How I started spotting the Gollum inside me and why I'm loving it

Recently I caught myself in a pool of stinking thinking while driving back from work. I was thinking about a friend who had recently published a book and was a speaker at a conference. In my unconsciousness I was dragging him down by thinking he must be speaking for free at the conference. After catching myself, I started a conversation with my unconscious self (which I am calling Gollum as in the character from The Lord of the Rings.

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Are we abusing social media?

Someone forwarded me a video of a guy talking about the demonization that happened in India recently and why people should accept it without any complains. To set the context for people who have no idea what I am talking about, Indian government decided in October to drop 500 and 1000 rupee notes/bills making it worthless after midnight of Nov 8 2016.

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Earth day: How by doing small things we can make a big difference

We all love mother earth and are genetically encoded to like nature and its greenery. How is it then, that we are destroying the very thing we love. Part of it is our needs but to a great extent it also ignorance.

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Caching to achieve better Performance and Scalability

How using caching solutions like mecached can be used to achieve better performance and also better scalability.

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5 Things I wish I knew before my first job

After working for a decade and half in IT industry and working in various kind of work environment from startup to big corporates, I learned few lessons that I wish someone might have told me back when I was fresh out of college.

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A comparison between Containers and Virtual Machines and how to choose between container and VM

When I learned about containers I was using VMs for many year and despite its bulkiness and resource greediness, I was kind of happy with what it was offering back then.

So when I heard about Containers services I was all pumped up and had created some false hope like it can replace VMs all together. As I use container my myths got busted and I realize that they both have it place.

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