Rinat Ussenov

Software Engineer

Juggling bits in JavaScript: bitmasks

My first ever encounter with bitmasks happened about two years ago when I was looking into LDAP implementation with Node.js, apparently AD (Active Directory) is using bitmasks to create, control and manipulate user account’s properties (flags), which was very interesting. read more in Engineer's Notes...

Vanilla JavaScript Development in 2018

When using Vanilla JavaScript in 2018, you should have full control over each DOM element at any time, with the ability to dynamically and programmatically alter the state of the any element in accordance with your application’s business logic and internal algorithms.read more in Engineer's Notes...

Text Analysis, Markov Chains and Bible Quotes Generator

Text analysis and patterns are very interesting topics for me. I think every author has their own unique, distinctive pattern. The way they build sentences and phrases, not only in terms of tone, but the subconscious choices of word pairings and sequences. How their sentences begin and end, and what they put in the middle; they leave their cerebral fingerprints on paper, blog posts or even FaceBook status updates.read more in Engineer's Notes...

GDAX Pocket UI

I have written some time ago about Algorithmic Trading, and how great it is for Software Engineers to exercise their brains with. I have provided some code snippets and a general logical guideline about the paths, goals and potential opportunities algorithmic trading can lead to. Now it is time to step it up and provide a ready to use, open sourced, personal trading application.read more in Engineer's Notes...

Automating Visual Regression Tests with Python and Selenium

It all started when, as part of the continues improvement, we made some CSS refactoring changes for the lordandtaylor.com website and in order to roll changes out into production a complete visual regression was required.read more in Engineer's Notes...

Useful Math: Divisibility Signs

I have learned quite a few of divisibility signs in I think 6th grade and this knowledge remains one of those useful things that I still use in my everyday life.read more in Engineer's Notes...

Setup your Personal, Private VPN Server

Exposing my online behavior, habits and and patterns has always been a great concern for me. A single idea about my identity becoming a product someone can market and profit on is quite nasty, but it is so much more than that, it is also about personal security and privacy.read more in Engineer's Notes...