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 […]

Sorry Santorini, but you suck

I was really trying NOT to write this article. Really. It took me a full year of trying to stay silent and keep it buried inside that memory coffin. But I just can’t any more. I can’t because, it’s not just the fact that I keep seeing people seemingly enjoying spending time on a blazing […]

Investing in memories

Here’s a thought experiment – imagine that you are offered to choose between two vacations. One would be the vacation of your life; everything you ever dreamed, hoped and wished for would happen, making you 1000% satisfied; but with one trick – once the vacation is done, your memory (and your phone) will be erased, […]

Honesty and Candor

You might find this surprising but there was a time when I used to be extremely paranoid of giving any kind of negative feedback. This, you have to agree, kind of sucks if you are in a position where one of your primary duties IS to do so. Actually scratch that. I wasn’t scared of […]

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