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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).


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.


Other languages

Reactive programming

Persistent data structures



Systems and other computer science-y stuff


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.


Cassandra and other distributed systems



Functional programming

Some DevOps

Misc tech

Until next time!

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


Big systems:
Until next time!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Late summer 2015 tech reading

This should keep you busy for a few weekends.

(Once again, thanks to all the people who shared some of these originally on Twitter, Google+, HackerNews and other sources)


Java Bytecode Notes:
Java 8/Lambdas:
Tech Vids:
Some old notes on SQL Cubes and Rollups:
Until next time!