Wrapping up at Adobe
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
After 5 years at Adobe, I have decided to take up a new challenge

A Look Back at 2021
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
A look back at 2021

Blue card blues
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Getting my EU Blue Card renewed has been more painful than it should have been.

Moving to a new house
· ☕ 7 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
Small post on my experience finding a new house to rent as a foreigner in Romania.

Getting our COVID-19 vaccines as foreigners in Romania
· ☕ 5 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
As of yesterday, Jo and I completed our second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, and I feel much better knowing that we have some sort of protection against COVID. In the Beginning Romania started its vaccination program quite early, as early as December 26, 2020. The vaccine rollout was done in three stages: Stage 1: For Health Care Workers Stage 2: For high-risk population (age 65+) and people working in key areas such as public transport etc Stage 3: For the general public While stage 1 started on December 26, stage 2 started around about Mid February and stage 3 was most interesting - it started with the opening of the waitlist on March 15 and vaccinations starting on March 31.

Replacing the stock Ryzen Wraith Stealth cooler with an ID-Cooling SE-224-XT
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
A year back, I’d rebuilt my desktop with some components from home and most others bought here. I was pretty happy for the most part - however, there was one aspect that kept annoying and worrying me - the temperatures. I noticed that the temperatures were running hotter than usual. Idle temperatures were more than 80 degrees, and full-load temperatures crossing 90 degrees. To reduce the temperatures, I tried various options including BIOS updates, adding in some new intake fans and changing the fan curves but those did not help.

Winter in Bucharest
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Sathyajith Bhat
It started with a noticed posted on the door of my apartment way back in Late October, stating that the district heating would start soon. I couldn’t believe that Winter was coming so soon but saw on news about first snowfall in the mountains as early as late September and I knew we were in for some early snow. Few months in, we’ve had more number of snowy days here in Bucharest as compared to last year, but still much lesser in volume as compared to last year.