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  1. on taking a break

    It is almost poetic justice that the last time I wrote was on Labour Day, 2019. Not long thereafter, I went on a slurry of vacations from Bangkok for 2 bachelor parties, Georgia for a wedding, a multitude of places for Europe, finally ending my streak by attending the Pride …

  2. the error paradigm

    The error programming paradigm comes from the recognition that errors are expected. Consider a function that is meant to parse JSON data. Naturally should the input string not be of valid JSON format, the function would error out. That is because handling invalid JSON data is out of the scope …

  3. Default Title

    The use of default values, also known as optional parameters is a controversial topic in programming. Languages like Go even go so far to outright disallow the possibility of using optional parameters or method overloading, emphasising simplicity instead. But what exactly are optional parameters used for?

    The Wikipedia page for …

  4. the unix paradigm

    If you're a learned programmer or computer nerd, you may have heard of the UNIX philosophy;- A set of guidelines to developing minimalist and modular software. The premise of this design pattern was fundamentally opposed to software designed in a monolithic fashion. We've all seen those crazy bash liners for …

  5. identifying a hack

    I was one rainy evening on the way to town when I noticed that my Grab driver was sitting in a very strange position. I asked the man had they any spine condition or something of sort, and they replied no. Helpfully they added that they were leaning to the …

  6. saluton

    This blog has been a long time coming, having been pestered many times by friends & colleagues.

    I was intrigued by a Kazakh colleague of mine learning that in Russian, the phrase "do not reinvent the wheel" basically is literally "do not reinvent the bicycle". I naturally found that cruelly ironic …

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