• The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

    With the onslaught of too-much-information, attention grabbing headlines and unavoidable events that ends up in my circle of concerns, it reminded me to go back and re-read this article.

  • Love, Hate & Tmux

    Some helpful tips and tricks for a beginner like me in using tmux.

  • How to Kill a SSH Session

    Working in Myanmar, once in a while, you’d definitely run into the problem of your WIFI connection going astray and your SSH session getting frozen up.

    At these times, no matter how many times you press Ctrl-V it wouldn’t end your SSH session, and you’d probably end up having to close your termnial window, tmux session and killing the process. That solves the problem, yet if you were like me it leaves you with that itch inside that tells you, you’re doing it wrong.

    Well, that itch had just became unbearable enough for me to search around and Viola!, you simply have to press the follow keys in sequence.


    You learn something new everyday, eh?

  • Changes to Controller Testing in Rails 5

    With upcoming rails 5 release, here are the changes one needs to take note of in testing controllers.

  • Todd Gardner: JavaScript Forensics

    Helpful tips on figuring out some of the trickiest bugs in production for javascript applications.

  • Administrate Gem by Thoughtbot

    Thoughtbot, the guys behind excellent gems such as factory_girl and paperclip has released an opinionated rails administration gem. It’s worth checking out.

  • Bright shiny things that break

    Yesterday, I came across this article that discussed “Facebook’s code quality problem” on Hacker News.

    It says that, Facebook is now throwing 429 people at their iOS app with 18,000 classes. With graphs showing more incidents on the production server when engineers are working on it, it’s been observed that Facebook is suffering code quality problems. The author concluded that if relationships between the moving parts of each system isn’t well understood and well tested, it will definitely break things. Go on and give it a read if you’ve got the time.

    As an outside observer, it’s easy pointing fingers at their demise and feel smug about it. A reductive conclusion would cynically say, if you like facebook’s culture of “Move fast and break things”, simply adopt the mantra of If brute force doesn’t solve your problem, then you aren’t using enough.

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  • Moving Angular generator to use libsass

    When Yeoman generated Gruntfile.js, it comes with compass configured for sass. But the speed with which compass compiles things is such a pain in the ass. libsass to the rescue with better performance, and click the link to see how you can configure it with your existing Gruntfile.js.

    For those of you who are lucky enough not to understand a thing I said, ignore it as just technical geek talk.

  • Fall of Meritocracy

    What’s meritocracy? Here’s how they defined it in the dictionary.

    Meritocracy: Government or the holding of power by people selected according to merit.

    That sound pretty good in days like these when you consider the alternative of state-wide socialism.

    That is until you take into account that smarter/more intelligent people achieve more in life, earn more in their career and produce relatively smarter children. These children when they inherit the wealth and the intelligent society of their parents, will continue to achieve in their life too.

    The argument of this essay is that even though those children would have to strive for deserved greatness in their life, they did not have any merit whatsoever to deserve to be born with higher IQ in the higher middle/upper class anymore than the less privileged children of the slums.

    Pretty well written essay, though the conclusion seems pretty far-fetched.

    Give it a read, and tell me what you think.

  • Integrating Engineyard's Deploy Hooks with Slack

    At Rebbiz, we have just recently adopted Slack as an alternative form of communication. For that, I was thinking of integrating our platform and slack together so that everyone in the team should receive a message that a new release has been deployed to CarsDB. Here’s what I have come up with.

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