Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fix the cause, not the symptom…

I was reading Writing Solid Code by Steve Maguire, a definitive guide for writing robust C programs. Though the book primarily talks about C programming, the general advice is applicable to any programming. My favorite chapter from the book is … Continue reading

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Solving the Confusion of tongues

The story of Tower of Babel has always amazed me. I read it first in the Mythical Man-month, the classical collection of essays on software engineering. It emphasized the importance of having a common language. This is how the story … Continue reading

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Journey to becoming extraordinary

As I wrote in my last post, I will be writing a series of posts on “Becoming Extraordinary”. The phrase is in present continuous tense. That in itself indicates that it’s a journey and not a destination. However, before we … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. This is slightly different than what I published today in my post. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This … Continue reading

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Happy new year 2012

It has been exactly a year since I began writing. And what an year it has been. Today, I would share some of the highlights of the year with all of you and muse about what I plan to do … Continue reading

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