Skip to main content

How does it feel to be one among billions?

The feeling of not standing out of the crowd is something that troubles everyone at some point of time of his or her life. It is the mixture of a desire to be a somebody and the fear of loosing one's own uniqueness. The Race to create a name for oneself is what that motivates and drives most towards greatness. But just stop for a second and think about it... Is it really worth it? Though deep inside, we know that it is short game and it wont matter much in the long run, still we tend to occupy ourselves with seemingly necessary missions.

Viktor Frankl, a renowned psychiatrist called this 'Noo Dynamics'. It is a never ending race that accelerates a person to match what he thinks he is to what he wants to be. Again, is it worth it? Why not? Most people don't have anything better to do. The Meaning of life is what that drives us. It is what that gives a man the needed energy to get up from his bed and do what is to be done. It is what that feeds the psyche and supports the soul. Without a meaning, life will loose its animation. Things start to become boring and redundant.  It makes one feel like a nobody.. Like someone who is just another in those billions. And most people wont like to be in this state. With a world filled with people with such uncertain mental frameworks, it is insane to expect sanity.

Comments

  1. I'm glad when I stumbled upon your blog that i took a moment to read your first post...incidentally have read all your posts now, you have a very insightful and eloquent style. Look forward to more. Take care, Que

    ReplyDelete
  2. * sorry I meant all first three of your posts

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

GraphQL

GraphQL



What is GraphQL

It is a specification laid out by Facebook which proposed an alternative way to query and modify data. Think of it is an as a complimentary of REST/RPC.

Now head here and read the original graphQL documentation. It will take 2-3 hours tops but is a worthy read. This will help you build some impressions on it and help contrast against mine below:


Why use GraphQL

Core advantage

Instead of defining custom backend rpc/rest endpoints for every data-shape, graphql allows you to build a more general endpoint which give frontend/mobile engineers freedom and query and play with the data. It might be less efficient, add a bit more complexity (need for things like data-loader), harder to standardize and control client-contracts for. What it looses in complexity and control, it gains in flexibility and freedom - provided your data model is worth of a graphql-ish query How to tell if my data-model graphql-ish?Are there complex relationships between your models? Is there a need …

About me

Hi,

I'm currently working as a software developer in the logistics industry in San Francisco. 
My aim is to impact billions of people's live for the better and make the world a better place.

Cheers,
Vignesh



Backend - Tech refresher 2019

Hello there

As a software engineer, it is important to keep updating your skillsets by learning the latest programming-elements (includes paradigms, patterns, languages, tools and frameworks). This becomes a bit easy if you already working on the cutting edge of something. Even then, it is possible to go too deep and loose breadth.

I've taken upon myself to do a tech refresher every year. The intent is to read, experiment and understand these elements by spending anywhere between 4 days to 4 weeks. The ultimate goal is: "do I know most that I need to know to build a planet-scale backend tech-stack ground up"

I'll write up my learnings in posts to help myself (and maybe others) refer it.

Here is the initial list I'm thinking about:


RedisMySQL, GraphQLAurora, Mesos, KubernetesCadence, SWSCassandra, MangoDB, NoSQL, MySQL, Spanner, S<, DynDBELKFlink, Storm, Samza, SparkHadoop HDFS, Yarn, MapReduceHive, HBaseKafka, ZookeeperNW: http, Tcp, thrift, grpc, yarpc, Terraform,…