#gsoc-mozilla

Deadlines

hi Friends,

GSoC is not just about code but is also about time management, punctuality and dead lines [And trust me this is the difficult part of it]

It gives me immense pleasure to see that I have met all my deadlines (either set by me or teoli well in time). It is one of those moments when you just want to relax and have a sip of tea and say "Yes, I nailed it bitch". It is also one of those moments when you feel you couldnt have achieved this without the guidance from your mentor/teacher.

My next hurdle is "Final Evaluation" so figers-crossed :-)

Writing after a very long time

I think, its been ages I am writing a blog, so I will take this in order and now onwards I will try to be more accurate :-)

So, Yes I successfully cleared my mid-term evaluation. Yay!

After that, I had been working for a while on the project and its going great.

Now the worst part is, for about a week I couldn't write a single line of code. Unfortunately I had been severely ill these days and had been completely bed ridden. I did informed teoli on this and he is certainly aware of my situation. Moreover these days I was absolutely cut-off from the outside world too :'(

So, once I recover (which I hope) within next three-four days, I would be back on my project. 

I think it wont take more than a week to meet my GSoC phase1 and phase2 targets. Also, once I meet those, i think the technical parts will come to an end and I would indeed be a confirmed GSoC'er ;-) :-)

Cheers

~2 Weeks from Now~

hi Everyone,

These day I have been rafactoring and updating my codes as per teoli's review. but this was until yesterday.
For the nom-Mozilla or MDN related guys, MDN is shifting to Kuma wiki from the old wiki system, and after 2 weeks from now I have my firest mid-term evaluation.
I personally felt that I have been going slow from few days, and this was one of the points on which both me and my mentor agreed. So we have decided that instead of cleaning the code, I will do border properties. So that means, before the mid term I am very clear and brainstormed upon what has to be done. Things are crystal clear in my mind. Today I will go through the spec. Once I jot down the major points of the spec, I will then move towards the fun part. It is also decided that I would make separate files for each property. Also, to keep it simple, we have decided that I would first do for top, then left, right, bottom and then finnaly the border-* . I think this approach is very good, as I would have smaller goals and these are easier to acheive.

Other than this, I am very sleepy. I do have a terrible shoulder ache, and dont know why am I getting cramps in my stomach :'(. But the bad part is I will have time for the doctor only after 9th July. Till then I cant afford to.

So, mid terms, here I come and give me some good news

Cheers

Work is there and time is not

Ah! one more week has come to an end. This week was full of ups and downs. I *strongly* beleive I have paced down and is going slow in my work. But there is an entire story behind it. So to make it simple I will use bulleted lists

  • We had GSoC meetup (if you are aware of this blog I am sure you would know about GSoC too ) at Gurgaon office. It was primarily organized by me and was a great trip. Regards to Uttam for helping me in every possible way
  • At this point, my charger broke! and with that I was too. i got it soldered and wrapped it in a celotape. So as of now thats a temp solution to it :-)
  • As in my last blog I said, about HACK-Code for a cause and using the Dataweave API's. Unfortunately we couldn't find the social aspect of that. So we changed our idea and landed upon an idea of an app to bridge the gap b/w users and NGO. It was awesome for us as our team won the first prize :-) and we won an Galaxy Tab2 with Ice cream sandwich. The bad part is we just got one so we are still figuring the proper algo to divide it. As of now its under time-sharing model ;-). We have uploaded the code here

The story doesn't end here. For all these things I had to travel atleast 2 hours in metro and the summer weather had killed me.

With all this, on Monday I had an very important meeting which was again 2 hours away. So it is very true I am exhausted like hell with all these travelling and almost twice in a day.

With all these, I really tried to be on track but some how I missed to put in a lot of my energy. And its true, when you are in a bad feeling and you know you have to do it by hook or crook you do it, I am at the very similar situation now. I know I am lagging in work like hell so I am going as fast I can and working as much as I can. My work includes reading of w3.org specs and trust me it is sometimes impossible for me to find the real and updated one.

BUUUUTTT, with all these the *best* part is, I was very scared to confront it infront of my mentor but trust me my mentor, Teoli is super awesome. he understand everything and motivates me for more. His guidance indeeds plays a very important role in my progress. I am sure I couldn't have acheived my deadlines without his constant support and help. I am eagerly waiting to meet him in person, *one day*. I remember I was trying to draw a patter using linear gradients but was unable to and it was for days. he brainstormed me and within the next 5 min I got it running in all the modern browsers. The story would be incomplete if I dont mention his efforts but if I do I am sure you will take a day to read the entire thing.

Signing off

Cheers