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Sridhar Iyer
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Weird & Wired
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A case for and against God
A recent death in my family has caused me to re-examine my relationship with God. Being an atheist (will get back to this), every condolence worded in clichés like "She's with God", or "She's in a better place", trigger a very emotional and existential whir...

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A case for and against God
A recent death in my family has caused me to re-examine my relationship with God. Being an atheist (will get back to this), every condolence worded in clichés like "She's with God", or "She's in a better place", trigger a very emotional and existential whir...

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Interoperability of AI assistants..
I don't think that it'd be presumptuous of me to assume that most of you would have used an AI assistant of some sort; be it SIRI on iPhone/MacBooks, Google Now on Android, Cortana on Microsoft Windows or Alexa on Amazon Echo. Even if you used the "speak to...

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Takeaways from RedisConf
I have been using Redis as a swiss army knife database, both at work, and for hobby projects. So I decided to attend RedisConf this year. Low cost of entry, more tech talks than marketing spiels, and a chance to meet Salvatore Sanfilippo , the creator of Re...

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Programming and the art of shoe polishing
One of the most most undocumented occupational hazards of being a software engineer is that the rest of the world is not privy to our thought process, nor do they have a deeper understanding of what we do. Yes, coding is a part of it, and a very big part of...

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Mosh: The ssh client replacement you probably didn't think you needed.
I had to take a breather after writing the heading to avoid giving an over the top introduction to Mosh (mobile shell), but it deserves nothing less. It is a relatively new software (2012) from the well known MIT AI labs. Mosh is based on a new protocol SSP...

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i++ : performance centric solution to a common programming paradigm
NFV(Network Function Virtualization) is the new buzzword on everyone’s lips in the
networking world. NFV, when done right, promises a big disruption to the
well-established network appliance businesses by virtualizing most of its core
functionality out, whi...

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You are not special..
Are you from a country that has some sort of currency?  Now that you are intrigued by my idiotic question, please allow me the liberty of asking another one. If you are filthy rich in one country, lets say that you are a millionaire in US, living in a house...

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Stop yearning for yester years..
Let me articulate a problem that people don't realize they have, and two words that cause this: Happiness & Sadness. We people like to be happy (whatever be the cost), and do not like to be sad. However, almost all of us, mistakenly assume happiness to be t...

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