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What Exactly Was The Global Financial Crisis of ’08? : An Essay

"Mount Rushmore" I profoundly believe that the historical events hold myriads of lessons for us to learn from. Given the current economic scenario where it seems that the writing is on the wall and the economy is going to go in a recession, possibly a depression, it made sense for a complete finance tyro like … Continue reading What Exactly Was The Global Financial Crisis of ’08? : An Essay

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Reflections: Moving the Baseline and Keeping it There

The zeitgeist of the recent times is not going down as halcyon days in the history books for sure. The kafkaesque events we are witnessing seem like the intimation of the even harder times that are yet to come.  And in times like these, it is everyone's responsibility to play their part and help us … Continue reading Reflections: Moving the Baseline and Keeping it There

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A Tale on Concatenated Indexes: Master Roshi and Goku’s fireside chat

Indexes make our queries run as fast as a cheetah! Right Practice. Right Results This post is part of newsletter that I run "Scamming the Coding Interview", which is geared towards continuous practice on concepts to ace the engineering interviews. Subscribe Once upon a time there was a master named Roshi whose relational database used … Continue reading A Tale on Concatenated Indexes: Master Roshi and Goku’s fireside chat

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A plea for lean software: 6 Lessons I learned to help keep software simple

  Preface Recently, I was browsing the codebase of my company and saw that it has three versions of dashboards for an analytics page in it. I am pretty sure that customers don't need that. This sparked something in my naive brain and I started exploring the internet for related ideas. That's when I found … Continue reading A plea for lean software: 6 Lessons I learned to help keep software simple

Some Good and Simple Career Gyaan

"The Endurance" - Sometimes I sketch 😛 People when talking about things that matter to them, often show conspicuous excitement and zeal when it comes to sharing their ideas and views. Their scintillating brain emits ideas ready to be captured. You might not agree with all of them, but generally, they do qualify to be … Continue reading Some Good and Simple Career Gyaan

Reading Notes: The Mental Game of Poker

I recently read the book "The Mental Game of Poker" by Jared Tendler. How I stumbled onto this book and decided to pick is also interesting, but lets skip that part for now. Here are some of my reading notes and notable learnings from the book. Some general points Mental training is an integral part … Continue reading Reading Notes: The Mental Game of Poker

Year End Decompress: 2019

Time is a strange concept. At times it seems unidirectional, flowing like a river. Paying no heed to the ones who can't keep up with the pace. Eroding everything on the way. Tossing away what once claimed to be forever, like a tumbleweed. Obversely, its cyclical nature blows my mind. Everything that time serves you … Continue reading Year End Decompress: 2019

Trying to Wrap My Head Around The Dynamo Storage System: A Deep Dive

Introduction The world of databases is very interesting. To build a loveable product, a core infrastructure piece that's needed is the data persistence layer. I find this data persistence layer to be like a tip of the iceberg, the get and the put calls have so much going under the hood that it's mind blowing … Continue reading Trying to Wrap My Head Around The Dynamo Storage System: A Deep Dive

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies By Reid Hoffman: Reading Notes

Why I picked this book? My 6th book of the year was Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies by Reid Hoffman. I have been listening to Reid's Masters of Scale podcast for quite some time now and found the mentions of the concept of "blitzscaling" rather interesting.I still think that it's simply … Continue reading Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies By Reid Hoffman: Reading Notes