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How to pass AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate) with the least (legitimate) effort

Sep 4, 2018

I passed the exam yesterday (Monday) with a score of 954/1000! I studied on Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday afternoon + night, and Sunday night. The passing grade is 720.

Disclaimer: Doing everything in this post does not guarantee a pass!...

Disdain for hype

Jun 24, 2018

I’ve come to realize that I have a disdain for hype.

I disdain React, because most of it is hype, not because they are superior technologies (What’s wrong with following browser standards?). So I stick to Web Components as a standards-based frontend...

Ode to 2017

Dec 31, 2017

Impulsively, 2017 is one forgettable year. Introspetively, 2017 marks many turning points in my life.

If I could redo 2017, I would probably have done a few things differently… in any case, let's choose to look at the achievements and positives for...

Tired

Jun 28, 2017

I’m tired of toeing the line. I’m tired of compromise. I’m tired of legalistic teaching.

I’m tired of being a pawn in a corporation. I’m tired of dragging my feet to work. I’m tired of working in an “offshore” company, waiting on white folks to tell...

Moving to Enterprise Software

Mar 22, 2015

In my last semester of college (university, for those outside the US), I had the privilege and opportunity to learn Ruby on Rails (RoR) in Software Engineering (CS169, Spring 2012). Hitherto, I never had any "real-world" software experience — until...

Software Consulting Realities

Oct 26, 2014

I left my previous job and set out to do software consulting on my own around mid-August this year. People call it freelancing (to my annoyance), but I call it consulting. It's serious business. I'm not sitting at home working in my pajamas. I sublet an office room in SS2 and I check in to work everyday like any other worker bee.