I knew about the SSH configuration (located at ~/.ssh/config) for supporting multiple GitHub domains (for example, my work domain is GitHub.tools.xxx.com and the personal one is GitHub.com), but I ran into some grief with multiple accounts for the same domain (in this case GitHub.com). I have two accounts on GitHub.com…

There’s an oft repeated adage in the tech industry — that task switches are bad/counter productive for an engineer, while being required for a manager. The common advice seems to be: if you’re an engineer then you need to work uninterrupted extended lengths of time to get anything (of non-trivial…

This seems like a pretty dumb ass (or too smart by half) kind of thing to say. After all, don’t we all make the most of what we have? After all, we’ve all been there when we were disappointed with the outcome of something that mattered to us — may…

A couple of days back I retweeted this tweet

https://twitter.com/bit_fury/status/881091762172837888

If you and your team ship software then you always need to think about the tech debt that you’re accumulating as the product grows. Some of it is inevitable. After all

Real artists ship!

Nothing beats shipping your product and…

When I got promoted to the role of a Technical Lead, I thought that I had a grip over it — after all, you often or almost always get promoted to your new role when you have actually been playing that role for a while and demonstrated that you have…

The More They Remain …

Yet another attack in J&K, this time on the Army Brigade Headquarters. Now, there are people who know way, way more than incidents like this — shit, they may have actually commanded preparations so that they shouldn’t occur or have handled the fallout when the tangos from across the border…

Creating software is a lot like creating literature — writing a book, an article, even an epic. It requires creativity — just like writing a book or an article does. It requires patience — as does creating anything of value, anything that sustains. It requires hours of grind; doing research…

A few days back I was talking to a friend who is on the threshold of making a significant career choice. In her own words, it is as significant, she said, as her choice of choosing whom to spend her life with. I know this person for a long, long…

The way most people think about their finances is roughly in two buckets:

  • Their immediate needs or commitments — paying off a home mortgage or rent on the house, paying your insurance premiums, paying for utilities like gas, electricity, water, food and drink. If you have kids and / or…

We like certainty. We fear uncertainty, or at the least, find it stressful to varying degrees. It’s why we draw up plans. It’s why people draw up a monthly (or annual) budget. Or plan the day ahead. Or plan the route they will take to get to the restaurant to…

Amit Prabhudesai

Software engineer, mind reader, blogger

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