pc: https://www.rd.com/article/why-airplane-also-spelled-aeroplane/
pc: https://www.rd.com/article/why-airplane-also-spelled-aeroplane/
PC: https://www.rd.com/article/why-airplane-also-spelled-aeroplane/

I’ve never traveled by air before the age of 22. It wasn’t an affordable means of transportation for a middle class family in India because flight tickets were very expensive back then. The concept of air travel had fascinated me since childhood. Not the mere idea of flying in the air, but a flight with a group of people shut in a metallic tube, a thousand miles from everyone else. As a kid, I would love watching planes pass over my house at night-time, their lights twinkling. …


Growing up shy I remember certain things that I found very difficult back then but it seems funny now as I’ve accepted my shyness and started living with it. Not everyone can connect to these scenarios but I’m sure shy people definitely can.

Being shy, the thing that scares me constantly was the word “Presentation” in other words “Speaking in front of people”. It doesn’t have to be 100 people gathering, just a 1:1 with a stranger is as haunting as a stage with 100s of people in audience.

I remember my school days when students were asked to read…


“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
– Aristotle

Picture Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/332562753707052573/

Success has always been a dream, and people find happiness while in the pursuit of chasing it. But what happens when people criticize you for it? It is strange when you expect to be praised but get hurtful comments in return. You suddenly break down and feel demotivated because one of your goals to be a motivation to people has shattered. But do these comments deserve your thought and time? Probably No! …


As an introvert I’ve always enjoyed and felt more productive when I WFH.

Due to the unfortunate pandemic outbreak everyone of us had to go remote overnight which might continue for few more months at least 🤷‍♀️

While I hear from lot of my friends that WFH is draining, boring, disturbing work life balance and stressful, the only worry me and my other introvert friends have is that WFH is making us more and more comfortable that thinking about going back to the office someday is very stressful 🙂!

Thought I’d write some things that I learnt from my mistake…


I worked on a use case where I wanted the user to see the list of versions for a file stored in a versioned Amazon S3 bucket when the user clicks on build in a Jenkins job.

I did some googling I found that https://plugins.jenkins.io/uno-choice/ might be the one I’m looking for. But I couldn’t find any examples that is an exact match to my use case. So I thought after I got this working, I’d write up what I had to do so that it might help someone later when they’re looking for a similar use case.

  1. First install…


I started programming in Golang early this year and I’m loving it. It has been a couple of months and I’m still learning something new everyday :)

Yesterday I had a use case where there could be any number of any type of arguments and my function had to do something based on the the type of the argument. I found variadic function with interfaces was the perfect fit for the use case.

I wrote the code which looked like below.

package mainimport (
"fmt"
)
func main() {
myVar := "mani is here"
testVarArgs(myVar) // Call the function…

Manivanann Selvaraj

Introvert, Software Engineer and a Foodie!

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