Notes from Redis Conference 2015

Redis Conference 2015 at the Innovation Hangar at the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Thanks to sponsors Rackspace, Hulu, Redis Labs, Heroku, and others. Talks list Redis’ 6th birthday today! Redis Keynote by Salvatore Sanfilippo (Pivotal) a.k.a. @antirez Genesis Big equivalence principle : Today’s startups can do everything with everything, but a […]

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 the […]

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: I […]

Migrated to Jekyll

You may have already noticed the blog is active again because of me accidentally leaving the Welcome to Jekyll! entry on the website.That entry was added when I created a new Jekyll repository and wrote a long Ruby script with lots of regexes and invocations of curl and Nokogiri to convert from the WordPress-exported XML […]

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}” end […]

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 PDF […]

NH7 Weekender 2013

NH7 Weekender 2013 Pune was fun. Well, I thought it was better music last year, but the festival is definitely worth visiting every year. Nucleya, Madboy/Mink, Ankur Tewari & The Vinyl Records are the new discoveries for me this year. Started downloading some of their albums and playing their songs on Youtube – this is […]