Leader Election

Citizens in a democratic society usually vote to elect their leaders based on a pool of candidates. Distributed systems can choose a master node as well. Moreso , they can…

Seven years

Seven years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer The author along with his friend, the resourceful Peter Aufschnaiter, takes you on a journey of 1000s of miles over hostile territories at…

Power Windows

Power Windows (1985) is the first Rush studio album I listened to and it remains my seminal Rush experience in the 80s Rush era (my other go-to’s are Hemispheres and…

Keras Callbacks

Keras Callbacks are incredibly useful while training neural networks especially when running large models on Azure (these days) that I know will cost me time, computation and $. I pretty…

Peak

A great book, well-worth sharing, that I recently read is Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericcson and Robert Pool. What does it take to become…

Sonic Pi

As a hobbyist musician for many years, it’s been a constant struggle to fuse the programming paradigm with musical ability. Without midi, it’s usually just a fruitless exercise trying to…