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2021-06-20: gamer gate A colleague recently spoke about how she enjoys spending hours together playing games. Most of these …

2021-06-19: integration test email #1 HBO Max yesterday got a lot of attention on social media yesterday after they sent out an email to a …

2021-06-13: podcasting I have been wanting to get back at recording the podcast I started last year during the lockdown. …

2021-06-12: hidden features If you use software long enough, you will see it evolve. There are changes made to the design, …

2021-06-06: not good enough I woke up with this thought yesterday morning. I have been doing a good enough job in one of my …

2021-05-29: broke the streak I wanted to keep my writing streak going and not have a break this year. Get up early on Saturday …

2021-05-16: cryptocurrency If you have been on Twitter a whole lot or have been following the news, you must have heard of …

2021-05-09: not complicated. simple web development, from what I read online, has become incredibly complicated. We have more compiler …

2021-05-08: new beginnings Two of my friends are getting married today to each other. A company that I love and closely work …

2021-05-03: fun. not all the time. If you have been around me and I am comfortable being around you, at some point or the other, I must …

2021-05-03: create an imperfect world and then improve it John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons

2021-05-03: rigid “would things be different when you meet your friends and family after a long gap?” I …

2021-04-26: what if A recent tv show on Netflix has me hooked. what/if. It’s not the best show I have watched, but …

2021-04-24: in the air I have been thinking about the moment for more than a year now. Being able to travel again …

2021-04-18: something new A new language. Spanish or French? A new programming language. Go or Java? A new javascript …

2021-04-17: Programming Books Travelling an hour and a half to reach the nearest computer bookshop is one of my earliest memories …

2021-04-11: focus zone I remember trying out driving range at a golf course a few years ago. I remember only that. I don’t …

2021-04-05: when things go wrong I got a message today thanking me for keeping the web servers running well the last few months. …

2021-04-04: no internet I did not know what being anxious meant till I travelled to Andaman and Nicobar islands a few years …

2021-03-28: the boat is stuck Sanat sent me this blog post two days ago and said, I should use this as inspiration for one of my …

2021-03-27: more individual micro blogs Ideas improve when they build slowly. This constant quest for virality might make good ideas burn …

2021-03-22: Make that But if your music, your graphic design, your website–whatever your work is–isn’t resonating with the …

2021-03-21: the next five years If you have been part of an interview, this has to be a question that you have been asked. I …

2021-03-19: the reason why One of the things you will have to deal with when working on the web application is dealing with …

2021-03-14: love for maintaining software I am sure I have written about this before. I must have. After this post, I will write about the …

2021-03-13: chance to learn something new If you have been working on a product for too long as part of a small startup, maintaining the …

2021-03-09: none of your business None of your business I was reading through this page today and was quite impressed with how well …

2021-03-07: the unpopulars jQuery last week released an update to their framework—v3.6.0 with a few changes. I have not been …

2021-03-06: not everyone wants to work from home I would think everyone would want to. You save on travel time and get those extra few hours to …

2021-03-04: money isn't everything Someone I know recently said these words to me, and I have been thinking about it for two days. …

2021-03-02: user friendly I have been reading this book User Friendly How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We …

2021-02-28: base project template I remember reading about it in one of the tweets a while ago. Having a base project template is …

2021-02-27: if not this, then what? I am sure you have been asked this question. If you have not been asked, I am sure it’s a question …

2021-02-25: cheat meal “Cheat day”. “This is my cheat meal”. I have heard these words more times in the last five years …

2021-02-23: one more thing to learn The goal was simple. I wanted to spin up a few servers, a database, a Redis server, an elasticsearch …

2021-02-21: taking care of your health? Are you? Are you taking care of your health? I remember being asked his question multiple times in …

2021-02-20: are you learning? Are you learning each day when you are at work? Maybe not every day, but getting to work with that …

2021-02-17: sleep I remember Jason Fried from Basecamp writing and tweeting a whole lot about the importance of sleep. …

2021-02-16: Why You Shouldn't Build a Mobile App Whenever I have to come up with an example of a cheap app that performs poorly, feels clunky, and …

2021-02-15: If you build backend programmer and I can get you to read one article today, let it be this one: …

2021-02-14: terraform I spent all of yesterday learning terraform. As much as I like PaaS products, all of them have that …

2021-02-13: intel evo It’s been a long time since I read about Intel processors. I remember being obsessed with …

2021-02-12: good apps developed in India Had a great conversation with a few friends today about how the Indian government was pushing for …

2021-02-11: cryptocurrency Money market investment has never been an area of interest to me. I understood the stock market …

2021-02-10: teeth care I sent this message to a few close friends two days ago. I was today years old when I tried …

2021-02-09: planning well before starting I remember having this discussion when initially building the last software project. We would start …

2021-02-07: hard to ignore You were once popular and had a lot of people wanting to keep up. Every new version you released, …

2021-02-06: something better You have been thinking about it in the back of your mind. the current thing you are working on, …

2021-02-04: deep work I remember reading parts of this book a few years back. My takeaway from the book was to have …

2021-02-02: clubhouse I have been hearing about clubhouse since a month now. Not having an invite meant that I could …

2021-02-01: missing home It is sometimes the smallest of things. Seeing my niece dance on WhatsApp while we have our weekly …

2021-01-31: there is always competition A new cafe opened its door where I currently live. There are already three cafes in the same street, …

2021-01-30: make the first experience memorable I enjoy trying out new apps on the web and the iPhone. As a developer, I am quite eager to see new …

2021-01-28: no one got fired for choosing react I Almost Got Fired for Choosing React in Our Enterprise App I just realized that React is not Java …

2021-01-26: learning something new I have been smiling ear to ear since yesterday evening. The reason? I can finally swim on my back. 🎉 …

2021-01-24: Feels great to recieve a post card in todays day and age. Thanks Mayur.

2021-01-24: avoid SQL joins I was a regular user of JOINs in SQL until I heard a podcast where the podcast people were …

2021-01-23: whats up I was chatting with a good friend today ( Hi Ram 👋), and he asked me what I was up to in life. I …

2021-01-21: work from home Most of us were forced to work from home last year. Very few had the opportunity to ease into this …

2021-01-19: regular improvements Software architecture decisions need to be reviewed from time to time. As your customer base …

2021-01-18: performance monitoring Besides building software and usability engineering aspects of computer science if I had to pick …

2021-01-17: signal As of today signal has been down for more than a day. New users signing up to use your service is …

2021-01-16: hardly training I have been quite regular with my gym visits for the last five months. I don’t remember the …

2021-01-14: code quality There is so much to write and talk about when it comes to code quality. If there was one topic I …

2021-01-13: long time listener first time caller I first heard someone says “long time listener first time caller” some six years ago in …

2021-01-12: comfortable with not knowing Not knowing something before walking into a meeting would scare me. I remember being terrified of …

2021-01-11: Rich Dad Poor Dad I spent two hours yesterday playing this game Cashflow Classic with a few friends. Rich Dad Poor …

2021-01-10: Async software development Instead of having meetings, people “talk” to each other via GitHub, Notion, and (occasionally) …

2021-01-09: Tried bouldering for the first time two months ago and was back for round two a few weeks ago. …

2021-01-09: camera shy I have never been in front of a professional video camera setup before. I have been part of various …

2021-01-08: learning rails I have been programming using PHP for more than a decade now. It was the first programming language …

2021-01-07: You ask, “Are you bored?” You ask, “Are you bored?” Even if you don’t have a gut feeling, it’s a good question to randomly ask …

2021-01-06: write more often I should make good on the part of my things to be better at this year “Write/share more often here.” …

2021-01-03: Apple M1 I have not missed an Apple Event about hardware releases for the last five years. I know I will not …

2020-12-30: New Ideas are always exciting 🙌🏻

2020-12-25: three five I thought I was running late to publish the birthday post I looked forward to writing each year, but …

2020-11-15: Soft Skills I often think soft skills don’t get talked about a whole lot. Was thinking about this last week and …

2020-11-08: Constant Improvement “We need to have this feature shipped next week”, “we got to add this feature the competition has, …

2020-11-01: Native apps Sketch published this blog post a few days ago. Why we’re proud to build a truly native Mac app. I …

2020-10-24: Daily commute My daily commute now includes 1 hour 20 mins train ride. 40 mins each way. In Mumbai, India, I would …

2020-10-05: Job you want two jobs from now My engineering manager James, asked me this question last week “What job would you want to do …

2020-08-30: More weekends like this too. Coffee, burger and writing code.

2020-08-23: Software pricing I have always thought what would make a really good pricing model for software, and after reading …

2020-08-16: I miss blogging and podcasting Not many people read this blog. I don’t write that often either. I should. I enjoy the process of …

2020-05-02: It's ok... I wish all companies followed this advice. Sadly I hear that not many do. “Clearleft working …

2020-04-14: Best Code is No Code At All I heard these words today. “Best Code is No Code At All” and I could not agree more. I had more …

2020-03-22: Working remotely COVID-19 is affecting almost everyone. A quick look at the stats here and the number of cases around …

2020-03-21: Current work from home setup Macbook Pro 13 inch - 2017 - without Touch Bar - with crappy keyboard Keychron K2 Wireless Keyboard …

2020-01-27: Less sugar Make 2020 the Year of Less Sugar was one of the few articles I read at the beginning of 2020. One …

2020-01-12: I’M NOT CRYING! YOU’RE CRYING! Found this really well made video here.

2020-01-05: Episode 1 I have been thinking about recording a podcast for almost a year now. Jan 2nd, I finally decided …

2020-01-04: Github Actions Following up on my previous post about Infrastructure as Code (IaC), I have been working with Github …

2020-01-03: Infrastructure as Code The last few months, I have had good discussions with a colleague at work about how infrastructure …

2020-01-03: Three Four I read this meme yesterday describing 2019. The first half of 2019 and the second half of 2019 felt …

2019-06-14: Vietnam - Want to travel for three weeks? Want to travel across Vietnam for three weeks? I remember these words from my conversation with …

2019-05-22: It doesn’t have to be forever And there’s the forever of never. The dominant narrative of society is that you’re stuck with what …

2019-04-29: VS Code I have been a long time TextMate user. TextMate was the first app I installed when I bought my first …

2019-03-04: Mardi Gras - Sydney 2019

2019-03-01: Week One 🇦🇺 How has your first week been in Australia? One of my close friends asked me this yesterday. He asked …

2019-02-18: New beginnings As I write this, I am waiting for my connecting flight from Hong Kong to Sydney. Somehow choosing a …

2019-01-29: When you love your work, the rest is easy.

2019-01-27: Change Almost at the end of the first month and 2019 promises to hold a lot of change in store. One of my …

2018-12-28: Almost feels like phi phi islands has an “need to have visible abs” requirement to get …

2018-12-15: Three Three I remember being sad when I turned thirty. I was not looking forward to turning thirty, but having …

2018-12-08: Working on my next blog post since 4 days now. Hoping to post it this weekend.

2018-11-03: The new iPad Pro looks so so good. Can definetly see myself using one in future. Now I wonder what …

2018-09-01: LetsEncrypt + Cloudflare Certificate Renewal I spent a lot of time today trying to renew a SSL certificate which used LetsEncrypt. The command as …

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