About


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Several years spent as a software engineer ensured me that the thing I am most passionate about is studying. In my late twenties following the philosophy that it is better to regret what you have done than you haven’t, I enrolled for a PhD programme. Currently as a postgraduate research student at Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Strathclyde University I work on developing and improving data driven methods for solving constrained optimization problems, such as vehicle routing and scheduling. For more information about my technical expertise and previous projects, see my LinkedIn profile.

This blog is neither about construction nor architecture. Instead, it is a place where I write on challenges related to software engineering and technology in general that others may find useful. My recent posts may help graduate students in particular who use Linux to develop software, but do not have solid background in software engineering or are new to these technologies. Feeling that I might save somebody’s time or show a better way of doing things gives me huge satisfaction.

In case you are puzzled where the name of the blog comes from, it was inspired by the following quotation:

Like the elite of ancient Egypt, most people in most cultures dedicated their lives to building pyramids. Only the names, shapes and sizes of these pyramids change from one culture to the other. — Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens. A Brief History of Humankind

If you indeed look for guidelines how to build a pyramid I am sorry for confusing you. Much better place to start is the Wikipedia article on the Egyptian pyramid construction techniques.