#229 A Day of Fast Bowling - Sunday, 27th November 2022

Don’t play sports without training.

November 27, 2022 · 1 min

#228 Quiet Passions - Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

How internet brought quite passions to life.

November 22, 2022 · 1 min

#227 Él Come Manzanas - Thursday, 17th November 2022

So, I started learning Spanish.

November 17, 2022 · 1 min

#226 My World Cup Predictions - Wednesday, 16th November 2022

Based more on personal preferences than data. Let’s see how this turns out.

November 16, 2022 · 2 min

#225 My Stance on Cryptocurrency - Tuesday, 15th November 2022

I have not voiced an opinion all along. But this week’s article might change that.

November 15, 2022 · 1 min

#224 Writing Spree - Sunday, 13th November 2022

Write. Rewrite. Edit. Re-edit.

November 13, 2022 · 1 min

#223 The Internet as a Place to Rant - Saturday, 12th November 2022

And the people who will listen your rants.

November 12, 2022 · 1 min

#222 Dead End - Monday, 7th November 2022

Fail fast.

November 7, 2022 · 1 min

#221 New Explorations - Saturday, 5th November 2022

Writing a lot of new articles and exploring new “genres” for articles.

November 5, 2022 · 1 min

#220 Buying Raspberry Pis - Thursday, 3rd November 2022

The lack of availability of Raspberry Pis could be a case study for the global supply chain problem.

November 3, 2022 · 1 min

#219 Checo Wins Mexico - Thursday, 27th October 2022

Mexico GP weekend is here and everyone wants Checo to win.

October 27, 2022 · 1 min

#218 The Younger Generation Might Not Be Super "Techy" - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Hot take: Being able to use technology does not necessarily mean you are good at building it.

October 26, 2022 · 2 min

#217 Task Switching and Efficiency - Monday, 24th October 2022

Switching tasks can unlock a different kind of efficiency.

October 24, 2022 · 1 min

#216 The "To Be Read" Pile - Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Catching up on my reading. I’m doing poorly.

October 19, 2022 · 1 min

#215 The Master Plan - Sunday, 16th October 2022

Spending the weekend working on our town’s future.

October 16, 2022 · 1 min

#214 New Drafts - Wednesday, 12th October 2022

New post on Kubernetes Gateway API coming soon.

October 12, 2022 · 1 min

#213 Chill Maadi - Thursday, 6th October 2022

I’m back home for good. Bonus: Photos.

October 6, 2022 · 1 min

#212 Namma Ooru Bengaluru 2 - Friday, 30th September 2022

Speaking at Open Source India and meeting old friends. Bonus: Photos from Bangalore.

September 30, 2022 · 1 min

#211 Namma Ooru Bengaluru - Tuesday, 27th September 2022

I’m in Bangalore for the week. Bonus: Photos from Pune.

September 27, 2022 · 1 min

#210 How Many Flights Is Too Many Flights? - Friday, 23rd September 2022

I was in too many airports this week. Bonus: Photos from COCON.

September 23, 2022 · 1 min

#209 Dublin - Saturday, 17th September 2022

Traveling around the city and the outskirts: 36,738 steps in a day with four hours to go.

September 17, 2022 · 1 min

#208 Beers, Whiskeys, Talks, and Networking - Thursday, 15th September 2022

Photos from the past days in Dublin.

September 15, 2022 · 1 min

#207 Open Source Summit Europe - Wednesday, 14th September 2022

A bit last moment, but I made it here!

September 14, 2022 · 1 min

#206 New Blog Post - Friday, 9th September 2022

Conference season September begins.

September 9, 2022 · 1 min

#205 Onam - Thursday, 8th September 2022

Even gods envy you. Photos only.

September 8, 2022 · 1 min

#204 CKAD, Reviews, and Imposter Syndrome - Wednesday, 7th September 2022

It is real.

September 7, 2022 · 1 min

#203 Going Wireless - Monday, 5th September 2022

How fast did we go wireless?

September 5, 2022 · 1 min

#202 Homecoming - Sunday, 4th September 2022

Photos we took today.

September 4, 2022 · 1 min

#201 Side Project Saturday - Saturday, 3rd September 2022

Working on side projects, writing, and AI images.

September 3, 2022 · 1 min

#200 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Open Source - Friday, 2nd September 2022

“I can’t believe I’ve been writing this for 200 days”, preparing for conferences, and reading through Linux Foundation’s DEI report.

September 2, 2022 · 2 min

#199 Conference Season - Thursday, 1st September 2022

Is it September already?

September 1, 2022 · 1 min

#198 SideProjectCeption - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Finish side projects or start more side projects?

August 31, 2022 · 1 min

#197 Might as Well Get a Certificate That Says I Know Kubernetes - Tuesday, 30th August 2022

I’m taking the CKAD examination.

August 30, 2022 · 1 min

#196 Opinions About the Metaverse - Monday, 29th August 2022

TLDR; I don’t like it. Bonus: Pictures!

August 29, 2022 · 1 min

#195 Do I Really Need News? - Saturday, 27th August 2022

Really?

August 27, 2022 · 1 min

#194 Brain Drain, Personal Brand, Newsletter v2.0 - Friday, 26th August 2022

Supply and demand.

August 26, 2022 · 4 min

#193 Writing Regularly - Thursday, 25th August 2022

Every successful blogger I follow says that the key to their success is writing regularly.

August 25, 2022 · 1 min

#192 More Content - Wednesday, 24th August 2022

Upping my content game.

August 24, 2022 · 1 min

#191 Open Source Summit Latin America - Tuesday, 23rd August 2022

I’m live!

August 23, 2022 · 1 min

#190 I'm Writing This From a Train - Monday, 22nd August 2022

Work from train.

August 22, 2022 · 1 min

#189 Incentivization - Saturday, 20th August

The line between incentivization and gamification of open source contributions is blurry.

August 20, 2022 · 1 min

#188 Reliability - Friday, 19th August 2022

New post published today. Friday is new blog day now.

August 19, 2022 · 1 min

#187 Making My Life Easier - Thursday, 18th August 2022

I created a CLI in Go to create new posts.

August 18, 2022 · 2 min

#186 Failed Attempts - Wednesday, 17th August 2022

Tried integrating Netlify CMS. It doesn’t do what I want it to do.

August 17, 2022 · 1 min

#185 I Look Into Headless CMS - Tuesday, 16th August 2022

I failed miserably.

August 16, 2022 · 1 min

#184 Kubernetes Refresher - Monday, 15th August 2022

Spent the day refreshing my Kubernetes knowledge.

August 15, 2022 · 1 min

#183 Two Articles a Day - Sunday, 14th August 2022

Keeps socializing away.

August 14, 2022 · 1 min

#182 Diagrams in My New Blog - Saturday, 13th August 2022

My new blog post will have diagrams. So, I added markdown to diagrams using Mermaid.js.

August 13, 2022 · 1 min

#181 New Blog Post After Six Months - Friday, 12th August 2022

I wrote about how and why I moved this blog to Netlify.

August 12, 2022 · 1 min

#180 Moving to Netlify - Thursday, 11th August 2022

I moved my Hugo blog from GitHub pages to Netlify.

August 11, 2022 · 2 min

#179 Six Seasons and a Movie - Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Troy and Abed make a mooovie!

August 10, 2022 · 1 min

#178 Recording a Talk - Tuesday, 9th August 2022

I forgot to set the stopwatch and I spoke for 37 minutes.

August 9, 2022 · 1 min

#177 Preparing for Open Source Summit Latin America - Monday, 8th August 2022

Preparing for my virtual talk at OSS LA!

August 8, 2022 · 1 min

#176 Building a Docker Clone and Starting a Side Project - Sunday, 7th August 2022

Learning how Docker works and finally getting started on my side project. Posting publicly for accountability.

August 7, 2022 · 1 min

#175 Building a Redis Clone - Saturday, 6th August 2022

I learn about Redis and build a Redis clone.

August 6, 2022 · 1 min

#174 Weekend Plans - Friday, 5th August 2022

I can finally start working on my side projects!

August 5, 2022 · 1 min

#173 ClueCon Weekly - Thursday, 4th August 2022

I was invited to be a guest on this week’s ClueCon Weekly!

August 4, 2022 · 1 min

#172 Tour De Veezhumala - Friday, 22nd July 2022

Intense trek to reach the top of Veezhumala.

July 22, 2022 · 1 min

#171 Auf Wiedersehen - Saturday, 16th July 2022

Leaving these people. Again.

July 16, 2022 · 1 min

#170 Tour de Alappuzha - Friday, 15th July 2022

Fun times in Alappuzha.

July 15, 2022 · 1 min

#169 Playing Cricket After a Long Time - Wednesday, 13th July 2022

We played cricket in our nearby turf and it was fun!

July 13, 2022 · 1 min

#168 LuLu - Tuesday, 12th July 2022

Mandatory stop at the new LuLu mall when you are in Trivandrum.

July 12, 2022 · 1 min

#167 Tiger - Monday, 11th July 2022

Prithviraj’s new movie “Kaduva” is as bad as I thought it would be.

July 11, 2022 · 1 min

#166 Table Madness and Red Bull Ring - Sunday, 10th July 2022

Cricket match, Wimbledon finals, and race at the Red Bull Ring. I play table tennis.

July 10, 2022 · 1 min

#165 New Day, New City - Saturday, 9th July 2022

Home away from home.

July 9, 2022 · 1 min

#164 Goodbyes - Friday, 8th July 2022

It’s an end of an era.

July 8, 2022 · 1 min

#163 Rainy Day Ride - Thursday, 7th July 2022

I went on a rainy day ride. Rain, not for me.

July 7, 2022 · 1 min

#162 Derailed - Wednesday, 6th July 2022

I’ve been off the tracks these past weeks. Need to get back to the consistency.

July 6, 2022 · 1 min

#161 Bike Ride - Monday, 27th June 2022

Took my new motorcycle out for a ride.

June 27, 2022 · 1 min

#160 Road Trip to Valparai - Sunday, 26th June 2022

We went on a road trip.

June 26, 2022 · 1 min

#159 Ten Days of Festivities - Saturday, 25th June 2022

It’s been a long week, without you my friend. Bonus: Photos from PIFF 2022!

June 25, 2022 · 1 min

#158 Busy Week Starts - Tuesday, 14th June 2022

It is going to get busy this week. I have at least five open pull requests, and I’m making more. The film festival we are organizing kicks off this Friday. All my time away from work is spent there. I like busy weeks. It keeps me occupied and less distracted. I might go to the showroom tomorrow to book my new motorcycle. Like I said, busy week.

June 14, 2022 · 1 min

#157 Test Ride - Monday, 13th June 2022

Test drove Honda CB300R. I’m inclined to buy it. Bonus: Pictures from Chulliyar Dam.

June 13, 2022 · 1 min

#156 Race Day - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Azerbaijan GP is on!

June 12, 2022 · 1 min

#155 Open Source Workshop - Saturday, 11th June 2022

Hosted an APISIX contributor workshop today.

June 11, 2022 · 1 min

#154 Jurassic World Sucks - Friday, 10th June 2022

The new Jurassic World movie sucks.

June 10, 2022 · 1 min

#153 You Won't Believe What He Did With His Bike - Thursday, 9th June 2022

No you won’t.

June 9, 2022 · 1 min

#152 Highway to the Danger Zone - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Traveled 60 kms to watch Top Gun: Maverick

June 8, 2022 · 1 min

#151 Test - Tuesday, 7th June 2022

I can binge watch epic test cricket moments anytime, any day.

June 7, 2022 · 1 min

#150 Video of My Bike - Monday, 6th June 2022

150 days of writing! I have a small video for you today.

June 6, 2022 · 1 min

#149 Environment Day - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Living in a small town has its own set of perks.

June 5, 2022 · 1 min

#148 Planning a Road Trip - Saturday, 4th June 2022

We can ride on my motorcycle.

June 4, 2022 · 1 min

#147 Vikram - Friday, 3rd June 2022

Watched the new movie “Vikram” filled with a stellar cast.

June 3, 2022 · 1 min

#146 NPCB - Thursday, 2nd June 2022

Rewatching NPCB for the millionth time.

June 2, 2022 · 1 min

#145 Neichor - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Neichor and Chicken Curry is the best food you can eat.

June 1, 2022 · 1 min

#144 Bullet - Tuesday, 31st May 2022

My motorcycle is older than me.

May 31, 2022 · 1 min

#143 Looking for RetroPies - Monday, 30th May 2022

Kids be buying PS5s. Me be buying RetroPies.

May 30, 2022 · 1 min

#142 It's Always Sunny - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Race day, IPL Final day, and rewatching an old gem.

May 29, 2022 · 1 min

#141 I Learned OBS - Saturday, 28th May 2022

After all this time, I learn to work with OBS. It is really amazing and I’m disappointed I didn’t use it earlier.

May 28, 2022 · 1 min

#140 Can't Find Video Games - Friday, 27th May 2022

Can’t find a low end video game that is fun to play and won’t burn my MacBook Air.

May 27, 2022 · 1 min

#139 Prepping for a Talk - Thursday, 26th May 2022

First timer talks are always a lot of work.

May 26, 2022 · 2 min

#138 Sick Day - Wednesday, 25th May 2022

In sickness and health 2.0.

May 25, 2022 · 1 min

#137 In Sickness and Health - Tuesday, 24th May 2022

Sick today.

May 24, 2022 · 1 min

#136 Kasaragod - Monday, 23rd May 2022

Traveled to Kasaragod over the weekend. Bonus: Photos!

May 23, 2022 · 1 min

#135 Rise of the Tomb Raider - Thursday, 19th May 2022

I finished the first one. Moving on to the next.

May 19, 2022 · 1 min

#134 I Need to Learn How to Stream - Wednesday, 18th May 2022

Streamin away!

May 18, 2022 · 1 min

#133 Tomb Raider - Tuesday, 17th May 2022

I played a video game (and enjoyed it) after a long time.

May 17, 2022 · 1 min

#132 Norwegian Wood - Monday, 16th May 2022

Rainy days calls for nostalgia.

May 16, 2022 · 1 min

#131 Missing Kubecon - Sunday, 15th May 2022

I missed my first in-person KubeCon.

May 15, 2022 · 1 min

#130 All About the Bass - Saturday, 14th May 2022

Bought two set of strings for my bass.

May 14, 2022 · 1 min

#129 Three Seasons of Football - Friday, 13th May 2022

Watched three seasons of Friday Night Lights without knowing anything about American football.

May 13, 2022 · 1 min

#128 The Talk - Thursday, 12th May 2022

Talked at a meetup after months!

May 12, 2022 · 1 min

#127 Prepping for a Talk - Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Talking at a meetup after months!

May 11, 2022 · 1 min

#126 Wordle Fever - Tuesday, 10th May 2022

Wordle no more.

May 10, 2022 · 1 min

#125 Skyline - Monday, 9th May 2022

3D print reveal. Bonus: Photos!

May 9, 2022 · 1 min

#124 Football - Sunday, 8th May 2022

The American one.

May 8, 2022 · 1 min

#123 Strange - Saturday, 7th May 2022

Watched the new Dr. Strange movie.

May 7, 2022 · 1 min

#122 Just Wordle (Idea Stew) - Friday, 6th May 2022

I don’t have anything interesting to share today.

May 6, 2022 · 1 min

#121 Hard Work and Hustle - Thursday, 5th May 2022

Hardworking is undermined and not considered cool anymore. Don’t cancel me.

May 5, 2022 · 2 min

#120 Ownership - Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Owning your work makes you more productive.

May 4, 2022 · 1 min

#119 New Projects - Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

Starting some new projects.

May 3, 2022 · 1 min

#118 Working for Fun - Monday, 2nd May 2022

A large percentage of your life should be filled with things you absolutely love to do.

May 2, 2022 · 1 min

#117 More Proposals - Sunday, 1st May 2022

More talk proposals at conferences. Bonus: Photos!

May 1, 2022 · 1 min

#116 Clever Subtitles - Saturday, 30th April 2022

Pachinko tells stories in subtitles and I submitted a couple of talk proposals.

April 30, 2022 · 1 min

#115 Back After Two Years - Friday, 29th April 2022

Back with a new version.

April 29, 2022 · 1 min

#114 WeCrashed - Thursday, 28th April 2022

I never knew the WeWork story until this week.

April 28, 2022 · 2 min

#113 Look What I Bought - Wednesday, 27th April 2022

Cool new shizz!

April 27, 2022 · 1 min

#112 Eliciting Conference Talks From Users - Tuesday, 26th April 2022

What should I talk about next?

April 26, 2022 · 1 min

#111 Getting Started - Monday, 25th April 2022

Refactoring the “Getting started” guide.

April 25, 2022 · 1 min

#110 Too Busy to Write? - Sunday, 24th April 2022

I’m too busy to write. Even to play Wordle!

April 24, 2022 · 1 min

#109 Cancelling KubeCon Plans - Friday, 22nd April 2022

I would not be traveling to KubeCon in Valencia. It sucks. See you next year!

April 22, 2022 · 1 min

#108 One Month at New Job - Thursday, 21st April 2022

One month flew by! Made some significant contributions. Bonus: Photo from my friend’s marriage!

April 21, 2022 · 1 min

#107 I Can't Afford Formula 1 - Wednesday, 20th April 2022

I might very well have an opportunity to watch a Grand Prix but it costs way too much.

April 20, 2022 · 1 min

#106 It's Too Hard! (TWSS) - Tuesday, 19th April 2022

That’s what she said.

April 19, 2022 · 1 min

#105 Drive to Survive - Monday, 18th April 2022

How fast is Lewis Hamilton?

April 18, 2022 · 1 min

#104 Busy Sunday - Sunday, 17th April 2022

I’m a workaholic.

April 17, 2022 · 1 min

#103 Simple Saturday - Saturday, 16th April 2022

Taking it slow. Photos!

April 16, 2022 · 1 min

#102 Waiting for Visa - Friday, 15th April 2022

Shoulda, coulda, woulda got it in two.

April 15, 2022 · 1 min

#101 PIFF 2022 Is On! - Thursday, 14th April 2022

Organizing an international film festival every year is fun!

April 14, 2022 · 1 min

#100 Back to Kerala - Wednesday, 14th April 2022

100 days? That’s awesome!

April 13, 2022 · 1 min

#99 Visa Day and One Unmerged PR - Tuesday, 12th April 2022

My three PRs from yesterday was merged. Only one remains.

April 12, 2022 · 1 min

#98 Four Unmerged PRs - Monday, 11th April 2022

I opened two more PRs today. Now I have four open PRs.

April 11, 2022 · 1 min

#97 Hello Mumbai! - Sunday, 10th April 2022

Reached Mumbai today!

April 10, 2022 · 1 min

#96 Travelling to Mumbai - Saturday, 9th April 2022

I have an early morning flight to Mumbai tomorrow.

April 9, 2022 · 1 min

#95 Growing "to be read" Pile - Friday, 8th April 2022

When will I read all these and close all these tabs?

April 8, 2022 · 1 min

#94 Setting Up for Visa Appointment - Thursday, 7th April 2022

I spent the whole day setting up the documents needed for a visa.

April 7, 2022 · 1 min

#93 Phew! - Wednesday, 6th April 2022

Busy days.

April 6, 2022 · 1 min

#92 A Lot Happened Today - Tuesday, 5th April 2022

I’m going to KubeCon, my microphone arrived, I went to a film festival and I need to get a visa.

April 5, 2022 · 1 min

#91 Apache APISIX Has a Lot of Plugins - Monday, 4th April 2022

Doing a lot of work in rewriting the Apache APISIX documentation.

April 4, 2022 · 1 min

#90 It Works! - Sunday, 3rd April 2022

My USB hub setup seems to work. Waiting for my new microphone to arrive tomorrow. Plus, I read a lot about Singapore today.

April 3, 2022 · 2 min

#89 Getting New Equipment and XKCD - Saturday, 2nd April 2022

I’m getting new equipment.

April 2, 2022 · 1 min

#88 Project Ideas - Friday, 1st April 2022

What do you do when you get new ideas?

April 1, 2022 · 1 min

#87 Writing Plans - Thursday, 31st March 2022

Plans for writing.

March 31, 2022 · 1 min

#86 Debates Are Pointless - Wednesday, 30th March 2022

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and now we can’t have a peaceful dinner.

March 30, 2022 · 1 min

#85 Viral on Twitter - Tuesday, 29th March 2022

My tweet went viral.

March 29, 2022 · 1 min

#84 Back on Twitter - Monday, 28th March 2022

Here we go tweetin' again!

March 28, 2022 · 1 min

#83 Sunday Funday - Sunday, 27th March 2022

Attended an event just to eat good Biriyani today.

March 27, 2022 · 1 min

#82 First Day Off - Saturday, 26th March 2022

First day off since I started my new job.

March 26, 2022 · 3 min

#81 In a User's Shoes - Friday, 25th March 2022

Thinking from a user’s perspective to make a project better.

March 25, 2022 · 1 min

#80 Back to Content Creation - Thursday, 24th March 2022

I start writing again!

March 24, 2022 · 1 min

#79 What Am I Working On? - Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

I try to articulate what I’m working on.

March 23, 2022 · 2 min

#78 Day 2 at New Job - Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

Finding my bearings.

March 22, 2022 · 1 min

#77 Day 1 at New Job - Monday, 21st March 2022

I start at API7.ai today!

March 21, 2022 · 1 min

#76 ISL Final - Sunday, 20th March 2022

ISL final watch party! Bonus: Pictures from Malampuzha Dam.

March 20, 2022 · 1 min

#75 Running 15 Kilometers - Saturday, 19th March 2022

I ran 15 kms today.

March 19, 2022 · 1 min

#74 Transitioning - Friday, 18th March 2022

Transitioning into the new job and watching Pada.

March 18, 2022 · 1 min

#73 New Job Announcement! - Thursday, 17th March 2022

It’s official! I will be starting a new job on Monday!

March 17, 2022 · 1 min

#72 Chill Days - Wednesday, 16th March 2022

Taking time off before my new job.

March 16, 2022 · 1 min

#71 Success - Tuesday, 15th March 2022

Success is contagious. Bonus: Photos from Kava, Malampuzha.

March 15, 2022 · 1 min

#70 Stepping Down From a Maintainer - Monday, 14th March 2022

I’m changing jobs and stepping down from a CNCF maintainer.

March 14, 2022 · 1 min

#69 Everything Is Amazing and Nobody Is Happy - Sunday, 13th March 2022

Technological advancement makes our lives a lot easier. Or does it? Bonus: Photos from Meenkara Dam.

March 13, 2022 · 3 min

#68 Codebar Festival - Saturday, 12th March 2022

I’m speaking at the Codebar Festival today.

March 12, 2022 · 1 min

#67 Wordle Only, Too Lazy - Friday, 11th March 2022

Too lazy to write. Working on presentation.

March 11, 2022 · 1 min

#66 Catching Up on Reading - Thursday, 10th March 2022

Lot of emails and articles to catch up on.

March 10, 2022 · 1 min

#65 I Received My Writers Copy - Wednesday, 9th March 2022

My talk was transcribed into an article and published in the Open Source For You Magazine. I got my author’s copy today!

March 9, 2022 · 1 min

#64 I Should Learn to Use Vim - Tuesday, 8th March 2022

Vim or Emacs? Nano.

March 8, 2022 · 1 min

#63 Technical Writing and Going Solar - Monday, 7th March 2022

It ain’t much, but it’s honest work.

March 7, 2022 · 1 min

#62 Batman - Sunday, 6th March 2022

I got tickets to watch the new Batman movie today.

March 6, 2022 · 1 min

#61 The Day Off - Saturday, 5th March 2022

Chill.

March 5, 2022 · 1 min

#60 A Day Off - Friday, 4th March 2022

I kind of took a day off. Whoa! 60 days!

March 4, 2022 · 1 min

#59 Shine of Novelty and Consistency of Commitment - Thursday, 3rd March 2022

Ooh shiny!

March 3, 2022 · 1 min

#58 Parks and Recs is the Best TV Show Ever - Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Li’l Sebastian is probably the best minor character in the whole show.

March 2, 2022 · 1 min

#57 Working in Open Source - Tuesday, 1st March 2022

Do you want to work for [insert large consulting company from India]?

March 1, 2022 · 2 min

#56 Times Like These - Monday, 28th February 2022

It’s times like these time and time again.

February 28, 2022 · 1 min

#55 Authenticity - Sunday, 27th February 2022

Authenticity is always rewarded.

February 27, 2022 · 1 min

#54 Come Here - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Quick update and a song I like.

February 26, 2022 · 1 min

#53 Never Have I Ever Been Published in Print Media - Friday, 25th February 2022

My article is being published in a print magazine!

February 25, 2022 · 1 min

#52 What Good Is Saved Time if Nobody Uses It? - Thursday, 24th February 2022

We are obsessed with saving time.

February 24, 2022 · 1 min

#51 Fighting a Different Fight - Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

Is it healthy to rebel everything that came before?

February 23, 2022 · 2 min

#50 Currently Reading - Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

50 days of writing! But what am I reading now?

February 22, 2022 · 1 min

#49 Knowing the Game You Are Playing - Monday, 21st February 2022

You play a different game than everyone else. Understanding that is the first step.

February 21, 2022 · 1 min

#48 Selling Yourself - Sunday, 20th February 2022

Do you have an MBA?

February 20, 2022 · 2 min

#47 Whiplash, Greatness, Sacrifices and Hard Work - Saturday, 19th February 2022

I re-watched the movie Whiplash today. It is one of my favorite movies of all time.

February 19, 2022 · 2 min

#46 Documentation is Key - Friday, 18th February 2022

People can’t use what they don’t understand.

February 18, 2022 · 1 min

#45 Newsletter - Thursday, 17th February 2022

Launching my newsletter next week!

February 17, 2022 · 1 min

#44 Photographs and Memories - Wednesday, 16th February 2022

Looking at old photos is one of the greatest joys in life.

February 16, 2022 · 1 min

#43 End of an Era - Tuesday, 15th February 2022

Goodbye People. Bonus: Photos and videos that will make me cry in a couple of days.

February 15, 2022 · 1 min

#42 Travel - Monday, 14th February 2022

Too busy to write.

February 14, 2022 · 1 min

#41 Varkala and Punchakkari - Sunday, 13th February 2022

Photos from the last three days at Varkala and Punchakkari.

February 13, 2022 · 1 min

#40 What Up Beaches? - Friday, 11th February 2022

Hitting beaches today with the gang.

February 11, 2022 · 1 min

#39 To Be Read - Thursday, 10th February 2022

4 is par and 3 is a birdie.

February 10, 2022 · 1 min

#38 Back to Twitter - Wednesday, 9th February 2022

I’m back on Twitter!

February 9, 2022 · 1 min

#37 Malayalees and Their LuLu Malls - Tuesday, 8th February 2022

Mallus love their LuLus.

February 8, 2022 · 2 min

#36 Not Knowing - Monday, 7th February 2022

I know nothing.

February 7, 2022 · 2 min

#35 Back to Code - Sunday, 6th February 2022

I go back to writing code.

February 6, 2022 · 1 min

#34 Winner Takes All - Friday, 4th February 2022

The winner takes it all. It is a training algorithm for neural networks.

February 4, 2022 · 2 min

#33 Poetry - Thursday, 3rd February 2022

I haven’t been much of a poetry reader.

February 3, 2022 · 1 min

#32 Wordle and Building Side Projects - Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

Wordle and what I’m doing about my side projects.

February 2, 2022 · 2 min

#31 I'm Sick - Tuesday, 1st February 2022

I am suddenly sick.

February 1, 2022 · 1 min

#30 A Month in the Life Of - Monday, 31st January 2022

It’s been a month since I started writing daily logs.

January 31, 2022 · 1 min

#29 Running Shoes and Investing in Myself - Sunday, 30th January 2022

It wasn’t an obvious one today but I got the right letters in the third step and I had already eliminated other possible vowels that could go between the two correct letters.

January 30, 2022 · 2 min

#28 DevConf.CZ - Saturday, 29th January 2022

Highlights from conference day.

January 29, 2022 · 1 min

#27 I Am My Experiences - Friday, 28th January 2022

Mini-Boom! I should have guessed it earlier.

January 28, 2022 · 2 min

#26 Day in the Life Of - Thursday, 27th January 2022

Nothing much. Just a daily update.

January 27, 2022 · 1 min

#25 Sanju, Basil and Risks - Wednesday, 26th January 2022

How good is the “Basil meets Sanju” interview?

January 26, 2022 · 2 min

#24 Silicon Valley "Gets" Software Engineers - Tuesday, 25th January 2022

My vocabulary of five letter words is improving—thanks to Wordle. I have to get better at thispowerlanguage.co.uk/wordle I was reading through Gergely Orosz’s article on “What Silicon Valley ' Gets ' about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not ” and I couldn’t help but compare it to the Indian tech industry. I have only worked at startups and whatever I know of the big Indian tech companies are from my friends and old classmates....

January 25, 2022 · 2 min

#23 Kindling Productivity - Monday, 24th January 2022

I have been reading more ever since I started using my Kindle again.

January 24, 2022 · 2 min

#22 Personal Monopolies - Sunday, 23rd January 2022

I want to be the only person that does what I do. As Dave Perell mentions in “Build a Personal Monopoly ” a personal monopoly is a unique intersection of skills, interests, and personality traits. This year, I’m going to explore and redefine what my monopoly is and work towards building it through my blog and social media.

January 23, 2022 · 1 min

#21 What I Talk About When I Talk About Haruki Murakami - Saturday, 22nd January 2022

I finished reading “The Defining Decade ” by Meg Jay. While deciding what to read next from my list of “Want to Read ” books (it has 89 books now and it is not getting smaller), a random conversation with a friend led me to Haruki Murakami . I have read Murakami’s works during the initial lockdown days. I got interested in his writing through a collection of his short stories titled “The Elephant Vanishes”....

January 22, 2022 · 2 min

#20 Always Having a Book to Read - Friday, 21st January 2022

Always having a book to read helped me from falling down YouTube rabbit holes.

January 21, 2022 · 2 min

#19 COVID 19 Uncertainties - Thursday, 20th January 2022

The Coronavirus Omicron variant is hitting hard in India and I’m in its epicenter in Trivandrum. These are uncertain times. The “new” normal is just the normal. I live in campus with close to 200 people in the same building. Isolating a case of COVID is hard both from a social and a logistic perspective. Half the people who get tested today in the district are positive. So, here we are, uncertain, hoping for things to get better....

January 20, 2022 · 1 min

#18 The Minimalist Presenter - Wednesday, 19th January 2022

It’s Wednesday my dudes! I was working on the slides for two of my talks and realized how minimal they were. I had made it a habit to make my slides into tools that just assists my presentation and not something that is overloaded with information. This has proven to be much effective. Human beings are bad at multitasking. You cannot focus your attention on two things—listening to the person talking and trying to read their slides....

January 19, 2022 · 1 min

#17 The Psychology of Money - Tuesday, 18th January 2022

I finished reading “The Psychology of Money”.

January 18, 2022 · 1 min

#16 Killing Time and Unintended Consequences - Monday, 17th January 2022

I start off my “work day”—when I finish my morning routine and sit in front of my computer screen—by catching up on some light reading. I usually have a backlog I go to to start me off and I also have subscriptions to my favorite bloggers via email or RSS (yes I still use an RSS reader). Most of what I read are from indie blogs I found through Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News or through aggregators like Blogging for Devs and daily....

January 17, 2022 · 2 min

#15 Service Mesh Performance and Asking Questions - Sunday, 16th January 2022

I have two upcoming talks in the next two weeks. My firsts in 2022. And I hope to speak more at conferences this year. The first is at DevConf.cz 2022 on the 29th this month and the second is at FOSDEM 2022 on the 5th of February . Measuring Service Mesh Performance 101 This is my talk at DevConf.cz that dives into how the performance of a workload running on top of a service mesh can be benchmarked....

January 16, 2022 · 1 min

#14 The Psychology of Money - Saturday, 15th January 2022

I finished reading “The Psychology of Money ” by Morgan Housel today. It was a real page turner and I finished it in two sittings. I am just starting another book on my Kindle, “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now ” by Meg Jay . It has been a while since I read ebooks and this should be a nice change of setting....

January 15, 2022 · 1 min

#13 Deep Conversations - Friday, 14th January 2022

I have a good excuse for why I missed my writing schedule the past two days. I was in deep conversations. I love talking to a person and engaging with them completely, taking the conversation to deeper levels. I have been sleeping at ~4-5 AM everyday for the past week because of this. This has been a good change of pace to my normal life and it was much needed....

January 14, 2022 · 1 min

#12 Task Tracking Setup - Tuesday, 11th January 2022

A couple of months ago, my system to track tasks broke down. The system was my own brain and depended on its ability to remember things. But it had this bug where it can only remember so many things before an incoming information pushes out “address the comments on the performance testing design spec”. I had a physical book and Evernote to complement my ability to remember things but these didn’t make me more productive or make my life any easier....

January 11, 2022 · 1 min

#11 What Matters - Monday, 10th January 2022

But in the end, it doesn’t even matter.

January 10, 2022 · 1 min

#10 What Should I Write About? - Sunday, 9th January 2022

What?

January 9, 2022 · 1 min

#9 The End of History - Saturday, 8th January 2022

People are unable to predict their personal changes. We see ourselves as finished products at any point of time. Is that the end of history?

January 8, 2022 · 1 min

#8 The Psychology of Money - Friday, 7th January 2022

There is no reason to risk what you have and need for what you don’t have and don’t need.

January 8, 2022 · 1 min

#7 Why I Run in the Morning - Thursday, 6th January 2022

Doing hard things is hard. But you have to do it to be the best version of yourself. Everyday is a struggle but at the end of the day I’m happy I chose to do the hard things.

January 6, 2022 · 2 min

#6 Right Arm Over the Wicket or Why I use my Own Platform to Write - Wednesday, 5th January 2022

I used to write on blogging platforms like Medium and DEV.to. I stopped using them and started writing on my own blog recently. Here, I explore why I chose to do that and make bold predictions on the outcome of a cricket match.

January 5, 2022 · 2 min

#5 Word Embeddings and Swiss Army Knives - Tuesday, 4th January 2022

What’s cooler than representing words as real-valued vectors to capture its semantic meaning?

January 4, 2022 · 3 min

#4 My Blog Setup and Writing Process - Monday, 3rd January 2022

I recently started writing on my own website. Here’s a look into my setup and the process I follow to write posts.

January 3, 2022 · 6 min

#3 Blocked by Blockchains - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Learning about Blockchain, Crypto and Web3.

January 3, 2022 · 1 min

#2 Goals for 2022 - Saturday, 1st January 2022

My goals for 2022, publicly posted for accountability.

January 1, 2022 · 2 min

#1 New Year, New Me - Friday, 31st December 2021

I will blog daily. Or at least I hope to.

December 31, 2021 · 2 min