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 […]

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 […]

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