Blog

ThousandtyOne is a blog where I’ve written about code, the business of building software and about people who write code for the last fourteen years. I continue to write all technical articles and articles on software development on that website.

Here are some of the latest posts from the blog:

  • An Open Source Vaccine Tracker For CoWin In India.
    by Rajiv Popat on June 14, 2021 at 12:23 am

    The Indian government recently rolled out an excellently made website for scheduling vaccines for all Indians. However a lot of private hospitals are following irregular or different times during which they open slots and because of the demand of vaccines the slots often fill up literally in […]

  • Simple Experiments With Learning New Skills - Part 1
    by Rajiv Popat on May 24, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Part 1 – Juggling The obvious silence on this blog is a reflection of what’s been going on in my life since Covid-19 hit the world. With some of my family impacted and (by the grace of god) recovered, I finally had a realization that it’s time to get back to an intentional life. For the […]

  • Processes Over Written Goals And Plans.
    by Rajiv Popat on February 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    As Managers we love plans. There is something heroic about a person who makes a plan and then executes it to the tee. The Self Help and the Management world wants us to believe that everyone should have a written goal and a detailed written plan to execute the goal. The central premise behind […]

  • Remote Misses, Corona And Why You Should Take Extra Precautions.
    by Rajiv Popat on May 26, 2020 at 12:27 am

    The Corona / Covid lock downs in most countries are being opened up and life is getting back to normal as far as most folks are concerned. The number of infections however, in a lot of countries are still creeping up. Take for instance India. India declared its lock down when there were barely a […]

  • Boxing Your Help Time.
    by Rajiv Popat on May 22, 2020 at 1:46 am

    The other day someone was talking about pair programming at work, and someone said, "I already pair 5 hours of my day every day helping others". Help Time - is a time in your schedule that is usually not accounted for. It's really hard to plan for and it usually begins any time someone walks to […]