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A couple of changes under the hood

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 21:10 IST (last updated: Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 21:20 IST)

I've made a couple of changes to this blog under the hood. Firstly, I've made this blog PHP 7 proof, i.e. I removed all obsolete/deprecated features which are no longer used in PHP 7. This will allow me to easily move to PHP 7 in the future if need be. Secondly the "Photos" site was not serving any purpose at all. It was simply an RSS feed from my Flickr Stream, which could very well be browsed directly on Flickr. 

I've set up a development server on my local machine with VirtualBox which will allow me to test this site before uploading. VirtualBox is very useful that way, since you don't need to install a ton of servers on your desktop OS. VirtualBox also makes it easy to replicate development environments, since you just need to install your favourite Operating System once and can copy the image file to a safe backup location. This means that, even if I reinstall my host operating system, I can easily work on my development stuff simply by installing VirtualBox and running the already installed image. 

Presently my desktop system is OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 while my development VirtualBox server is Debian 9 stable.

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Landscape painting - mountain scenery

Filed under: Artwork/Landscapes by Hari
Posted on Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 21:44 IST (last updated: Sat, Aug 26, 2017 @ 21:46 IST)

Painted digitally using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Landscape digital

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Caricature of a colleague - 3

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 20:52 IST (last updated: Sun, Aug 13, 2017 @ 20:52 IST)

Caricature of yet another colleague. Drawn using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S.

Colleague caricature

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Caricature of a colleague - 2

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 19:23 IST (last updated: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 @ 19:23 IST)

A caricature of an office colleague. Painted using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Colleague caricature

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Caricature of Sushma Swaraj

Filed under: Artwork/Portraits/Caricatures by Hari
Posted on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 22:41 IST (last updated: Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 22:41 IST)

Portrait caricature of Indian politician and BJP leader, Sushma Swaraj. Painted using Krita using my XP-Pen Artist 10S tablet.

Sushma Swaraj

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Portrait of Justice Karnan

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Posted on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 20:28 IST (last updated: Fri, Aug 4, 2017 @ 20:28 IST)

Portrait of retired justice Karnan, recently convicted of contempt of court by the Supreme Court of India. Painted using Krita with my XP-Pen Artist 10S.

Justice Karnan

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