I started working as a full time software engineer when I was half way through my computer science graduate program, finished rest of the coursework as a remote student simultaneously. I've changed three jobs since then i.e., one job in every 1yr 10months on an average and, not bragging, I also got promoted at least once in each of these roles, often offered counter offers for retention which I humbly turned down. Many people including interviewers have asked me about this 'job hopping' of mine and I though I'd share my general perspective on this..Read More
For some yet-un-known reason, I started reading “The Myth of Sisyphus” by Albert Camus and I must say, the experience so far, is - enlightening. Come to think of it, the subjects of logic, reason, rationality and so called ‘ways of the left-brain’ has always been intriguing to me, mainly because my life as an engineer (most of the world for that matter) is fueled by them.Read More
How it seems to work:
Around the time we turn, say, 11 to 15, we begin to experience a rush of strange and powerful interest in certain other members of the human race. This rush, to one degree or another, typically continues throughout the rest of our lives.
To our surprise, we suddenly find our hearts pounding, our voices quivering, our breath short, we think of “him” or “her” aaaall the time … they transform into the doorway to happiness, holding our trembling heart in their hands, ripe with the promise of ever-lasting bliss …
- or maybe …
this just launches us on a predictable chain of events…Read More
“It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism:
to live is to suffer,
to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.”
- Victor Frankl
What’s the point?
We all get up in the morning, go to bed in the evening, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep, and work, day after day after day, but …
What’s it all about? Why? Where is this all leading?Read More