3G speed in Namche Bazaar

I didn’t really need a 3G sim card at any time during our trek in Himalayas, because there was always wifi available to check email once every couple of days and I did not want to be online any more often.

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I am voting “yes” on these California propositions in 2016

Prop 51 I am voting “yes”, because leaving school funding to local governments increases segregation and enforces the circumstances that lock people into the SES that they are born into. Prop 53 Perhaps, this adds more bureaucracy, however, I think that

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I am voting “no” on these California propositions in 2016

Here is the list of California props that I am voting against this year. Prop 52 After having read the text of the measure as well as arguments on both sides I am pretty sure that the funds collected from this

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Wifi speed at Places Restaurant & Bar in Kathmandu

Back in Kathmandu, stopped by at Places, which is becoming our favorite place here. Awesome vegetarian options, lots of space, some inventive cocktails, board games and fast internet. Here is the test from OpenSignal app, which tests “true speed”. The true

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Wifi speed in Phakding, Nepal

Last month we were tracking on the EBC track in the Himalayas. To my surprise, there is ubiquitous wifi and cell reception on the whole track. The speeds are not so great though. Here is the speed test result from our lodge

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Test Driven Development as a cure for Programmer’s Block

I was looking at a blank screen trying to wrap my mind around ways of moving some of the ephemeral data that Zimbra currently stores in LDAP into SSDB. Setting aside the part where most of SSDB documentation is in Chinese,

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Forget raising the first round – try building a business.

Dear first time founders, please stop being so laser focused on raising your first round of funding. Sure, the first round is hard, but it is nothing compared to the second one and it is even easier when you compare it to the task

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