Freewriting – Review of the Accidental Genius book

Semi-regularly, I’ve been doing something I called “Paper Therapy.” The idea was simple: “Write on paper till your brain has nothing left in it.” This stupidly simple idea has often been miraculous in helping me clear my mind and think of ideas or options that I was unable to just “think in my head.” AndContinue reading “Freewriting – Review of the Accidental Genius book”

To get somewhere, you already have to be there

The irony in this world is that “To get somewhere, you already have to be there.” From an individual perspective: If you want to make money, you need to already have money. To get a job, you need to be one-year experienced and not a fresher. If you’re experienced and want to apply for aContinue reading “To get somewhere, you already have to be there”

To Masters or not?

39 people have asked me “The case for master degrees. Should or Shouldn’t ?” This article is for those 39 people. Well, the correct answer almost always is “It depends.” But let me give a few points to think about. Obviously, I’m answering from the perspective of CompSci students. Students of all disciplines can drawContinue reading “To Masters or not?”

Why I do Time Tracking

The Idea A couple of months ago, I was going through a “productivity drought.” I used to repeatedly bounce between tasks. I couldn’t concentrate enough. Work was suffering. I thought to myself “Just how bad is the situation? Can I quantify it?” Then I started using a very old and boring concept: the stop watch.Continue reading “Why I do Time Tracking”