• Technical Debt

    A rumbling about the technical debt one incurs in the name of progress.

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  • Upgrading to Rails 4.2 from 4.1

    Rebbiz team’s effort to upgrade MyanmarCarsDB from Rails 4.1 to 4.2

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  • The Tortoise and the Hare - ITCamp @ UCSY

    Beginner’s guide to Version Control System

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  • This isn't a new year resolution

    No, it really isn’t.

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  • သက်ပြင်း

    A rumbling in Burmese about things you just can’t control

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  • Hangover of a week

    An introspection of my last week.

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  • First six months of my full-time entrepreneur life

    The strangely alluring life of entrepreneurship, the hectic nature of its days and the rhythm of its life.

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  • Weekly Updates and Worthwhile Reads


    Last week has been quite hectic. My youngest sister has just arrived from Myanmar for her tertiary education and I've been helping her out with all a newly immigrated person would need: a phone line, a bank account and etc.

    Me, Rachel, the sister and a bunch of friends scaled the Bukit Timah Hill (537'/164m). Though it's hardly a mountaineering affair, it was quite a fun thing to do. I could imagine myself doing it again (if oppurtunity arises).

    As for my dev works, I've started working with Cucumber a lot and also managed to successfully deploy a test application to heroku. Nothing profound though except a lesson I learnt while I got stuck. I will talk more about it if I found something better to share.

    I have shared some links below for your reading pleasure too. Check it out.

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  • ~/.code/log : The day that I got stuck

    Hour 0: 
      "I'm gonna finish implementing a feature today."
    Hour 1: 
      "Why isn't this working?? This is supposed to work!"
    Hour 2: 
      Google, SO, RailsForum, Github, GoogleGroup and even, IRC
    Hour 5: 
      "I have tried literally everything. I feel stupid" 
      "I might as well try restarting my computer too."
    Hour 5: 
      When the restart didn't work
      "Yes, I am stupid."
    Hour 6: 
      "Great! I'm stuck at a scenario and a half let alone implementing a feature."
    Hour 8: 
      When I eventually found the bug. 
      "WHY AM I SO STUPID! What was I thinking!?"

    Moral of the story:

    Just because it's simply one line of code, do not implement unrelated feature B (and forget about it), when you are working on feature A. Especially during TDD.


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  • BarCamp Mandalay 2013 (Part II)

    Due to my schedule and my forgetfulness, I must beg forgiveness from two of you out there who read my blog and have been waiting for the Part II. I have half-written this post and totally forgotten about it. 

    This is the second part of the post about BarCamp Mandalay 2013. I had booked the 11:00 am to 12:00 pm schedule to talk about 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

    The session before me was the session about speaking good English, a lecture given by an English lecturer from Mandalay University. I arrived early and joined the previous session, which was very popular that they had to add another row of chairs just to fit everyone. Once it was over, it was my turn.

    I started by writing the title of the session "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Steven Covey. I did a brief explanation about what I was gonna talk about and there it goes.

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