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Diverse hobbies for igniting engineering innovation

My journey with juggling multiple unrelated hobbies suggests that engineers with a diverse interest are assets to foster innovation and creativity.

Duct-Tape and Strings vs. Building to Spec in Software Development

The “duct-tape and strings” approach to building systems prioritizes functionality and rapid iteration over achieving architectural perfection. While it might raise eyebrows among proponents of meticulous planning, it’s borne out of real-world pressure and can lead to successful outcomes.

Srini Pillay's Tinker Dabble Try: The Power of an Unfocused Mind, A book review

Planned “unfocused” activities can enhance your cognitive toolkit. In “Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: The Power of an Unfocused Mind,” Dr. Srini Pillay challenges the idea that laser-sharp focus is the key to success, particularly for engineers grappling with complex problems.

Introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs) and Running Them Locally on Your Mac Using OLLAMA

This essay will provide an introduction to Large Language Models (LLMs) and explore the process of running them locally on a Mac using OLLAMA.

A Kubernetes Odyssey in setting up the NVIDIA GPU drivers and time-slicing

This essay chronicles an unexpected adventure in implementing GPU time slicing on our EKS cluster. What began as a seemingly straightforward task – installing the gpu-operator – blossomed into a multifaceted exploration that unearthed challenges, refined processes, and ultimately yielded substantial benefits across our infrastructure.

The Innovation Trap: Aligning Technology with Business Needs

Don’t be seduced by the latest ‘innovation’ fads; instead, focus on aligning innovation with your core business goals and customer needs. This approach will help you avoid the innovation trap and achieve long-term success.