Archives for 2017

25 May 2017

සමාජ ජාල ඇත්තටම අවුල්ද?

අද ෆේස්බුක් ගිනුමක් නැතිකෙනෙක් බෙහෙතකටවත් හොයාගන්න අමාරුයි. මේ බ්ලොග් එක කියවන ඔය ඇත්තොනම් ඊටත් එහා ගිය නානාප්‍රකාර සමාජ ජාල ගොඩක ඉන …

25 May 2017

Links: May 25

Media coverage of ISIS tends to veer from the utilitarian (covering attacks and the daily body-counts of ongoing operations against them) to the absurd, like the story of how a "smart but naive" FBI translator fell in love with a German rapper turned ISIS leader she was supposed to be …

04 May 2017


හිස්‌ අහසේ සරණ විහඟෙක්‌ සේ

භික්‍ෂුව බහු භාණ්‌ඩික නොවිය යුතුයි. යම් දිසාවකට යන කල්හි පාසිවුරු, ඇතිරිලි, තෙල්, සකුරු ආදී බොහෝ උපකරණ පොදි බැද ම …

25 Apr 2017

ජීවනෝපාය ජීවනාලිය කරගැනීම

ගොඩදෙනෙක් "රාජකාරිය දේවකාරිය" කරගෙන තියෙනවනෙ. මාත් ඒ වගේ කෙනෙක්. ජීවිතේ මොන මොන කරදර තිබුනත් මාසෙ අන්තිමට පඩිය හරි හම්බවෙනවනෙ කියාගෙන …

28 Mar 2017


There was a really interesting YC blog post titled "Ask a Female Engineer: How Can Managers Help Retain Technical Women on Their Team?", which asks a panel of female technical employees on reasons they left jobs or in some cases even change their career paths.

I believe it has some …

19 Mar 2017

Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers by Richard de Zoysa

Thimal is making me read Richard de Zoysa's work.

Back when the dictator in chief cared about what was written in English about the government, and dissent was treated with abduction, torture and a gunshot to the back of the head (if you were lucky), de Zoysa stood for …

12 Mar 2017

It's Alllive!

It takes ages to run, isn't optimized at all (bad by even my standards - it queries sqlite for the same value over and over again in a single loop), runs off basic TF-IDF and nothing fancier, and fails to make obvious connections (as the screenshot below illustrates).

I feel nervous …

06 Mar 2017

Links: March 06

Patrio Posts about links are the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Before we get underway, a status update:

The number of lines of code I've written in the last 26 days (since I stopped going to work) is 0, not counting some late night shenanigans where I thought typing some …

23 Feb 2017


"What happened, BoJack?"

"Same thing that always happens. You didn't know me, then you fell in love with me, and now you know me."

19 Feb 2017


So this is February

And what have you done?

Another year's started

No strategic planning was begun

Is that how the song goes?

I finally left my job of a few months over four years and am currently in the twilight zone (?) or whatever they call it.

I also did …

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