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:

  • 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 […]

  • How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff - Part 3.
    by Rajiv Popat on May 20, 2020 at 2:02 am

    Automating Buy and Sell Alert for Shares On Your Android Phone. In my last post, I talked about a simple automation using a python API that constantly monitors price of shares I am interested in and tell me when I should buy and sell them. The API, when called returns a simple JSON which tells me […]

  • Automating Buy And Sell Alerts for Shares Using Python.
    by Rajiv Popat on May 15, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Learning a new programming language is no different than learning a new spoken language. The biggest hurdle to both isn't picking up the language. It's having a lack of opportunity to then use the language in the real world so you become proficient at it. I've been playing with python for a few […]