Almad's Changelog

I share my experiences with technology, startups and getting through life. Capturing the gist of the time goes into the notes; my larger learnings are to be found under essays, both arbitrarily categorized.

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Which Scale?

There are a lot of scales and scaling needs to be discussed within the appropriate context. Read more


Tie Guan Yin #08-10

Three new episodes of Tie Guan Yin focused on HTML rendering Read more


On Acurracy and Bullshit

Acurracy and Bullshit are not in opposition. Read more


How To Handle Email Calmly

How I handle email without anxieties. Read more


Computer Power as a Currency

Bitcoin problems notwithstanding, tying buying power to computer power is a viable idea. Read more


On Uneducated Hiring

The practices of hiring seem to carry over from education system experience. Unlearn them. Read more


How To Deploy a Simple Website on AWS with Terraform

Deploying a PHP site with MySQL database on AWS with Terraform is a bit harder than tutorials show. Here is a complete example. Read more


On Four Types of Development Companies

There are four types of companies. Which company you join affects your work significantly, so choose wisely. Read more


Tie Guan Yin #07

I did a shortened live coding session as an episode 7 of The Graveyard of Tie Guan Yin. I focused on a single thing: PHP code archeology to discover how the old site escapes and presents HTML. Armed with that knowledge, I recreated an acceptable interim solution for the new Django version. That will have to stay on until we’re far enough that old version can be shut down and we can clean up the current mess. Read more


On Touch Typing

Touch typing is modern superpower. Learn it. Read more


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