My name is Rukshan, a wonderer, blogger, occasional coder and a health informatics guy.
I’m Rukshan Ranatunge, currently following my Master’s of Science degree in the field of Biomedical Informatics. I’m interested in digital health systems and achieving interoperability between digital health systems.
This is the place where I write about my musings in my everyday life, tutorials, adventures and misadventures, hot takes and everything in between. If you find my writing helpful, please leave a comment.
My Journey In Deleting Facebook and Instagram Accounts
In April I made a decision that I wanted to make for a very long time. Delete my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I wanted to delete my Facebook and IG accounts for a while. I have even applied to delete my account several times in the past, only to reactivate it within few days. However, […]
Buddhism and Meditation Is Not The Same.
Today I got to read a post titled “When Buddhism Goes Bad”, the title incised me to read it. Even though I was born as a Buddhist I never gave Buddhism much of a thought other than trying to pass my exam in region at school. Then since I learned biology, and had interest in […]
Are you ashamed to share your email address?
I created my email address when Gmail was still an invitation only platform, and I was 15 at that time. I created a short, somewhat funny, and hard to spell email address by using my initials and how my fiends used to call me at school. During that time, the email address seemed cool, and […]
3 Important Lessons I Learnt Working At A Covid-19 ICU
I’m writing a blog post after a very long time. This is because I was appointed to work at a COVID-19 intensive care unit for 2 months, and I was busy working there. When I started my work in May the COVID-19 cases were on the rise, and there were not enough doctors to take […]
Recently I started working on a small open-source project side project with Vue, and I wanted to create yes/no dialog (basically a model) which will show a notification with a confirm and cancel button. So users can confirm or cancel an event. However, since I don’t want to reuse my code and repeat the same […]
Clones are good
Replit was a service that I was using as a tool where my colleagues were able to run some code snippets online to learn some concepts which I wanted to teach. However, yesterday’s fiasco made me immediately delete my Replit account. If you don’t know what happened, in a summery, the CEO of Replit basically […]
Can a company vendor lock patient data?
When I first started my new blog, I wanted to post at least one post a week. But just like everything else I have not being able to post at least one blog post per week. One reason for this has been I have been assigned to work at an ICU taking care of COVID-19 […]
Recycle Bin by Facebook
Facebook likes to collect as much data as possible, and they will try to retain your data as long as possible. This is why you can’t delete your Facebook or Instagram account for one month. They are slowly opening up WhatsApp so the data you communicate with businesses are available for Facebook. Because at the […]
Why textareas can’t grow?
Textareas are a basic and and an important element in any website UI. You might need textareas for a comment section, chat box, etc. However, textareas have one small problem that you can’t seem to find an answer, that is textareas won’t automatically grow in height, as you would need them to be in a […]
BitClout is a scam, change my mind.
Clubhouse is like a blackhole for your time, it’s no wonder why everyone in the valley are interested about it. And two things that fills at least 25% of my feed are NFT and BitClout. Full disclaimer, I do not completely understand the concepts behind NFT and BitClout. I’ve not invested my time to look […]
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National Covid Health Information System
I helped in development and implementation of the National Covid Health Information System
I’m currently engaged in implementing FHIR standards for the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka and achieve interoperability in healthcare.
Sri Lankan Open Data Portal for Health
I’m currently designing and developing the Open Data Portal for Health In Sri Lanka as part of my Master’s thesis.