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Three Trust Principles

I was listening to this podcast from Farnam Street (https://fs.blog/knowledge-podcast/best-of-2021/), mostly because I thought it is a shortcut to read all the good podcasts from 2021. Little did I know I’ll learn so much about trusting people and the right framework on when to trust people and when not to. These are three excerpts from the entire podcast which I …

People are people

We have this principle at HackerRank to treat people as people and not refer them as resources. This is from an excerpt from email Vivek to the entire company On that note, I would like to remind everyone of the nomenclature we use in the company. Refer to people as people, not resources. If you want an SE to help you, just …

Three Cricket Stories

Sachin Tendulkar When Sachin Tendulkar arrived in Sydney for the fourth Test between India and Australia 2003-04, he had scores of 0, 1, 37, 0, and 44 in his five Test innings on the tour. Tendulkar recalled later I had got out a couple of times to balls bowled outside the off stump. So I decided not to play the cover-drive. They were bowling consistently outside …

10 types of people

I’ve enjoyed the above quote when we were in college. It sounded geeky and fun to share the quote from partially technical folks and make them go in awe. It sounds super silly now though. But re-looking at the same quote now after many many years, I realize that there are many “10 types” of people. Stack vs queue When …

Resume

Last week, I had to find the resume I created when I was in college. It was funny and weird to look at it after so many years. In fact, since this was something I had created every before my experience at IBM, the only interesting parts about my resume was my Google Summer of Code and other open-source projects. …

Decade

You remember some events in your life forever. Things that happened 10 years ago feels like it just happened yesterday and you can even remember the room, people, and the whole scene of action. For me, meeting Vasudha could be in a tech event in Chennai will top the list. We met each other for the first time at DevCampChennai …

Founder Stupidity

Founders are core to the company they create. They are supposed to smart, great in problem-solving, and at some level should be able to visualize the future. I recently had some one talk to me about how much he admires other founders and why founders are so great. While I was happy to take the credits, I wish I could …

Certificates

We recently launched certificates in HackerRank. When it came to the decision to who will sign the certificate, our engineering team asked me if they can use my name and signature. Of course, without thinking twice, I gave them my +1 and asked them to go ahead. Never ever I imagined this will result in so many users reaching out …

The Frog in the Well

Once there was an old frog who lived inside a deep well. Frog was so happy with his home that he always told his friends who also lived in his well how wonderful the well was. One day, Frog was sitting on a ledge near the wall of his well appreciating the sky when he saw an unexpected visitor at …

My first 30 day challenge.

I’m a big fan of Matt Cutts (who isn’t) and especially like his 30 day challenges. So, I decided probably I can give it a shot for a couple of months. So, some of the stuff I had in my list are. 1. Learn Hadoop. 2. Read a book every 2 days. 3. Learn a new programming language 4. Go …

Photolog 7…

Disclaimer : I didn’t cook this. This samba rice tastes like heaven!!! According to the person who made this, I’ve have been friend with a great person, coz she can cook this. This is called awesomeness πŸ˜‰

Social Life Limits

Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Mail services like GMail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail play a big role in our Internet Life. What is the limits these sites impose on us? By how much can we push our internet life using these sites? Facebook 1. The maximum limit on the number of friends you can have on Facebook is …

My Bangalore Trip

Disclaimer: This is a personal post. It is all about me and what I did in the last 3 days. If you don’t know me at all, I strongly advise you to stop reading here and I apologize for taking your time. If you are geek like me and prefer to read a technical post, rather than this boring post, …

I am still alive

ThatÒ€ℒs true. My last post was exactly 3 months ago and I’ve posted only 2 posts in the last 6 months, but I’m alive. Lots and lots of new stuff has happened during these 6 months. Things which took up all my time and didn’t even let me think about blogging. Probably this is what happens, when you do something …

Update…

/* Personal post. Exit here if you don’t know me or if you aren’t interested. Read this at your own risk. */ Hi all, Been a long time since I posted anything here. So many things have been happening around me and as usual, I was caught up with all _personal_ issues. πŸ™‚ So here I’m. 4 in the morning. …

I’m Happy

No, not because it is a new year. A single chat changes your mood totally. Can’t tell anything more. And yeah… CONGRATS. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m so so so so glad now. πŸ™‚

Photolog 5…

Been a long time since I posted any photolog in my blog. So here comes one. πŸ˜‰ Click on the picture to view the picture in original size. πŸ™‚

15/12/2008 – Thanks…

Writing this post just to remember this night. Obviously a personal post, so no one will understand anything. Please stop reading after this. πŸ™‚ For the first time in my life, I want to remember this night forever. I think I’ll do. I feel like I can sleep after this. It is 4AM. And I have that smile in my …

Friends…

Top ten things that pops out of my mind when I think about Friends. 1. duck and the chick 2. ugly naked guy 3. double pizza 4. paleontologist 5. foozball 6. Days of our Lives 7. Mac and C.H.E.E.S.E 8. How you doin. 9. Turkey in thanksgiving dinner 10. ‘Shall we go get some coffee?’ ‘Sure. Where?’

Three Matches…

There are very few things which happens around us which I guess we’ll never forget. And fortunately or unfortunately, I do remember a lot of things. Lots and lots that sometimes even I’m surprised. I can remember many many things which happened, say even from my 6th standard (things we study for exams never come under this category I suppose …