Last Word, Recipes & Food

Eddoes + Yogurt


Recipes are easy, following them is hard. I, therefore, don't follow them too closely. The important thing is to understand the concept and apply a dash of spices, a soupcon of common sense, lashings of  common culinary capability, keep it low and experiment, experiment, experiment. In other recipes that I have posted, I have put… Continue reading Eddoes + Yogurt

Last Word, Memoirs

An Inauspicious Start


Shortly after the "Hello World" episode, the startup shutdown. Cast into the wilderness, not yet 27 years of age, boasting a pregnant wife and mounting debt caused by 3 months of no pay, I drifted out of the corporate world. Disillusioned by the posturing, the politics, burned out from nearly 5 years of 80-100 hour… Continue reading An Inauspicious Start

Last Word, Memoirs

Hello World! The Edge of Darkness!


Read Part 1 No, you're wrong. It wasn't my COBOL code, or my system design skills. The floppies were not corrupted, I could see the data outside my code with tools I had. As more boxes were delivered, I went down to ask for tea and a conference with the accountants. I took a sip… Continue reading Hello World! The Edge of Darkness!

Last Word, Memoirs

Hello World!


In the spring of 1987, I was lured away from my employer, a fast-growing, much respected Indian IT company by a startup. They offered double the salary, nice. A department to run, nice. A chance to put my reputation as a crazy, wacky and arrogant solver of weird problems on the line and deliver solid… Continue reading Hello World!