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The Difference Between A Nice Person and A Doormat.

The Difference Between A Nice Person and A Doormat.

Back in the day when I did consulting at a client office, a developer decided to throw a tantrum at his manager. We were in a meeting where a discussion the developers was having with his manager ...
Customizing Prompts With A Customized Terminal.

Customizing Prompts With A Customized Terminal.

In an older post we talked about how we can customize the new Windows Terminal and make it look beautiful.  If you went through the post your terminal pretty much looks like this: Generally I’ ...
Debugging Mysterious 500 Internal Server Errors.

Debugging Mysterious 500 Internal Server Errors.

When 500 Internal Server Error Shows up With Missing Logs in Event Viewer and IIS Logs. When it comes to publishing Dotnet core APIs on IIS, 500 Internal server errors are a pain in all the wrong ...
How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 1.

How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 1.

Your phone is always on. Always connected. And it’s always with you. That makes a perfect automation server to automate most things in your life. There are a couple of great apps out there ...
Automated Testing Of Microservices Without Test Cases.

Automated Testing Of Microservices Without Test Cases.

I love my test cases. But real test cases are so much more than just input output testing. Most folks who I see doing Unit test cases are doing them wrong by doing just some basic input output end ...
How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 2.

How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 2.

In part 1 we looked at Automagic which allows you a event-logic-action based workflows to automate your mobile and boring and mundane bits of your life. We took an example of creating a simple ...
Automating Buy And Sell Alerts for Shares Using Python.

Automating Buy And Sell Alerts for Shares Using Python.

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 ...
How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 3.

How To Automate Tasks And Other Mundane Stuff – Part 3.

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 ...
Boxing Your Help Time.

Boxing Your Help Time.

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 ...
Remote Misses, Corona And Why You Should Take Extra Precautions.

Remote Misses, Corona And Why You Should Take Extra Precautions.

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 ...
Family: People Who Nurture Us Deserve Our Gratitude.

Family: People Who Nurture Us Deserve Our Gratitude.

In a capitalist world, there is always a cause and effect relationship between things you do and who you become. Hard work equals success. There is nothin wrong with capitalism and our obsession ...
Anger: Why It Should Not Be Your Primary Emotional Tool.

Anger: Why It Should Not Be Your Primary Emotional Tool.

Anger is an emotion we learn early on in life and use it as a primary emotional tool. Let us talk about why relying on anger excessively is a bad idea. ...
Gratitude: How It Predicts Success In Life And Why You Need To

Gratitude: How It Predicts Success In Life And Why You Need To

Example of How Important Gratitude is in the real world and how it predicts success. Also shows how Gratitude is an art and you get better by practising it. ...
Who Is Rajiv Popat?

Who Is Rajiv Popat?

I started my blog 14 years ago. 5070 days as of this writing, to be really precise. The idea was to have a place where I can talk about professional aspects of my life. I even wrote a cheesy ...