• The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula LeGuin

    A slow start to this book. I was expecting the hero of the book to be front and center, similar to the previous Wizard of Earthsea, however I was surprised for his entrance to quietly happen halfway through. It was quite strange to experience Ged as an outsider but an experience I enjoyed. The old bait and switch with Tenar becoming the true hero protagonist.

  • Software to make the world a better place

    We want to ‘make the world a better place’. It’s a phrase I ‘secretly’ hate seeing in pitch sessions as it just simply sounds disengenuous. Making the world a better place and raking in big stacks are often at odds with each other.

  • Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

    A great book for any small business owner, something that many executives in larger companies could possibly adopt.

    “If you build software, every error message is marketing” 

    The advice by the founders is for founders, who want to keep their companies out of VC hands, small, lean and nimble.

  • How to get the real ip of the client via ingress nginx controller on GCP

    I’m writing this down here so that someone else can be spared the agony of solving this one.

  • How to update Node Selector field for Kubernetes PODs in real time

    So given the fact that we might want to use a really expensive node pool, you might need a GPU, you might need to use additional mememory and you've already deployed your deployments. Our recent case was to change a nginx ingress controller from a pre-emptible node (one that lives for less than 24 hours over to a stable node pool pool which has a much longer lifespan).