Ionic and Cordova with Sublime Text 3 + Visual Studio 2013

I have been fiddling around with Ionic for a week or so now, and I quite like how easy it is to get up and running. Since I am quite used to all the...

A Month with the M235i

If I had a dream garage, it would have two cars: an M3 and an Aston Martin DB9. Having lusted over the M3 for so many years, I really feel no shame in considering...

Turning Your (cheap) Desktop Into a(n expensive) Mac Pro w/ OSX Mavericks

If you’ve got about a thousand dollars but want a 3000 dollar Mac Pro, one good option is to hack an OSX installation into your desktop essentially turning it into a “Hackintosh.” Well, that’s...

On Seattle and Microsoft

Since I recently relocated to Seattle to work for Microsoft, I thought I would spin up a quick write-up on my initial impressions of both. First things first — Seattle, contrary to its overcast...

My Interview Experience with Microsoft

After a lot of preparation, I recently interviewed at Microsoft. If you are interested in the preparation part, read my earlier post. This post is about my interview Experience at Microsoft. I will have...

Getting That Coveted Technical Interview

I recently decided to apply to few of the tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon and Google. I was at a point in my career where it was almost a “now or never” situation. Applying...

Graph Traversal and Such

Came across this question recently, thought it was interesting. Problem: The local commuter railroad services a number of towns in Kiwiland. Because of monetary concerns, all of the tracks are ‘one-way.’ That is, a...

Being a Chicagoan

I have read at least a dozen articles various people have posted about what to really do in Chicago, all of which were somewhat true, funny and in general, nice reads. As my project...

Cracking the Credit Card Code

Not that you would ever need to do it, but it would be cool to look at a credit card number and be like, “Yup, it’s valid” or, “Meh, this wont work.” I’ve heard...

The Quest to Find a Loyal Friend

Over the years, I had somehow made myself believe that as a student, it is impossible to have a pet dog – first, there was school, then work, then travel … I could keep...