Hi there!

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.

Latest musings

  • Everyone should get a personal email address

    Recently I sold my old MacBook Pro, and until I buy myself a new laptop, I had to log in to my gmail account from a windows laptop. So when I tried to login, Google flagged my attempt as an unknown device and wanted me to prove my identity. I thought they would ask for […]

  • Signal, thank you for not collecting my data. But I won’t use you.

    Facebook has given an ultimatum for WhatsApp users to either share their data with Facebook or leave the service. And that date is February 8th. One of the most appealing things about WhatsApp is it’s end to end encryption. Even though their are other chat apps, no one provides end to end encryption to chats […]

  • Google launches Question Hub to tackle niche and long tail keyword queries

    You are able to find answers to almost all common questions on Google. But there are some areas where Google fails to provide good answers. Personally or me when it comes to looking for an answer for a highly technical question in medicine, Google doesn’t do well in providing good answers. Most of the results […]

  • You might want to block Pinterest to save your data

    I guess this is the first blog post of the new year, even though I’m not someone who is keen on celebrating a new year, I sincerely hope every one would have a very bright 2021. Most of you are enjoying unlimited internet at your homes, but sadly I’m coming from a part of the […]

  • Reddit mods please stop automated blocking

    In a recent post, I talked about a dark practice that Reddit uses to funnel people to install their app. This is also a post criticizing Reddit, but not the people who make and run Reddit, but subreddits and their moderators. It’s increasingly getting difficult to submit anything to a subreddit, only to get a […]

  • Please don’t spam my blog. SEO myths you need to stop believing

    I have several WordPress blogs, related to different topics. Including my personal blog. Each day I have to moderate several comments on all of my blogs, which are made my people trying to boost their SEO to their websites, most of them are selling fake medications, or fake online offers, or people trying to build […]

  • Sri Lanka need unlimited internet connections

    There is a post making rounds on social media about internet charges of Sri Lanka. I don’t know how accurate the post really is, but Sri Lankan telco companies and their ISPs run one of the most shadiest businesses in the country, and it’s doing more harm than good. We don’t have unlimited internet Yes, […]

  • Twitter please don’t ruin my timeline

    Today I logged in to check my Twitter feed. However, today I saw something different, my Twitter feed was not the same. There were tweets from people I don’t know, or from topics I’m not interested in on their feed. Going up and down the feed a couple of times, I figured out what’s difference. […]

  • My lost opportunity to become a millionaire

    Recently one of my friends shared a link in one of our groups, it’s a Telegram bot that is supposed to generate Tron tokens, and he needed 10 referrals to withdraw his tokens. I’ve some friends who are interred in cryptocurrency, mining, trading, trying to make a large amount of money using cryptocurrency. But I […]

  • How to sort a list of words? The bucket sorting method

    In the last post I said that I just started my MSc in health informs. The first semester has five modules, one of those modules is about object oriented programming. The object oriented programming module starts with introduction to programming, mathematics in programming, flow charts and pseudo codes. When I was going through past papers […]

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My Work

National Covid Health Information System

I helped in development and implementation of the National Covid Health Information System

FHIR Implementation

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.