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Sic Transit Gloria Mundi…

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If you don’t know your Latin by the way, the above translates to “Thus passes the glory of the world” (see this wikipedia page too). More than 4Β years ago I crossed the Atlantic from London, UK and based myself in California, with a small startup, Cognitive Match, that came out of London and expanded into […]

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TuneIn Advertising — Highlight

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Working in advertising, you’d think I have my ad blocker on 24/7 — but I don’t! πŸ™‚ And the reason for it is because I am curious what other companies are doing in this space so while I am quite likely not the main target for their advertising messages, I am very very interested to […]

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Of Customer Service — American Airlines (AA) Style

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I am saddened to have to write this blog post — I don’t like taking space on my blog for complaining about companies! But in this case I feel it’s needed — and I would like to hear from others who had similar issues with this airline and find out how they dealt with it […]

Managing Project Dependencies with Gradle

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This is a set of slides that I’ve put together to showcase how we use Gradle in Netflix Ads Engineering to help with dependency management. It goes through multi-module project vs separate Gradle project per module, using properties file with Gradle to specify dependency versions and also how to use the Nebula gradle-dependency-lock to lock […]

Frantic WordPress Theme — Update

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OK, so I’ve decided perhaps it’s time I give my blog’s look a refresh. I looked around and found this WordPress theme called Frantic on WordPress theme website: https://wordpress.org/themes/frantic/. It had the right look I was after but was missing one tiny thing — a “footer sidebar”. Previously I was using the Intrepidity WordPress theme […]

Let’s Go, Sharks!

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Awesome victory against the Coyotes,Β  right before my birthday! And I was there, at the SAP Center to watch it. Including the initial denied goal by Hertl — in your face, ref! He scored again right after, take that πŸ™‚ Full set of pictures below — though I’m not sure in this instance how much […]

Start Your Own Open Source Project using SourceForge

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It’s interesting what one can find when cleaning up an old laptop before dumping it πŸ™‚ Old photos that I’ve long forgotten of (some embarrassing ones too, omg the haircuts I supported throughout the time! :D), snippets of code back from the day when technology X was just coming out of its stables and I […]

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Of Java Streams … Again!

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I just went again through this JAX London write-up (read more here: http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/10/jax-london-2015-round-up) and thought it was worth some more thoughts from me. As you might recall, I have touched before on the subject of Java 8 streams in this blog post back in Sep/2014. The thing that puzzled me back then was the fact […]