I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time, but something was always in the way – either coursework, an internship or a pet project. Having been an undergrad at MIT, I was overloaded with work for most of the year, and worked full-time during the summer. The few free days I preferred to spend either with my girlfriend and family, or working on a project I was excited about. Blogging simply seemed like a distraction.

So why start now? Well, first of all I graduated and suddenly found myself having extra free time. Granted, I am going to be a grad student for the next year, but from what I have heard the workload is not as bad. It also helps that it’s summer, and for a change I decided to work for an established company rather than an early-stage startup. And as much as I enjoy startup culture, not having to come in on Saturdays has its advantages.

I also realized that I have number of pet projects that I have never published anywhere. Which is a shame, as I devoted a lot of time to them, and I still find some of them quite useful. Hopefully, this blog will be a venue for me to describe what I have been working on. And if any of my readers find the posts informative or useful in any way, I would be honored. Being an engineer, I love seeing my ideas applied!

On a more personal note, I thought it would be great to have a place on the web where I can write about the more important events in my life, and share them with friends through a single URL. A blog seems to be a perfect tool for that.

Finally, now that we got the introduction out of the way, let’s get started!

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August 10, 2010 2:12 pm

We want more entries!

October 6, 2010 5:43 pm

Dear Maciej Pacula,

I am a undergrad student at National University of Singapore. I am currently working on petabricks as my Final year project, which is to convert it fully into C++. Can you please give me any tips on how to start with that? I tried reading the documentations as well as your thesis. I really need some help here. Please point me in the right direction. I’ll be highly obliged.

Kshitiz Shankar

June 7, 2011 11:49 am

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