Code review best practices

Recently came across this blog post: http://kevinlondon.com/2015/05/05/code-review-best-practices.html Loved it. Big fan of code reviews, and this is an article that illuminates most of my thought process going through one. What I don’t agree with: Code duplication: A lot of times we won’t know whether the code we are writing now should be shared. Maybe it’s […]

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I forgot my mouse at work

I love my mouse. Unlike other self-respecting hackers, I use mine a lot. My first computer ran Windows and I also used to game, so that’s a given.┬áIt’s a Logitech G500. I’ve used Logitech since forever and couldn’t see myself using a different brand. But today, I forgot it at work. The mini-panic set in […]

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The rise of the (shitty) landing pages

This post is dedicated to entrepreneurs, founders or anyone out there who are using landing pages while they work on their new startups and projects. With the rise of Launch Rock, a service that helps people quickly create simple landing pages, I feel landing pages are being misused. Landing pages collect email addresses, but their […]

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Knowledge is power

Today, I pulled this out from a fortune cookie. Not to say I expect anything from a fortune cookie, let alone truths. However I wanted to write something about this small phrase, one that has haunted me throughout my childhood. As a child in a typical Asian family, I was drilled that knowledge is, indeed, […]

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Day #2 of morning roadwork

In an effort to turn my life around, I’m starting to run again. I’ll be running for an hour each morning, 6 days a week. 2 days will be reserved for interval training, and the rest will just be normal running. I’m thinking the schedule would be like this: Monday: Running Tuesday: Interval training Wednesday: […]

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Wow, regarding the mess surrounding Skype and Silver Lake

Regarding the crap that’s going on: http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/24/upgrading-skype-and-silver-lake-to-evil/ http://framethink.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/how-employees-get-screwed-in-private-equity-deals/ What’s the point of a “cliff” and “vested” shares when those shares just get bought back at the original price eventually? Talk about biting the hands that feed you. And I used to dearly love Skype, one of my favorite piece of software. Whoever at Silver Lake […]

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