Introduction First Video Post

Hi all, my name is Ravi Lodhiya and I am a Full stack developer, this is my first video post. I am looking for a Contract opportunity in the Microsoft Technologies stack. I am available immediately for an interview. Please email me your Job Specification. Thanks for watching. I hope to speak you soon. Bye.

Overwhelm by LinkedIn responses

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Original Post

I am really overwhelm by the response and viewers who looked at my post on LinkedIn. It is but obvious that I can not able to pin point who looked at it but at least I can say 182 of them where Managers/CEOs which means to me a lot. Most of them were Recruiters as you can see. But I am More interested talking to managers/directors where I think I can add value to their organization.

I admire all the companies and their management styles, they all are great and I am proud that some of the most recognised companies from Midlands and I adore them all. For the new role I am really keen to meet personally which allow me to excel my dreams and in return I will give my commitment to the company to put value back by serve them for next 5 years undoubted.

If it sounds good enough to you and feel that investing in my intellectual can reward your organization with greater returns then please contact me or delegate your HR to send me a proposal which I unable to denied. Your HR can email me from here.

I look forward to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Ravi Lodhiya

p.s.: If you are a Key Decision maker and want to save 25% agency fees then please approach me directly.

p.p.s.: Recruiters don’t be afraid to contact me either. I admire you equally and happy to have you business. So feel free to drop me a line.

Simple can be harder than complex

Simple Can be harder than complex

Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

-Steve Jobs

Motivation make my day.

How to convert legacy site to responsive site without breaking it ?

I have been asked many time for how do you convert legacy site to responsive site. There is no easy answer to that, however over the years I have gained experience about how to do it wisely.

First of all, we need to understand what is responsive and what do we expect to see or not see when render to the different screens or estates. In other words, what do you want to hide and what do you want to show. Visualize it and walk through it by paper prototype and not even that if possible just build quick prototype (abstract functionality) for understand behaviour and set for the feedback from actual users and refine it until wow factor seen.

Upon agreement then I look at all the elements on the page and we tried to bind regions and match existing functionality to the each regions. It is harder than the said but we have to do it that way only to avoid error or even better failures.  Each region is like a view or possible view and without modifying its core functionality, I estimate it to bolt on new design by middle layer.

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So how long do you think it would take?

Great question. It depends on how deep the rabbit hole goes. How tightly couple your design is and how well you can abstract those dependencies. All that counts. But for sure you need to be consistent with its development, and depend on complexity and usability. When I say how long, my understanding is when user able to use it live. It is tough to understand but it has to be like that way.

So if you think I have calibre to help you in your ongoing project or project that needs facelift and delivered without loosing its core. Ask me or just contact me and book appointment to discuss over a nice cup of tea. I will be delighted.

Do you need a resource to complete IT project/s? Yes. Then call me now…

Every company needs resources. Resources to complete projects where budget has been already allocated.  Now problem is with very little unemployment in the UK, companies are struggling to get hold of good resources and workforces, people are moving getting better wages and of course Brexit on the horizon and it has started its negotiation process. Yet all of this uncertainty, projects need to be carried out and delivered constantly, Pressure is mounting to make financial targets on Project Managers and Teams.

In this tough time, few things happening to the existing projects either project needs to keep on hold or hire more resources, or delegating projects/workloads to offshore or inland third-party (if it is safe to do so.) and on the top budget is limited and time is burning quickly.

Hire Ravi Lodhiya as a contractor

With this in mind, and as an experienced IT Contractor (trying to be Freelancer) I have few things to offer in this crucial time:

  • I can come to rescue your projects or workload if you delegate me.
  • I can help you/your company to find resource for your troubled IT projects.
  • I can help you to motivate your team and engaging them to better perform.
  • I can be honest to assess your estimates for the project and add value to it.
  • I can bring your project on track and if your budget is tight then find alternative resources for that.
  • As an independent entity, I  can be more resourceful to your enterprise by more cost-effective and reliable, affordable and promising.  While you are searching with your current recruitment agency to fill the gap in your team, I can surely add value to your projects and keep balls rolling till you find right candidate as a permanent staff or may be help your trainees to come up to speed.

So if you have a project going on trouble due to  lack of resources or new greenfield project on the horizon but not able to prove by recruiters or want to get an idea about how much it is actually going to cost. Just email me your details via contact page here.

I usually turn around your projects quickly and we can build long-term relationship as it grow.

p.s.: I am not a recruiter or neither representing them. I am an independent contractor work as a limited company and try to rescue enterprises and deliver value to their projects by offering my ability.

So if you reading this and feel that it is better to contact me here for further discussion. Believe me you won’t be disappointed.

Saturday Afternoon–Best Use of time

Yeah People you’ve heard it. What is the best use of the time at Saturday afternoon?

And…. answer is solving the Rubik cube. Ta… Da…I spend bit time on reading the God’s Number to solve rubik cube and realized it was doable so I thought let me try it.

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It was fun and challenging, I was wondering woh… woh… wohhh….

What The… , why I can’t finish it in 20 steps? I tried but ….

Doah.  No Good. But here its interesting stuff I found. How you can solve this puzzle in 20 step.

http://cube.rcombs.me/

Just brilliant. I like the solution given.

I tried it and Voila…. Great stuff. So people use your time wisely.  Enjoy the rubik. Have fun at afternoon.

God’s Number

 

My Personal Kanban Board

After few quick attempts and experiments with Kanban board, I am going to start using this Kanban implementation, 

So what is 4D matrix of Things to do.

  1. DO
  2. DECIDE
  3. DELEGATE 
  4. DELETE

The idea behind 4D is simple – keep clutter out and gain more focus on get things done. 

I have started putting my to do a list in the matrix but it is just for every fortnight  or 2 weeks. So that I can start doing more rather just scared myself away from long list of To do. Every week I have 3 main priorities to carry out and everyday just three things to do, thus my list items are limited in numbers, each DO part can only has maximum of 6 tasks (which is  3 tasks (priority) per week),  and rest of grids are either DELEGATE or DELETE and DECIDE(DIFFER). DECIDE is a column which you can think as important but not so urgent or less priority. 

After that Next is a column holds tasks I am going to tackle in the current  week, and if I was interrupted by any variables then it will be put ON HOLD, may be later either I can DECIDE, DELEGATE or DELETE. And when it needs to be done then just start DOING it and upon done it’s DONE. Here is the magic doing cell has only one  and one task at any given time.

Now every evening or first thing in the morning I can update board and start doing more, by limiting my to do list and achievements I reward myself a treat or may be if too many things on hold for current week then push a bit and decide or delete quickly without demotivate myself or feeling grief about it.

Next four weeks I am going to monitor how things are going and measure my success by using task points, each task has an effort mark on it. Let’s say if things take less than an hour has 1 point and if more than 1 hour but less than 2 hours then it has 2 points and 4 points, 6 points, 8 points and 10 points maximum. 

I am working 48 hours a week including travel. Achieving 10 points a week will be a good milestone however, I am not going to crazy on that. I would rather progress slowly and steady week by week.

Ciao.

2017-04-17 4:25:30 PM

Video Player Using Angular JS

Recently I have finished my training on angularJS and it has given tasks on how to complete the project. So I have got an opportunity while I was preparing for new role. It took me around 8 hours to complete task on my own. I have to refer some of the topics again but overall I am really happy with it.

 

I have attempted it with following structure

  1. Design as I go, follow up instruction, recall from memories.
  2. Go through some in depth topics such as reading json files using angular js
  3. Concepts of controllers and additional packages such as Animate.
  4. Layout and styling correctly.
  5. Add pagination to the demo list.
  6. Downloaded around 10 videos for just laugh.
  7. It was fun project to do.

Here is the link where you can see it easily.

Click Here

I hope you all have lovely weekend. Have fun.

 

Building Custom HTML5 Video Playback with AngularJS

What kind of entrepreneurs are you?

 

P is for Powerful and P is for Positive, P is also for People. P is for Product. P is for Profit. P is for Politics. P is for Persuasive. P is for Passionate. P is for Polite. P is for Performance. P is for Perfect.  And P is for Promotional. P is for Placement. P is for Portable. P is for Punctuate.

At Last, P is for Pee.

So far, What kind of business are you running?

– People Driven

– Product Driven

– Profit Driven

– Politics Driven

– Passion Driven

– Place Driven

– Performance Driven

These are 7 P’s of the marketing or business who defines value for your business or alternatively it defines business you drive.