About

Hey! I am Siddharth Kannan. I am a Senior Undergraduate student of the Mechanical Engineering Department, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. This is my blog, the area for my own musings! I write about the books I read, the code I write, the articles and videos I find on the Internet, and (rarely) rant about my experiences with computers.

I wrote at various places before settling on this setup. Like a true content creator, I wrote a blog post even about the fact that I wrote in various places using various tools.

I love Ruby on Rails, Android, Bootstrap,jQuery and GruntJS. In general, everything web, android and open-source. I have ported an iOS application to Native Android in the summer of 2016. I have been developing Rails applications since 2014, and have not looked for a more versatile, robust, back-end framework. I was an avid user of PHP before that. I have also dabbled around with Node.js: I built 24 NPM modules which were downloaded a total of 14,000 times in the last 1 year. (ending April 6, 2017)

Vim, tmux, git and Chrome are the major parts of my daily setup! Ubuntu is the OS I have been using for the past few years. I have several gripes with it, but it has to do for now. I still have Windows 8 on the side for Solidworks, Ansys, Abaqus. I log into Windows far more frequently than I used to just two years ago, but that will all stop within the next year, I could not be too happy about that.

Check out my open-source projects on GitHub. Check out my NPM modules at NPM. I watch too many TV series and incessantly talk about them on Twitter.