This Sunday I was wholly relaxing my body, mind and spirit. Except for my left hamstring. All-day, the hamstring in my left thigh sang a sad song of pain and strain.
As dusk approached, the implications of the aching hamstring dawned. Tomorrow’s run was in danger. The lazy part of me quietly celebrated this excuse on a platter.
But, despite being hamstrung, I swung into action.
I chilled on the lazyboy with an ice pack hidden under my thigh and watched a grainy video of “This Is Your Life with Muhammad Ali.” Later, my wife was alarmed when she applied…
I am my aunt’s travel agent. She rings me and places her instructions every time she needs to travel to Bangalore or go back home, . After having done it forever, I just ask, “on what day?” That’s all there is to ask because she only travels by the Shatabdi train and I know all her other preferences.
But I dread the experience of booking the ticket using the IRCTC website. It’s noisy and messed up. It’s cumbersome. It’s easy to make mistakes. The worst part is the payment process. Given the poor Airtel signal at my home, getting bank…
The 10x programmer is a controversial topic and has been discussed a lot. It’s a myth. No, it’s not. Most often, it’s blind men and an elephant. The truth is a bit of this and some of that.
Let me narrate a small incident that spanned an hour’s time. Repeat this over and over again, and you end up with 10x impact.
So the microservice, tested and ready, was deployment to staging. It had to go live today. The Kubernetes pod started, and then the program crashed.
What happened next is a glimpse of how the 10X programmer operates and…
Code is communication — Forget Who
You take a coffee sip and send that POST request to the REST API you are integrating into your app. The next moment, you experience rejection.
Error: 403 Forbidden
Now what? Why would I get a
403error? This usually is an authorization issue.
Maybe I need an Authorization header. Or perhaps the authorization header format is wrong? Maybe this, maybe that.
Many hours later, there is still no progress. You get into the code to see why a
403 is being generated. Then it hits you.
Arggh! It was yet another case of mindless…
This year we want all our product and UX team members to undergo at least 50 hours of learning in areas of design and design thinking.
So we identified IDF (Interaction Design Foundation) as a great resource for our learning goals. The content and value are excellent and the pricing is affordable.
To get things rolling, we start of with 2 members and then add more people aswe go along. I am the very first member because I can’t resist the urge to take the courses. (My yearning for learning is a boon for those who plan earning through learning.)…
Client-vendor relationships are critical for business success.
Wow, look at the ordinariness of that little sentence. Every word is so commonplace that if it were a pair of shoes, the soles would have worn out long ago.
In this looking glass world of concepts, the words themselves are in mint condition. It’s just that the semantic satiation has deadened our brain cells and shorn them of value. Reflection can re-hydrate these meaningless words and renew them back to mint condition. A strange situation indeed.
The operative words here are relationship and business success. All too often we tend to forget…
The night of December 31 and the following daybreak are no different from any other night and day. The birds, animals and Martians must wonder what all the fuss is about. Is it some festival? Did some great event come to pass like a birth, marriage or inauguration for the whole world to celebrate? In reality, it’s nothing of that sort.
But when the midnight clock reads 00:00, it’s not just the hour, minute, second that scroll up. In our minds there is a clean break from 2016 and 2017. It’s a brand new year. Amid huge noise and fanfare…