It was the rhythm of human enterprise to invent and worship some new approach, to fully reject it a generation later, to realize the need for it again a generation or two after that and then hastily reinvent it as new, usually without its original elegance.

My Name is Memory

There is a saying: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Kung Fu Panda

Coding Sprints

Despite not having a career involving web development*, I still find myself doing the occasional online project. An interesting realization is that I tend to do them in sprints with large breaks in between (which sometimes end in abandoning the project) but when these sprints start, man, do they start. In the past three days I have learned more about Digital Ocean, Linux, Ubuntu, NGINX, Apache, PuTTY and SSL than ever before. Definitely a great learning experience but the timing probably could have been better.

* Many of my early years in web design did involve doing some front-end coding as part of the freelancing though.

Entry Zero

Everyone associates the coming of a new year as a potential turning point, whether for their personal or professional lives, but I have to admit there’s something special about this year’s celebration and that’s because it comes with the distinct tag of being “a new decade”. Oddly enough, I learned that there’s somewhat of a debate on how the start of a decade is defined: whether it should be marked with 2020 or with 2021. …

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