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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Joining Facebook as Software Engineer in New York Office

So I haven't bothered posting on this blog for a while, a few posts lying in my drafts.
I figured the global pandemic and isolating with wife in our 2 bedroom apartment in what seems to be the current epicenter of the pandemic (next to New York City, New York), now would be a good time to pen down a few posts and publish.
Let me start with an announcement (as the title suggests) I will be joining Facebook as a software engineer in their New York Office.
After 9 years in the finance technology working on the investment banks front office trading and algorithmic trading systems for fixed income and equity products, I am taking a major shift to a new life working on a pure technology and internet services oriented company by joining Facebook.

My new office will be only a few blocks from my current downtown office, not that it matters as I don't think I would be stepping foot into the New York Office anytime soon due to the lockdown.

more to follow if you happen to be following this space..

cheers

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Developers rule the world



we developers are ruling the world, think of any multi million dollar enterprise on this planet, chances are its being run on the shoulders of giant tech companies, and think of the people building these giant systems, they are all developers, fucking developers rule the world.

Source: drawception.com

It has been awhile, I haven returned to write a post on my blog, so figured Id get back to it with this claim that I truly am beginning to believe more and more as I experience life in wall st and in technology in general..

Think of what the brightest mind of our generation is currently supposedly busy doing ?

They are working on optimizing the flow of money by manipulating ad exchanges for big search giants like google and facebook, they are making smartphones that are making the rest of us dumb, they are making games, dumb apps, some mind you are exploring the unknown frontiers of science with novel research, but the majority are just chasing the money check expanding the stock options of a few rich power players...

Also a lot of smart engineers and computer programmers work on projects that are looking to make us click ads, its a big money business and the engineering effort is titanic..If I can even use that as an adjective.

and lastly a good chunk of the smartest developers are working on technology for technology, like google, facebook, amazon, etc, they are building the tools that will power the tools of tomorrow, its code all the way down (,,like they said about the universe resting on the back of turtle, and someone asks whats the turtle resting on and you go, its turtles all the way down)

maybe I will come back and update this entry to expand on this, but will publish this draft as I've accumulated posts in my draft and haven't kept updating this blog as I wade through life as a developer. This is my entry in my log of life, my journal in cyberspace, public and informative and useful I hope to inspire everyone to carve out a space in cyberworld.


#latepost #backtoblogging #arethesehastagsevenhashinganything


ip4 map


This image shows a visualization of BGP routing data taken from the Routeviews project. Here, 1-dimensional IPv4 address space is mapped into a 2-dimensional image using a 12th order Hilbert curve, as inspired by xkcd. This means that CIDR netblocks always appear as squares or rectangles in the image.
Address blocks are labeled based on IANA's list of IPv4 allocations. Early recipients of large "class A" address blocks appear in the upper left, while the areas labeled Various Registries indicate allocations from the former "class B" and "class C" regions. Since the mid-1990's all address space allocations are now made through the Regional Internet Registries: RIPE, APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, and AfriNIC.
Each pixel in the original 4096 x 4096 image represents a single /24 network containing up to 256 hosts. The pixel color shows the size of the route advertisement covering that space ranging from /8 (purple) to /32 (red). Black represents space without a route and grey indicates reserved space. Prefixes are rendered in order from largest to smallest so that larger (covering) prefixes can be seen underneath the smaller (more specific) announcements.
Visit the gallery to view additional types of maps and the Routeviews gallery for historical BGP data and animations. 

source:
http://maps.measurement-factory.com/

this is a dump of information I came across in the interest of ad-free archival and credit to original work I have verbatim pasted this in my blog.
cheers

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Windows build 1803 and Microsoft launcher integration

Just happened to get the new windows 1803 build update having phone integration and timeline features, I then installed Windows launcher on my one plus 5 Android smartphone and just like that Im sucked into the Microsoft eco system, was stuck choosing between 'Google ONE's new offering of $2.99/month for 200 GB or Microsoft's $9.99/month for office 365 and 1 TB one drive with phone integration, and Microsoft is convincing me to take their more expensive offering !
Sigh


Decisions, decisions decisions !.

I'm just being dramatic for no reason, just another day messing on my phone and pc.

Another day in Paradise.

#decisions #newpost #backtoblogging #randomupdate #needlesshashtags #sigh

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 begins

2018 has arrived and 1 month in now. boy time is flying by.
It doesn't feel too long ago, 2008, Ten years ago I started this blog.

It's been quite a journey, come a long way from the first post, quite physically that too. 12,530 km is a very long distance, the other side of the planet. wonder how 2028 would like ... *continues to stare at the monitor aimlessly*

One of my goals for the next decade is to step up to the next level in my professional career and travel more.

Along with making money I've always believed in pursuing happiness . Money might make it easier to experience happiness, money might give you the power to avoid certain miseries, and yes in general without a basic amount of money, happiness can elude you, but outside of that basic amount I've come to realize happiness lies within, happiness lies time spent with loved ones, happiness lies in the thrill of creative effort, happiness lies in thrill of adventurous travel.

Im focusing this year on travel, as they say , Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.

so far this is what my travel plans look like for the calendar year 2018

1. Cleveland, OH
2. Los Angeles , CA
3. San Diego, CA
4. Tampa, Florida
5. Orlando Florida
6. Acadia
7. Cherry Springs State Park, PA
8. Iceland / (Swedan & Norway)


Lets see if new places popup , as weekend getaways or if any of the above places get pushed to next year.

Cheers.

Gokul

Saturday, October 14, 2017



My mom asked me today why i wrote depressed on fb the other day when I was ranting about Trump, it was difficult to give her context on a phone call, I have to take a step back and figure out how to explain to her what the post is about, it's really quite overwhelming , to sum it up,because of crazypants racist grandpa for the leader of the so called free world Donald J Trump, we are now heading for more oil and coal or green coal (whatever that means) , vulnerable environment, more scandals and corruption, less peace, more travel bans, less freedom !
When the country often referred to as the beacon for freedom , Trump casts a really scary authoritarian shadow, Not to mention the pathological lying and the lack of any sort of credibility, the nepotism, the reality tv nonsense...sigh... and that is basically why it's depressing.
Guess she is going to read this and call me again to ask me the same question :) #Iamokaymom #sigh #resist #






ps. ive bullet pointed the things trump is going to destroy


1. The Environment (yes the goddamn environment)


2. Net Neutrality


3. American Health Care System


ps. this is a late post, written but forgot to publish sometime in dec 2017



p ps. update 1/31/2018

2018 theme (is this a new low? is this the president capable of such a thing? )


So this Nunes dude, makes this memo showing FISA abuse, his staffers wrote it, he hasn't even checked the underlying intel himself, wants it to be available to public without review, basically saying judges don't know what they signing is just crazy, on the same day sanctions are not imposed on Russia, all while some folks in the special counsel are investigation possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 Elections.






Nothing matters anymore #stateoftheunion #sotu #sigh

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Donald Trump Presidency begins

So it's March 21st, 2017 , approx 60 days into the Donald Trump presidency .
Donald J Trump is both a boon and a bane for free speech ! Boon for anyone can troll him on twitter every time he embarrasses himself and get away with it (1st amendment ) and bane for he is gas-lighting the American public 140 characters a time on twitter .

I had to finally make a Twitter account, it is following 2 Twitter accounts @POTUS @realDonaldTrump

You know just in case he starts a nuclear war due to a tweet , need to have push notifications, if the world is ending, need to know as soon as it's about to start

Sigh

#trump #march2017 #freespeech
 #rant

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Besiktas

On Most days after watching a game most weekends I go to espnfc.com to read post match posts, and its one of those place on the web which I find comforting (knowing I wont read something too distressing, apart from United playing badly) . The internet today is a place you can't escape all the bad news, all the news about people blown up or shot or raped or mutilated...


then today I read this ->





sigh, I had to ask, what is it with these countries with these guys deciding to strap explosives on them and their vehicles and blowing everyone up. What the fuck is wrong with them ? I mean what the fuck is the terrorist even thinking ? does even have a functional brain ? does he question anything ? are they making the first human dumb bots ? promise of 72 virgins in heaven really motivates them to blow themselves up ?



Most of the people dying today are not really dying because of a battle between muslims and the west, It is a battle within the Muslim world. If you really are interested in understanding the conflict, do some research, remember history is always written by the victors, so a careful reading would be required to form an informed opinion.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/05/16/are-muslim-countries-more-violent/?utm_term=.95bada182d2f



No real point to my post, just another sunday morning rant.




#today #conflict #violence #soccer

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Milky Way Timelapse @Cherry Spring State Park, PA


On my recent visit to Cherry Springs State Park, in Central Pennsylvania, managed to grab some decent shots of our home galaxy. July 2nd 2016 , was 2 days away from New Moon, but the moon had not risen yet, so we managed to see some exceptionally dark skies. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Morning Musings

America the land of the free,home of the brave and also crazy delusional men with lots of automatic guns. Depressing to read about the latest attacks in Florida. Brace yourself for a few days of pointless debate on islamophobia and 2nd amendment and NRA and what not, while how to prevent this type of attack or what is the real reason will probably not be discussed .. #losinghope #beingpessimistic