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2018

January

Everything becomes complicated eventually

Everything becomes complicated eventually

Developers use the word crud to describe a very simple project. For example, Stackoverflow is just a crud, I can build it over the weekend. Facebook is just a crud, I can build it over the weekend. Even Snapchat is just a crud, I can build it over the weekend. In a sense, it is true. But as the project grows in importance, so does its complexity.

The problem with a one man operation

The problem with a one man operation

What happens when you can't work anymore? If you work at a company and your department is crippled because you were sick, it is a sign of bad management on their part.

Don't stop working

Don't stop working

The more I focus on one project, the more I find it appealing to start this cool new thing in the back in my head. The further I get into the technical details of this difficult task I am working on, the easier the other idea in the back of my mind seems.

Personal Responsibility in 2018

Personal Responsibility in 2018

I'm not one to make resolutions every new year, but I often find myself asking others about their new goals for the year. Every year, I send wishes for fortune, success, or just a better life without putting much weight behind it. It is a courtesy or just the standard holiday greeting. But if there is one thing I want to wish to others and myself and actually mean it, it will be to make this year a year of personal responsibility.

2017

December

Machine Learning Ads are the Future

Machine Learning Ads are the Future

Machine learning powered ads are here to stay. I'm not endorsing it in any way, but I see its ultimate power over any other method currently in use. And I fear this is how it is going to stay for at least the near future.

Just In Time Nudging

Just In Time Nudging

Have you ever wondered how amazon always seems to know what you want to order? The way those recommendations just pop up after you purchase an item and it is a must have product? The same thing happens when you think of a person and suddenly they appear on your Facebook list of people you may know. Type only two characters on google search and it will complete it with the full query you were thinking about. This is the state of technology today. It is powerful enough to kind of predict our next move.

November

What can you do with it?

What can you do with it?

I usually am very excited about tech. I spend my days reading and being distracted by tech news. In the past few years my curiosity has increased dramatically, but at the same time, my will to buy a new product has decreased considerably.

October

A Taste

A Taste

If you read any commentary about Uber, it is awful. It might even be one of the worst companies. Whether it is for their discrimination of women, their political affiliation, the extreme pay gap between driver and employee, or robbing taxi drivers from their jobs, they have all the ingredients to constitute what most people would call bad for humans. But at the same time, they have created one of the most useful business in our decade.

Computatrum Antropomorphicus

Computatrum Antropomorphicus

Inspired by Animalus Antropomorphicus coined by Yann Martell, the author of the excellent book Life of Pi. The term is defined as "the animal as seen through the human eyes." This explains our need/obsession with giving animals human attributes.

What is your text editor for?

What is your text editor for?

The web is only dynamic because it allows us to input data. Although data comes in many forms, the most prevalent and simplest is still text. Text can be written using a keyboard, real or virtual. Whether you want your users to write you a message, or add content on the page like Facebook, you need an input box where they can type.

JS Tip of the day

Ajax without jQuery

It took me a long time to implement jQuery into my everyday workflow but now I am so used to it that I rely on it entirely for some tasks. The more I use, the m…

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