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Preslav Rachev

My Writings

“If you write, you are a writer.” – Leigh Bardugo

Writing is a big part of my life. This is a collection of my essays and short musings throughout the years.

Sidenote: This site is currently under heavy construction. I am working hard on migrating all the pages from my old blog over here. This is why many of old posts may be missing for some time. Apologies.


2023


Successful Interviews Start with Why

·3 mins

It is essential to understand the motivation behind why a company is posting a job offer before taking it on. Asking the right questions can help you assess if the job is a good fit for what you are looking for and if the company is on the same page.

2022


The Big Thing in Unix

·2 mins

The big thing in Unix was the realization that instead of building large monolithic systems, one could build smaller programs which could communicate with each other.

Book Review: Moonshot by Albert Bourla

·2 mins

Albert Bourla’s book, “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible” provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look at the race to develop and deliver a COVID-19 vaccine. As the CEO of Pfizer, Bourla’s perspective provides a unique and interesting angle on the story. The book is easy to read and covers various topics, from the science behind the vaccine to the politics and logistics of getting it manufactured and distributed.

feedle - It’s a World of Feeds!

·2 mins

I have recently helped a team bring a new side project to the world - feedle. feedle is a dedicated search engine for blogs and podcasts - anything with a public RSS feed. What makes it unique is that every search on feedle is also its own RSS feed. This allows visitors to subscribe to topics of interest rather than hundreds of individual feeds.

Information Overload Day

·3 mins

It’s Information Overload Day today, a day to take a break from the constant flow of information. It symbolizes everything I have been fighting for - creating tools and solutions that help people spend less time processing information online.

Book Review: Zero To Production In Rust

·4 mins

Luca Palmieri’s book, Zero To Production in Rust is a great guide for those looking to learn Rust by building an email newsletter-sending Web service from scratch. The book is full of first-hand developer tips on how to set up one’s environment or what tools to use, and goes beyond explaining the usual steps one can find in the official documentation.