Sathya's World
Parc Drumul Taberei Metro station
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
When I moved into current house, I was quite happy to note that there was construction going on for Bucharest Metro M5 line. Having a metro right next to your house is of course quite nice to have, considering it makes getting into and out of the city that much easier. My landlady, however, brushed off my optimism mentioning that the M5 metro line has been under construction since a long time and most had given hope on it.

So how's it to be in Bucharest after moving from Bangalore?
· โ˜• 5 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
It’s been 7 months since I’ve been in Bucharest. The past couple of months I’ve been under quarantine and staying indoors. That aside, people kept asking me how’s it been in Bucharest and how’s life been in Bucharest, how different life is compared to Bangalore. div.gallery { display: flex; flex-wrap: wrap; } div.gallery a { flex-grow: 1; object-fit: cover; margin: 2px; display: flex; } div.gallery a img { height: 480px; object-fit: cover; flex-grow: 1; } Sunset at Bucharest Moving across the world is a huge endeavour and even though I’ve done my share of travels, moving and settling in Bucharest while smooth, experiencing day to day life in Bucharest took me by surprise.

Mฤƒrศ›iศ™or
· โ˜• 3 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
I returned to Bucharest from my 15-day visit to India on the the first of March. The next day as I was walking to office, something was different. The flower shops were livelier than usual. The Mall was buzzing with a lot of small vendors, selling red and white trinkets with flashy boards. I thought these were because of some sort of sale and just passed by them. div.

Hellforge, Remastered: Rebuilding my home desktop
· โ˜• 10 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
It’s been more than 7 years since I last built my home desktop. It hadn’t remained static - there had been a steady trickle of updates over the years but the base foundation: the processor motherboard cabinet remained the same. The processor I had i.e., the Core i5 3470) wasn’t exactly top-of-the-line back then, it had still enough horsepower, especially coupled with the GPU (nVidia Geforce 970, replaced later with the Geforce 1080) to crunch anything that I could throw at it, VR included (check my previous post for my impressions of the Oculus Rift).

Salut Bucharest - How and Why I moved from Bangalore to Bucharest
· โ˜• 9 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
It’s been a while since I posted anything, so lets get this started again. As I had tweeted few weeks back, I have moved to Bucharest, Romania. Signing off from Adobe https://t.co/GLyPfdLPBE's been a wonderful https://t.co/BQINCxTPWS a book published, became an AWS Community Hero & learnt a lot more.Onwards! (@ Adobe Systems in Bangalore) https://t.co/Hkgry8ldIO — Sathya | sathyabhat@mastodon.social (@SathyaBhat) October 10, 2019 Here we go (@ Adobe - @myadobe in Bucureศ™ti) https://t.

Day trip to Mekedatu Sangama
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
It’d been a while since Jo and I had gone for a day trip on the outskirts of Bangalore. Jo on a whim suggested going for a long drive. And since I had nothing else planned, we took the car out. Originally we planned to head out to Kanakapura and come back, but that plan changed soon. We started out fairly late, at about 09:15 in the morning and stopped for breakfast at MTR on Kanakapura Road, near Art of Livingย Ashram.

Day Trip to Melukote
· โ˜• 7 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Starting this year, Jo & I wanted to resume our monthly outing to a place outside of Bangalore and we’d decided to head to Sravanabelagola during the Republic Day weekend. Unfortunately couple of days before the trip, Jo fell ill and we had to cancel the trip and thus January month went by without a trip. Few days later, Abhilashย mentioned that he was arranging for a ride to Melukote and since this was the week after Barcamp Bangalore, Jo & I signed up for the ride.

A Look Back at 2017
· โ˜• 6 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Ah 2017. What a year of unexpected twists and turns, an unexpected job change and an even bigger financial drain. Let’s see how the year went by After about 6 months of looking around at apartments left, right and center - we finally got around to finalizing and purchasing a flat. The loan process etc took a couple of months, we got it registered on my birthday and finally moved in, during the last week of April.

Of Z-Wave, SmartThings, Amazon Echo, Google Home, Kwikset Deadbolt and the colossal failure that is connecting them all โ€“ aka โ€œHome Automationโ€
· โ˜• 5 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
This is a huge rant I sent to Jo. Some backstory: Few months back Jo bought a Kwikset 910 deadbolt) (more like I asked her to buy - hindsight I should have done more and better research) and I was trying to setup the remote locking feature using Alexa/Google Assistant via SmartThings Hub. Here’s a copy-paste of the entire message. I’ll have a separate post on my home automation setup.

Monday Tunes #15
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Sathyajith Bhat
Monday tunes is here again. Let me know how you like the songs! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต “Cardiac Arrest” by Bad Suns “Gooey” by Glass Animals “Where Are You (Original Mix)” by Sako Isoyan feat. Victoria Ray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r2nMTlg57M “Something In The Air [Bonobo Remix]” by Maya Jane Coles To wrap up for this week, “Walk on Water” by The Verigolds The full Monday Tunes collection: Monday Tunes YouTube Playlist Monday Tunesย Spotify playlist Subscribe to Monday Tunes newsletter!