My journey into Microsoft

Ever since Dr. Milan Milanovic published the interview, I kept being asked for additional details on how I got a gig in Microsoft. And I think it all stemmed from the fact that my path was rather unconventional and that it breaks the stigma of most what is known. I’m happy that’s the case. And […]

On Paul Randal’s mentoring

The Background Those of you who follow me on LinkedIn might have noticed that I accepted a challenge to become one of the mentee’s of Paul Randal. This blog post is an elaboration on why I think that’d be useful! To understand the motives we have to go back to dark ages. Well, my personal […]

Escaping the Quicksand

There’s a trend. There’s definitely a trend I keep observing these days. Highly motivated Software Engineer, a rockstar, one pushing the boundaries of innovation and melting the limits of implementation, eventually ends up drowning. Drowning in their own frustration. It starts harmless. Slightly decreased motivation, a few harsh words against management here and there, but […]

On the Meaninglessness of Life

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”. Those are the wise words written by one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. Douglas Adams […]

Hijacking the ML train

First things first – why hijacking and not jumping on? Because the hijack is what perfectly describes my journey into the Machine Learning (ML) world. It wasn’t a straight linear process of – start with basics of math, then add some python over it, then a bit of algebra, etc. No. It was a point […]

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