Build Your Rocket

Youth is wasted on the young. Wealth is wasted on the old - Justin Kan.On May 30th 2020, SpaceX made a historic moment to launch Dragon Crew with two astronauts into space becoming the first private company to send human to space and opening a new area of space…

Age Labeling

Many people on Hackernews lament that they cannot start learning to code because they are in their-mid thirties. “I am too old to do that.” On the other side, I also see many people who are worried that they are too young to do the current job. Many would question…

Why I Write

I love coding. The good thing about coding is that it is less about writing lines of code but more about logical thinking. Once I understand a core concept, I can start building. I never have to remember or take notes for coding. I also love reading. I keep buying…

Product Building vs Product Distribution

When we first hear about some company's success, the immediate thinking is "They succeed because they build an awesome product". This is natural because the product is the first thing we see on company website with all its feature details. As I have worked for multiple startups (both with failure…

Solving Problems vs Finding Problems

Given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes understanding the problem and one minute resolving it - Albert Einstein.Escaping the engineering pornAs an engineer, I used to love playing with new technology & open source toys. It ranged from taking Stanford Deep Learning classes to…

Why motivational videos likely do more harm than good to you

It is not hard to come across a motivational video in our lives today. A common theme in motivational video (source).Most of them have a similar theme and have fast music in the background. Be tough, work hard, achieve your dream and don't give up! The usual scene is…

Save Yourself from Attention Deprivation

Our time is finite. Our ability to focus is even scarcer. Attention deprivation seems to be a common problem in our society today. Distractions now carry with us wherever we go because it's in our pocket: the smartphone. Social media notifications, unimportant email are competing to get our attention anywhere…

Don't be afraid of copying the master

If you want to learn new skills and struggle what to do and how to do, you are not alone. I have been there and many people do going through the same confusion. What I find the most effective way to learn new skills is recreating (or copying) works from…