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.
How to host your NuxtJS in 10 steps
I first started using NuxtJS one year ago, when I tried to make a platform for travellers to easily find and book villas online. But unlike other popular booking services, I was targeting villas that did not have an online presence or haven’t signup or don’t know how to use an online booking service. I […]
Don’t allow VSCode to auto fetch from repos
Recently I had a very annoying experience using VSCode. I use git to track changes of my work, and I push important changes to my GitHub repo. During the past 1 month I was hacking a small side project during my free time. Since I’m the only one working on the project I’m the only […]
They launched a website to register covid vaccinations, but it only lasted one week
When it comes to IT in this country we are not having a great year, especially when it comes to IT involving health and security. Last November, within days after launching a covid tracker by the government, several people were able to find vulnerabilities, and I was able to completely own the system. Last week […]
Always try to be a monopoly
Roughly three years ago we started TreeTalks, it was a very simple idea, we deliver cacti, succulents and indoor plants to people who ordered them online. Our main target group was people and companies who wanted to have a cacti, or an indoor plants. People who are working in offices loved to have an indoor […]
Hackers briefly took over the Google.lk domain
Today hackers were able to briefly take over the Google.lk domain, the Google’s search engine page for Sri Lanka and redirect it to bring awareness to an ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka. To be clear the hackers did not took over the Google.lk domain by hacking Google servers, but the hackers were able to somehow […]
Would you pay me if I built a web browser?
Google recently announced their Q4 results, and it seems almost everyone is having a great Q4 from Facebook, to Amazon to Google. I know most of us hate ads, but it’s this ad money that powers Googles free services, including Gmail and their popular browser Google Chrome. Like many I have mixed feelings about Chrome, […]
Why Google needs to build an open chat client like Element
Google recently blocked the Matrix based chat app Element from the Play Store sighting sexual content on the platform. It’s really hard to define the explanation because WhatsApp, Telegram users of other chat clients also share the same content. Telegram is also known to host groups sharing pirated content as well. This post is not […]
Suggest me a password
Recently this post making rounds on some of the dev community groups which I’m a part of on Facebook. These are the rules of a banking website when we are to create a new account or change our passwords. And this is the most weirdest set of password rules that I have ever seen, and […]
Run GraphQL server with Express in NuxtJS
Since I use Vue for almost all of my projects, if I’m making an application that requires routing and server side rendering (for SEO), I use NuxtJS. NuxtJS is a framework where you can create a server side rendering app using VueJs. One of the things people struggle with NuxtJS is how to use an […]
The value of targeted advertising
This post will might be the post that will roast me the most. But before triggering your fingers just by reading the title I would like everyone to read my post, and read my argument before jumping in to conclusions. As developers, techies we all hate ads but… Yes, developers like you and me love […]
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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.