Excursions

I use Firefox on Windows/iOS/Android and Safari on Mac. But the comparison that Brave publishes is effective. Browsers are sticky, there’s rarely an incentive to switch.

A smartphone with a case is just not the same device. I have never used a device without a case ever. A slippery slab of fragile glass just doesn’t feel comfortable sitting in my hand. So, I just wrap it in a case and carry it along. It gives the device a physical and me a psychological cushion …

I like how the playoffs have lined up in this year’s IPL. The teams that played the best are the ones at the top. None is there that shouldn’t be. I would love a new champion this time, that means I support only one team of the remaining three — the Gujarat Titans.

Sigh, my daughter has got to know of K-pop music, especially BTS and Blackpink. She never listened to them at home earlier. She isn’t always listening to the songs, but her friends do. So she, kind of, feels she needs to keep up. Is it bad that she feels pressured? Should I help?

Suppose China ends up invading and successfully annexing Taiwan; what would happen to the 2.7 million registered domains under .tw? Source: What happens to TLDs when their country stops existing? → Another reason I tend to prefer a few specific TLDs.

Now that I have used the Micro.blog timelines with filters (hide replies and long-form posts only) on Gluon, I can’t wait to get the same on the web. I know there doesn’t exist one, neither have I heard of a plan. I could add it to Micro.threads, just for myself, if nothing else. With the posts …

Writing publicly, with the voice of your readers chirping at the back of your mind, is ineffective. You write for interaction – that’s futile. Most social media posts belong to this category. You are reined back by the voice — you write for someone else. The response you expect from them, your …

Writing publicly, with the voice of your readers chirping at the back of your mind, is ineffective. You write for interaction – that’s futile. Most social media posts belong to this category that. You are reined back by the voice — you write for someone else. The response you expect from them, your …

I recently finished watching The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. It’s a good, bingeworthy series. Nothing’s great about it, but if all one wants is to binge a show over the weekend, this is one option. The things keep moving. No performance is painful, no side-story unbearable.

I recently finished watching The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. It’s an engaging, bingeworthy series. Nothing’s special about it, but if all one wants is to binge a show over the weekend, this is one option. The things keep moving. No performance painful, no side-story unbearable.

[D]esigning a language to be minimalistic, to have fewer concepts, and to choose primitives that combine well together, is a good way to make the language easier to learn. If the programming language has fewer concepts, there’s less to learn, and your level of proficiency will increase faster. …

I recently got to know (h/t Gabriel) that “On This Day” feature doesn’t work with the Paper theme. I fixed the issue – the micro memories should load properly now. I have also fixed a few minor styling issues. The upgrade should be available in the plugins directory now.

I want you to know that most of your life will happen in the gray spaces between bliss and heartbreak, between having everything lock into place and having it all fall apart. That’s where the grace is. Source: Laura Dern writes to her teenage daughter →

I have been traveling for the past week – rejuvenating myself amidst the nature. Relaxing on the beach. Had some wonderful rides, surrounded by dense jungles. Most of all, untouched by all the hustle bustle of the modern life. Wonder. Amazement. Serenity.

Who’s on first?→ Abbott and Costello perform the classic “Who’s on first?” baseball sketch in their 1945 film “The Naughty Nineties” first performed as part of their stage act.

If you make your own website, consider making short URLs. This is not about a URL shortener. This is about making your original URLs short in the first place. Source: Short URLs: why & how | Derek Sivers → I always liked simpler URLs, wish Micro.blog provided more options.

Flowers and thorns must have a special relationship - often the former attempts to veil the spikes. mbmay

Experimental picture with nature’s colors at night. I’m not too proud. But an experiment nonetheless. #mbmay

A photo of a darkroom photo enlarger. Though very different from what’s on display, it’s fascinating nonetheless. #mbmay

I have come across many guess-the-word games recently, mostly after Wordle. Semantle is another one, but is different in many ways. It’s not limited in number of attempts. The help page says, “You will need more than six guesses. You will probably need dozens of guesses”. Sounds …

I have seen this bit of genius so many times, in many languages. I have no idea who did it first, but it still has me loling. When 7 times 13 is 28 😆

I said I will participate in the May Photoblogging challenge and missed to post on the first day itself. I just couldn’t find the right switch 🙃

I watched Spiderman: No Way Home today and, oh boy, it’s such a fun movie. It had me giggling at many moments, and yet equally moved at a couple others. Tom Holland is the best Spiderman and he finally got an origin story that he so well deserved. I might watch it again soon 🎬

Paper Theme Now Supports Full Posts on Homepage

I have released an upgrade (v1.1) to Paper theme for Micro.blog today that allows modifying the default behaviour of the homepage. It includes a setting now to display full post content on the homepage of the blog. Here’s how the homepage with this setting on will look like. You can also check the …

I don’t think I can use the Magic Mouse anymore. It is terrible ergonomically. My wrist pain after a long session on my desktop which had stopped happening to me since long. Pathetic!