A collection of arcane, and perhaps at times the most inane of my thoughts.
Aug 8, 2021

When a borg bonks the head

Stumbled upon an interesting trick with Python thanks to a talk on design patterns.

Aug 6, 2021

From prop drilling to framework drilling

There are in general two ways to learn something - observing either its effects, or its core.

Aug 3, 2021

Fail fast, fail often, but always fail in the open

A recent watch reminded me of an old discussion about silent failures.

Jul 9, 2021

Wherefore doth thee use Linux

Distrotube's video on Win10 upgrade goes the path that every GNU+Linux user has done over years. ... [more]

Jun 25, 2021

Helping Pandas, sans Pandas, with one step more

A long carried question of mine has been this - how many Pandas does this push trouble? Lacking context, this does sound as bizarre as most of my questions.

May 13, 2021

Of a night, a knight, and a drained old fight

The gentle breeze of the valleys cooing now, the mild chills now had some company.

May 10, 2021

Not so Insta[nt]gram

Realized a while back that IG on web finally has support to save posts "into collections".

May 10, 2021

A rose by its own given name

Someone somewhere does get triggered with well structured arguments, after all.

May 3, 2021

Mutatis mutandis and a mute praying mantis

A good friend shared a message about Prince of Arcot's message in response to Mr.

Apr 18, 2021

Experiments - v3

Interesting irony trying to push faster the C++ pipeline - more to speed than appears.

Apr 18, 2021

Of a thorn, a rose, and a mythical unicorn

No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose.

Apr 15, 2021

Experiments - v2

Extending on the experimental pipeline, made a couple of changes today. ... [more]

Apr 13, 2021

Experiments - v1

Planning to stop doing threads on Twitter and jot down experiments here going ahead. ... [more]

Apr 4, 2021

Philosophical ponderings - Episode 4

aruṇācala kavirāyar makes what would sound rather bold a statement in his introduction to kuṛaḷ vacanam.

Apr 3, 2021

Philosophical ponderings - Episode 3

vedānta deśika says drāhyāyaṇas are not paramaikāntis but doesn't quote beyond a cursory karmārambha rudraviṣaya prapadana as the reason.

Mar 24, 2021

When Twitter Cards become poetry of the bards

Read The F*ing Manual is in general a good maxim to live by.

Mar 24, 2021

UX - Is that experience, or extortion

I do understand the point of serving ads as a way to monetise and/or keeping things running.

Mar 21, 2021

TIL Series - Devil is in the details

As with every experiment a developer makes, deployment, even if it were testing, is hard.

Mar 20, 2021

Philosophical ponderings - Episode 2

The precursor to the kailāsārohaṇa parvā episode where kṛṣṇa asks for a vara from sarvajña rudra lies in the kapālamokṣaghaṭṭa.

Mar 7, 2021

A life, some sentences, and more - Episode 1

The walls are opening, or so he thinks aloud in his mind.

Mar 5, 2021

Philosophical ponderings - Episode 1

The peculiar concern with the four prongs, is the inability to hold water in a tenable manner.

Feb 23, 2021

TIL Series - 3

A few weeks back, wanted to take a break from the downhill rush and get back to building things.

Nov 30, 2020

GDrive woes - Wait while we queue up

It has been a fair while since I worked with HTML forms and given my lost focus, I'm probably missing something quite obvious here.

Nov 29, 2020

TIL Series - 2

Found this excellent talk on security in serverless apps while browsing through recommendations. ... [more]

Nov 17, 2020

Life metas

Found this on Crisp today; quite the meta I should say. ... [more]

Nov 13, 2020

TIL Series - 1

This starts a clean slate with some TIL stuff; or re-learnings in some cases. ... [more]

Nov 12, 2020

Of some odd ironies

Thanks to Youtube's ever dependable* recommendation algorithm, ended up on a video about React and Frontend development.

Nov 8, 2020

Burning candles on both ends - a poor idea of balancing

Guess I'm after a few more rounds, going through another phase of burnout.

Nov 5, 2020

Deployment and validation woes

Had made a minor addition to the existing API to prevent duplicate payments - a point of trouble that came up a month back.

Nov 4, 2020

Docker compose - Basics

Found this pretty good, short introduction to docker compose.

Nov 4, 2020

Track deletions on git

git log is today's saviour.

Nov 4, 2020

Some python after long

The event parsing for our stack is written in Python and I get to write some Python code after ages together.

Nov 4, 2020

Golang woes #1

Had a PR in the morning and one of the cases had multiple Strings.contains checks in a waterfall, so to speak.

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