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DFW Lions

“I’ve got to be honest, you probably won’t get batting.” That was my first introduction to Lions. I was filling in an empty spot in the 11 just before the day of the game.

On the way to the ground Prasad told me his template for winning and Lions have been winning that season. Win toss, bat first, score 200. The opposition will cave under chasing pressure.

“What if we lose the toss?”



  • “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
    • ~ Sydney J. Harris

Change Data Capture --> Kafka --> Go Consumer --> Apache Ignite --> Zeppelin

Setting up a realtime reporting framework with MySQL, Kafka Connect, Apache Kafka, Golang Consumer, Apache Ignite, Apache Zeppelin


Deleting Linkedin

This week I decided to delete Linkedin. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, but haven’t had the courage to do it. Nothing changed as such except me deciding to bite the bullet.


2018 - Goals

Alright, here are some goals for 2018.


On Blockchains

I think blockchains are a really important technology and are going to change the way applications are built. A lot of people have been trying to understand what they mean and whether they are missing out on all the cryptocoin boom. This meant I’ve spent quite some time trying to explain how these things work to a lot of people. Given that there’s a lot of content that does a good job of explaining what blockchains are, how they work, why they are important, I do not feel the need to write another blockchain 101 post. So, I’m compiling a list I think would help in one’s understanding of the blockchain.


2017 - A Late Mid Year Review

I wanted to do this mid-year but couldn’t get around to this till now. Seeing as to how my initial plans aren’t going as I planned, I felt this is a good time to reiew and revise this year’s plans.


Use a VPN

This week the United State Congress voted to let ISPs sell their consumers’ browsing history. This is a change that nobody asked for and is a clear selling out to the lobbying efforts of cable companies.


On Writing

I’ve recently come across a Hindi translation of the poem so you want to be a writer? by Charles Bukowski. The translation is done by Varun Grover. I felt like sharing the original piece in its entirety as I struggle to turn my own thoughts into words. Here it is


About Vegetarian

I wrote this email to the author Han Kang afer reading her book The Vegetarian. Unfortunately the email address listed on her website is not functioning, so I’m posting my email to her here. The Vegetarian is a beautiful and book and do read it if you chance upon it.