While the book is overall a good one, unfortunately, it contains a lot of generic financial advice which I decided not to include in the summary. Choose a sound financial lifestyle Borrowers borrow money from the future in the form of credit loans till […]
The book talks about various psychological tactics used by compliance practitioners like salespeople, waiters, car dealers, and fundraisers to influence us into saying yes to something to which ideally we would have said no. The author went and took sales jobs as a car salesman and […]
Android Before 2008, smartphones OS market was fragmented. There were a few big names like Palm and Symbian, but most phone manufacturers were doing their custom operating systems. For example, Motorola alone had five operating systems. In 2008, Google came out with an […]
The book is an impressive collection of unusual stories aimed at promoting a non-conventional way of approaching problems and solving them.
A useful and handy command specially when you during experimentation, you are stuck because of a changing language settings to an undecipherable foreign language. adb shell am start -n \ 'com.android.settings/.Settings\$LocalePickerActivity'
Some salient notes from the book If there’s an elephant in the room, introduce it. Even if you are in the position of strength, be fair. Have something to bring to the table, people would be more welcoming of you to join […]
Android plugin for Gradle does not support Java-style compile time only dependencies. After spending a few hours on trying to build android app targeted for Amazon SDK (without using Amazon’s Android specific plugin but just their jar stubs for maps, ADM […]
“Give me your wallet, bro” he said in his heavy accent while holding a gun to my forehead. It seems, out of pure curiosity, I have walked into this shady neighborhood of San Francisco. “Pull out your wallet,” he shouted, […]
The book talks about inflection points which if not handled carefully, are drastic (10x) enough to put a company out of business. Something changed In 1994, Intel’s Pentium processors suffered from a floating-point bug. Surprisingly for Intel, once the consumers became aware of the bug, rather than […]
Getting Inside After getting misdirected once to 436 Hill St, San Francisco which is the old original address which does not exist anymore, I eventually reached 5 Wood St, San Francisco. It was the time of sunset, I knew I […]