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!

I was very lucky with today’s Wordle. My attempt to figure out the characters got me the right result. Was it easy? Well it always is subjective with this game. Wordle 314 2/6 🟨⬛⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I got lazy, wasn’t reading much books. Just listening to audiobooks. Agatha Christie to the rescue again – she has pulled me out of the lull so many times before. She is doing it again.

I read a lot many long-form posts that are published with Substack these days. I know that’s anecdotal, but I wonder if Substack is becoming a blogging platform of choice for folks now. Or newsletters are newsletters no more? Well, what is a newsletter? I like when a newsletter is more than just a …

I wrote a long post yesterday which, as I read again now, am glad that I did not publish. I had made so many foolish assumptions, ideas half-baked. Thoughts not really thought through. I don’t want my long posts to be any of that. Holding back on completed posts for a day or two, even after I …

Did you know you can import data directly from a webpage with MS Excel, as table? I didn’t. Just go to Data -> Get Data From Web -> Enter URL with table and boom! I used to copy the table and paste it in when I needed to. Just like they did in.. uhmm.. stone-age, I guess? 🤯

Over the years, I have had many wrong perceptions and I have realised that the assumption that how I experience something is precisely how everyone all over the world experiences it is the root for many. Now I pause, think, and only then make up my mind.

Twitter’s most committed users often love the service and hate it with equal passion, two feelings that can coexist without much cognitive dissonance. The platform is awful—but its delivery of instantaneous feedback to every passing thought is also addictive. It’s exploitative—but its ability to …

A Healthy Challenge

With many avenues of tracking and improving my well-being already around me, I have decided to make the best use of them. I know I am not good at maintaining a healthy routine for any meaningful duration. Yet, I want to give myself another chance to succeed at forming one by constant nudges and …

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons, eclipsing the Sun. Source: Perseverance Rover Sees Solar Eclipse on Mars​ →

The name ‘East Timor’ is a tautological toponym, meaning ‘timor’ is Malay for ‘east’ and ‘east’ means, well, ‘east’. So, East Timor actually means East East. There is so much I didn’t know about from the above fact about East Timor from this week’s issue of whlw. A country with average …

Mumbai Indians (MI) lost another match yesterday — this year’s IPL has been boring. The two statements are independent, mutually exclusive. Or so I like to believe. Since the core of the team was broken, players distributed across the teams, I just can’t connect with the team anymore. We just had …

I can never wear my watch while sleeping. I want my sleep to be comfortable – one with a watch hugging my wrist isn’t. However, I am interested in recording my sleep pattern. It was possible with fitness bands, no longer is with a smartwatch.

I wanted to watch Dune recently and I thought it had to be a Netflix original. No idea why I thought so, but I somehow assume everything that is streaming first is brought to us by Netflix. Funny that’s often not the case.

With Giddy Excitement

I have been pretty happy with Galaxy S22 that I recently purchased, and yet, I find it surprising that my friend’s circle chose it over iPhones everytime to click pictures. This choice is driven by Samsung’s preference to make the pictures look better, clearer over Apple’s to make them look close to …