Working from Home tips – All you need to know

The Covid-19 has led the world into getting self-quarantined and lockdown situations. Staying at home for safety purposes does not guarantee working for many people, especially for the people working in IT field. Here are some tips for people working from home to stay productive apart from safe.

Locate a place in your room for working

The bed looks a good place to start working when you are just in your pajamas and no one is going to see you work. However, bed makes you lazier and your concentration at work is hampered. Choose someplace just not too cozy for you so that you doze-off. Someplace little under your comfort zone so that you could be productive like your study area, living room , terrace etc.

Working Hours

Maintain the same working hours you used to have while working in your office premises. The fact that you don’t need to separate the time spent travelling from and to office does not mean you need to work longer hours.

Attend Stand Up Meetings

Never forget to attend the Stand-UP meetings even if you get sick and are getting the day off.  Missing the meeting means you lose a day of catch up in shortest time possible.

Always be in contact

Make sure you are always connected to your team members. Being in contact with all your team members is very much essential for the normal office operation. In case of unavailability, let your team know in advance.

Plan the meetings

Never start a meeting out of blue, just because you have a blocker. Things are not easy as gathering people for 5 mins in the conference room of the office. Always plan a meeting and send an email invite.

Share riddles/puzzles:

Share stress buster in the office channel to keep people engaged. It will act as a time out. Think of it as the time you spent chatting with a colleague in the kitchen making a cup of coffee.

Music

Play the music you like and play it via speakers. No one will judge your taste and your ears can always relax without your earphones plugged in .

Talk to your favorite coworker

Amidst the work, don’t forget to check in with your best friend from work. May be send a “Work from Home” selfie. Hey! Working from home gets a little boring at times.

Nepal Government’s first online grocery website nepalfood.gov.np Launched

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Amid COVID19 pandemic and the lockdown ordered by Nepal Government to help customers buy their groceries online, Nepal Food Management and Trading Limited Nepal launched Nepal Government’s first online grocery website nepalfood.gov.np. Currently they only deliver  products inside ringroad.

Nepal food will only deliver if the cart value is above Ra2000. The website states that the delivery of products will be done within 2days.

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Vianet Hacked – more than 170k customer data was compromised

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Vianet‘s security was breached and more than 170 k customers data was exposed. The hacker who goes by the name नरपिचास‏ @paapi_kto_mah , posted a link in his twitter handle. Vianets’ breach was second attack among the nepal’s top ISP’s. first line was Subisu. The data dump link is hosted in onion network which is accessible by ToR browser.

The Leak was first posted in twitter handle 1 pm April 7th 2020. Vianet is currently investigating the issue and fixing the security loops. The data that was posted in the twitter handle is said to be legit customer data. 170000 Data can be downloaded easily if you have the right tools.

If you look at the dates carefully, Foodmandu was hacked exact 1 month before this cyber attack. Looking at the dates we can confirm that the hack was planned a month before. The hacker seems to be follower of @mr_mugger who hacked foodmandu one month back. In his tweet he wrote ” डाटाका भोगी मानवहरु, लौ मोज गर: ” which translates to “Enjoy Data Lovers “. In his latest tweets he wrote ” एक लाख सत्तरी हजार पाँच सय भन्दा बडी डाटा लिक भाछ, र कोसैलाई बाल छैन । यो पो होर देश भनेको । ” . This was a sarcastic comment to Nepal’s situation in data privacy and security. Foodmandu was hacked a month ago and no one cared about the data that was breached. it also hit hard on how irresponsible the tech industries in Nepal that do not to care about their customers data.

Here is the dumped link : http://xpeg3wb2nztefnx5otdigjzczzmgn3ayy2cgrt722qnwmdkn5k6cgvid.onion/

Vianet Communications has made an official statement about the hack, their response to it. They also have highlighted the security risk to their customers.

OnePlus reveals the price of its OnePlus 8 series Phones

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OnePlus is about to launch its new OnePlus 8 series on 14th of April 2020. OnePlus announced the date from their twitter handle revealing a teaser video which confirms the feature like 120 Hz fluid amoled display, 865 snapdragon chip etc. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, OnePlus announced that the event is going to be held digitally and everyone is invited to live stream the event. You can follow this link to know more about the OnePlus 8 features and Specifications.

DisplayMate, a display bechmarking company, gave a A+ rating to OnePlus 8’s display. Moreover, DisplayMate added that OnePlus 8 pro reportedly broke 13 display performance records. On their tweeter handle DisplayMate wrote that OnePlus earned the highest A+ ratings of all time.

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau revealed the price of OnePlus 8 series to be lower than US $1000. The price is a little higher than its predecessor but being relevant to its specifications and brand its lower than its competition like the Samsung S20 or Huwaei . CEO lau told the media that the high price is because of the technical issues and challenges and issues that 5G brings with it, as 5G chips are getting pricier in the market. For he full Specification, Design, Price and Color disclousre live stream the launch.

Facebook Launched Desktop Messenger app for Group Video calls and messages

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Facebook launched messenger desktop app for Mac and Windows platform on 2nd of April 2020. You can use the desktop messenger to connect with your work buddies, friends and family all over the world. FB released the messenger app after they ran a trial for their new theme for the web app. Like the web app you can choose between the lite mode and dark mode in the FB messenger Desktop app too.

After the lock down, facebook reported 50% surge in traffic. FB Messenger’s Vp reported that 100 % of the group call were made using the desktop browser in the past months. Hence, to make it easier for the users FB released a desktop verision of messenger.

Some features of the new desktop messenger app are :

  • Group video calls can be made on larger screen. 
  • Easy to connect with your work buddies
  • Multitasking by using the popout window
  • Notifications on desktop
  • Synchronize chat across mobile and desktop. 
  • Includes Dark mode and GiFs

You can download the app using the links here for Windows Microsoft Store or Mac Mac App Store

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro Full Tech Specification

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OnePlus announced to release its two flagship phone OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro on 14th of April 2020. Therefor, the detailed specification is yet to arrive but according to reports Both phone will support 5th Gen Network (5G) and 120 Hz fluid Amoled Capacitive display. This year’s oneplus series will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chip and LPDDR4X (OP8)and LPDDR5 (OP8 Pro) RAM. The phones will have an option of 8 or 10 GB of RAM. Both oneplus phones will run on Android 10 OS and will have two storage option 128 GB and 256 GB.

The feature packed OnePlus 8 will be backed by 4300 mAh battery and the Pro version will get the 4510 mAh Li pro. Even with the 120 Hz of display added, the phone can easily get you pass the day. Both variant comes with 30W warp charging dock. They also can be fast charged wirelessly.

OnePlus 8

ONEPLUS 8 SPECIFICATIONS

SpecsOnePlus 8
CPUSnapdragon 865
RAM8/12GB LLDDR4X
Display6.55″ FHD+ 90Hz Super AMOLED
Rear Camera48MP + 16MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Storage128/256GB UFS 3.0
ColorsGlow, Black and Green
Battery4,300 mAh
Charging Speed30W Warp Charge 30T
OnePlus 8 Pro

ONEPLUS 8 Pro SPECIFICATIONS

SpecsOnePlus 8 Pro
CPUSnapdragon 866
RAM8/12GB LPDDR5
Display6.78″ QHD+ 120Hz Super AMOLED
Rear Camera48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Storage128/256GB UFS 3.1
ColorsBlue, Black and Green
Battery4,510 mAh
Charging Speed30W Warpe Charge 30T, 30W Wireless Charging, and 3W Reverse Wireless Charging
Certification IP68 (Fully Water Proof)

OnePlus to Launch their Feature packed OnePlus 8 on 14th April 2020

OnePlus just announced its flagship phone for this year to be released on 14th of April 2020. OnePlus released a short clip in their twitter handle announcing the release. Amidst the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic, OnePlus shall release OnePlus 8 in a digital live stream.

OnePlus 8 is a feature packed smart phone powered by Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 585 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 585 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 585) processor with a 120 Hz Fluid Amoled capacitive Display. This flagship phone runs on the Qualcomm latest Snapdragon 865 Chipset. The CEO of OnePlus also annouced that the OP* also supports 5G capabilities. The phone comes with starting configuration of 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

OnePlus 8 comes with 16 MP Front Camera and 48MP + 8MP + 48MP camera with telephoto and ultra-wide capabilities. The phone is backed by 4300 mAh of juice which can “go through a day”, But If you are having a high power kind a day you can always warp charge it.

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OnePLus 8
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OnePlus 8 Pro

Learn By Doing – Learn Python By Example -2

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If you have gone through our previous blog Learn By Doing – Learn Python By Example -1 then this is the continuation to that article.

KtmBytes Python By Example : Program to check if a string is palindrome or not
Code:

# Program to check if a string is palindrome or not

str = input("string : ")


# reverse the string
rev_str = reversed(str)

# check if the string is equal to its reverse
if list(str) == list(rev_str):
print("The string is a palindrome.")
else:
print("The string is not a palindrome.")

 

KtmBytes Python By Example : Sum of the series 1/2+2/3+3/4+…+n/n+1 with a given n input by console when n>0 in python
Code:

# sum of the series 1/2+2/3+3/4+...+n/n+1 with a given n input by console
 # when n>0 in python

num=int(input("no of terms:"))
sum=0.0
for i in range(1,num+1):
sum +=float(float(i)/(i+1))
print(sum)

KtmBytes Python By Example : Random Number generator

#roll a dice random numbers
#import random to generate random numbers
import random
min=1
max=6
roll_again="yes"
while roll_again=="yes" or roll_again=="y":
print("rolling the dice ............")
print("the values are..........")
print(random.randint(min,max))
roll_again=input("Do you want to roll the dice again?")
if roll_again=="n":
break

 

KtmBytes Python By Example : Fabonicci Series

#Fabonicci Series

num=input("How many no. of terms? :")
num=int(num)
n1,n2=0,1

if num==0:
print("Please enter a positive integer")
elif num == 1:
print("Fibonacci sequence upto",num,":")
print(n1)
else:
print("Fibonacci sequence:")
for i in range (0,num):

print(n1)
ntemp =n1+ n2
n1 = n2
n2 = ntemp
i += 1

 

KtmBytes Python By Example : Bubble Sort Algorithm in Python

#bubble sort algorithm

# creating an empty list
arr = []

# number of elemetns as input
n = int(input("Enter number of elements : "))

# iterating till the range
for i in range(0, n):
ele = int(input("input {0} elements :".format(n)))

arr.append(ele) # adding the element

print("The list is ",arr)

def bubbleSort(arr):
n = len(arr)

# Traverse through all array elements
for i in range(n):

# Last i elements are already in place
for j in range(0, n-i-1):

# traverse the array from 0 to n-i-1
# Swap if the element found is greater
# than the next element
if arr[j] > arr[j+1] :
arr[j], arr[j+1] = arr[j+1], arr[j]


bubbleSort(arr)

print ("Sorted array is:")
for i in range(len(arr)):
print ("%d" %arr[i])

Learn by Doing – Learn Python By Examples Part 1

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Python is an highly expressive, dynamically typed, high-level, general-purpose programming language.

KtmBytes Python By Example 1: Printing Hello World in Python
Code:

print("Hello World!")

Output: Hello World!

KtmBytes Python By Example 1: Adding Two Numbers
Code:

num1=1
num2=5
num = num1+num2
print("Adding ",num1," and", num2 , " gives", num)
Output: Adding 1 and 5 gives 6
Code:
num1=input("input number 1:")
num2=input("input number 2:")
sum=float(num1)+float(num2)
print("the sum is :", sum)

 

KtmBytes Python By Example 1: Area of a triangle
Code:

a=3
b=5
c=6
s=(a+b+c)/2
area=(s*(s-a)*(s-b)*(s-c))**0.5
print("The Area of the triangle is :", area)
The Area of the triangle is : 7.483314773547883

KtmBytes Python By Example 1: Printing Hello World in Python
Code:

#swapping two variables
x=1.5
y=7

temp=x
x=y
y=temp
print("x = ",x,"y = ",y)

KtmBytes Python By Example 1: Finding roots of Quadratic Equation in Python
Code:

#finding Roots of Quadratic Equations
import cmath
a=1
b=6
c=8

d=(b**2)-(4*a*c)
root1=(-b-cmath.sqrt(d))/(2+a)
root2=(-b+cmath.sqrt(d))/(2+a)
print("The roots are :",root1, root2)

KtmBytes Python By Example : Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit in Python
Code:

#converting celsius to fahrenheit

celsius=36.5
fah=(celsius*1.8)-32
print('%0.1f deg Celsius = %0.1f deg Fahrenheit'%(celsius,fah))

KtmBytes Python By Example : Odd or even using python
Code:

#check if the number is odd or even
num=input("enter a number :")
num=int(num)
if num>0:
if num%2==0:
print("The number is Even")
else:
print("The number is odd")
else:
print("The number is negative number")

KtmBytes Python By Example : Finding out a leap year in Python
Code:

#Leap Year
year=int(input("enter a year :"))

if year%4==0:
if year%100==0:
if year%400==0:
print("{0} is a leap year".format(year))
else:
print("{0} is not a leap year".format(year))
else:
print("{0} is a leap year".format(year))
else:
print("{0} is not leap year".format(year))

KtmBytes Python By Example : Prime number using Python
Code:

#prime number
num=int(input("enter a num :"))

if num>1:
for i in range(2,num):
if (num%i)==0:
print("The number is not a prime no")
break
else:
print("{0} is prime number.".format(num))
else:
print("The number is not a prime no")

KtmBytes Python By Example : Printing all the prime no in range
Code:

#print all prime numbers in an interval

low=int(input("enter a lower range :"))
upp=int(input("enter a upper range :"))
print("prime no. between",low, "and",upp,"are :")

for num in range(low,upp + 1):
if num>1:
for i in range(2, num):
if (num%i)==0:
break
else:
print(num)

KtmBytes Python By Example Part :  Factorial of a number 
Code:

#to find the factorial of a number
num= int(input("enter a number :"))
f=1
if num<0:
print("Sorry factorial does not exist for negative numbers")
elif num==0:
print("Factorial of 0 is 1")
else:
for i in range (1,num+1):
f = f * i
print("Factoriall of ",num, " is : ",f)

YouTube to reduce its default video quality from High Definition to standard definition – Covid-19 Bandwidth control.

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Youtube announced to reduce the default video quality from 720p to 480p from the next month. As most of the people are staying home due to the global pandemic covid-19, the bandwidth usage is off the chart.

To tackle with this, youtube is going to cutoff the unnecessary bandwidth strain and network stress caused by default video quality. But can manually change back to the HD ko 4k quality if you want.

Similar to youtube and google, “in order to preserve internet access to entire community”, facebook, sony, amazon, apple and Netflix shal also take extra precaution.