CameraPlay – adding camera feature in a react-native app.

I’m going to play around and embed a camera feature in a mobile app using React Native.

so going ahead and start firing ( in your terminal )

create-react-native-app CameraPlay

Since we need to use native modules into the app, we will simply eject the expo part by doing

npm run eject

Now run the basic app (depending on your OS, you must have required libraries already setup up) with
react-native run-android or react-native run-ios

If above command does not gets the output to your phone/simulator/emulator, then there is no point of moving further. Fix this and follow up next.

So we are going to make this first screen as camera input, after user clicks a photo, we will forward it to next screen to play with the photo.

So lets go ahead and install the react-native-camera package by issuing

npm install react-native-camera --save

react-native link react-native-camera

Only if there is any problem, and app does no compile after this, you need to do the linking manually, follow instructions at React-native-camera github.

I also got some issues while compiling the RNCamera. So I took help from these two comments

https://github.com/react-native-community/react-native-camera/issues/1530#issuecomment-385752864

https://github.com/react-native-community/react-native-camera/issues/1530#issuecomment-386572593

Now, open the App.js code file and include
import { RNCamera } from 'react-native-camera';
Now, you can use the RNCamera component inside return you must now be able to see the camera inside your application, if not, there might be some problem in linking the module, try again linking.

more to follow, stay tuned in.

The art of knowing.

Bada Jhumar

First of all, what is success actually? Generally success is used supportive word which defines that you accomplished something. I have been in touch with many college students (as being alumni of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana), and they are studying to be successful in life. I feel I could help them to realize some things about life and thats the purpose of writing this post.

Nobody tells you what life is, you are born here, you have people around you, you have food to eat and shelter to live in, you are successful in living a life. Simple as that.

After this comes the purpose, what do you want to do in life?

Here are some simple and effective tips to find your purpose:

  1. Look around but listen to your inner voice.
  2. Don’t define things with money, just do what you love to, money comes later.
  3. Don’t get attracted by materialistic glow. (We all know about this “All that glitters is not gold”)

Purpose can be any, I mean anything. For some people it is connecting the world, for some its to be free, for some its just to love, and more. So basically, anything, do not ever relate it to money. What you feel like doing in life? thats the purpose. It can be mean, it can be helping, anything.

Comming back to success, people generally relate success with financial figures, but to live a life, we do not need money. People can say we need house we need to buy this and that. I think that just a materialistic approach. If I would imagine myself without any money, what would I do? Looking out for food and shelter, of course you can go life any where in some forest or so, make yourself pretty nice crib (or not) and look out for ways you can get food (or not, yeah there are people who survive on sun), grow crops or hunt, however you like. One thing is sure, money is not necessary for survival, but, if you want to live a social and luxury life, where you can watch movies, eat something special, and so on, definilty you need money. Business men just take advantage of the luxury you want. No luxury = No business. I do not say I want to live a forest life, but I can and I will, very willingly, if it every comes to that. Point is, adapt! adapt! adapt! If you’re in the sea, you’re The Caption Jack Sparrow. If you’re in the forest, you’re fearless tarzan. If you’re in some uptown, you’re be the best job guy or some flashy businessman. The best here is not best as in comparision with others, but the best of your abilities and hardwork. We always adapt, thats what humans do. You have to understand this, there is one thing about humans, they are real badass, they will survive anything, when it comes. But to be successfull you have to be ready, and prepared for every moment. It can be best or worst, depending on how you react to it.

Everyone adapts, it is the basic survival skill your subconsious knows, still you (your concious) don’t reckon it. If you think what will happen when the person/thing you love the most goes away from you or dies or anything which is something you never wan’t that to happen. So if the bad (as you call it) happened, what are you going to do? People start to think they are doomed, but we are very wrong here. We just dont wan’t it to happen, but, even if you don’t know it, you will survive! Yes you will. But it is the art of knowing, that you can handle any damn situation like a pro. And this art will make you invincible, you will control the things you want to (Generally people in such situations don’t want/like to), but the things which will happen, you will be ready, all the time. And this art of knowing makes you overcome your worst fears. Once you overcome the worst, nobody is stopping you. You are at level zero and only thing can happen is going up. At this point the success is declared. This is the point you will know you are successful before anyone else knows about it. This is not something monetory or materialistic, but this is sucess of YOU. You will let go the fear of worst possibilities of your life. You will become open to anything and everything. You will welcome the situtations and people which come to your life, and what awesome feeling is that one can only understand, and I live that everyday.

Extra stuff below, only if you want to kill your current vibe, then carry on reading, but it can do lot many things. 😉

Orignal Title was: “Fear? and Success?” but then I realized “The art of knowing” should be the title.

When I was writing this , I was alone at a restaurant in mid of Feb 2015, and I wanted to write something. So I asked the guy there and borrowed some pen and paper. You can check it out how I was doing at my Instagram

Featured Image: This image is clicked on Sunday, 28 June 2015 at 01:47:07 PM. I wouldn’t dare to touch the flower in the image as it was small, delicate, yet successful and beautiful. On the background of photo you can see a another mountain blurred far away, from where we started the trek. I do have clear image of the same, with the flower blurred.

Install + Config mutt-sidebar

Hello everyone !

Lets make mutt more intersting by adding sidebar in mutt. Install it

For ubuntu
$ sudo apt-get install mutt-patched
For Arch
$ sudo pacman -S package-query yaourt
$ sudo yaourt -S mutt-sidebar

Add following to your .muttrc file and make changes accordingly.

#change width accordingly
set sidebar_width=30

#Visible at first, then change its value to yes
set sidebar_visible=no

set sidebar_delim='|'
set sidebar_sort=yes
mailboxes =inbox =ml
mailboxes =inbox =ml
bind index CP sidebar-prev
bind index CN sidebar-next
bind index CO sidebar-open
bind pager CP sidebar-prev
bind pager CN sidebar-next
bind pager CO sidebar-open
macro index b '<enter-command>toggle sidebar_visible<enter>'
macro pager b '<enter-command>toggle sidebar_visible<enter>'
bind index B bounce-message

Shortcuts to use

CP = Previous folder in sidebar
CN = Next folder in sidebar
CO = Open Selected folder in sidebar
b = toggle sidebar

If you want to change shortcuts, then change the values in .muttrc file accordingly.
Enjoy your new mutt sidebar. 😛