Goals for 2019

Career: Get to the next level and make a larger impact. (Improve Blog, Get Azure Certification, Enhance Skills, Tap Network, Keep Applying) Impact: Reduce plastic usage (Avoid plastic and single use bottles and containers, Use paper bags, Follow the 3 R’s – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) Body: Improve diet (more fruits), Exercise More (walk, take stairs, ...

Who am I?

Good question! I love technology, I love nature, I love long drives, and I love making people smile. I write this blog to share about what I learn every day.

Solved: Plugged In, Not Charging Issue

Two years ago, when I was given an option to purchase a laptop of my choice at work, I chose a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Even after using it for two years, I think I couldn’t have chosen a better computer. It is powerful, sturdy, and light!  Recently, I entered into my office on a ...

Real Life Hacks – 4 Questions to Save Time (Part 2)

This post is a sequel for Part 1 of 4 Questions to Save Time. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, I strongly recommend reading it here.  We discussed the first two questions and the next two questions that we need to think about are: Question 3: Can it be delegated, or can I teach ...

How Satya Nadella Changed Microsoft?

I read an article on Quartz describing how Satya Nadella used his philosophy and leadership style to transform the culture at Microsoft, a 130,000 employee company. The article was very interesting, and as a follower of Satya, I couldn’t resist myself from sharing the article. Here it goes: It was March 27, 2014, and Satya Nadella was ...

Real Life Hacks – 4 Questions to Save Time (Part 1)

In January 2019, TED Ideas published a new post every weekday as a part of its “How to Be a Better Human” series. One of those articles caught my eye and here is my summary of it. Leadership Coach Rory Vaden says we could all save hours worth of time by just asking four questions about things ...

How to Create A Database on Azure in Minutes?

With Azure, Microsoft is trying to make everything as simple as possible for users. This helps users spend minimal time on infrastructure setup and focus on working to get their functionality implemented. I think this is just one more way Microsoft is sticking to its CEO’s mission of helping people and organizations increase their productivity. ...

Why Google Should Not Discontinue Inbox

With Google reminding me about Inbox’s sunset every time I use it, I thought I should write a brief blog post to make my case for not discontinuing Inbox. I have been using Google’s Inbox by Gmail since 2016 and was always impressed with it. I must admit, this has been the best email app I have ...

Real Life Hacks – Achieve Your Goals Faster Using FIT Technique

I came across an article on the internet a few months ago that introduced me to a new technique to achieve goals faster. Even better, this technique is not just one of those fad that social media influencers introduce every now and then. FIT was studied by researchers from the U.K. and Australia and they ...

How to Create a MariaDB Database in Azure

According to Wikipedia, MariaDB is a community-developed, commercially supported fork of the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU GRP. Development was led by some of the original developers of MySQL, who forked it due to concerns over its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Creating a MariaDB database ...

Real Life Hacks – The 50/20/30 Rule

My childhood was very comfortable, my parents made sure we had everything we need to grow up well. But I know how difficult sometimes it was for them to be able to provide. For our family, financial situation always had crests and troughs. In the end, everything turned out to be good as my parents ...