Classic Sourdough Bread – The Sour Staff of Life


Baking, Bread, Food

Unless you have been living under the rocks, you have come across a plethora of information regarding the human Microbiome.  If you haven’t heard of it, no worries, I won’t assume anything about your living conditions. You will soon know just enough to drop the loaded word ‘Microbiome’ at your next gathering and watch the […]

January 31, 2018

Ubiquitous Language : Not Lost in Translation


Architecture, Distributed Systems, Domain Driven Design, Microservices, Software, Technology

Director (in Japanese, to the interpreter): “The translation is very important, O.K.? The translation.” Interpreter (in Japanese, to the director): “Yes, of course. I understand.” Director (in Japanese, to Bob): “Mr. Bob. You are sitting quietly in your study. And then there is a bottle of Suntory whisky on top of the table. You understand, right? With wholehearted […]

January 24, 2018

A geometrically sweet start to the New Year


Food

Happy New Year !  The first day of the rest of the year. What better way to start than on a sweet note ? I am talking about waffles and I happen to just love their perfectly geometrical look, perhaps even more so than their taste. Waffles also happens to be my son’s favorite breakfast.  […]

January 1, 2018

Consistent Hashing – A simplified explanation


Technology

At the mention of the word ‘Hashing’, the first thing my mind conjures up is an image like below. It has an array of size n, the slots of which form the buckets of the HashTable and each bucket points to a linked list like structure that holds the (key,value) pair. For mapping a key […]

January 1, 2018