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<div class="entry-content"><p>While this website has been lying dormant, I have been doing many things that are more actively tracked on <a href="http://twitter.com/divya">twitter</a>. Here are some of the highlights of what I have been up to.</p>
<h2>Adobe</h2>
<p>Some of you know I now work at Adobe. But I have since June been the Product Manager for the Web Engine team! I had not previously lived a life of a Product Manager, but for every programmer out there who thinks it is a better life, think again! I find it easier to program than to convince humans.</p>
<h2>Fripfrap</h2>
<p>So <a href="http://twitter.com/garannm">Garann</a> and I have a regular podcast/video stream going on. We didn&#8217;t speak about it much because we were not sure if we really wanted to do it. But, after recording 3 episodes, I think it is worth your while to spend 20 minutes of your life on :) <a href="http://fripfrap.io">Check it out</a>!</p>
<h2>Book</h2>
<p>I have also been up to my gills writing a book on HTML5 Boilerplate. The toughest part of writing a technical book is how often code changes. <a href="http://twitter.com/necolas">Nicolas Gallagher</a> has been doing such an excellent job of maintaining <a href="http://html5boilerplate.com">HTML5 Boilerplate</a> that it was many times I had to rewrite a lot of chapters based on newer updates. Nevertheless, I <strong>still</strong> need to write more errata as there are already updates while the book went out to print!</p>
<p>You can <a href="http://www.packtpub.com/html5-boilerplate-web-development/book">purchase the book at Packt</a> or get a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/HTML5-Boilerplate-Web-Development-ebook/dp/B009RR0IFE">Kindle version on Amazon</a>. If you have already got your copy, please let me know if you have any feedback!</p>
<p>The money I earn on this book goes to <a href="http://www.givewell.org/international/top-charities/AMF">Against Malaria Foundation</a> which consistantly is lauded for its effective aid programmes.</p>
<h2>Talks</h2>
<p>I have been giving several talks over the few months in Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, UK and in US. I thought I would round up the major topic areas and link to videos of the talks as they exist:</p>
<h3>Designing in the browser</h3>
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<p>I posit that modern web technologies require designers to use the medium to design for it. <a href="http://nimbu.in/codemelb">Slides for Designing in the Browser</a></p>
<h3>Pushing the cutting edge forward</h3>
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<p>A talk on what standards are, how they are created and how to effectively contribute to shaping how standards evolve without losing your mind. I gave the same talk @ SF HTML5 Meetup, which has the more up to date content. <a href="http://nimbu.in/sfhtml5/">Slides for Pushing the Cutting Edge Forward</a></p>
<h3>Web Components with your favourite CSS Specs</h3>
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<p>A talk on how to use the Shadow DOM with some new exciting CSS Specifications along with some important things to note while using these specs in tandem. <a href="http://nimbu.in/jsconfeu/">Slides for Web Components with your favourite CSS Specs</a></p>
<p>I will be giving a talk on what&#8217;s next for CSS at <a href="http://jscamp.asia">jscamp.asia</a>. There is a good mix of interesting people coming by, so if you are in that region, please do come to the conference!</p>
<h2>Dotfiles</h2>
<p>I finally found the time to customize my dotfiles! I started with <a href="https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles">Mathias Bynens&#8217;s dotfiles</a> as was recommended on <a href="http://dotfiles.github.com">Github</a> and then went over to the others. But finally ended up on <a href="http://github.com/necolas/dotfiles">Nicolas Gallagher&#8217;s dotfiles</a> as they were most well-organized &amp; written. I added an AWS CLI as I upload my screen captures to AWS S3 bucket and some other tiny aliases that I thought was useful.</p>
<p>I hope to spend my vacation writing my own website generator as one is bound to do and get rid of Octopress monolith! I hope you have a great holiday season!</p>
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