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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall 2016 tech reading

It's almost the end of the year, so here's another big list to go through while you wait at the airport on your way to your vacation.

Java

Streaming JSON and JAX-RS streaming

Java Strings

Data - Small and Big

Channels and Actors

Golang

Graphs

Misc Science/Tech

Misc - Fun, Tidbits

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Distraction free environment

Hello! I thought I'd share with you how I'm trying to maintain a distraction free environment at work (and at home).

Ashwin.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer 2016 tech reading


Hi there! Summer is here and almost gone. So here's a gigantic list of my favorite, recent articles, which I should've shared sooner.

Java

Other languages

Reactive programming

Persistent data structures

CRDT

Data

Systems and other computer science-y stuff

Fun/General

Until next time! Ashwin.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring 2016 tech reading


Hello, Spring is here and so is another set of links that I've bookmarked for your reading pleasure.

Java

Cassandra and other distributed systems

Network

Systems

Functional programming

Some DevOps

Misc tech

Until next time!
Ashwin.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Vasquez Rocks and Channel Islands

It's 3 months too late, but better late than never eh? We did a trip to LA during the Labor Day weekend. Naturally, we had to visit Vasquez Rocks, it being one of the most featured rocks in Sci-Fi films.

















We still had plenty of daylight, so we decided to drive up the famous Mulholland Drive, which proved to be quite disappointing.
















The main attraction was Channel Islands. We had to book our boat ride tickets well in advance.

















Remember to carry sandwiches, snacks, water and sodas with you as there is nothing available on the island. The cliffs overlooking Potato harbor are great to stop for lunch. But the harbor itself is inaccessible from the top. The only access to the water is by boat.


Hiking at Pinnacles National Park

We spent the day after Thanksgiving at Pinnacles National Park. The weather was crisp and cool, with very light traffic, probably because everyone else was busy shopping.

We did a 5 mile hike via the reservoir to Scout's peak and back to the visitor's center.

I would love doing this hike again, but probably not during the warmer part of the year. It was great to see 23 million year old lava formations but scary to know that it's so close to the Bay Area.






Sunday, December 06, 2015

Fall 2015 tech reading

Java:

System:
Big systems:
Misc:
Until next time!