What is Observability ?

This is a 2 min readThere has been a lot of movement around observability (more precisely system observability) in the DevOps world, which is nothing but a control systems terminology for monitoring production systems. Here is a much-needed rant about it. So what is Observability? Observability is a feature that a system offers which users can use to understand how it is… Continue reading

What happens when boundary cases are not tested in the real world ?

This is a 1 min readDisclaimer: This post is neither intended to denigrate engineering folks at Zomato nor intended to hurt anybody’s’ feelings. I am just recording my experiences with the food ordering app – Zomato. I have used Yelp, Burpple, and Zomato at different points in time of my life and I love all three of them equally. Please… Continue reading

Extreme vetting for capitalism

This is a 5 min readThe ecology and economy Charles Darwins’ Natural selection theory explains how the ecological balance is maintained on planet earth. Natural selection theory is an overarching biological algorithm and it operates across the spectrum of living organisms, from bacteria to blue whales. Gravity to physics is Natural selection to Biology.  So it sort of takes care of the extreme vetting… Continue reading

Fighting climate change at scale and pace

This is a 4 min readDecentralization: Dilution of power and authority The fundamental idea behind the cryptocurrency revolution (almost synonymous to Bitcoin revolution) is the paranoia that banks and financial systems, the fabric of the modern economics and the quintessential intermediaries can make some grave mistakes again which can potentially cause a financial meltdown (like the one that happened in… Continue reading

How effective can UNFCCC’s climate neutral project be in making climate change an individual responsibility ?

This is a 4 min readWhen I first saw the twitter video message, in which Christiana Figueres (then chairman of UNFCCC ) inviting global citizens to be climate neutral by offsetting unavoidable emissions by proportionately funding carbon neutralizing projects, I instantly felt it is a great idea. I still think it is and have a great respect for all the efforts from UNFCCC and… Continue reading

The μ-services rant

This is a 2 min readThe economy is powered by the bytes today and in byte economy, the cost of storage, network and compute power is rapidly declining. This trend has made quite a few feats viable in the recent years. Some of them aren’t completely new. “Big data”, “Fast data”, “IoT” and “Deep learning” are few to mention. Yet another trend byte economy created… Continue reading