Friday, November 29, 2013

And, I've uploaded the pictures from our trip to Üetliberg couple of weeks ago. It was a heavily foggy day and not much could be seen, but at least the group photo turned out well. =)

Album here.








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RabbitMQ Internal Architecture

A couple of days ago I attended this really great presentation on "RabbitMQ Internal Architecture", which was hosted by the Zurich Erlang group. The presentation slides are available here, so if you have any interest in RabbitMQ, Erlang, or both, do check them out. =)


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Aspect Oriented Programming Using PostSharp

AOP is something that I've been hearing about for the past… well… forever, and it's postsharp[1]always seemed that every time someone makes a mention of it, someone else goes about mentioning all the cons.  

I can't say that I've really looked that deep into it in the past, but I guess last night's presentation on AOP using PostSharp has made me re-think. I should probably at least give it a try… any opinions? Anyone else want to tell me about all the cons? =P [Cause that's what I've been hearing since morning….]

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
A Day In Geneva

Another short trip we recently took, was a one day trip to Geneva. One day is definitely not enough to explore Geneva, and as usual we have to go back. But we did manage to see a good deal. Pictures are finally uploaded and can be found here.

[This one's a panorama, click to see the full resolution.]






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Friday, November 22, 2013
Day In Aarau…

Aarau is truly a beautiful city. It's even better if you're exploring it with good friends. ;)

Album here.






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Brocki-Land Bookshopping

Thanks to a friend of mine, recently I learned about the "Brocki" stores all around Zurich. These are quite elaborate 2nd hand stores, many of which apparently have massive book shelves. A few weekends ago we went to Brocki-Land, which I think has the most amazing collection of books, since it has huge shelves in the main room and then also a separate book store. Safe to say one visit was not enough, I have to go back there again at some point. ;)


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Press Start To Play @ Spielzeugmuseum Riehen

One of the more interesting events that I've recently been to, was the "Press Start To Play" at the Basel Toy Museum. The event that was hosted by the Webilea group, consisted of a tour of the exhibition, presentations by several game developers, and a good deal of play time. The venue was beautiful and altogether it was quite a fun evening.

My favourite presented game was "Ago", a very nice game for Android. Currently installed on my tablet. ;)

My collection of pictures from the event can be found here.






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Monday, November 18, 2013
Exploring Biel

Pictures from our photo walk / hike around Biel are finally online. It was a fun day and we managed to see much of the city. We do however need to go back there for a proper hike… ;)

The album is here.





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Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Meanwhile, in my so called "parallel reading", I finished reading one of the most amazing, most brilliant non-fictions I've ever read. "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is must read for anyone who has an interest in thinking / learning about how the world functions!

I came across this book completely accidentally, and it truly took my breath away. And now I think I'm going to read the rest of what the same author has written…


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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Couple of weeks ago I finished reading Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol". I'm big enough a fan of his writing I would say, and had already read everything else he had written aurl[1] long time ago [before the Da Vinci Code movie was made...], but somehow never got to this one. When I heard the news that "Inferno" was finally released, I picked up "The Lost Symbol" and pretty much devoured it!

Plot-wise this was probably not my favourite Dan Brown book. That however does not mean that I didn't enjoy the book. It just means that this book was even more of a textbook than his previous ones. Generally Dan Brown has the tendency of teaching through his books and getting many messages through. In "The Lost Symbol", there is simply much more of that, than story telling. That being said, I really found what was being "thought" quite interesting, and in some ways very much in line with my own way of thinking. So I did in fact enjoy the book quite immensely.

Now, finally to "Inferno". =)

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