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Posts by Hrush

On writing and coding

Michael Lopp, Please Learn to Write Writing appears more forgiving because there is no compiler or interpreter catching your its/it’s issues or reminding you of the rules regarding that or which. Here’s the rub: there is a compiler and it’s fucking brutal. It’s your readers. Your readers are far more critical than the Python interpreter.… Read more →

On farming and product

Kristin Kimball, The Dirty Life A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later. Replace the word “farm” in the first sentence with the word… Read more →

A very special birthday card

Three weeks ago, Cleartrip turned all of six years old. As one can readily imagine, it was a very special day for all of us. It was made all the more special because a customer sent us the most amazing birthday card that day. Rishabh Agarwal, a software-engineer turned professional photographer, took the time out… Read more →

Death, taxes, Peter Thiel & blowing hard

From a New Yorker Peter Thiel puff-piece to make any PR agent proud: Peter Thiel pulled an iPhone out of his jeans pocket and held it up. “I don’t consider this to be a technological breakthrough,” he said. “Compare this with the Apollo space program.” Easy enough to say for someone who came up with… Read more →

Introducing Expressway: One-click bookings for flights

Letting our customers do what they need to do faster has been one of the enduring passions that drives the Cleartrip team. We take great pride in the fact that Cleartrip is one of the absolute fastest ways to book your travel, something it takes great design supported by monumental feats of engineering to deliver.… Read more →

Why doing something new is hard

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this… Read more →

The Barbarian Strategy

Michael Lopp, Hacking is Important The growth paradox is that the chaotic means by which you found success might become distasteful to those you hire to maintain and build on that success. Once they’ve established themselves, they will point at the hacking and ask important sounding questions like, “What is it they are building?” or… Read more →

The magic line of code

“What we found a long time ago was the line of code that a developer can write the fastest, the line of code that a developer can maintain the cheapest and the line of code that never breaks for the user is the line of code the developer never had to write.” ~ Steve Jobs… Read more →