Julian's Notes

I continue to expound on reactive programming concepts in this note, by diving deeper into the reactor module. Remember in the previous note, I outlined different implementations of the Reactive Specification; Reactor being one of them. This note presents some of the fundamental concepts in the reactor module and how they facilitate programming in a […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 10 Apr, 2022

My foray into reactive programming began sometime last year. I had been seeing blogs and articles referencing this programming paradigm which appeared to offer more in terms of scalability than traditional blocking and imperative programming patterns. I did a deep dive into the concept and have since started using Reactive Programming on my projects. So […]

Category: Programming

Posted on 3 Mar, 2022

I couldn’t think of a better title for this note. There’s a lot to be said about the quality of men in the world today; the quality of people in general. But I’ll focus more on the men because my mind has been on the matter for quite some time. There’s no better way to […]

Category: Random

Posted on 16 Feb, 2022

For as far back as I can remember, I have always prioritized the pursuit of knowledge. All through my school years, I was almost always one of the top students in class. I saw knowledge as a kind of power I could wield under appropriate circumstances to my benefit and the benefit of those around […]

Category: Random

Posted on 28 Dec, 2021

2021 was a stellar year for Nigerian music with Afrobeats gaining more global recognition. Last year I compiled a list of my favorite Nigerian songs. So I thought I’ll do the same this year. For a number of artists, Buju and Tems in particular, 2021 was a breakout year. Also, many club bangers made it […]

Category: Random

Posted on 27 Dec, 2021

As I stared at the wallet balance on my Bundle app, I couldn’t help wondering what was going on. Date: May 13, 2021. My crypto portfolio had lost over 20% value in 24 hours. It was a bloodbath. From Bitcoin to Ethereum, Cardano, BNB. All were in the red. What manner of fuckery?? The crypto […]

Category: Technology

Posted on 14 Jun, 2021

For the past few months, I haven’t turned up any new articles. Partly due to laziness, partly because I’ve been on a journey of rediscovery. I call it rediscovery because I thought I had already trod the path of discovery. I thought I knew who I was, and who I wanted to be. But that […]

Category: Random

Posted on 22 May, 2021

Some time ago, I found myself ruminating on a pertinent question; one I have asked myself multiple times. I’m pretty sure you might have asked yourself the same question if you’re a thinker like me. What do I really want in life? It’s interesting though. For many people, whenever this question pops up, they can’t […]

Category: Random

Posted on 12 Feb, 2021

Quite recently, I started dabbling in Recommender Systems. My interest was piqued as a result of the pervasiveness of these systems in major technology platforms. Think of any site you use which offers suggestions to you based on your past activity: Amazon recommends books similar to ones you have liked and purchased; Netflix recommends movies […]

Category: Machine Learning

Posted on 26 Jan, 2021

Anyone who has followed Nigerian music over the years can acknowledge it has come a long way. Once there was a time I didn’t fancy much of the jams our artists put out. I would label them as too loud or too fast, with inordinately shitty lyrics. But times have changed. I guess the current […]

Category: Random

Posted on 22 Dec, 2020

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