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A very complicated simple person. Jack of all trades, master of a few. Loves to read books and well-written code. Fluently speaks several languages including JavaScript, PHP, Java, English, Bengali etc. Listens to loads of music everyday. PhD in mood-swing. Chess Grandmaster of disaster.

Chernobyl

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Over the last weekend I finished watching Chernobyl, an HBO mini-series that deals with the 1986 nuclear disaster which shook the world. The five-episode series explores the various walks of life that the event affected. Not only is it informative and investigative in nature, the series is a time-capsule that gives you a clear picture of the former USSR and its propaganda. But this post is not...

Random #1

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Sometimes you only need one reason. One reason to start working on your next big thing. One reason to take up the last book you didn’t finish. One reason to pick up the phone and call that old friend you didn’t talk to in a while. But it takes a lot of motivation discipline to actually keep working on them. Be it a project or a book — you need to keep working on it until you finish...

Unveiling OneStopUI

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Yuval Noah Harrari, in his book Sapiens, said, “Consistency is a playground of the dull minds.” In recent years, I, for one, fell victim to this classic trap of consistency — safe job, smooth daily life, and no need to get out of the comfort zone.

An Era of Colossal Waste

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In 1965, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel, famously stated that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles in about two years. That is to say, computing power doubles every two years. While this a very exciting achievement for engineers and computer scientists alike, it has produced nothing but idiocy on the part of developers and device manufacturers.

It’s a trap

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My recent reading ventures took me to Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This is a book that I started a few years ago but left it unfinished. Picking up again, I feel ashamed to have left it unread. A non-fiction, this book is pretty amazing in how it deals with complex ideas of anthropology in straight-forward and lucid way.

Beware, it’s .dev!

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I have been living under a rock for sometime, so far as web-dev is concerned. My day job keeps me busy and the rest of the time is for family. Learned a couple of new tech stuff in the meantime but didn’t follow the news. And I paid the price.

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A very complicated simple person. Jack of all trades, master of a few. Loves to read books and well-written code. Fluently speaks several languages including JavaScript, PHP, Java, English, Bengali etc. Listens to loads of music everyday. PhD in mood-swing. Chess Grandmaster of disaster.

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