The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Almost 9 years ago I was interning at TELUS in Vancouver. The pay was peanuts and the job was average, but the people were good and »

This is unfair!

Once upon in high school, a student came to a teacher saying that his grade was unfair. He worked hard, did everything just like his friend »

What is Tesla, really?

Tesla is a fantastic car company which for years has been subjected to judgments from people that just don't understand it. The arguments are always the »


I turned 30 yesterday, and on some abstract scale of life it’s supposed to be a BIG number, I am told. To me, what matters »

Squak Mountain Training

“Squak will kick you in the nuts!” - race director. As I was getting ready to run my first 50k race, I was advised it would »

Are you ready for a storm?

There is a good chance that Seattle and its surrounding area will get hit with a massive windstorm this weekend, the kind we have not seen »

On Listening

How do you listen to people when the noise and fanfare of your success begins to complicate your ability to form meaningful and authentic relationships with »

Are you making a difference?

Whether at school, at work, or in personal life, there is always more work to be done, but how do you choose what to work on »

The world without apps

Can you image the world without a web browser? I cannot, not anymore. A good half of my life has been spent in front of one, »

Delete all tweets with Ruby

I've been on Twitter since 2008 (@kirillzubovsky) and have since accumulated about 15.4K tweets, until yesterday that is. Wondering what the internet does with its »

How to downcase Mongoid tags

Turns out mongoid_taggable doesn't have an option to downcase all the tags, which leads to multiple versions of the same tag. Had to fix it »