Extreme vetting for capitalists

This is a 4 min readCharles Darwins’ Natural selection theory maintains the ecological balance in the 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 when it comes to what/who stays… 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 5 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

Natural language searches: Lessons in spellcheck and autocorrect

This is a 6 min readSpellcheck and autocorrect are two of the coolest features of search engines. They are not only cool they are also key for a smooth search experience. For the context of this post, I am going to stick with English language searches. Peter Norvig, a Google scientist has broken this subject down beautifully here to show the… Continue reading

What is so sexy about Unikernels ?

This is a 2 min readUnikernels (sounds almost like unicorns) are the newest advancement or the latest buzzword in the infrastructure virtualisation space to the say the least. Unikernel.org and Wikipedia offer great definitions for unikernels, but I felt stacking it against other virtualization techniques will be a good addition to those definitions. So, here is a quick comparison and a… Continue reading