Julian's Notes

I saw an ad by Amazon hosting job interviews for Nigerian engineers who wish to relocate to the US, Canada, or Ireland. Brought to my mind this thing called the Tyranny of Small Decisions. Basically, multiple actors within a system make favorable decisions for themselves within their local context. But the combination of those seemingly […]

Category: Random

Posted on 5 Jul, 2022

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

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