Pay Gap on the Gender-Blind Platform (Uber)

Freakonomics podcast did an episode understanding the gender pay gap, that exists between the male and female driver even if the platform does not treat them differently based on the gender. Uber has a lot of data about the rides, drivers and earnings. Let’s see what they found out. How much ? Male drivers earn 7% more than their female counterpart. And seven percent is not very different than the overall average we see across all firms, even in the traditional labor market.

Moving from Nikola to Hugo

Background When I started my second blog, instead of pelican, I tried awesome Nikola SSG. It is truly awesome. What I (initially) liked about it was it had support for org-mode i.e. I could write my blog in org-mode and Nikola would generate the post out of it. I spent looking for “decent” theme, but couldn’t find one. I tried material theme for a while, but realized it could not do syntax highlighting.

Please check your gas amount

I just started learning solidity development, and when I started writing my own Smart Contract - I came across this error. 1 2 Error encountered, bailing. Network state unknown. Review successful transactions manually. Error: The contract code couldn't be stored, please check your gas amount. truffle compile worked OK, but truffle migrate gave this error. Usually, it is said that is there is a loop (infinite loop, due to logic error) one usually “runs out of gas”

What are Uncles in Ethereum ?

Recently I started learning blockchain and related technologies. There is SO MUCH to learn. I started with blockchain basics (and it inevitably uses bitcoin as an example) If you are new to blockchain (not ZERO knowledge) I recommend you checkout the blockchain demo It is one thing to say you can not modify “old” blocks, but visualizing it really makes the difference. (It is important to understand it for the topic under discussion)

Prize Linked Savings Account

Recently I heard an episode on Freakonomics podcast called “No-lose Lottery”. You can listen to the episode here

Apparently, this is a rebroadcast. Original episode was in 2010.

But those details aside, this post is to quickly summarize the concept of “Prize Linked Savings Account”