Yayy !!! Again :)



After deliberating on whether to take part as a mentor ( 😮 calm down) or a student in this year’s GSoC, I decided that it would be better if I applied as a student. Mostly because a large part of my project this year is directly related to last year’s project.

I know, I know. Unmerged work. That is also one of the reasons. 😛

So I have been selected this year for the Sun, Right Now! project which really grabbed my attention once Cadair explained to me what it was. XD

Really looking forward to working on it.

Oh, and one more thing. I’m done with cats.

It’s doge time !! 😎



It’s already time?


Final Evaluation (Students) begins and I have done ZERO documentation  😎

13321725_1210674145618895_8435463368876576031_nSo, frantic work ensues, Cadair is disturbed multiple times while he is on vacation, and I manage to get (most of) my documentation done by 22nd.Finally I make my product submission, 1 day before the deadline 😀

Product Submission link : GSoC product submission

Now I await the final verdict…


Final Third of the Post Mid Evaluations Coding Period


So, the final stretch is on.

Now I start implementing the download functionality after fixing the path issue.

So, after trying for 4 hours, it works !!!

For one client. Out of eight. EIGHT.


It seems EVERY client has it’s own issues while adding its entries or reading its FITS headers.

So over the entire fortnight, I fix each client’s case, one by one.

Aaand I scramble to get it done just in time  :  [unidown] Download from fido search result implemented

Oh, and while I was doing that, I also managed to get this done  :  Now the database is displayed as an astropy table

The second PR makes displaying the database contents very easy and neat now  😀


Now, after the coding period ends, I head into the evaluation period. Having done ZERO documentation.



Second Third of the Post Mid Evaluations Coding Period

So Cadair asks : How’s it going ?


Okay. Time to get back to work.

Now was the time for implementing the downloading and adding database entries from a Fido search result. But wait.

Something is wrong. Very worgn. And this is even before I start my implementation.

The files aren’t getting downloaded into the correct location, which means there is a problem with the usage with the page argument in Fido’s fetch() function.

Issue was created here : GenericClient dosen’t handle `path` kwarg

Guess who has to fix it ?  😐

So I started the (irritating) work of resolving the path issue, which took the whole of the second fortnight after mid-evals.

Finally fixed it here : [unidown] Fixes #1854  >:D



First Third of the Post Mid Evaluations Coding Period

I give up. I can’t do it anymore. After a lot of trying and thinking, I have finally decided to give up trying to fix the copybutton.

So here’s a list of what I did in the fortnight following the Mid-Eval verdict :

  • Code – Nothing (Successful)  😎
  • Blog – Trying to figure out what to write in the blog, since I did nothing (Fail)  :/
  • Trying to figure out a decent heading for each of my new blog posts (Fail)  😥

So here’s something for the blog….



The Verdict

Oh well well….

I passed !!!




Judgement Week


This is it.

The Mid Evaluation week.

I decided to STOP doing anything until I fix SunPy’s copybutton.  But that turned into a nightmare as I tried everything, but couldn’t get it to work….

Finally me and Cadair found out what we were lacking.



I don’t have any hopes whatsoever of getting this issue solved.


Okay, what else….

Ohhhh Brexit, and, well Brexit2 from the Euros…