engineer, splunk

Why Work @ Splunk As An Engineer

Join me at Splunk I’m hiring for a Senior Software Engineering – Engineering Productivity here https://www.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAGMJ?p=job/ouAh8fwd and get in touch with me at ttam@splunk.com. Splunk’s Company Mission I like the simple and clear mission: We make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone The product is loved by our users People who use Splunk love our product.  This is important to me […]

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inspiration

Don’t be that person…

Don’t be that person who does not respond to emails who does not respond to feedback who is late to meetings who says he will do something but doesn’t after repeatedly reminded who speaks at a level of detail that is too little or too much in an executive meeting who gets too emotional in […]

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engineer, yahoo

Making a difference in the large corporate world

While chatting informally with some co-workers, I heard some of them talking about their frustrations about not feeling recognized for their work or working on projects they don’t think makes a difference. Corporations, which usually mean people in management roles, value those individuals who go beyond doing what they are told to do and look […]

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inspiration, yahoo

Making Annual Reviews Easier

  Annual Reviews It’s one of the most important task people in large organizations need to do. But often we don’t spend enough effort and thought compared with the importance of annual reviews to their careers Most People Hate Reviews I’ve been doing my self review for over 12 years now at Yahoo! For the […]

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engineer, yahoo

Profile Of a Typical Yahoo! Engineer (2005)

The Typical Yahoo!  Engineer from this point known as Y!E. (this is all my personal ramblings, if it doesn’t fit you, sorry.. it fits me) Y!E is someone who drools when his needs to design his software to work for 30 millions users.   Potentially growing at 40% every year. Y!E designs software with no upper […]

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Why Am I Still Working At Y! News After 8 Years? (2007)

I have been getting the same question recently. Wow, you have been around for 8 years at Yahoo News? What makes you stay? I think I’ll have to write it down to clear it up for myself. The grass is not always greener over at Google, Amazon, the next startup. Look yourself in the mirror […]

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Dream Big

Yahoo! News reached 40 million unique users per month recently. Today I was sitting around the conference with my co-workers chewing the fat. I was telling them that in my mind, we are at a second phase of Yahoo! News. It’s a phase of large numbers.In the next 3-5 years we can grow to 80 […]

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engineer, yahoo

Obsessed with Y!

I admit I’m a bit obsessed with working at Yahoo!  I don’t work very very long hours but I spend a lot of my free time thinking about Yahoo!   I don’t believe I’m a workaholic, just someone who loves his job. I used to apologize for being so obsessed, but now I’ve come to terms […]

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Work To Live or Live To Work?

It’s an age old question and people have different perspectives on this. Of course there is your family and friends who see a completely different side of you for like 4 hours a day and weekend time and of course those are the people who will always be there for you and they are the […]

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career, engineer

Too Old At 34 For A Software Engineer

My dad was the person who pushed me into software engineering in college (I was drifting a bit with no goals) But after working for 5 years in SGI, my dad saw how crazy my hours were and commented to me to start preparing myself to exit the industry and find another line of work […]

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engineer, yahoo

Spending The Night At Yahoo!

Tonight I don’t feel like driving home. I’m here with my 2 pillows and the Yahoo! blanket we got for 2003 Christmas. I’ll be spending the night trying to catch up on some work. It feels strangely very comforting to be here. Yahoo! has been like my 2nd home for the last 5 years. I […]

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engineer

Never ending bug list

I currently have 280 bugs assigned to me with priority 1,2,3 I don’t think I’ll ever finish the list.  A lot of them are just little annoying bugs.. But if they’ve been in the queue for 1-2 years, probably no one cares any more. One day I’ll clean up this list, get rid of the […]

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A Good Engineer == A Lazy Engineer

Software engineers are usually called upon to solve problems that involve large numbers. large number of machines large number of text to search large number of page views large number of users In order to be an efficient software engineer, you must always keep in mind to be lazy. Ask yourself, what is the easiest […]

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