Day 24 – How can you become a web developer from scratch? Here is my story…

I was happily sleeping on my air mattress in my tiny 10x10ft room when my phone started to ring. At the time there were like 3 contacts in my address book – my brother and a few other Russian-speaking friends.

Remember I was selling pictures on the Times Square for about a year after I came to the United States and I had to get the phone so we could periodically call each other to check on cops.  …

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Day 22 – Game of Thrones end of season celebration, plus a few useful takeaways!

Yesterday our awesome tech team at HBO celebrated the end of another spectacular Game of Thrones season. It was epic, right? You probably didn’t know, but every Sunday for the past six weeks a bunch of folks, including site reliability engineers, of course, were working hard to make sure everyone across the globe could watch the premiere on the wide array of different devices and platforms.  …

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Day 21 – Set your goal and do the first step. How I created my first resume.

I just learned today that olive oil production date is one of the key factors affecting the quality of the product. Top notch product is also bottled into the dark glass as the sunlight can damage the oil. No wonder why the bottle I bought the other day at Whole Foods was on sale…  …

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