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$ random stuff
    ├── tags
    ├── bookshelf
    ├── resources
    ├── quotes
    ├── habits
    └── about me
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Fri 23 Jul 2021

Bike Ride in Mexico City

This is my first time visiting Mexico city, also known as CDMX. Initially I was scared to come here because of Narcos. However during my brief two weeks stay I have felt safe. With my limited Spanish, I decided to book an Airbnb experience for a bike tour.

The tour had a meeting point at Bazar Fusion. Uber is cheap & convenient to commute in Mexico city. On reaching at Bazar Fusion, I had a cappuccinos before hopping on to the bike. The bike was comfortable enough however with no helmet which I didn’t mind. ..

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Sun 27 Jun 2021

Dear Vishi, have you seen a ghost?

Do you believe in ghosts? I did when I was a kid. I was infatuated with the paranormal. Sometimes I used to wander around desolate buildings with other kids concocting horror stories. I loquaciously gossiped about ghosts in school which earned me a sizeable audience. I was convinced that someday I would stumble upon an innocuous spirit that would instill some unearthly powers in me.

Vic Tandy, a British engineer, was working at Warwick Laboratory when he thought he saw a ghost. He later said, “I was sweating but cold, and the feeling of depression was noticeable – but there was also something else. It was as though something was in the room with me.” He then claimed to have seen a spirit emerging in his peripheral vision, but when he turned to face the figure, it vanished”. He later went home perplexed...

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Fri 25 Jun 2021

Dynamically create cloudformation stack using AWS CDK

AWS CDK is a great framework to programmatically deploy cloudformation stack. If you are unfamiliar with AWS CDK, I would recommend first to check out Getting started with AWS CDK.

One of the pet peeves I have while designing cloudformation template is redundancy. I have to manually copy-paste the same properties across multiple resources. I wanted to leverage AWS CDK to create an interface that would allow tto dynamically create cloudformation. For the interface, I harked back to the good old CSV file...

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