been looking forward to third party keyboard extensions ever since I saw the swipe keyboards on Android. iOS 8 brings keyboard extensions to all iOS 8 supported devices which are iPhone 4S and later models, iPod 5th Generation, iPad 2nd Genartation and later and iPad Mini all versions. Here is how some popular third party keyboards work and how they fare so far in real life. But before that some Continue reading “iOS -Keyboards”

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Random Musings

Leadership philosophy

tl;dr
I believe that with clear communication and expectations, I can foster an environment of open participation and respectful collaboration.

Attitude: 
I will be considerate in my thinking and communication, always being cheerful or flexible (and both when possible). I will always remember that your time is as valuable as mine. I will remember that trust is a partnership, and earned not owed.

Principles: 
I will lead with consistency and a global mindset, motivating people through knowledge not fear. I will lead knowing that people will follow after me, and I should leave my world better than how I found it. I will lead with honesty and integrity, knowing that I am only as good as my word. 

Behavior: 
I expect to address confrontations directly and react calmly in difficult situations. I expect to consider problems from multiple sides and find a solution that is equitable. I expect to not know things, and fail at things, and ask people to work alongside me anyway.

This leadership philosophy from my colleague Josepha is great. You should read the entirety here. This is great and overlaps for most people in leadership roles. Bookmarked here for later self reference.

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Random Musings

Reflections on my 2018!

2018 was a mixed year for me. Lot of firsts for me this year. A few life changing events happened over the year. I am mostly happy for almost all of them and wish things were slightly different overall. That said I am really happy for where I am now. The year has been an incredible part of my journey so far. I moved out of home (finally 😃), started cooking my own food, rode the GDD after 4 years of trying to ride it, completed an year as lead (long way to go), met some amazing people, a tonne of driving around, lots of sweet memories with friends and with loved ones, lost my grandmother, a completely broken relationship with Dad and so on.

While at this time of the year, I reflect on how this past year has been, I am extremely grateful for everything (good and bad) that has come my way and eveyone in my life to have made my life for what it is at the moment.

Adieu 2018. Onward to 2019.

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Cycling

Giro Delle Dolomite-2018

It was an amazing and a very humbling experience for me at the Giro Delle Dolomiti 2018. I had been trying to ride the GDD for over 3 years now and seems like 4th year was the lucky charm.  I wanted to do a long post about the experience, but procrastination and life got the best of me. That said I was genuinely surprised to see myself on the official after tour video of GDD. My 2 secs of fame 😛 

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