09 Jan 2019

A brief history of my ‘work music’
Or rather: a history of what I’ve worked on over the years through the music I was listening to at the time.

2011: Live Forever — Oasis

These were the heady days of youthful exuberance, when any idea seemed like it was worth pursuing — all the world’s problems could be solved with code, y’know? — and the internet was new, exciting, and as yet relatively uncommercialised. I was going through a major …

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 …

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 …

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 …

03 Sep 2016

Thoughts On Free Education

6 Percenters

Disclaimer: I did my undergraduate studies at a private fee-levying university in Sri Lanka.

The above disclaimer reflects my natural sympathies in this fight. It was easy to support the private university cause, simply because:

  1. Not everyone can get into state universities (in the academic year 2013, only 16.5 …

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