Author: sijin

PsTools to the rescue

We were having memory issues on one of our production servers today, no one was able to get in via Remote Desktop or any other remote access tools. PsTools by Mark Russinovich was a life saver, it allowed me to query the processes running on the remote machine and also their memory usage, we were […]

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Subversion as a deployment tool

I was thinking on the way to work today that subversion would be a great tool to overcome some of the difficulties associated with frequent deployments to the web serevers. Here’s how I see it working Create a production/live build folder in your source tree and add it to the repository. Modify our build system […]

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Programmer Competency Matrix – 32 attributes to evaluate programmers

Having worked with programmers with an extreme variance in skills, I sometimes get the feeling that there is an big lack of good programmers but when I thought about it a little more I realized that it’s not very clear cut, some of the programmers have strong areas and if you confine the tasks into their strong areas then they tend to deliver well. So I started thinking about all the lines on which we can evaluate a programmer and came up with this Programmer Competency Matrix, that organizes all the attributes that I could think of to evaluate a programmer.

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Weblog is a “log”

A few years ago before the whole weblogs revolution kicked off my daily hangout was “The Lounge” at codeproject.com, it was fun to participate in discussions with peers on a wide variety of topics. When I initially started my blog I thought that I could kick off a discussion by posting a blog and then […]

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The Economics of Success

A decade ago when I was still in high school I remember our economics teacher going over the economic issues plaguing India, at the top of the list was “population”, it seemed like all economic problems of India stemmed from it’s high population count and that lowering the population would in turn result in a […]

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Finally got Webkit running under Visual Studio

After many failed attempts at building webkit I was finally able to get all the pieces together and build and debug webkit under visual studio. I can now start playing with the live system, rather than browsing through the code. The big problem I faced was the builds failing because the line endings used in […]

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