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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 8

The words: gratuitous politesse collimate lorn quintessence truckle verboten Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: legalese abstruse rife pen (verb) bereft shrill expound forebear s’more garner obsequious countrymen pulp sardonic worldly divorcee (pronunciation) … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – May 1

The words: nabob promulgate zephyr garnish disingenuous emblem appellation Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: slumps prowl fetes snap eulogized playwrights sobriquet knuckleball knuckler verses slanderer thistle sculpted (pronunciation) winegrower sniveling cravenly befitting … Continue reading

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the day – April 24

The words: Apr 18 regurgitate Apr 19 alienist Apr 20 peccant Apr 21 colloquy Apr 22 obstinate Apr 23 facilitate Apr 24 arboreal Other words I didn’t know or wasn’t sure about its meaning or pronunciation: snarky thereby gibbons sloths … Continue reading

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Notes – April 22- April 26

Hello world lambda in Go This is how you define a lambda function with Cloudformation How do I reference a resource in another Cloudformation stack during template creation? https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/cloudformation-reference-resource/ Connecting a lambda function to an SQS queue What is the … Continue reading

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Working with ranges: Fenwick trees

Let’s talk about Fenwick trees(a.k.a. Binary Indexed Trees) for a moment and see how we can use them to solve range problems. This is not a tutorial, just a few notes for my future self. By the way, I already … Continue reading

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Working with intervals

Today I solved two problems on LeetCode that involved intervals(i.e., pairs of values of the form [start, end]) and I thought it would be a good idea to share a basic strategy that I know of for tackling these kinds … Continue reading

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LRU cache

So, I was asked to implement an LRU cache a few years ago in an interview with Oracle, which I couldn’t quite solve on my own in O(1). Recently I found this problem on LeetCode and I can say this … Continue reading

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Algorithms live, Episode 0 – Notes

One of my goals this year is to catch up with Algorithms Live and as part of that, I’ll be posting my notes for each episode and possibly the solutions to the proposed problems. Episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPaJfAUwViYSorry, as of now I … Continue reading

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