The Mature Optimization Handbook

Carlos Buenos’ Mature Optimization Handbook was an excellent concise read over the weekend. The handbook is about the philosophical approach to performance measurements and optimizations and monitoring of our backend systems. After all, the author was part of the Facebook Performance Engineering team. The good part about the book was that it gave you theContinue reading “The Mature Optimization Handbook”

Four must-watch talks and articles on How the World Works

Most of these are old but I was recommended to watch these videos / articles recently and they blew my mind: How The Economic Machine Works The Four Horsemen How College Education became popular Is College for Everyone? An Introduction and Timeline of College in America Why Leaders Eat Last Comments @haridas_n says: IContinue reading “Four must-watch talks and articles on How the World Works”

Welcome to Jekyll!

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory – edit this post and re-build (or run with the -w switch) to see your changes! To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention: YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext. Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets: def print_hi(name) puts “Hi, #{name}” endContinue reading “Welcome to Jekyll!”

A Byte of Python converted to AsciiDoc for Python 2

I have converted the book to AsciiDoc format and also converted the book back to Python 2 (I got tired of readers emails who were confused between using Python 2 and reading the Python 3 version of the book and vice-versa). The updated online version is at The AsciiDoc sources are at PDFContinue reading “A Byte of Python converted to AsciiDoc for Python 2”

Tech – Getting started with my own .emacs.d

Ever since I got back into using OrgMode full-time, I’ve been using Emacs every single minute of using a computer. In fact, these days, I can’t even function without Emacs and OrgMode. Naturally, it follows, that just like the days when I dived deep into Vim, I’m diving into Emacs these days. I got interestedContinue reading “Tech – Getting started with my own .emacs.d”