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2022-10-06: I’m done with my Arc browser experiment. I don’t use any of the unique features. Plus I …

2022-10-05: Do you start your mornings with a potent dose of caffeine from a freshly brewed cup of Joe? Or do …

2022-10-05: I am reading The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci. It’s a standard action, suspense thriller. But it …

2022-10-05: I always admire people who go to lengths to find unique ways to help them write and publish. This …

2022-10-04: I wish people didn’t include the feeds for their status updates (basically one word updates) …

2022-10-03: Sigh! Monday has already screwed up all my plans for the day.

2022-10-01: Our species' collective common sense is on a downward trend; my movie theatre experience yesterday …

2022-09-27: The longer a break I take, the more difficult it is to get back. It’s foolish but true. …

2022-09-26: I finished reading Stolen Focus by Johann Hari today 📚 I loved the premise of this book but found …

2022-09-15: Even though I knew deep within that it was coming, the news of Federer’s retirement saddens …

2022-09-14: Since I downloaded and started using the Arc browser, I haven’t gone back to the other …

2022-09-13: I read a flash fiction I wrote 5 years ago – it was a time when I was experimenting a lot with …

2022-09-10: For the last few days, I have been away from all the social timelines. No specific reason, just that …

2022-09-10: I liked this article from Monica Chin at The Verge, where she talks about what makes a good laptop. …

2022-09-08: I don’t get Apple’s iPhone 14 lineup. Let me be upfront and say I have no intention of …

2022-09-08: I didn’t follow the Apple event live – I was sleeping peacefully, unaware of what Apple …

2022-09-04: I love the visits to the library with my daughter. She loves spending time amidst the books – …

2022-09-04: I finished reading Think Again by Adam Grant today 📚 Though the book is in no way short, I …

2022-09-03: Unless you have skipped a lot of school, or work, or both – or you live in the USA – you have …

2022-09-01: I have been using a MacBook with Touch Bar for the past couple of weeks. I used this panel regularly …

2022-08-29: Don’t ever try to retell famous comedians' jokes. They have a whole process, a build-up before …

2022-08-29: I switched to the yearly plan for Micro.blog today. Knowing my love for this service, no idea why I …

2022-08-26: A few audiobook narrators mar the book for the listeners, making me return a book immediately. Worst …

2022-08-25: As I was cleaning the digital clutter today, I thought I should regularly inform people how they …

2022-08-25: I write many forms of posts & enjoy them all. But as my friends would know, my love for them is …

2022-08-25: Can we recover a physical literature? Can we recover a literature that is not merely read but felt? …

2022-08-24: At a time, visiting Techmeme homepage was a respite from the typical downer news on the front page …

2022-08-23: While I was writing the post yesterday about my dependence on smartphones, I realized how …

2022-08-21: With new lights, this spot that I have walked across so many times looked different. I liked the …

2022-08-21: I wonder if no one on Micro.blog creates any type of long-form posts using the web editor. I …

2022-08-20: Go to bed when you are tired, and allow your body to wake you in the morning (no alarm clock …

2022-08-19: Amit Gawande Takes "The Colbert Questionert" According to a source, these questions “cover the full spectrum of human experience”. I …

2022-08-18: Against all odds, Netflix’s adaptation of The Sandman is a very good show. But why does it look like …

2022-08-18: I wish there was a technology that could capture the smell you are experiencing, just the way you …

2022-08-18: In 1967, the Jornal do Brasil asked Clarice Lispector to write a Saturday newspaper column on any …

2022-08-17: For cord-cutters, leaving pricey cable packages behind in favor of streaming is a win for the …

2022-08-14: No End to Content Overload There was a time when I listened to podcasts. Then I stopped doing that. There was a time when I …

2022-08-13: I have released a new version of the Paper theme today. It’s a minor upgrade that allows you …

2022-08-13: Here’s a word cloud of my posts that I created in 2008 – I had been blogging for around …

2022-08-13: I understand why Google is doing the #GetTheMessage campaign. I also understand why it would hardly …

2022-08-13: I stumbled across the first iterations of my blog that I had self-hosted with WordPress. I had left …

2022-08-13: I loved the trailer for Vengeance, looks so much fun. But I don’t think it’s going to be …

2022-08-12: Go outside as often as you can, ideally without devices. Work in the yard, or just walk around. …

2022-08-12: My daughter wanted to record a new video for her channel this week. She’d watched her old …

2022-08-12: I finished reading A View to Die For by Cheri Baker 📚 I really enjoyed this one. Paul Gumbs, the …

2022-08-11: It was relaxing to watch the calm river stream as I sat next to a shack. A cup of steaming hot tea …

2022-08-10: A place to discover books in new and exciting ways. Read the first page without judging the cover. …

2022-08-10: I am not a horror movie fan. I have seen a few over the years but do not enjoy them. With age, my …

2022-08-07: I watched The Gray Man today – mindless action is not entertainment to me. I had fun when it …

2022-08-05: I find it surprising that iTunes remain the only good store to buy digital music even today. There …

2022-08-04: I watched The Batman today – I am glad that after a few terrible few showings, we have a good …

2022-08-03: Not a natural blogger I no longer am the prolific blogger that I once was. I won’t comment on everything that I read …

2022-08-02: It was 10 years ago today that I began a seven-day challenge not to log in to Facebook. I …

2022-08-01: We sometimes write sentences that don’t need to exist. Hidden in a paragraph, we might not notice. …

2022-07-29: I finished reading The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness by …

2022-07-27: I have been under the weather for the last few days. I rested for the first couple of days and got …

2022-07-25: I have been a PC guy since I was 10 years old. The first version that I used was Windows 95. I …

2022-07-24: An unpopular opinion, but I need not post everything on my blog. Some fleeting thoughts are better …

2022-07-23: You have to leverage the mind’s habitual and reflexive nature. Instead of consciously “trying to be …

2022-07-23: A social network or a community dies when the interactions dry down. When everyone speaks but there …

2022-07-21: I find and read a lot of brilliant articles/essays throughout the day. Most are shareworthy which I …

2022-07-20: There are times when I know I want to write about something, but I can’t think of anything. …

2022-07-18: This is a list of things you’re allowed to do that you thought you couldn’t, or didn’t even know you …

2022-07-18: My daughter regularly uses the assistants at home – for timers, for reminders. To play songs …

2022-07-17: I suck at emojis – I don’t understand this language. Why are there so many …

2022-07-17: These stunning images are a major achievement for us Earthlings. And given everything absurd we’ve …

2022-07-17: Did anyone think the drama around Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter will play out any …

2022-07-16: Yesterday, I ranted about how Youtube is aggressively pushing Shorts in their feeds and …

2022-07-16: A few years back, I stopped watching Elementary after the last episode of the first season. I …

2022-07-15: It has been raining incessantly here for the past week. So when the Sun shone through clouds …

2022-07-15: As far as time wastage goes, short video services are the new social media. YouTube Shorts, Reels …

2022-07-14: I finished reading The Comfort Book by Matt Haig today. Though I really enjoyed this book, I …

2022-07-13: Almost every morning, I get a notification from Day One reminding me of an entry I had made on this …

2022-07-07: My caseless device had the first fall today, thankfully a minor one. But until I picked it up and …

2022-07-02: Read widely. Read some books more than once. Write in your books. Don’t finish every book you start. …

2022-06-28: We have unnecessarily complicated the rating system for everything. It can simply be 👍🏽 or 👎🏽. A …

2022-06-28: I watched Death on the Nile yesterday. I hadn’t enjoyed the book – for me, it was one of …

2022-06-28: The animators knew that Carl would need a backstory to answer those questions. They decided to tell …

2022-06-26: I got bored watching Multiverse of Madness. I couldn’t finish, may be I will pick it up again …

2022-06-26: I came to know that “how Disney ruined star wars” is one of the most searched questions …

2022-06-26: For my blogging/writing setup, I am done thinking long term. It affects how I post, acts as a …

2022-06-25: Done with Newsletter Experiment I don’t write a newsletter well. I don’t understand this medium. I have tried it a few times now. …

2022-06-25: The sense that one has become the instrument of invention is so satisfying that I find it truly …

2022-06-20: Between all the screwed up plans and schedules, Life happens.

2022-06-18: I have been using my phone caseless for the past few days. I don’t remember the last time I …

2022-06-18: “What’s the ONE thing I can do / such that by doing it / everything else will be easier …

2022-06-15: I remember I had tried Typora once as a Markdown editor, and I was impressed even then. I got to …

2022-06-14: Logging in at early mornings at office, busy throughout the day and exhausted in the evenings. The …

2022-06-13: There are places where even a sky crowded with clouds is lot cleaner than what you are used to …

2022-06-12: I always love the shades that setting sun colors the sky with! 🌄

2022-06-09: I know that these are three related terms with their own individual meanings, but I need a reminder …

2022-06-09: I liked Atom on Ubuntu, it was a nice markdown editor. So, it was sad to read Github is archiving …

2022-06-09: A prototype of the now halted device includes dual-cameras, a key differentiator from market leaders …

2022-06-07: Excitement. Anticipation. Nervousness. A new job triggers all these within me, even after 15 years …

2022-06-06: [J]ust doing it once today is ultimately the only way to become “the kind of person” who does that …

2022-06-02: The only [linux] cheat sheet you need - Unified access to the best community-driven documentation …

2022-06-01: People almost invariably don’t want to hurt other people and feel bad when they do. The fact that we …

2022-05-31: I love what Grammarly can do – but boy, its Premium tier is costly. Ironically, every time it …

2022-05-31: I am tired of even the simple utility apps going for subscription model instead of right out …

2022-05-31: When writing, and also when doing research for writing, it’s important to get the details right, but …

2022-05-31: Every now and then, there’s an XKCD comic which I can make no sense of. Today’s (or XKCD …

2022-05-31: To be lonely, then, is to desire an absent want. It is to feel an emptiness that remains unsatisfied …

2022-05-30: I have replaced Windows on my laptop today with Linux – basically, I installed the Lubuntu …

2022-05-28: “Staying up late does not give you more time. It delays the renumeration against the work your …

2022-05-27: I am looking forward to today’s qualifier between RR and RCB. I have always loved the play RR …

2022-05-27: It’s best to put emoji at the very end of your written content which also means not using them as …

2022-05-27: I let my subscription to the Freedom service expire today. I intend to do the same for Pocket soon. …

2022-05-27: Every time I listen to the song Daryaa from Manmarziyaan, I am reminded of the genius of Amit …

2022-05-27: In line with one of my recent posts about writing for audience, this is a wonderful quote from Leo …

2022-05-26: I use Firefox on Windows/iOS/Android and Safari on Mac. But the comparison that Brave publishes is …

2022-05-26: A smartphone with a case is just not the same device. I have never used a device without a case …

2022-05-26: I like how the playoffs have lined up in this year’s IPL. The teams that played the best are …

2022-05-26: Sigh, my daughter has got to know of K-pop music, especially BTS and Blackpink. She never listened …

2022-05-26: Finished reading: Dark Matter: A Novel by Blake Crouch 📚 It had a brilliant premise — unique and …

2022-05-25: Suppose China ends up invading and successfully annexing Taiwan; what would happen to the 2.7 …

2022-05-25: Now that I have used the Micro.blog timelines with filters (hide replies and long-form posts only) …

2022-05-24: Writing publicly, with the voice of your readers chirping at the back of your mind, is ineffective. …

2022-05-24: I recently finished watching The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. It’s an engaging, bingeworthy series. …

2022-05-24: [D]esigning a language to be minimalistic, to have fewer concepts, and to choose primitives that …

2022-05-23: I recently got to know (h/t Gabriel) that “On This Day” feature doesn’t work with …

2022-05-23: I want you to know that most of your life will happen in the gray spaces between bliss and …

2022-05-23: I have been traveling for the past week – rejuvenating myself amidst the nature. Relaxing on …

2022-05-11: Who’s on first?→ Abbott and Costello perform the classic “Who’s on first?” …

2022-05-09: If you make your own website, consider making short URLs. This is not about a URL shortener. This is …

2022-05-04: Flowers and thorns must have a special relationship - often the former attempts to veil the spikes. …

2022-05-03: Experimental picture with nature’s colors at night. I’m not too proud. But an experiment …

2022-05-02: A photo of a darkroom photo enlarger. Though very different from what’s on display, it’s …

2022-05-02: I have come across many guess-the-word games recently, mostly after Wordle. Semantle is another one, …

2022-05-02: I have seen this bit of genius so many times, in many languages. I have no idea who did it first, …

2022-05-02: I said I will participate in the May Photoblogging challenge and missed to post on the first day …

2022-04-30: I watched Spiderman: No Way Home today and, oh boy, it’s such a fun movie. It had me giggling …

2022-04-29: 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 …

2022-04-29: I don’t think I can use the Magic Mouse anymore. It is terrible ergonomically. My wrist pain …

2022-04-29: I was very lucky with today’s Wordle. My attempt to figure out the characters got me the right …

2022-04-28: I got lazy, wasn’t reading much books. Just listening to audiobooks. Agatha Christie to the …

2022-04-27: I read a lot many long-form posts that are published with Substack these days. I know that’s …

2022-04-27: I wrote a long post yesterday which, as I read again now, am glad that I did not publish. I had made …

2022-04-27: Did you know you can import data directly from a webpage with MS Excel, as table? I didn’t. …

2022-04-27: Over the years, I have had many wrong perceptions and I have realised that the assumption that how I …

2022-04-26: Twitter’s most committed users often love the service and hate it with equal passion, two feelings …

2022-04-25: A Healthy Challenge With many avenues of tracking and improving my well-being already around me, I have decided to make …

2022-04-25: NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used its Mastcam-Z camera to shoot video of Phobos, one of Mars’ two …

2022-04-25: The name ‘East Timor’ is a tautological toponym, meaning ‘timor’ is Malay for ‘east’ and ‘east’ …

2022-04-25: Mumbai Indians (MI) lost another match yesterday — this year’s IPL has been boring. The two …

2022-04-24: A Healthy Challenge With many avenues of tracking and improving my well-being already around me, I have decided to make …

2022-04-21: I can never wear my watch while sleeping. I want my sleep to be comfortable – one with a watch …

2022-04-20: I wanted to watch Dune recently and I thought it had to be a Netflix original. No idea why I thought …

2022-04-19: With Giddy Excitement I have been pretty happy with Galaxy S22 that I recently purchased, and yet, I find it surprising …

2022-04-18: Intel has a new AI that can detect if a student is bored or distracted - their claim is it helps to …

2022-04-17: I had no idea Pebble (or at least part of it) was purchased by Fitbit. Almost 6 years back. So …

2022-04-17: I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed listening to a book as much as I did Project Hail Mary by …

2022-04-16: Japanese mechanical pencils are a cut above the rest, boasting innovative features. But are they …

2022-04-16: My most immediate takeaway from this novella of a thread is that Twitter is way overdue for long …

2022-04-15: A Familiar Routine This week saw the schools and offices welcoming the students and employees in-person, and I realised …

2022-04-15: Elon Musk wants to own and take Twitter private then? This might be good for users but terrible for …

2022-04-14: I am tired of websites with pop downs asking for permission to show notifications. Why would I …

2022-04-14: Where else is Google starting to fall behind, and how could competitors chip away at its edge? Human …

2022-04-14: My daughter has reached an age now where she lip syncs to songs, mostly pop, in front of the mirror. …

2022-04-10: Apple needs to launch a TV+ app for Android. They have one for music. So I can’t understand …

2022-04-06: At times I feel everyone other than me is doing so much with their time while I sit here blank, …

2022-04-04: Redacting takes time. You can’t edit pictures by thinking; you have to do it by looking. The more …

2022-04-04: I have been very keen on listening to Audiobooks recently. The moment I have some spare time, I am …

2022-03-31: Dyson’s headphones blow filtered air at your face → Dyson said it engineered the headset to …

2022-03-29: OnePlus is promoting their upcoming device with this tagline - “our most advanced cooling …

2022-03-28: When there are too many things I want to write about, I can’t publish any. I usually then take …

2022-03-28: At times, Wordle is all about luck when it’s all about which character you select with 10s of …

2022-03-27: I upgraded to Galaxy S22 today. I love the design of this phone, plus the feel in the hand. …

2022-03-27: I don’t care about Wordle streaks. Rather, I can’t. I never solve it at a single device and so never …

2022-03-27: After a break of 3 weeks, I sent out the email letter with posts from the last weeks. The posts …

2022-03-27: Today’s Wordle was tricky. Two tries in and I had a big smile on my face. I am sure I wasn’t alone.

2022-03-25: It’s been so long that I listened to any podcasts – the audiobooks are keeping me busy.

2022-03-22: The Micro.blog Android app has improved a lot over the last 30 days. I must have missed a few …

2022-03-21: Not visiting timelines was refreshing. I don’t think this experiment will stay though. Being …

2022-03-09: iPhone SE is a lazy upgrade — Apple is a boring company. If there is one thing that will dent the …

2022-03-05: I have recently been a lot picky about the stuff I buy. Or the subscriptions I sign up for. Or the …

2022-03-01: I have been away on vacation since the last few days – I had no network I could connect to. My …

2022-02-23: The guiding philosophy is “Go deeper, not wider.” Drill down for value and enrichment instead of …

2022-02-23: Last year, TikTokker Avery Steeves posted a video asking why no one talks about how there’s an …

2022-02-23: Seriously Samsung, do you want me to still “pre-book” S22 — one you launched on 9th February — for a …

2022-02-21: This year (2022) is going to see my journal/log’s 10th anniversary and 100th notebook. After many …

2022-02-21: Satisfaction that’s one minute more Whenever I wake my daughter up in the morning (thankfully, I don’t have to do it every day), she has …

2022-02-21: Liked a thought by Noah Garfinkel → One reason I still have trouble believing crypto currency is …

2022-02-20: A Lesson in Staying Positive Last week was about hope and shattered dreams. It was a lesson in staying positive amidst all the …

2022-02-20: Porting Hugo theme to Micro.blog Micro.blog is a blogging platform built over Hugo, a fast static site engine. Given the way it is …

2022-02-19: I find the story of Douglas Corrigan pretty fascinating and inspiring. Sometimes the wrong way is …

2022-02-19: I am on a #30day challenge of not accessing any of the social timelines and have signed out from …

2022-02-17: My today’s Wordle play was so crazy. I cracked it in the first round and still I needed four …

2022-02-16: I loved the clouds floating in the vivid skies today. They crowded throughout all at once. And …

2022-02-16: Today’s Wordle was tricky. I didn’t know such a word exist. I tried it because it …

2022-02-15: Love is knowing your partner better than you know yourself! It was only yesterday when I quipped …

2022-02-15: Why Micro.blog works for me? I have settled on a platform for my blog which works the best for me — Micro.blog. There are reasons …

2022-02-14: I am observing huge performance improvements with blogs hosted at Micro.blog recently. I click …

2022-02-14: I am like Po from Kung Fu Panda, I eat when I am upset. Or even nervous. All curated habits go down …

2022-02-13: I didn’t know Wordle has a “Hard” mode where “any revealed hints must be …

2022-02-13: A Stranger on the Wheels Last week, my whole family, near and distant, got together for my cousin’s wedding, and it kept me …

2022-02-13: I am exited by the Jurassic World Dominion trailer, mainly by the star cast from the original one. …

2022-02-13: I didn’t know today’s wordle word was a word. I knew the word, but I didn’t know …

2022-02-12: I like the new Galaxy S22 devices, especially the non-Ultra ones. If the rumour that Samsung might …

2022-02-12: I now have 3 posts in draft, unpublished, because I’m not yet satisfied. Another reason why …

2022-02-11: Letters from Tikwadi – A Story in Post Respected Mr. Gaitonde, I have reached Tikwadi. As I had promised you in our last meeting when you …

2022-02-10: I have released an upgrade 1.0.4 to the Paper theme today. There are no visible changes, just fixes …

2022-02-08: I replaced my glasses today after going through the tiring trouble of shopping for them. There is no …

2022-02-05: A morning during a train ride, in a foreign land, an unknown city is always beautiful. Curious how …

2022-02-04: I love the play of yellows here. The light highlights a shade that’s already lovely. Day 29 of …

2022-02-03: A scene so normal, a plain boring. Or something so dramatic that looms overhead. Well, no one can …

2022-02-02: A morning walk skipped for a relaxing cup of tea with my wife. Basking in the morning sunlight. A …

2022-02-01: From my morning walk today. It felt dramatic some time, it felt serene another. It was neither. And …

2022-02-01: I have released a new version of the Paper theme (v1.0.3) today to display category list on the …

2022-01-31: I had to work late into the evening in the office today. What it means is I am left with a tired …

2022-01-31: I was back looking at the skies from a familiar spot again. Each time the sun has coloured it …

2022-01-30: Sometimes it’s the shadows that lead the way, act as a landmark for you to point yourself …

2022-01-30: I’m spending too much time passively reading through the timelines, especially Micro.blog as …

2022-01-30: I have settled onto an easy workflow for publishing newsletters with Micro.blog. Another issue for …

2022-01-30: I have been busy tinkering with many things these last few days. I don’t like when this happens …

2022-01-29: The sky was oddly clear today, was so after so many days of scattered clouds. I pause, looked up …

2022-01-28: This tree is at a pretty central location around where I live. I love how peculiar it looks, but I …

2022-01-28: After working for a week to finish a few coding projects that were pending for some time, it’s …

2022-01-27: Another from my morning walk – this time it’s different. When reserved is reserved no …

2022-01-26: A spot that I have walked by so many times. So many memories. A happening, busy corner of our gated …

2022-01-26: I have released a new version 1.1 of Posts Stats plug-in today. It adds the support to display a …

2022-01-26: Google is shutting down FLoC. Or so we are made to believe. Not surprising at all. This reminds me …

2022-01-25: Another from the walk on a cloudy morning. This time it’s the blue skies trying to peek …

2022-01-24: On the morning walk today. The skies were laden with clouds. The sun busy attempting to peek …

2022-01-24: I have released a new version 1.0.2 of the Paper theme today, which addresses the reported issues …

2022-01-23: The skies from the morning walk. I love how the shot came out, though, I can’t put finger to …

2022-01-23: Paper – A Clean Theme for Micro.blog After playing around briefly to understand how to bring a theme made for Hugo to Micro.blog, I have …

2022-01-22: On the morning walk today. With the sun burning through the clouds, with the wind mills cheering, …

2022-01-21: A half way into the challenge today. When I began, I had no idea I would be doing and enjoying this …

2022-01-21: I wanted to attempt porting a Hugo theme to Micro.blog – check what it takes. Of course, the …

2022-01-21: I Cannot Begin to Tell You How Proficient I Am in Microsoft Word → Many are the candidates who come …

2022-01-21: The web doesn’t have version numbers → I just wanted to make the point that it’s unfair to claim a …

2022-01-21: I verified today that the Post Stats Micro.blog plugin works with the upgraded Hugo version (0.91). …

2022-01-20: On the everning walk today. I find the game fascinating that the swaying trees play with the dimming …

2022-01-20: JavaScript Is Not What It Used To Be → The legacy of JavaScript is something that cannot be changed …

2022-01-19: After a few days of attempting photos at night, I preferred to go for my morning walk into the early …

2022-01-18: I am trying a lot of pictures in the night for my challenge. I am not finding it easy, especially …

2022-01-18: After a few busy weeks, it’s good to be back reading the timeline at M.b again. The …

2022-01-17: Nothing fancy, just another night walk. I love the lights in the night. Day 11 of #30day 🖼️

2022-01-16: A third into the challenge, yet nothing’s special. Skies, but during the night walk – I …

2022-01-15: A similar view as the fifth day. The same tree sprawling through the same skies. But a shot so very …

2022-01-14: Every morning, I walked across these fire hydrant - I find their symmetry always charming. Also the …

2022-01-13: Another morning walk, another day of cloudy skies! Dull and uneventful. So had to search for colors …

2022-01-13: After a phase of consistent writing, these are a silent few days. I have been busy a lot. Too many …

2022-01-12: On the morning walk! The skies today were absolutely dull, cloudy and uneventful. So, here’s another …

2022-01-11: On the morning walk! The skies were laden with clouds today, it also meant the sun had a great …

2022-01-11: How Hobbies Infiltrated American Life - The Atlantic → Theoretically, hobbies should be among the …

2022-01-10: Of the morning walk! Same spot as yesterday, but back to the morning sky. It looked uneventful, the …

2022-01-10: I am really enjoying Wordle everyday. Today’s was absolutely close – I had to get the …

2022-01-10: What about Social Media is bad? Everything, some might say. But such barbs might not help identify and address the core issue. For …

2022-01-10: How often does a technical or political thought piece alter a person’s perspective? Not very …

2022-01-09: On the evening walk! Skies from the same spot as the last two days, a different time today though. …

2022-01-09: I am happy with the second issue of the weekly newsletter that I sent out today. The minimal styling …

2022-01-08: Doing what you love “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,” goes a mantra for success – an adage …

2022-01-08: Morning of the walk! Same spot as yesterday, same time. But such different shades of the sky. Day 2 …

2022-01-07: At times, something that’s waste can gain a lot of value. An item in case, Fordite. This wasted …

2022-01-07: Morning of the walk! Also begins the first of the next 30 day challenge. Day 1 of #30day 🖼️

2022-01-06: What is a productive day? Well, when it is closer to your bedtime, and you feel good inside for the …

2022-01-06: The 41 Best Pens for 2022 → The title of “The Best Pen” is a weighty one—not everyone wants the …

2022-01-05: There are days when nothing you read inspires any thought in you. Or a curiosity to comment on …

2022-01-04: Museum of the World → Welcome to The Museum of the World - an interactive experience through time, …

2022-01-04: I saw this hanging at the door of my daughter’s room today – am always fascinated by how …

2022-01-04: After all these years, the early morning cup of tea with my wife is one routine that hardly breaks. …

2022-01-04: Ben wrote a wonderful post suggesting, reminding, that everyone should blog, should write. I always …

2022-01-03: Styling Newsletter Digests in Micro.blog I recently changed the newsletter to a weekly digest instead of every long-form posts with …

2022-01-03: A minor styling suggestion while using Posts Stats plugin with Marfa theme in dark mode. Add this …

2022-01-02: Defensive CSS by Ahmad Shadeed → Defensive CSS is a collection of snippets that can help you in …

2022-01-02: A good friend who has gone indie had once suggested I should provide folks online an opportunity to …

2022-01-02: The Case Against Crypto → These days so much of my free time is booked with calls to explain to …

2022-01-02: Today’s posts mark the completion of 30 days of daily posting on my blog. It wasn’t a planned …

2022-01-02: I managed to complete (and crush) the 2021 reading challenge, the third in a row — read 35 against …

2022-01-01: I have been searching for the next audiobook to listen to and am just not able to find one. The book …

2022-01-01: I finished reading Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie today. I didn’t enjoy this Poirot …

2022-01-01: I welcomed the first dawn of 2022 the same way as every dawn, a cup of tea with my wife. Every year, …

2021-12-31: Fortunate that I am writing this Since my niece was born on this day three years ago today, the new year celebrations have been quite …

2021-12-30: It has been the third day in a row today that I decided to sleep early, get back to routine and …

2021-12-29: I decided against replacing my theme with something entirely new. I have too many custom components …

2021-12-29: An inner monologue around my site’s theme to follow. I have grown bored by looking at my current …

2021-12-28: Oh, I have a profile on omg.lol. To be frank, that’s neither OMG, nor LOL. I did manage to not …

2021-12-28: A minor upgrade to the Posts Stats plug-in – the numbers are displayed with commas now, …

2021-12-28: I didn’t realize that the repository for Micro.Threads was private till now. No idea why I …

2021-12-28: I tried to watch Red Notice today. I couldn’t beyond an hour or so - it’s such a …

2021-12-27: I like to remind myself about the number of words that I’ve written on my blog. Well, now I do, …

2021-12-26: Remember that you’ve been doing research your whole life, merely by existing. You are the only …

2021-12-25: Christmas, the last festival for our family in the season of festivities. Commercialised are the …

2021-12-24: Being surrounded by all the festive sales and offers for the past four months, it’s been …

2021-12-23: I’m finding it a lot hard recently to focus on any form of writing. I’m making it unnecessarily …

2021-12-22: I find it so difficult to stick to a routine, especially a daily one. Whenever I make my mind to try …

2021-12-22: “If you don’t have time to do it right, you’re unlikely to have time to do it over,” reminds Seth …

2021-12-21: With another tumultuous year coming closer to end, it was time to start reflecting back. As I did …

2021-12-20: I recently got nostalgic and got my daughter a new toy I played with as a child. As is her habit, …

2021-12-20: I watched Incredibles 2 recently for the second time. I liked it a lot better on repeat viewing than …

2021-12-20: To everything that we do, there is always something we haven’t. Time is like a balancing scale. When …

2021-12-19: I love emails, sending and receiving them. In today’s world of social timelines where you shout into …

2021-12-18: I watched the pilot for Superstore today. Looks to be a fun, feel-good show. Need such shows to wind …

2021-12-18: It was around three years ago that I had recorded the first episode of a microcast. Now that I am …

2021-12-17: Every time I feel agitated or uncomfortable or frustrated, I pause and go on with my 5-deep-breaths …

2021-12-17: Managing unreasonable expectations from time Why is it so tiring to stay positive? Or to keep oneself motivated at times? It happens more so when …

2021-12-16: Based on our research and findings, we assess this to be one of the most technically sophisticated …

2021-12-16: The last Sunday was pretty productive. I finished writing a personal story that I have been meaning …

2021-12-15: I’m pretty sure the “fediverse” refers to the federated social network that is …

2021-12-15: Now that there is a better support for drafts and scheduling posts in Micro.blog web interface, I …

2021-12-15: I recently cribbed about how my smartphone was becoming the pesky little distractor again. I was …

2021-12-15: It is reports like these that convinces me we are getting surrounded by mindless robots. To add to …

2021-12-14: After all the festivities, my daughter was back with an idea for her next video. As usual, she was …

2021-12-14: I published the first (planned) issue of the newsletter via Micro.blog today about my first evening …

2021-12-13: I love Pringles crisps. But the way they stack up, I could never eat them in a bunch — I feel guilty …

2021-12-12: Sunday evening today was supposed to be a distraction-free, creative session with my tools. It was …

2021-12-11: I was wishing my daughter good night today and she left me with a weird analogy. “… something …

2021-12-10: I’ve moved all the posts from Ghost to Micro.blog. With a single outlet for all my writing now, I’ve …

2021-12-10: After a welcome phase of independence from my smartphone, I am back to fidgeting unnecessarily with …

2021-12-09: Another batch of newsletters delivered, unintentionally. Updating old posts triggered emails today. …

2021-12-09: A request if you are serving a newsletter. Please mention what I, as a reader, can expect when I …

2021-12-09: With Micro.blog simplifying newsletters, many folks that I already interact with have enabled the …

2021-12-08: I was listening to some podcast today when at one moment the host said, “We were told no …

2021-12-07: As much as I love Ghost as a blogging platform, I hate maintaining an additional platform. I needed …

2021-12-07: Today, I unintentionally delivered an email newsletter from Micro.blog to my subscribers. While …

2021-12-07: An easy upgrade to Micro.blog premium just for email newsletters. Plus it’s in line with what I …

2021-12-06: Every single problem proposed to be solved by blockchain hits up against three fundamental technical …

2021-12-05: Assuming Manton is about to announce some way of emailing posts or digest of post to the subscribers …

2021-12-05: Prepend 12ft.io/ to the URL of any paywalled page, and we’ll try our best to remove the …

2021-12-05: An idea for a service → I want to build a service that serves static contents for independent …

2021-12-05: I recently watched two masters, music icons A. R. Rahman & Arijit Singh, have a candid …

2021-12-04: More blades don’t always mean better shave I am back to using Mach3 by Gillette. Having tried everything, this razor still gives me the most …

2021-12-04: Whoever wins this India vs New Zealand second test match (looks to be going only one way at the end …

2021-12-04: Now that Micro.blog can schedule a post, it supports the bare minimum set of features that a basic …

2021-12-03: I’d a calming morning walk amidst a dense fog around me. I love the sweet smell of the fog, it …

2021-12-01: I came across the concept of Web3 so often recently that I had to make sense of the why, what and …

2021-11-30: I finished reading Four Thousand Weeks, a philosophical guide by Burkeman about time. This one is …

2021-11-30: I had no idea there exist movie versions of the Psych gang. Boy, I need to find out where I can …

2021-11-30: I was about to add dark mode to micro.threads, but I stopped myself. That’s not something I …

2021-11-30: Travelling, but not as a tourist Every time the grinds of the daily life take toll over me, I travel to a place close by with my …

2021-11-29: Typatone is a brilliant little app which can help you “make music while you write”. …

2021-11-29: [Rest] is basic maintenance, not self-indulgence. We can’t function forever fuelled by adrenalin and …

2021-11-29: I like Readwise service — however I cannot signup for another subscription. Directly and in USD.

2021-11-25: While on my morning walk today, I came across a kid who was cycling around our gated community. I …

2021-11-25: I published the first issue of the revived Slanting Nib newsletter today where I narrate a personal …

2021-11-21: Lazy Defaults I feel I have been struggling to find quiet time to read and write recently. I can blame it on many …

2021-11-19: Now that Drummer supports Markdown, I find it’s a nice change overall. There are times when I …

2021-11-19: I use Google Photos as the store and thought that’s the only cross-platform option. I realized …

2021-11-18: What are the benefits of cryptocurrency for the general public? With money, isn’t centralized …

2021-11-10: A couple of years back, my daughter had written her first story from her imagination. This week she …

2021-11-10: Festivals are tiring, sipping away mental and physical energy. There's so much to do. And then some …

2021-11-10: Interesting observation this - an anecdote, sure. But curious nonetheless. Thinner columns help you …

2021-11-10: How is horizontal scrolling still a thing on web?

2021-11-09: I’ve been in festive mood since the last few days, away from all the systems I write from. I …

2021-11-03: No face, yet conveys so many emotions. A pen stand I love! #stationerylove

2021-11-01: What can I do with Alfred that I cannot do with Spotlight? There was a time when I used Alfred a …

2021-11-01: The most brilliant bookshops in the world → Perhaps most famous of all bookshops is Shakespeare and …

2021-11-01: I wish I understood Halloween celebrations better. I see so many carved out Pumpkins, I wonder is …

2021-11-01: I wish I understood Halloween celebrations better. I see so many carved out Pumpkins, I wonder is …

2021-11-01: Halloween isn’t celebrated in India, I believed. So when a few kids came to my door …

2021-10-31: On a regular Saturday morning this week, my daughter came to me with a topic and said that’s what I …

2021-10-29: Thanks to Micro.Threads, I discovered and followed a couple of folks that I thought I was already …

2021-10-29: I finished reading Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman today. This is a wonderful collection of …

2021-10-29: Lol’ed at this tweet by M.G. Siegler → Breaking: NYT to acquire Metacritic, refocus site from …

2021-10-29: A Few Meta Quips I call things that I can’t put any name to as “meta”. I already have too many …

2021-10-28: When I published the final issue of my newsletter last week, I had promised I won’t send another …

2021-10-28: Both David Warner and Aaron Finch seem to have found their form today – that’s not a …

2021-10-28: I had to connect with Google customer care today over a call. I spoke to a representative, but I am …

2021-10-27: I finished listening to Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks and I instantly wanted to purchase the eBook …

2021-10-27: Apple is three things - hardware, software and services. Sooner they realize that services cannot …

2021-10-27: Apple is three things - hardware, software and services. Sooner they realize that services cannot …

2021-10-26: I upgraded to macOS Monterey – is it odd that I like the compact Tabs in Safari better? Sure …

2021-10-25: I am not excited enough for the T20 World Cup this year. Rather, I am finding it a lot difficult to …

2021-10-25: I am not excited enough for the T20 World Cup this year. Rather, I am finding it a lot difficult to …

2021-10-24: The final issue of my newsletter went out today. It was a wonderful journey writing each of these …

2021-10-24: The final issue of my newsletter went out today. It was a wonderful journey writing each of these …

2021-10-24: It was a terrible first day at T20 World Cup. I hope the second day is a better. For one, …

2021-10-23: I don’t remember the last book before How to Live by Derek Sivers that made me contemplate so …

2021-10-23: Getting Post URL in Drummer I enjoy writing posts in Drummer. One of the many reasons for that is I can see all my posts in the …

2021-10-23: A T20 with less than run a ball required, going into the 19th over, still in balance. Now, …

2021-10-23: I really liked what Frank Meeuwsen did with his script to crosspost to WordPress from Drummer. I did …

2021-10-22: Reminder to self: Don’t join another community now. If you can’t contribute or have …

2021-10-21: Writing through an outliner has surely made me update my blog more. It’s not for all, sure. I …

2021-10-21: I wish there was another view for the timeline at Micro.blog that displays just the long-form posts …

2021-10-20: My daughter wanted to record a different video this week. In her words, she didn’t want to …

2021-10-19: I am subscribed to too many newsletters. If a day goes by without reading, there’s a huge …

2021-10-19: I hope I didn’t break posting earlier. Did I? This is a test to check that. Fingers crossed …

2021-10-19: I knew there would soon be a way to post to my blog hosted by Micro.blog via Drummer. I didn’t …

2021-10-18: I am not going to watch the Apple event today. I have long stopped enjoying these pre-recorded …

2021-10-18: Reminder to self: don’t write posts on plans to “write more”. Write more ✍🏼

2021-10-17: I have recently been fascinated by various specifications of the camera and how they together impact …

2021-10-16: Getting Started Blogging with Drummer I recently started blogging with Drummer, a new Outliner made public by Dave Winer. It has been a …

2021-10-16: I had least interest in the IPL final this time. It was the worst case scenario - I support neither …

2021-10-15: 25 Classic Crime Books You Can Read In An Afternoon → To celebrate the art of brevity, we’ve …

2021-10-14: Not really proud of this undertaking, but there’s a reason. Bear with me. I will write a post …

2021-10-14: Lose the Very → Combine “very” with a simple adjective and get a more concise adjective …

2021-10-14: Some days are just way more productive than what you are used it. Today’s one such day. It …

2021-10-13: I had no idea a Pizza can be cut in any other manner than what I’m used to. Apparently, yes. A …

2021-10-13: What I Learned About My Writing By Seeing Only The Punctuation → [W]hen you look at those writers’ …

2021-10-13: Reminder to self. Stop being too serious about what and where I post. Be aware, though.

2021-10-12: Of course, I am giving Drummer a try. I have got the basics set up the way I like it. I know there …

2021-10-11: I wanted to try Drummer. But I can’t due to an error. It keeps saying “the file name …

2021-10-11: My daughter premiered a new video on her channel today. Her interest in collecting facts and turning …

2021-10-10: This was the first Amazon Festive sale during which I didn’t buy anything. Nothing. I don’t even …

2021-10-09: Would you call yourself an editor of your blog? I prefer the word writer.

2021-10-09: “Luck is near you,” reads a drawing that my daughter made and gifted me. I’ve framed it and put it …

2021-10-09: I haven’t watched Ted Lasso season 2 yet. I was waiting for all episodes to be available so …

2021-10-08: Why Do I Write? Don’t write for others, write for yourself. Most long-time writers give this advice to someone who …

2021-10-08: The thing with debugging issues is that sometimes, the systems just don’t want to work. …

2021-10-08: I absolutely hate it when I unsubscribe from a list (that some service has force-added me on) and …

2021-10-07: Why? Why do I sign up for upgrading platforms late in the night? My sleep has been ruined a lot many …

2021-10-06: Now that am rethinking subscriptions to publications, I have since long wanted to subscribe to The …

2021-10-06: My subscription to NYT failed to renew today. It gave me a chance to rethink the subscription again. …

2021-10-05: I once tried watching Game of Thrones - I could not last beyond second episode. I must be in …

2021-10-05: Understanding How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet → At 1658 UTC we noticed that Facebook had …

2021-10-04: How much ever I try, I cannot be an active microblogger – I mean putting short posts. I cannot think …

2021-10-03: When my daughter requested recently if she can have her YouTube channel, I wondered if she would …

2021-09-30: Yep. I know first hand now, that’s just plain weird 🤦🏽‍♂️

2021-09-26: Gruber says, and many have observed the same. The iPhone 13 Mini has longer battery life than last …

2021-09-26: I spent a wonderful evening with close friends yesterday whom I met after a long period, some after …

2021-09-23: I joined Literal yesterday — I am @amit there. I also have three invites to share. So, if you are …

2021-09-22: I love the 120-Hz display. Because I can then read the text while scrolling. A comment from one of …

2021-09-22: Austin Mann’s reviews of iPhone cameras are absolutely brilliant each year. And this year’s one for …

2021-09-22: I believe I don’t know how to use a browser. There are just so many features in every browser that …

2021-09-20: I published the 20th issue of my newsletter yesterday. Though I am proud that I have stuck with this …

2021-09-20: After a two-weeks break away from all the timelines, it was good to scroll through a couple of them …

2021-09-20: In reply to micro.blog/ronguest/… Thank you, Ron. I will pass on your feedback. She …

2021-09-19: After a year of recording and sharing videos with the closed family, my daughter requested for …

2021-09-17: Gabriel wonders how all write emails, specifically two questions — where to draft and how to review. …

2021-09-17: Isn’t it fascinating that there are two services so similarly named, Discourse and Discord, being …

2021-09-17: Earth’s mysterious red glow, explained → In 2009, a satellite circled Earth, scanning and sorting …

2021-09-17: Cambridge scientists might have possibly detected presence of dark energy. About a year ago, the …

2021-09-16: “Erased From the Internet” - now that’s one phrase that I never thought I would hear. But I knew if …

2021-09-16: It’s curious to watch Gruber on CNBC TV, something doesn’t feel right. I can’t put my finger on …

2021-09-16: If you like ebooks, great. Enjoy your dim, gray screen in peace. If you hate them, don’t worry about …

2021-09-15: There’s so much of coverage for Colossal — a firm that plans to resurrect the Woolly mammoths. I …

2021-09-15: Apple and other companies need to stop delivering these pre-recorded overproduced keynotes. Without …

2021-09-15: I love to scroll through this 360-degree panoramas feature at National Geographic about Everest and …

2021-09-13: By the way, here’s a meta update which I forgot to put out there. I have ended the trial of the …

2021-09-13: Why’s the colour of everything marked unisex so bland? Who decided that mens don’t like any colours …

2021-09-13: I updated my Now page today, the weekly reminders help. Sure, I don’t update the page every week. …

2021-09-13: I had no idea the president of Guinea is named “Alpha Condé”. Wow! What a great name. No surprise …

2021-09-13: I have heard many good things about Derek Siver’s new book “How To Live” from a few people I trust. …

2021-09-12: The Atlantic is right, the Internet isn’t dead. It is just crowded with more people who aren’t …

2021-09-12: Some newsletters are just too long for my liking. I can read long ones if they are genuine essays, …

2021-09-12: I am on a video call, setting a Windows laptop for one of my cousins. I am sure she is confident …

2021-09-10: I published a few thoughts on busyness. Over the years, I’ve realized that my mind has become …

2021-09-09: Be natural, flaunt your multiple shades. It is the contrast that makes us interesting. Even royal …

2021-09-08: My potential is mine to fulfill or to waste. I completed agree with Kimberly Hirsh. When someone …

2021-09-08: I have decided to stay away from all the timelines for the next two weeks. Micro.blog. YouTube1. …

2021-09-07: Why’s there a fascination among the devs to reinvent the old tech that isn’t broken? Maybe the …

2021-09-07: If you were to take a guess, when do you think the term “microblogging” was first coined? Another …

2021-09-06: I spent a few calming hours with my Kindle in the garden today. Away from the hustle bustle. Away …

2021-09-06: I love this Indian Test cricket team that has the belief that they can bounce back from any …

2021-09-05: Kids are free, untouched by the necessities of the life. The concept of “necessary” doesn’t register …

2021-09-05: I modified my homepage today to group posts by date and sort in chronological order in the day. Why? …

2021-09-05: I finished reading: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In a way, it’s …

2021-09-05: There’s no such thing as writer’s block. There’s simply a fear of bad writing. Do enough bad writing …

2021-09-05: Why’s there a sudden rise of alternatives for GoodReads being launched? And curiously, most are open …

2021-09-04: I am seriously considering Dropbox for everything backup - PCs, Mac, Photos across all services. …

2021-09-04: Why do I need to set the skin tone modifiers for every emoji separately? That does not sound right. …

2021-09-04: If you are not fully vaccinated yet — well, McSweeney’s essay is important for you — you need to …

2021-09-03: I always wonder what is the right response to people reaching out for guest posts. Most of the time …

2021-09-03: While closing a task in most of the task management systems, including to-do lists, you can set it …

2021-09-03: Is a third booster shot proven to be helpful for all? Nope. So I don’t understand the rush to …

2021-09-01: I’m cleaning the list of the RSS feeds I am subscribed to. There are a few subscriptions that …

2021-09-01: The tension is simple: If a platform is carefully vetted and well-curated, it meets expectations and …

2021-09-01: It’s crazy how one’s mind works. Here are two posts separated by 4 years. I recently published one a …

2021-09-01: Ulysses looks to be a really great app for writing all types of posts. Sure, it does not work cross …

2021-08-31: Now that I think about it, the overall messaging space is a mess and personally it’s a frustrating …

2021-08-31: Google’s inability to decide the story of its messaging apps is laughable. Sure, there’s …

2021-08-31: I see the dark mode is enabled for Micro.blog on the web. Nice to see the update @manton @vincent. …

2021-08-31: China puts limits on playing video games → Children and teenagers are now banned from online gaming …

2021-08-30: You can have a broad sense of direction without a specific goal or a precise vision of the future. I …

2021-08-30: Ah, the new iMac is in the house and am setting it up as a, well, new iMac. No restore from backup. …

2021-08-28: I came across this suggestion from Oliver Burkeman a few time in the last couple of weeks. What if …

2021-08-27: There a few people who are natural “gifters”, I am not one of them. Why is it so hard to …

2021-08-27: I finished reading Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath. I wanted to …

2021-08-25: I am reading two nonfictions on psychology, The Antidote and Made to Stick – both so different …

2021-08-25: I haven’t started watching the second season of Ted Lasso yet. Rather, I am rewatching the …

2021-08-24: Yep, that’s how even I experience the web today. And I have already complained about that …

2021-08-23: “You are more useless than a footer on an infinite scrolling website” :p

2021-08-23: I published another issue of Slanting Nib today. I enjoy the workflow that I have struck with for …

2021-08-22: This trend of closing off the doors to the content on the internet is getting extremely frustrating …

2021-08-20: We respected the lone tree, standing tall. Alone.

2021-08-20: “As some richer countries hoard vaccines, they make a mockery of vaccine equity.” Dr. Matshidiso …

2021-08-19: That’s one angry, cuddly Autobot! 🤖

2021-08-18: I published my Micro Camp talk as a blog post today - a feedback I had received after the talk. In …

2021-08-18: Be a Donkey to Relieve the Creative in You I started writing actively on the web some 15 years back. As I look back today to these years gone …

2021-08-17: Benches of varied colours and shapes- they always attract me. They have their ears to many wonderful …

2021-08-17: Over the years, I’ve hoarded so much of electronic crap. Every now and then, I will find an …

2021-08-17: Currently reading the audio book : Made to stick by Chip Heath 📚

2021-08-16: I am a coder and a writer. And it is absolutely painful to have these two personalities live within …

2021-08-16: Yellow is my favourite colour! ☺️

2021-08-16: Setting up ElementaryOS has been a frustrating experience. Attempting to get the WiFi working with …

2021-08-15: Current state - reviving an old MacBook Pro.

2021-08-15: All I read on the timeline today is about Glass. A lot of people got the access and a lot are …

2021-08-12: Blame and curse auto-correct as much as you want. But if not for that feature, I would still be …

2021-08-11: Liked Martin MacDonald’s tweet→ My brain is like Chrome. 237 tabs open, 3 are frozen, and …

2021-08-11: The Mysterious Street Snack → Soon enough, I’d learn that my idle curiosity was, in fact, a mystery …

2021-08-11: I shouldn’t do that, but I tend to skip over the names, especially longer ones, as I am …

2021-08-11: I am pretty excited about the upcoming Micro Camp 2021. Not because I am giving a talk – well, …

2021-08-10: Amidst all the moving and settling , I finally took my second shot for the Covid vaccine. Finally. …

2021-08-10: Is 21.5-inch non-retina iMac still a good option to consider? What about 24-inch M1-based iMac? The …

2021-08-09: I published another issue of my newsletter today - it narrates my experience to be back to the place …

2021-08-09: In process of recording myself talk, I have earned a new respect for the folks who do this …

2021-08-08: [Facebook Wants Us to Live in the Metaverse] …

2021-08-06: Slanting Nib & A Keyboard Subscribe to Slanting Nib here or read through the issues archive first. You can also receive every …

2021-08-04: Rating the film rating systems Isn't it odd that we can't decide on a consistent content rating system across all the countries? I …

2021-07-27: Skies blanketed by clouds Breeze idling with playfulness Garden nurtured at home. Ingredients of a …

2021-07-26: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Spotify Dies? → These methods of archiving are either …

2021-07-26: I am wary of using any Apple services as my default - they make it very difficult to use them …

2021-07-25: In the last three days, I have started reading three new books. It wasn't planned, people who know …

2021-07-21: The publication portals and channels around tech news are too noisy. They make exclusives out of …

2021-07-20: I am reading many people's writing process today and am absolutely stunned at how simple my writing …

2021-07-20: I dislike the fact that I have published very few long form posts recently. It's as if I can only …

2021-07-19: Could Gen Z Free the World From Email? → The main problem with email then is not necessarily that …

2021-07-15: Falling in love with Strangers → I knew I missed little exchanges with strangers during sheltering …

2021-07-15: No doubt, today’s the age of pampered kids. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it have to be one of these? …

2021-07-13: I’m struggling to find a convinient way to share videos with family members for a recent …

2021-07-12: OnePlus completely messed up my upgrade plans with its product launches this year. I have been …

2021-07-12: It still boggles my mind that there is no link to GoodReads from Amazon when I am looking at a book …

2021-07-11: I looked at my daughter get frustrated that a book is too boring for her - it never holds my …

2021-07-10: Is pinboard still the best bookmarking option that exist out there?

2021-07-05: I understand link rot is considered as a huge problem. But why? I mean I technically understand why. …

2021-06-30: There are days when you just don’t want to do anything that you need to do. You know you …

2021-06-28: The only time I would trust a service like One-Time Secret - a way to share sensitive information - …

2021-06-16: My writing halts when my reading pauses. It’s frustrating to see the thoughts sit in the …

2021-06-03: Curious, was Goodreads recently hacked or something? There are random likes from my account to …

2021-05-30: The technology coverage across portals is so boring - The Verge, Engadget all included. Most bits …

2021-05-29: I am in that state of mind where any book over 400 pages gets an instant rejection from me. I just …

2021-05-27: I love these peaceful few moments every morning when I pause, sit back and relax. Looking out to the …

2021-05-27: Science is mercilessly murdered on WhatsApp groups.

2021-05-26: So am logged into Clubhouse app now. What next? I think this service has one of the worst first …

2021-05-25: I finally stopped reading The Guest List. A quarter in and not hooked yet to any character’s …

2021-05-24: What’s the farthest you go into reading a book before you decide it just isn’t for you? …

2021-05-22: Why is Apple TV+ available exclusively on Apple devices? Is is such a big pull towards Apple …

2021-05-19: I got overwhelmed looking at the color palette spread across Android 12 via Material You. I have …

2021-05-17: Free beer, money. Free rides to vaccination sites. And the incentives continue to pour in from the …

2021-05-17: I hate binge-watching shows, but I fall for it so often. I like the weekly release of the new …

2021-05-16: “You can get rid of masks if you are vaccinated” is a faulty message. People are …

2021-05-16: How to (Actually) Save Time When You’re Working Remotely → During a time of global crisis, it’s …

2021-05-16: What’s the recommended Text Expander utilities for Windows and Android? It comes so handy and …

2021-05-15: Before there was Twitter and Facebook and other social media, was there any physical equivalent of …

2021-05-15: How crazy is the mind? It already believes mask is the normal attire. Just a thought of seeing …

2021-05-15: I always struggle giving titles for my regular posts - especially quick thoughts. Sure, if I’m …

2021-05-14: Look what I got! Thank you, Jean ☺️

2021-05-09: Say you are focused, reading something and thoughts keep popping up in your mind. About some stuff …

2021-05-09: I clicked on a link to an article at CBS. As per my defaults, it opened up in Firefox. CBS asked …

2021-05-03: Yahoo, the destroyer → After almost 30 years in business, Yahoo has come to be known as a …

2021-04-30: Another dimension in games → Ever notice the view is wrong in all first person games that exist …

2021-04-27: I am surprised that the bike sharing projects are failing. Maybe it’s not tried in proper …

2021-04-26: How am I doing right now? 2021 edition It was exactly a year ago that I had posted my thoughts on a few key questions. The idea was to …

2021-04-26: I am happy with the format that I’ve settled on for my newsletter Slanting Nib. A regular …

2021-04-25: I finished reading Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day today. I cannot apply all the …

2021-04-25: “The happiness of loneliness” - such a curious phrase from my yesterday’s post. I …

2021-04-24: Music is the only time machine out there. You come across a song or an album, and a flood of …

2021-04-22: The reminder that Patrick Rhone inspired me to set seems to be working. This is a second update to …

2021-04-21: Another day, another Covid tale -The Pandemic Has Been Tough for Extroverts. The introvert in me …

2021-04-20: Bug in Notepad Involving Asterisk in Title Bar → [W]hen you open a text document and change the …

2021-04-19: I’ve unsubscribed from the NYTimes digital subscription. I haven’t been getting enough …

2021-04-18: I came across a headline “Six Tips to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by the News” with the …

2021-04-16: Whoever coined the adage “picture speaks a thousand words” must have seen a post from …

2021-04-16: I love the Android platform, but I also love the ecosystem of apps and services on iOS. I …

2021-04-13: My family loves to watch singing reality shows. It's an opportunity for me to get some focused time …

2021-04-13: I just had a wonderful power nap – even a few whole night’s sleep don’t revitalize …

2021-04-12: I had a productive writing and reading Sunday this week. Read many of the long pending posts from my …

2021-04-11: I have been reading many books from Christie recently. Every time I get into a reading lull, I pick …

2021-04-11: Unless you’re really sure the other person will get your humor, or appreciate it, it’s …

2021-04-11: The recent ad from CRED feat Rahul Dravid is an absolute masterclass. No doubt it is trending …

2021-04-10: Om Alone → I have also developed uncanny abilities—not exactly superpowers, but I am now able to …

2021-04-07: Revisiting 2020 through the /now page I updated my /now page today after a long time. I usually maintain a thought's archive as part of …

2021-04-07: The effort that the developers across collectively spent on building the “small”, …

2021-04-01: I am curious - isn’t a drone that can carry a human just a helicopter? A self-driving, may be. …

2021-03-30: If you maintain a /now page like I do, what do you write in there? What’s a good enough …

2021-03-29: Dan Lewis recently made me aware of one of the most beautiful love story, that of Long Distance Love …

2021-03-25: What Data Can’t Do → Numbers don’t lie, except when they do. They [statistics] can help remedy our …

2021-03-25: This discussion on Stack Exchange proves again that the majority, including me, understands so …

2021-03-25: It was a couple of years ago when I had ranted about how the alternatives to the popular social …

2021-03-20: I love my laptop a lot more than my smartphone and my tablet. I’m more comfortable with the …

2021-03-19: I absolutely love the Daily Mixes that Spotify serves. Every new song or album or artist that it …

2021-03-18: Does getting the vaccine lend one liberty to return to normalcy? From what I've read, the …

2021-03-18: The 2021 Oscar Nominations, and What Should Have Made the List → It seemed obvious that the absence …

2021-03-18: The first “promise” Ghost 4.0 makes is “Turn your audience into a …

2021-03-17: Meta Alert: Btw, the yesterday’s MailChimp experiment for email digest was a failure. The …

2021-03-17: I am usually good at keeping the thoughts from my work away from what I publish at my website. I …

2021-03-17: When do you consider it a productive day? When you achieve a lot from the backlog, but not much from …

2021-03-16: Another day when I think about all the meta stuff around my blog and how I swing between complete …

2021-03-16: MailChimp seems to have a good RSS-to-Email option – this should work for the simple need that …

2021-03-15: I’m warming up to the idea of providing a daily/weekly digest of my posts to be delivered via …

2021-03-14: Is Your Dog Really Your Best Friend? →

2021-03-14: I love my breakfasts a lot more than any other meals in the day. I can bear a delayed lunch or a …

2021-03-13: Stoop has to be one of the very apps that works far better on Android than on iOS. The later lags, …

2021-03-13: A few guilty pleasures 1. A bowl of hot instant noodles 2. An hour of reaction videos on YouTube 3. A pack of Lays late at …

2021-03-12: What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “India”? …

2021-03-09: I cringe when someone uses the phrase “normal people” while describing a section of a …

2021-03-08: My daughter has been reading short storybooks since she was 5. She likes to read – she would …

2021-03-06: Who is Ghost targeted at? Why is everything around this service so pricey? I understand that it …

2021-03-06: I’ve removed all the custom fonts, something that I’ve been extremely picky about, from …

2021-03-05: Wow, there has been a deluge of Hello messages written to the “world” today. The world …

2021-03-04: Me, Reading → No! How can this be?! I’ve read only fifty-two per cent of this damn book? No! How …

2021-03-01: Is there a threshold of word count that when hit, and only then, an essay or a book will be …

2021-02-28: Just a few pages in and I was excited to read Factfulness by Hans Rosling. Given the times we are …

2021-02-27: March is yet to begin and the Summer’s already here. The room coolers are out. The earthen …

2021-02-27: I finished reading Endless Night by Agatha Christie and am not at all impressed. This review might …

2021-02-26: On Personal Names... I have a pretty common first name (or given name as it is called at some places). It’s so …

2021-02-26: Why is it that it's only the Mac, iPhone, or iPad apps that work well with the Indieweb principles? …

2021-02-24: I don't like GitHub's dark theme - it's painful to my eyes. There's too much contrast between the …

2021-02-24: Sometimes I get afraid of tapping that YouTube app. It just drains too much of my time - even with …

2021-02-24: I only recently came across this wonderful Netflix show Manhunt: Unabomber. Boy, it was brilliant - …

2021-02-23: Dropbox can also store your passwords now with their password manager - and it’s built into …

2021-02-23: For all the non-iOS users, what’s the Android phone that you currently use or are planning to …

2021-02-18: Of course, there had to be a term decision fatigue - “the emotional and mental strain …

2021-02-17: I know password manager's an important service and one shouldn't hesitate to pay for it. But …

2021-02-11: Is today’s doomscrolling a severe variant of 2007’s wwilfing? I’d, for sure, …

2021-02-11: I read a headline “The science of reasoning with unreasonable people”. Why would I do …

2021-02-11: I finished (finally!) reading 4:50 from Paddington today. I was about to rate this book a lot lower …

2021-02-09: Stop Defacing Quotes With Brackets! → If the changes are not obvious, don’t use the quote; if …

2021-02-09: Has anyone used Beeper - “a single app to chat on iMessage, WhatsApp, and 13 other …

2021-02-08: This comment from Dave Winer made me pause. [Y]ou don’t make money from a blog or podcast, …

2021-02-08: Why We Fight Over Fiction → Our moral evaluations of the main big actions that influence our world …

2021-02-01: Why is it that every time I take a break from writing, for whatever reason, I find it extremely …

2020-12-31: I managed to complete my 2020 reading challenge – finished reading Fraudster by R.V. Raman. …

2020-12-17: I am just one book away to complete my 2020 reading challenge. Goodreads tells me there are still 14 …

2020-12-08: I wish Micro.blog had an option to delivery email digest of the posts - I like the way Dave Winer …

2020-12-08: Achieving simplicity is the most complex activity.

2020-12-05: Tenet is finally getting a theatrical release in India. And of the 4 reviews that I skimmed the …

2020-12-04: I was fascinated to learn about the so called town under one roof - Whittier. It has to be one of …

2020-12-03: Public speaking is a skill not all who speak publicly master - many tend to lose the …

2020-11-30: Prompts help me write - this last month has reinforced this belief of mine. It’d helped me …

2020-11-29: It was a dark lane, darkened further by a fluctuating street lamp. The pedestrian found it curious …

2020-11-28: The masks can’t mask the ugliness of one’s soul. In that sense, it is absolutely …

2020-11-27: I just watched Ocean’s Twelve - such a silly, illogical film. Absolutely disappointed again, …

2020-11-27: It’s refreshing to see some one-day cricket action back with two strong teams in India and …

2020-11-26: It’s pretty obvious that one adjusts those knobs that they control. So isn’t it better …

2020-11-26: I find it curious that I often think better clear when my mind is full of thoughts. I am edgy with …

2020-11-26: Here’s a theory, iPads and MacBooks would some day (not too far away, too) run the same …

2020-11-26: There are very few people that love their blogs, and talk about their setup with more affection than …

2020-11-26: The New York Times Sells Envy → [E]nvy and ingratitude sell, so Manjoo gets to misrepresent data, …

2020-11-25: The world would be so much simpler, calmer if the only way to communicate with others was to call …

2020-11-24: In India, there are set of stores called provision stores - they are commonly seen in every …

2020-11-24: To Let it Out → You’ve been through a lot this year and it looks like you need the perfect place to …

2020-11-23: All forms of art have potential to capture even intricate aspects of our world. A still photo can …

2020-11-23: When Computers Were Cool → [T]here isn’t, today, an equivalent of the SGI Indy, or the Sun …

2020-11-22: I read the word Border and first thing that comes to my mind is the 1997 iconic film that I’d …

2020-11-22: Why’s there still no TV show around Harry Potter universe? I would love know a lot more about …

2020-11-21: I love winters because I love sweaters. Nothing can beat the comfort that a warm, cosy sweater lends …

2020-11-20: As the day fades away into the darkness, so does my hope of ending the day with a few items from my …

2020-11-19: The statement “it’s not possible” is incomplete if not associated with either a …

2020-11-18: Apple’s dependence on Intel is about to end, I guess? Or may be not for pros? One never know …

2020-11-17: I drove to my native village today - a trip that I took a lot many times by a passenger train as a …

2020-11-16: Memories, happy & sad - something I never knew staying stuck at home would ever form. The …

2020-11-15: In a galaxy far far away, there is a beacon being launched in search of life on other planets. They …

2020-11-14: One man’s spooky is another man’s adornment. One man’s spooky is another …

2020-11-14: Continuing the theme of capturing the colors of Rangoli in the light of Diyas! Of course, the skill …

2020-11-13: I guess “I guess” is used more as a filler than an actual guess. The world can’t …

2020-11-13: Every Diwali, I capture how Diyas enliven the colors of Rangoli – oddness of this year …

2020-11-13: Google Photos Just Made the Case for Breaking Up Big Tech→ Now that Google has lured more than 1 …

2020-11-12: The chilly winds are in and around, the winter wears are out. But old ones are showing the wear, so …

2020-11-12: Apple Arcade games are too large in size. Even if there’s a game that interests me, I have to …

2020-11-12: I don’t understand the concept of maturity ratings - why is there no universal, simple system? …

2020-11-12: An updated daily front page of The New York Times as artwork on your wall → Every morning, I wake …

2020-11-11: Don’t let something knock at the walls of your heart for so long that it starts to become a …

2020-11-10: The elderly - a species that knows a lot, speaks a lot, but isn’t heard enough. An unfortunate …

2020-11-09: The force of circumstances has to be amongst the strongest forces that exists in this earthly …

2020-11-09: If Apple wishes to continue selling iPhone XR, I hope it refreshes the internals along with SE. I …

2020-11-08: In bind, we all are. Of routine. Of strange. Of situation. Of schedule. Of life. Yet we trudge …

2020-11-07: Inflating egos have caused more worriment for us humans than any technological evils we fabricated. …

2020-11-06: Feature Requests for Micro.blog Hosting I’ve got a few minor (?) feature requests for Micro.blog hosting based on my limited …

2020-11-06: I got into Star Wars pretty late – although I do vaguely remember watching The Phantom Menace …

2020-11-06: I had no clue about the size of iPhone 12 Pro Max until I looked at all of them together. This …

2020-11-05: Stoop, I often to greet someone in respect. Stoop, I never to earn from someone the …

2020-11-05: I am excited for the IPL playoffs that begin today. Even though I’ve been a staunch supporter …

2020-11-05: From whatever little I’ve learnt about the man in the last 4 years, if Trump loses the …

2020-11-04: There’s a pathway near my home that I took a stroll on today - it was so calm, and so close by …

2020-11-03: It’s not the extraordinary that astonishes me anymore but the usual. Such has been the year.

2020-11-02: One would think with the lull outside, with hardly anything to do outside, it would be easier to …

2020-11-02: Dave Winer writing on how uneasy he feels about the impending US presidential elections. Is it so …

2020-11-01: Liked a review for The Trial of the Chicago 7 – sums up my thoughts about the movie really …

2020-11-01: With the way IPL has played out this year, I’m sure the mood in many teams room is a tad …

2020-11-01: I just created an account at Letterboxd, I’ve been delaying this for no reason. I love …

2020-11-01: On Motivation and Writing Prompts → Prompts don’t “force” us to be creative: they give us an excuse …

2020-10-31: I came across this opinion from Jack Baty about static sites and I completely agree with him. …

2020-10-31: I am not too convinced with this reverse toonification experiment of Pixar characters - every …

2020-10-31: I really enjoyed Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 - it was an absorbing account of an …

2020-10-31: Through the Dark Clouds - A Short Story The lady on the microphone announced in her squeaky voice, “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to …

2020-10-30: Before there was Pixar, I had studied under this Pixar lamp. Those were the days when priorities …

2020-10-30: There was a time when I loved using Last.fm. The recommendations were brilliant; they had also …

2020-10-30: I’ve been under the weather since a last few days & felt the worst yesterday evening. I …

2020-10-29: An apt reminder from John Gruber on why leaders still matter, they instill virtues. A sense that …

2020-10-29: There are elections in US and then there are elections in India. I don’t know how it’s …

2020-10-28: My quest for simplicity wins me over again. Simple is always better. It’s a lot less friction …

2020-10-28: I have always1 wondered when is it that I write the most? What makes me active at writing? Or when …

2020-10-27: I wonder if I would be ok to post mainly from mobile, but as a regular micropub post. WordPress …

2020-10-27: I have been writing a lot less recently - I wish I knew why. I think the prime reason for that is …

2020-10-18: Yesterday marked the beginning of Navratri, a nine-day festival for us Indians. And again, as has …

2020-10-06: I hate shopping for deodorant... That sentiment is a lot stronger for me in today's times of a pandemic that spreads by touching any …

2020-10-04: I also binge-watched the complete final season of The Good Place. I didn't like it at all - such a …

2020-10-04: I watched Moneyball today and, as someone who doesn't fully understand baseball, I didn't like it as …

2020-09-29: I enjoy reading books and essays in the humour genre the most. However, I find it extremely …

2020-09-29: I read this heartfelt post at McSweeney's by Jen Coleman, a high school English teacher, on children …

2020-09-27: I finished reading the second book in The Rabbi Small Mysteries series, Saturday the Rabbi Went …

2020-09-23: Getting Back to Reading More Books If there's one positive change that the lockdown has brought into my routine, it would be that I am …

2020-09-23: Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and …

2020-09-20: I asked Alexa to set a reminder for 10 PM. She did, however for the next day. Then I asked Siri to …

2020-09-20: Book Review - Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Through some wonderful recommendations from folks I have learnt to trust now, I came across this …

2020-09-19: As I read this post that I wrote exactly 12 years back, I wish I could be more like that guy. He …

2020-09-19: The online Apple Store is finally launching in India in a week. I need to be fast and block all my …

2020-09-15: One of my senior colleagues delivered a timely reminder of one truth -- we don't take any good or …

2020-09-12: Small Town Diaries – Waltz of the Rain I felt very close to the rain today. I don't like to get drenched in a downpour. Or to get damp in a …

2020-09-02: When I began the little side project about ten weeks back, I hadn't set any specific expectations …

2020-08-31: Small Town Diaries - Shopping I went casual shopping today. I didn't dress up as I would normally do whenever I go out in my …

2020-08-31: Ever since I travelled back to my hometown, I have not been able to keep up with my routine. I’m not …

2020-08-19: I recently took a big decision to travel across the state and temporarily settle down into my …

2020-08-12: Another issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard newsletter is out today. It features a few essays …

2020-08-08: I need to stop treating the weekends as special. I stay up late on the night before, ergo I get up …

2020-08-08: I always wonder what drives the journalists that sit in their air-conditioned newsrooms to go on a …

2020-08-07: We never call anything that’s good ‘content’. Nobody walks out of a movie they loved and says, ‘Wow! …

2020-08-05: Another issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard newsletter is out today. It features a few …

2020-08-04: I came across this short little post I'd written 9 years back, ruminating on how we are so …

2020-08-03: Writing in Markdown is not always easy. If you are providing an interface, an editor of any form, …

2020-08-02: I recently watched Free Solo, 1917 and Greyhound. Here are my thoughts. Free Solo This was such a …

2020-08-01: Perfectionism Isn't Healthy I have been closely monitoring what affects my behaviour recently. One of the aspects that I'd …

2020-07-29: The sixth issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard newsletter is out today. It features a few essays …

2020-07-27: I subscribed to Pocket Premium today. Recently, I have been reading a lot of articles on the web. …

2020-07-25: Finished reading Atomic Habits by James Clear. I didn't want to read another self-help book. But …

2020-07-24: I don't know how to meditate I recently wanted to attempt meditation again. I have already tried getting into a habit of regular …

2020-07-23: Buying Experience with Time I spent the last weekend idling around; I did not do anything that I have always considered …

2020-07-22: Another issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard newsletter is out today. It features essays that …

2020-07-20: Is 20 percent project still followed at Google? One where every employee is recommended to spend 80% …

2020-07-20: Twitter is a lossy compression medium. You compress an idea into a few phrases, and people must …

2020-07-17: Slow Down. Be Present. I'm consciously slowing myself down recently while doing everything . I've spent too much time …

2020-07-15: The next issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard is out now and should be in your inbox if you have …

2020-07-15: Each human being has been granted two qualities: power and gift. Power drives a person to meet …

2020-07-12: I have unsubscribed from most (all?) of the daily newsletters about news. I am already bombarded …

2020-07-11: Proposed Captcha for the AI Age I recently read this brilliant comic by Zach Weinersmith at SMBC. And the first thought I had was …

2020-07-11: Don’t Let Micro-Stresses Burn You Out The problem is that most of us have come to accept micro-stresses as just a normal part of a day. We …

2020-07-09: Shuddering - A flash fiction Raghav woke up from his deep slumber; he wasn’t prone to these breaks in his sleep as long as there …

2020-07-08: The third issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard newsletter is out today. It features thoughts from …

2020-07-06: One of my dad's closest friend passed away today. Understandably, my dad was very sombre for the …

2020-07-06: When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents? The absence of audio recording technology makes “when” a tough question to answer. But there are …

2020-07-05: I'm not subscribing to HEY I have finally made my mind. I am not going to pay for HEY. It is a wonderful service, no doubt. I …

2020-07-04: I just watched Hamilton and am left breathless -- what an experience this was. I'm so glad that …

2020-07-04: USA! USA! USA! Give me liberty or give me death? In response, the Pandemic leans forward with a big grin full of …

2020-07-04: It's not cute when you see a child struggling with a magazine because she thinks it's an iPad; it's …

2020-07-03: What else could I do? I am making sure I stay sane, healthy. I am spending time on, for and with myself. I am taking care …

2020-07-02: I'm not going to write about... Facebook and Zuckerberg. And I think even the big publications all round, the likes of Wired and …

2020-07-02: You know, ultimately, we all have to believe things we haven't seen. As rational as we are, as …

2020-07-02: Yesterday I managed to get all my subscriptions into a single place to check how much I was spending …

2020-07-01: The second issue of Slanting Nib & A Keyboard is out and should be in your inboxes if you'd …

2020-07-01: I find it curious that while Apple is rolling out the support for widgets and personalization so …

2020-07-01: The second issue of my weekly newsletter Slanting Nib & A Keyboard is ready and scheduled to be …

2020-06-29: HEY has me conflicted I paused at that last word in the title. I was so close to writing "hooked". But then I thought have …

2020-06-29: My definition of magic in the human personality, in fiction and in poetry, is the ultimate level of …

2020-06-28: Finally, I have completed a pretty tricky exercise that I had started about a couple of weeks back. …

2020-06-28: I am planning to roll out some changes to my blog. I fear there would be many things that would be …

2020-06-27: I find it extremely interesting that I have most things going for it now. I do not know what's even …

2020-06-26: I am not yet sure how can I live without the quick draft. I need this option so bad. When I have a …

2020-06-23: I am about to start an exciting project. I plan to publish a newsletter for …

2020-06-22: Another test post, from the WordPress editor. Things look absolutely fine from here. They aren't …

2020-06-21: Every Pixar Movie Ranked * Vox Media has an updating list of all the Pixar movies, ranked by their Culture team from worst to …

2020-06-20: I am surprised there aren’t more television sets that support Bluetooth to pair the headsets. …

2020-06-20: At times I wonder.. Why do I make things complicated for myself? Why can’t I keep it very simple? There is no …

2020-06-17: Only a child’s mind can dream up a multiplayer game of Marble Run by stitching Jenga and …

2020-06-16: The only way for you to Indiewebify your WordPress blog is to subscribe to a business plan? That …

2020-06-08: Can I reset my resolutions that I started the year 2020 with? I didn’t get my full quota of …

2020-06-07: Absolutely loved, loved Onward. Such a simple story, but told with so much affection, so much heart. …

2020-06-07: With the whole world with their faces behind masks, I’m surprised not enough energy is spent …

2020-06-07: Put a price on that "sure" There are three important rules you should live by if you want to survive in this world. First, …

2020-06-07: Rethinking stuff... It is a different sort of day today. Things are very different. I mean what's with the lonliness …

2020-06-04: NYTimes decision to publish an opinion very clearly unfit leaves me uneasy. The publications need …

2020-06-03: The choice from The Atlantic to only provide annual subscription plans isn’t working well. As …

2020-06-01: The time capsule tells you so much about how thoughtful the little girl is. Look at all the items …

2020-05-30: This is absolutely gold — Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder …

2020-05-30: The #GeorgeFloydMurder protestors in US are just people, asking for justice. I see no arms with …

2020-05-29: What if we decide that Thrusday is the start of a week and we get two days off in middle of the work …

2020-05-23: I wonder how easy it is to write with WordPress. I know this is a brilliant platform; one that is …

2020-05-22: I received a call today from an unknown number. The lady at the other end wanted to know if I was …

2020-05-22: I have decided to actively be back on Twitter again. In a way, I never was off Twitter; I have been …

2020-05-21: Book Review: The Mystery of the Blue Train The Mystery of the Blue Train is a typical Poirot mystery, just not presented in her signature …

2020-05-20: My 6-year old casually asked me today, “When I will grow up and go to space, way beyond the …

2020-05-19: If you can write more than 2K words reviewing a small music app, it is the writing part you enjoy …

2020-05-18: For every action, there are tens of justifications. For every justification, there are hundreds of …

2020-05-18: Whipping cream without an electric beater is not easy. For that matter, any part of cooking is not …

2020-05-18: After months in lockdown, the first thing I did today, even before I brushed, was placed a few …

2020-05-17: We are living in a simulation. Some developer has messed up a property on prod and has peacefully …

2020-05-17: “Most discrimination and hatred is based on a lack of empathetic awareness of people that …

2020-05-16: Time to get back to some focused reading. There’s nothing better than a quick, nice Poirot …

2020-05-14: Something deep within made me say this today - “Chickpeas in cuisine are like potholes on the …

2020-05-12: With Stadia, Google underestimated the lack of interest amongst the pro gamers in streaming game …

2020-05-12: Musk, his tweets and predictions are irritating. I can never make up my mind if he is an unlucky …

2020-05-12: I recently came across this unique app Mubi - a curated movies streaming app. “Hand-picked …

2020-05-12: Any feedback on the Freedom app? I am into a trial period, however, feel that the trial is too …

2020-05-10: Stop quoting politicians, making what meaningless they say the headlines. Quote experts, give them …

2020-05-08: Interesting to know what makes Llamas antibodies more effective again Coronavirus. Science, respect. …

2020-05-07: Tech news, especially about new products, just don’t interest me any more. Feel so futile. …

2020-05-07: In this period of lockdown, we’re avoiding every visit outside the home as much as possible. …

2020-05-07: As much as we appreciate how effectively South Korea managed to contain the spread of the pandemic, …

2020-05-07: Even I hope work from home culture stays. But I also hope this does not. It isn’t healthy. I …

2020-05-07: There’s still so much that we still do not know about the virus and the pandemic that …

2020-05-05: I watched (finally) The Rise of Skywalker yesterday. I am surprised I managed to stay spoiler-free …

2020-05-03: The guidelines that we follow during these days - to stay clean, healthy - is affecting me in many …

2020-05-03: I am tired of listening to the same old rants about surveillance. I get it - the apps being used for …

2020-05-02: I don’t like Micro.blog’s app on iPad. The sidebar need not be sticky. It sticks out …

2020-05-02: "I just can't do this." Harried parents forgo home school I received a call from my daughter’s school today, enquiring if all was well with her online …

2020-04-30: It is only April and I already hate 2020. In times like today when the world is already engulfed …

2020-04-30: First Irrfan Khan. And now this - Rishi Kapoor hospitalised passes away, not doing well. I pray for …

2020-04-30: I am really surprised by the sheer amount of heartfelt tributes pouring in for #IrrfanKhan from his …

2020-04-29: We lost a brilliant artist very early today — this is a big, big loss to the …

2020-04-26: How am I doing right now? I recently came across this brilliant article at Quartz at Work suggesting to “move beyond …

2020-04-25: After Trump talked about medical usage of UV light exposure and injecting disinfectants in his press …

2020-04-24: I read this brilliant tweet from Evan Greer highlighting how cynical the techies have been left as …

2020-04-23: Summer is setting in — stays too hot throughout the day. And is equally bad in …

2020-04-20: I watched a few episodes of the new Netflix miniseries Hasmukh. Only because there was Vir Das …

2020-04-20: I realize that I have so much time at hand by not doing the activities that I always wanted to …

2020-04-16: “But dad, why is 14 spelt as fourteen while 40 is forty? Why can’t they keep things …

2020-04-16: I understand now why the post-apocalyptic fiction tends to focus on the aftermath of an apocalypse - …

2020-04-15: I like what I see in the new iPhone SE. First the perfect name — the …

2020-04-15: Almost all the core features of Github are free now. It’s so refreshing to see the approach …

2020-04-15: Some day, the world will be free of the effects of the current pandemic we are living. All would …

2020-04-14: One thing that Corona pandemic hasn’t managed to change - media, social or otherwise, is …

2020-04-14: I heard about another “simpler” service aimed to replace Medium - Typehut. Of course, …

2020-04-12: Apparently, Google plans to charge for using reCAPTCHA. Looks like we have trained Google’s …

2020-04-12: I cut my hair at home today with “some” help from my wife. Then I helped my dad with …

2020-04-11: I find it ironic that “the everything store” has found it extremely difficult to serve …

2020-04-11: I have been winding every day down with this playlist on Spotify — Calming …

2020-04-09: I am avoiding anything too serious in these times — searching for something to …

2020-04-07: I am getting used to this new normal Empty, lifeless streets. Calm, soundless surrounding. Few overly protected bodies strolling around. …

2020-04-06: I have realized that am not afraid to click the “Follow” link on a profile on …

2020-04-06: If you publish a newsletter, please, please include a link to your archives very close to that …

2020-04-06: I have now learnt about how to cut hair at home. To make sanitizers at home. To make masks at home. …

2020-04-06: This had to be the worst time for US to have Donald Trump as President. He comes out as indifferent …

2020-04-05: Snow-capped mountains are visible from places that have never seen them in decades. Ganga water is …

2020-04-04: I started, and stopped watching Manifest — another in the list of …

2020-04-03: With a significant majority of the world following a stay-home routine, many of the planned events …

2020-04-01: Kai Brach delivers a brilliant advise as part of this week’s newsletter of Dense Discovery. I …

2020-03-31: I am always fascinated with the idea of a book club - may be because I just haven’t got a …

2020-03-30: I have been working with David Merfield on a little side project. The idea started simple - what if …

2020-03-29: I don’t think it must be surprising to anyone — the use of that dumb, …

2020-03-29: I watched Parasite today — I didn’t like it. I believe if a movie with …

2020-03-29: I’ve been working with IndieWeb for quite some time now and I still get confused with …

2020-03-29: I am still not sure about dates of the posts! Ignore this pls.

2020-03-28: I’m getting tired of the Coronavirus coverage around. I don’t want to watch it, read …

2020-03-28: Apparently, the lockdown and stay at home orders have caused the podcast downloads to decline. I …

2020-03-27: It has been a wonderfully productive day today. There’s a dev project that had been stagnant …

2020-03-27: Dear people, we are divided by Nation. Region. Race. Religion. Launguage. Culture. Economies. And …

2020-03-26: Coronavirus looks pretty much the same, no strains more deadlier that others - and that is a good …

2020-03-25: It was exactly a year ago that I had given up on Stoop, the newsletter app. I had a smaller device, …

2020-03-25: Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide In today’s time of confusion and uncertainty, safety of the food, our essential need, is …

2020-03-24: 7.5-inch e-ink display is powered completely by NFC E-paper (or e-ink) displays have the unique property of not needing power to maintain an image. Once …

2020-03-23: I feel too stressed out these days. It is not from the pressure of work. Or from the fear of getting …

2020-03-23: I missed a final “feed is shifting” post before I consolidated all my posts at one …

2020-03-23: I watched Contagion - I still can’t believe a movie was made that so closely foretold the …

2020-03-21: Ruth Marcus has written a wonderful opinion piece at The Washington Post on how this latest global …

2020-03-21: When it is dark outside, lighten yourself from within. And there is no easier way to do so than to …

2020-03-21: I can attest to this study on how CarPlay and Android Auto can impair driver’s reaction. I …

2020-03-20: I was completely surprised and equally frustrated, to read the only NYTimes reporting of Indian …

2020-03-19: To say that the situation is not that bad yet, that it’s not scary, is a bit irresponsible at …

2020-03-18: Over the last week, I’ve added some features to Blotpub that were long in works - support for …

2020-03-18: Coronavirus has been affecting me, my immediate family and even the world at large in extreme ways. …

2020-03-18: I am toying with an idea to enable another option for the readers to comment on posts. I have always …

2020-03-17: The latest episode of Reply All was an absolute gem. It was fun and equally intriguing. The mystery …

2020-03-17: This social distancing exercise takes a toll on one’s mind, it is not very easy to undergo. …

2020-03-16: Coronavirus has completely taken over all forms of media and the discussions around me. Not an hour …

2020-03-14: I am having fun getting back into Indieweb stuff — working on adding support …

2020-03-12: Is there anyone who can easily find the one emoji that they do not use very often? How many of the …

2020-03-10: A quick question for the IndieWeb community here, how do you send the webmentions? Is it automated …

2020-03-10: With the recent exercise of changing a few things around, I have also reset my \now page. I intend …

2020-03-08: I have completed the consolidation exercise that I had planned to carry out this weekend. All the …

2020-03-07: I am going to consolidate all my online posts at single place. I currently have posts spread across …

2020-03-06: Stand-up is an extremely difficult form of comedy — it cannot be easily …

2020-03-03: What’s it with the UX of the apps on Android? They just don’t look clean, finished. Is …

2020-02-09: I recently ordered a new t-shirt and, of course, it was delivered with a pair of extra red buttons. …

2020-02-04: I recently finished reading Suspect by Robert Crais. I enjoyed this book, almost most of it. However …

2020-02-02: I do not fathom the recent craze for folding devices. Basically, we were tired earlier of the thick …

2020-01-17: I was part of a technical forum today where a question was casually floated - what is the difference …

2020-01-14: My 6-year old daughter casually said, “the roads are so bumpy now-a-days”. And left me …

2020-01-03: The decade gone by - 2010-2019 - was the most important decade of my life. This was the first full …

2019-12-26: Make YouTube Less Addictive Login to your Google account and access the activity controls. Find the “YouTube …

2019-12-23: The season finale of The Morning Show was brilliant. Extremely powerful, and so well performed. Not …

2019-12-20: I Switched From Apple Music to Spotify Spotify has one job: make a great music player. They execute. Their app has none of these problems. …

2019-12-02: I started watching a couple more shows from Apple TV+, Servant and Dickinson. I have enjoyed …

2019-11-30: I loved the position of the lone tree overlooking the valley - seemingly wondering how the life …

2019-11-30: I learn that Microblogvember runs through till 6th - I intend to complete the story I’d …

2019-11-29: I was feeling a little down in the morning today, so I stayed in the bed for a little longer. As my …

2019-11-28: I did not realise releasing Twitter handles that are not in use for long would actually be an issue. …

2019-11-27: I have slowly started realizing that I still have a use for Twitter. There are some thoughts that …

2019-11-26: The holidays have affected one aspect though - the flash fiction series has been left behind. Not …

2019-11-25: I’d a wonderful few days of getaway from the routine life — a time far …

2019-11-24: Serenity that surrounds you outside will always trump the chaos within. It makes you forget the …

2019-11-23: The best holidays are ones that make you forget about your real home, makes you wonder why you do …

2019-11-22: A frustrating end to an already terrible day. An unwanted, unplanned start to the anticipated …

2019-11-21: Was that really Mary that she saw at the window with dad? The thought was eating Gina from the …

2019-11-20: Roy paused at the window for a second. He stood there alone — it made him …

2019-11-19: Does anyone use Spotify as a podcast player? I am always torn - for me, music and podcasts just …

2019-11-18: The initial feedback from the Apple community on MacBook 16inch has been unsurprising. I still …

2019-11-17: I watched the Endgame again today. I had enjoyed that movie the first …

2019-11-16: Roy leaned in towards Mary - the stick missed his neck by a feather and shattered into pieces …

2019-11-15: Disney+ must have affected the productivity of so many nerds in the US. And many families too. The …

2019-11-14: Motorola Razr looks cool and has its unique twist on foldable screen. A regular screen folding into …

2019-11-13: Roy couldn’t believe Mary stood, in flesh, before him. But then who else was staring back at …

2019-11-12: He wished he could reach outside the window and feel the touch he dearly missed. He did stretch his …

2019-11-11: I recently was stuck with a prompt, I just couldn’t come up with a satisfying subplot. I …

2019-11-11: The Aging Spaceship Note: I was recently held back by the 10th prompt of Microblogvember. I couldn’t come up with …

2019-11-10: Roy gazed out at the nippy darkness outside. The surrounding wasn’t deserted, but he felt …

2019-11-09: Roy relished the cold weather, more so if brought on by a persistent drizzle. A gentle wind wafting …

2019-11-08: “When life clasps you in the grinds, holds you down with sheer pressure of existence, when …

2019-11-08: I have now watched 4 episodes of The Morning Show and I have to say it has grown on me with every …

2019-11-08: I finally set my data with Google to self-destruct after every 3 months - the lowest amount …

2019-11-07: She was sure she‘d be full with all sorts of expressions once the throwing stick crossed the …

2019-11-06: She looked patiently at Roy’s window. She was getting herself ready for this moment for quite …

2019-11-05: She stood at the corner of the street, closely monitoring the surroundings. She tracked Roy as he …

2019-11-04: What pisses me off the most with Google’s Fitbit acquisition is the fact that Fitbit kept the …

2019-11-04: I intend to blog on each day during the month of November — and as a challenge, …

2019-11-04: “You don’t always have to be mean to others, Roy”. It was only a couple of …

2019-11-03: “Roy’s Abode is not fancy,” he was known to assert, “but it’s …

2019-11-02: He gawked at the unshut door. Was it his fuzzy memory playing games with him again? Wasn’t it …

2019-11-01: He checked his pockets again. He was sure he’d locked the main door while leaving the home …

2019-11-01: I recently read through a few of my journal entries from a month back. The experience was …

2019-11-01: A quarter in, I had to stop reading Deep Work after another chapter trying to convince me why deep …

2019-10-31: I kind of won’t mind if flip phones made a comeback. Not that they are the best form factor …

2019-10-30: I wonder what has caused a sudden surge of Bluetooth earbuds being made available in the market. I …

2019-10-23: Logging out judiciously from social media I am on a journey to consciously reclaim focus from the shambles of the distracting digital world. …

2019-10-21: Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords By now, the privacy threats posed by Amazon Alexa and Google Home are common knowledge. Workers for …

2019-10-20: Infinite scrolling sucks. I hate that more and more websites are implementing this terrible feature. …

2019-10-20: It’s so ironic that Google names one of the colours on pixel 4 as “Oh So …

2019-10-20: 📚 Finished reading Sourcery. I usually enjoy the fantastical narration that Terry Pratchett …

2019-10-19: Early morning drive through the nature with a steady drizzle around is always rejuvenating. …

2019-10-18: Why there's no Instagram on iPad? John Gruber wonders what’s holding Instagram back from launching a Instagram for iPad. …

2019-10-17: Apparently, Google’s face unlock on Pixel 4 can allow access to a user even if he has his …

2019-10-16: I did not watch the Google event yesterday. And almost everyone is saying the actual event was a bit …

2019-10-15: Update on the no-news experiment It was exactly a year ago that I had posted an update on my then-recently undertaken no-news …

2019-10-15: No doubt, pixel 4 looks a lot better than their previous versions - especially from the back. That …

2019-10-15: With any event from Apple or Google, I made a point to catch it live. Not much for this one, as …

2019-10-15: Facebook has launched the next version of the Portal and The Verge has the review. After more than …

2019-10-15: Tik Tok, Tick Tock…Boom. Tik Tok is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on US social networks convincing US consumers, …

2019-10-13: I recently had my wisdom teeth extracted. Boy oh boy, if I had known earlier that the road to the …

2019-10-13: Get yourself a blog Nice reminder from Dave Winer (who else) on what blogs are not. You imagine that your blog is …

2019-10-12: When do I want Automation? Derek Sivers recently wrote about how he does not prefer using automation for things that he would …

2019-10-10: I had to stop reading Thinking Fast and Slow. Not sure if it was the audiobook form or my current …

2019-10-09: I love the simple paintings that my sister makes.

2019-10-06: I'm glad that Android exists On a recent busy Friday morning, I hopped into my cab on my way to the office. I was about to …

2019-10-05: I recently went through an experience that put my rational mind under a scanner. After a tiring …

2019-10-04: Every now and then, you come across people who are filled with negative vibes. There is nothing …

2019-10-01: Quick thoughts on few tech news today Duplex on Chrome? Sorry, not for me. Google wants Chrome to be a platform — but …

2019-09-30: Every now and then, I wonder about that time when I am at my creative best. It is, rather, …

2019-09-30: Apple Arcade needs instant play - similar to the instant apps on Android. It is extremely …

2019-09-26: A year ago I wrote “Woke up to find that Amazon brought a bag full of ‘things’, …

2019-09-25: I am not a gamer. I cannot play a single-person shooter. I was ok with this particular style of …

2019-09-24: I recently started watching Undone. Actual storyline aside, I am not yet sure if I like this method …

2019-09-24: I recently changed the pair of glasses I was using. I do not like to go through the pains of this …

2019-09-24: I find it fascinating that Twitter recommends me to follow someone that hasn’t been active …

2019-09-23: While cleaning up my old notes back from 2009, came across this wonderful quote by Hunter S. …

2019-09-22: I have been planning to refresh the look of my blog for quite some time now. I, finally, managed to …

2019-09-20: Recently, I have been seriously considering moving my Wordpress account to a paid plan. It hosts my …

2019-09-19: I am tired of people making fun of a feature just because they cannot think of a use for that. This …

2019-09-18: I wonder what the purists think of the recent computational photography trend. Google started it …

2019-09-17: I had no idea that there exists something called Nation Play-Doh Day. It does, and it is today. This …

2019-09-16: It's just some bottled clay.. I had no idea that there exists something called Nation Play-Doh Day. It does, and it is today. This …

2019-09-16: It was a different day today. It was a different birthday today. There was no late night, or early …

2019-09-16: There are so many of these apparently great films of the 21st century that I haven’t seen …

2019-09-15: I wonder what’s the best way to make note of the fleeting thoughts, say adding an item to a …

2019-09-15: If a website doesn’t function on a browser other than Chrome or with content blocking on, it …

2019-09-14: Recent partial failure of the Indian lunar exploration mission — communication …

2019-09-12: Apple needs to stop being so stingy with the storages they provide. I do not recall they putting …

2019-09-11: Face recognition, bad people and bad data We worry about face recognition just as we worried about databases - we worry what happens if they …

2019-09-07: Not justifying either side. But the fact that there is a possible conflict of interest with …

2019-09-06: For my 5 year old daughter who just watched another magician perform, magic is a skill that is …

2019-09-05: Reading Log for September Recently, my reading habits have been pleasantly satisfying. If not something that I can be proud …

2019-09-04: Effectiveness of Customer Service Representatives I have met two types of customer service representatives. There is a section that is trained to …

2019-09-01: A Month of Bullet Journaling It’s been around a month since I started maintaining a bullet journal (BuJo, as it is called …

2019-08-31: I believe I have finally managed to get the Micropub posts - mainly likes and notes - created via …

2019-08-29: When will the private companies selling consumer products stop assuming they continue to own the …

2019-08-28: I remember there was a discussion sometime back about using Shortcuts to make Micropub requests - …

2019-08-27: Nothing that Google does to hoard more data is surprising any more. Sigh! What happens when you …

2019-08-26: No Planning against Unplanned Too much has been happening for the last few weeks. I do not like this much happening. For one, it …

2019-08-26: Long time back, I had added The 15:17 to Paris in my watchlist, for one simple reason. Clint …

2019-08-24: Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits SpaceX is teaming up with the maker of a space tugboat, which would nudge satellites around, clean …

2019-08-22: Being normal is a privilege I am stunned at how often someone calls somebody else “normal”, with a hope that it …

2019-08-22: How can Google continue to deliver the GMail app on iOS with the attachment functionality that is so …

2019-08-21: Notes, Messages, Phone and Photos. These are the apps from Apple that I use on my iPhone. All others …

2019-08-20: I am fed up of reading the long posts from men that list down all the household tasks that, as per …

2019-08-18: “BBQ is happiness!”

2019-08-17: Walking through a foggy street Making attempts to understand what the future holds is understandable, but it is pointless to think …

2019-08-17: Nature paints in so many colours - but it pays special attention when it paints in white. It is …

2019-08-16: Silence Within What is silence? Is it the lack of any sound or is it the lack of any discernible sound? What do you …

2019-08-16: Terry Pratchett's artistry with words It is the passages like these from Terry Pratchett that leave completely in awe of his imagination. …

2019-08-15: The Promise of “instant” Patience is a virtue that is rapidly getting extinct within us. Everything digital has trained us to …

2019-08-15: How ergonomical are the ergonomic mouse in reality - especially the vertical ones? I am seriously …

2019-08-14: I have decided that I will skip the iOS public betas this year. iOS 13 betas just haven’t …

2019-08-14: The concept of dreams always fascinate me. There are dreams that jerk you out of the sleep. And …

2019-08-14: Apparently, less than half of Google searches now result in a click — that …

2019-08-13: It is tiring to make decisions. Because the judgement that follows after every decision invariably …

2019-08-12: Making Decisions It is very tiring to make decisions. There appears to exist a popular perception that decision, once …

2019-08-11: Being Digital Literate towards Privacy My sister recently bought a new iPhone - her first, switching over from Android - and was happily …

2019-08-11: Natural beauty always trumps everything artificial - allows me stay connected to our roots.

2019-08-11: Stealing Hours from Sleep There is no point ignoring sleep - you can’t steal hours from what the sleep deserves. You …

2019-08-08: I went very conservative while setting the reading challenge for myself this year - I have been very …

2019-08-06: After months of neglect, I finally updated my /now page today. There have been too many updates …

2019-08-06: This is the snapshot of my daily habit tracker for August. I have started with a smaller …

2019-08-06: The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking A brilliant essay at New Yorker on A.I. and intellectual debt, output of an often employed …

2019-08-05: Black coffee or a green tea - what would sit next to me as I get started on my next project? Uhmm …

2019-08-03: I’m seriously considering buying an instant camera — thought of having …

2019-08-02: The Trouble with Emoji Written languages based on alphabets are one of the great human accomplishments. (…) when I …

2019-08-02: A couple of my colleagues have been debating on since how long the dinosaurs have been …

2019-07-29: Given a choice, would you prefer a prepaid unlimited plan for something or pay as you use? More …

2019-07-27: I came across an interesting project - rwtxt - which is now serving the ideas subdomain of my …

2019-07-27: It has been pouring down incessantly since yesterday. The sound of stillness such that cloudburst …

2019-07-25: I realized FaceId does not recognize me while am yawning. I doubt it may not even be a bug - may be …

2019-07-25: Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games A fascinating read — instance when ML application is generally positive. The …

2019-07-25: Cursive writing is fun. Cursive writing is difficult - not everybody’s cup of tea. I was to …

2019-07-25: And the journey begins! 🤞🏽

2019-07-24: Files are fraught with peril A really great article summarizing the perils of files and writes and file systems. And also on why …

2019-07-23: Have We Hit Peak Podcast? Nope. These articles keep getting churned out every few months — and the …

2019-07-23: What if there existed a social network designed for decency? The only intelligence it would have is …

2019-07-22: There was a time when I used to diligently write a short story every week. I wanted to attempt …

2019-07-21: Book Review: Seriously... I'm Kidding I picked up this book just as a filler — something I read in between when am in …

2019-07-20: Clouds can spread gloom - but the rain that follows brings out all the colourful umbrellas. The …

2019-07-20: Every now and then, I spend some time selecting that one good wallpaper for my lock and home screen. …

2019-07-19: Apple also wants to serve exclusive podcasts now. This recent craze of everyone coming up with their …

2019-07-18: Do people use cases or covers for their smartphones? I am always split — keep …

2019-07-16: We had a nice little family dinner at a cozy, laid-back barbeque restaurant. It was evening full of …

2019-07-16: So I finally jumped the ship - upgraded to iPhone XR from SE. As much as I liked the smallwe form …

2019-07-16: The ICC World Cup deserved a better end than what played out on Sunday between England and New …

2019-07-10: India's loss in World Cup Semi-Final 🏏 So India lost to New Zealand in Semi-Final of the ICC world cup 2019. I have some thoughts. …

2019-07-10: This ICC Cricket World Cup is of One Day International (ODI) cricket — one day. …

2019-07-09: Came across this essay on how it is never too late to be successful and, hence, happy. It made me …

2019-07-05: It’s good to be back to a healthy lifestyle. For past few months, my routine had been …

2019-06-28: If you have watched or are watching the Chernobyl series, you just can’t miss the companion …

2019-06-28: I wish there was a clean Micropub client which could handle long form posts - especially saving …

2019-06-28: With Ive gone, will we see Apple embracing more colors in their designs - especially hardware? …

2019-06-21: I started watching Chernobyl this week — 3 episodes in and it has already made …

2019-06-17: A spot-on rant on twitter by @colmmacc on the bickering between Genius and Google …

2019-06-16: Ah, the hype that was created all around the cricket match of ICC World Cup - India vs Pakistan - by …

2019-06-16: With my daughter and iPad as a platform growing up together, it is becoming difficult to have a …

2019-06-16: After a long time, our whole family visited the movie theatre to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2. It …

2019-06-16: I finally watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - boy it’s such a fun movie. A fresh …

2019-06-14: It’s been around two months now that we’ve no television at home. And surprisingly I …

2019-06-14: A great overview from @viticci on iPadOS. Looks like this is the beginning of a bundle of iPad …

2019-06-11: I have read reactions to WWDC from many folks now. And almost each one of them has found a different …

2019-06-02: Watching Agents Of Shield, the series is surprisingly good. Initial few episodes were ok, but it has …

2019-05-28: It’s been crazy times recently. Times with changes abound, changes in every facet of my life. …

2019-05-20: When people declare on Twitter they would be at some place in town and are open for a meet, are they …

2019-04-30: I do not understand this narrative of folding phones being the smartphones of future. Why would you …

2019-04-28: A hot Sunday Summer afternoon is well spent with the whole family over a game of Dobble. Lots of …

2019-04-24: Are podcasts wasting our time? Chris Richards, putting his perspective through, does kick a hornet’s nest. Something even I …

2019-04-24: Managed to book tickets to Endgame — boy, the craze for the movie is off the …

2019-04-22: I am done binge-watching all the seasons of Brooklyn 99 - it was a refreshing time-out at the end of …

2019-04-22: Publishing to the open web I read this note from Dave Winer on state of publishing on the open web. The first part reads like a …

2019-04-22: Missed a great innings from MSD yesterday — boy, the man can do anything. He …

2019-04-15: I believe Indian selectors went with the safe options, calm heads over fireworks, while selecting …

2019-04-14: Do people use Anti-virus software, especially on Windows? I never used one on Mac, but since moving …

2019-04-12: I realise I have a very different taste in music than majority of the people out there (or so I am …

2019-04-12: This week’s episode of Reply All (#140) was pretty interesting. Of course, the issue being …

2019-04-11: IPL matches are running too late into the night — I just can’t stay up …

2019-04-10: “Samsung’s Galaxy A80 is an automated notchless slider with rotating triple …

2019-04-10: Castro welcomed me today with this screen. Of course, they were expecting an “Aww …

2019-04-09: If there’s a one feature on iOS that has remained in my wishlist for too long now is setting …

2019-04-09: The Golden Age of Half-Truths → I would argue that we are living in the golden age of …

2019-04-08: I am a quarter into Lethal White. Intriguing as always from Rowling, the story moves as the mystery …

2019-04-06: When I watched the first couple of episodes of Brooklyn Nine Nine, I instantly gave up. I thought it …

2019-04-03: State of Mobile Imaging There has been a lot of positive craze around Huawei P30 Pro’s cameras recently. For me it …

2019-04-03: Most people have some filler word they fall back to during public speaking/presentation. I have …

2019-04-02: Imagination and Creation I read this wonderful quote by Charlie Chaplin today - I am going to use this leniently to keep the …

2019-04-02: I see iA Writer for Windows finally supports the much needed feature, Library of posts. It’s …

2019-04-01: Joining a new place of work is always full of anticipation, hope for what the day, coming months and …

2019-03-31: A visit to a hair dresser is always a frightful experience. With each question they ask, I …

2019-03-29: Pleasing to be back to reading. Keeping my Kindle always next me has helped and I have started …

2019-03-28: The convenience of Bluetooth headphones has stifled the hatred I had for the inherent lag it brings. …

2019-03-27: I am reversing my judgement on Spotify, I just didn’t like the interface when it launched. I …

2019-03-27: It is so easy to screw up one’s YouTube experience. Just watch something you aren’t …

2019-03-27: Does anyone use the Brave browser? I always hear it is just like Chrome, without the ugly parts …

2019-03-26: Today’s Apple event was the first one where I have no opinion on. They showed many services …

2019-03-25: Discussing Social Networks, Again Another week, another discussion on the state of social networks on TWiT network. This time it took …

2019-03-25: With growing age, I have become too choosy about the type of movies/shows I watch. There was a time …

2019-03-25: When I had found Stoop, the newsletter app, I instantly became a big fan. But I have realized the …

2019-03-24: When you have a mind not too clogged with some insignificant thoughts, one can get things done. I …

2019-03-24: Selecting and Reading Books I keep mentioning every time I get a chance that I am too picky while selecting the books I read. So …

2019-03-24: I’ve been using Spotify for a couple of weeks now. I still hate the …

2019-03-24: The emojis, they are tired now of being so important for all, but always captive to the smartphones. …

2019-03-24: Decluttering my mind I am currently on a break - I do not have any official work time as such. So this is an opportunity …

2019-03-24: It’s been almost a month that I didn’t read or write anything significant, I intend to …

2019-02-24: I realized today that it was on this day a year back that I had opened Micro.threads to all. It was …

2019-02-22: The homepage design of almost all news publications look very similar these …

2019-02-20: I agree with Brad Frost’s suggestion to stay boring while desiging login forms. I have indeed …

2019-02-14: How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain → Different types of music affects your brain in different …

2019-02-13: I have been quite busy recently both at my day job and at home. Too many things to look after, …

2019-02-13: Dave Pell on Amazon buying Eero So now Amazon can run your router, your home security camera …

2019-02-12: Amazon acquiring Eero is a nice reminder of the risk of the technology players getting too big. It …

2019-02-10: Another fascinating video from CGP Grey on The Better Boarding Method Airlines Won’t Use. …

2019-02-10: It was discomforting to read Owen William’s account of his failed attempt to add his site to …

2019-02-10: Dear Internet, stop throwing more links to Eleventy at me now. It strains my resolve to not try …

2019-02-09: I tend to agree with John Gruber’s thoughts on “On Covering Webcams” The …

2019-02-09: I wonder how many people with iOS devices use any browser other than Safari. I can never convince …

2019-02-09: A fascinating story of The First Lady of the Internet A passing glance at this peculiar genealogy …

2019-02-08: In an article on how Instagram “travel influencers” are affecting homeownership around …

2019-02-08: Recently David documented the steps to expose a JSON feed on a @Blot site. I’ve been running …

2019-02-08: Every now and then I am reminded of the fact that Opera browser still …

2019-02-07: Foxcon’s entry to Wisconsin looks to have affected the town in tumultuous proportions as per …

2019-02-07: Adding On This Day feature to Blot Recently David Merfield, the developer behind Blot, documented the steps to expose a JSON feed on a …

2019-02-07: “Cleaning your room takes effort. Blurring your background on Skype does not.” This is …

2019-02-07: When someone publicises the intended motive behind their service as “to democratize audio and …

2019-02-06: I always believed Anchor was strategically working towards an acquisition. I never thought they …

2019-02-06: Has the political realm across the world always been this messy? Or is it that I read more about it …

2019-02-06: It is to capture discussions like this that I had initially built Micro.threads. I eventually added …

2019-02-05: What are the recommended, non-tech, non-news newsletters? Other than NextDraft, of course. I have …

2019-02-05: Design is not how it looks. Design is how it works. A nice reminder from Patrick Rhone …

2019-02-04: Indian Government wants to put control on Tik Tok - this is a fall-out of the fake-news debacle with …

2019-02-04: Spending a quality time with close family amidst nature is the most effective way to get …

2019-02-04: I managed to catch up on two great television series - Doc Martin and The Good Place, both highly …

2019-02-03: Why CAPTCHAs have gotten so difficult So apparently we, humans, are struggling to prove ourselves as human now - The Verge reports. …

2019-02-03: A great thread by Destin of Smarter Every Day on how crazy minds are fooling YouTube algorithms with …

2019-02-01: I attempted to watch Black Mirror: Bandersnatch today. Netflix managed to solve a lot many technical …

2019-02-01: I published my thoughts on the wonderful movie “Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli”. It’s …

2019-01-31: Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli - Celebration of a life I recently watched “Bhai: Vyakti Ki Valli”, a movie I was very eagerly waiting for …

2019-01-31: Introducing Codeblog - “Why isn’t the internet more fun and weird” → …

2019-01-31: I feel updates to m.b discover feed have slowed down significantly. May be @macgenie too is getting …

2019-01-31: In a year marred by media tirade for their sheer disregard for user’s privacy, Facebook …

2019-01-31: Just when I thought that I was done with theming my online presence, I’m being tempted to …

2019-01-30: Just a glance down the Twitter timeline and it fills one with rage. There’s just too much …

2019-01-30: Apple finally blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps. The ties between the two companies …

2019-01-29: Bluetooth headphones suck big time if used for listening to any form of music. They are good only …

2019-01-29: There’s a planned change in how DNS responds to queries from non-complaint systems and it can …

2019-01-28: Diary and Journals Derek Sivers wrote a wonderful piece on the benefits he has realized via his diaries and journals. …

2019-01-28: I intend to stop publishing the weekly digest from this week onward, at least in its current form. …

2019-01-28: Surprisingly (or not may be), I was dearly missing the system-wide emojis from Mac as I switched to …

2019-01-28: I understand the argument of this GDPR article on Verge, but, as a developer, I also believe that …

2019-01-27: What do you do with your old electronic devices? I find this decision especially tricky with laptops …

2019-01-27: I am making conscious efforts to avoid the fillers in my writing, and whenever possible in my …

2019-01-26: It’s been a year today since I became part of the micro.blog community. It was a fascinating …

2019-01-25: On this day, a year ago Around a year ago, I got enthralled by the IndieWeb principles and started experimenting with them …

2019-01-25: I see a lot of people exploring wiki, especially TiddlyWiki, as a way to capture thoughts these …

2019-01-24: Apparently, phones with foldable displays are all the rage among OEMs and tech media. I however …

2019-01-24: Reflecting on the last 10 years I recently came across the #10YearChallenge that was all the rage among the netizens. And, as is …

2019-01-23: In case you watched the “super wolf blood moon”, you also witnessed “the first …

2019-01-23: I agree with Michael Tsai - Apple needs to get their act together on hardware front. This is just …

2019-01-22: To everyone who serves RSS feeds for their blogs, subscribe to them in a feed reader of your choice. …

2019-01-22: I love email, more than ever Martin Weigert talks pretty openly about his love for emails. Over the years, one frequent type of …

2019-01-22: I haven’t read a better inspiration to write down the thoughts than this quote from Michael …

2019-01-22: To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet → The museum (Museo del …

2019-01-21: I have been a 1Password user for quite some time now. But the recent switch of platforms has given …

2019-01-21: I had no idea iA Writer is already launched for Windows. This should potentially address my …

2019-01-21: After a brief holiday hiatus, Third-Person Voice is back with a new story. Introducing Tikwadi, a …

2019-01-21: The Lone Conductor [#4] Introducing Tikwadi, a town of fools; a town where the creatures that dwell are busy sucking at …

2019-01-21: Jack Baty is bang-on when he says this. I subconsciously ignore such posts. I’ve read about …

2019-01-21: Switching to Windows I have finally given up on the hope that Apple will fix their Macbook lineup and have decided to …

2019-01-21: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [21/01] 🔗 Useful Wordpress Plugin by Tyler 🔗 …

2019-01-20: I might have unintentionally polluted the timeline for a few with a flurry of “new” …

2019-01-20: I am still not sure why would someone report the teaser of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as …

2019-01-18: A thread on Google buying Fossil’s IP on wearables triggers a discussion around watch UX and …

2019-01-18: I don’t want to be a brand → When everything becomes a performance, nothing is truly …

2019-01-17: Given that micro.blog was down most of the day today, I got a feel of how a timeline with just the …

2019-01-14: Don’t kill my app → Smartphones are turning back into dumbphones. We’ve to …

2019-01-14: Watching the sun set into the expanse of an ocean is a great time to ruminate — it’s …

2019-01-14: I am still in a vacation mood, enough that I may skip drafting the weekly digest this week. However, …

2019-01-13: A cup of evening tea as the waves come gliding along the shore - the soothing sound, the serenity.

2019-01-11: It is for reasons like this that I never keep my SmartTV connected to internet. It doesn’t …

2019-01-09: Came across this wonderful, little app MorningPages. It looks like a simple, no bells and whistles …

2019-01-08: “When you remove meaningless words, the power of your words goes up.” - Seth Godin I …

2019-01-08: New year, new GitHub → GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the …

2019-01-07: Pingdom stops their free plan now → (Pingdom) will no longer offer our free plans as of …

2019-01-07: It’s really fascinating to me that so much of complex design on web is possible now with CSS …

2019-01-07: Ditching Medium → As you’ve probably heard, people aren’t happy with Medium at …

2019-01-07: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [07/01] 🔗 A year of kindness by Sameer 🔗 …

2019-01-07: Humble brag alert - Micro.threads used up my free dyno hours on Heroku, for the 1st time. Plus few …

2019-01-06: 🎥 I finished watching second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - boy, such a …

2019-01-05: Social Networks won't fade away Irrespective of what the popular belief is, the need for social networks is not going away — …

2019-01-05: Apparently, Nokia is soon going to release a smartphone with five rear cameras. And two flashes. …

2019-01-05: The iOS Menu → I realised six months ago as I was using my Mac, using the menus, that I need …

2019-01-05: It is wonderful to slowly rouse from your sleep, you thinking it must be middle of the night, only …

2019-01-04: I know am a bit late to share, but I always enjoy parsing through the findings from GitHub …

2019-01-04: If you need to persuade someone to take action, you’re doing marketing. Seth Godin on …

2019-01-04: xkcd, as always, gets it bang on why I dislike the smart computers of today correcting and reminding …

2019-01-04: It is always exciting to check the Pingdom monthly report. And always see zero outages with response …

2019-01-03: Discuss on Micro.blog I have recently been thinking a lot about making it easier for people to interact on my posts. The …

2019-01-03: It’s so great to see updates to the Dialog app. It‘s a great app - very well-designed …

2019-01-03: Anticipation of any sort is the biggest sleep killer. Your mind wanders around, stitching up every …

2018-12-31: A Warm Adieu, 2018 2018, for me, was a year of many firsts. To be frank, I was uncharacteristically active …

2018-12-31: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [31/12] - Season Special! 🖼️ Celebrations! Sameer …

2018-12-30: Every time I read or watch anything listicle, I cringe. I inattentively fall for the shady tricks …

2018-12-29: In times like these when I have to fight the winter outside and wake up early to watch a cricket …

2018-12-28: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch → we could finally see the video-streaming service roll out a new …

2018-12-28: 🎥 Finally managed to watch The Last Jedi — I thoroughly enjoyed the …

2018-12-27: Finally, managed to document the steps to enable webmentions support on one’s site. I hope it …

2018-12-27: Displaying Webmentions with Posts I have been using Blot, a simple blogging platform with no interface, for quite some time now for …

2018-12-26: Minor Micro.threads update: You can now favorite/unfavorite a post right from the thread discovery …

2018-12-26: We are all poets now → Every word counts. Every breath as well. In a world filled with empty …

2018-12-26: The joy of art is in letting one’s mind free to express itself. I need to remind my sister to …

2018-12-25: The ‘Future Book’ Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected Physical books today …

2018-12-25: My timeline’s full of charming, festive pictures, full of merriness. Any review post for this …

2018-12-24: It’s Christmas Eve. And isn’t it a wonderful time to marvel at the life one has? …

2018-12-24: Marvelling at Life [#3] A tale of two grumpy, old souls. And of forming of one unexpected bond, via one unlikely source. A …

2018-12-24: Stories are written so that mind stays free to wove some more stories. It works more often than not …

2018-12-24: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [23/12] 🔗 YouTube Conundrum by Nitin 🔗 Quantum …

2018-12-24: The Fall and Rise of M. Night Shyamalan → In one of the first scenes, the nanny enters the …

2018-12-22: Fog Waves Are The Most Beautiful Thing I Captured After 8 Years Of Experimenting - Bored Panda …

2018-12-22: So Blot still seems to be down. So I have dusted my old Hugo based journal, just to see if things …

2018-12-22: Fog Waves Are The Most Beautiful Thing I Captured After 8 Years Of Experimenting - Bored Panda …

2018-12-21: Advocating for privacy in Australia → Both the bill itself, and the controversy around the …

2018-12-21: The Rise and Demise of RSS This is such fascinating write up by Sinclair Target on history behind the challenges RSS has faced …

2018-12-21: Open APIs and the Facebook Trash Fire → I’m done assuming good faith; I’m done …

2018-12-20: So we name the moons of other planets - Titan for example - but our moon is just the …

2018-12-20: It doesn’t matter what is right or wrong, true or false regarding Facebook’s behavior. …

2018-12-18: I, finally, added the links to Third-Person Voice for all the podcast players out there in the about …

2018-12-17: Another episode of Third-Person Voice is out now. For them, the walk was supposed to be about …

2018-12-17: A Walk to Remember [#2] For them, the walk was supposed to be about finding something that was lost. He, however, had a …

2018-12-17: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [16/12] 🔗 On switching to a pixelbook via Colm 🔗 …

2018-12-16: I have been on an unplanned official travel for the last week - one full of crazy full day …

2018-12-12: I wish there was a way to ignore the limit for Screen Time on iOS at the complete device level, …

2018-12-10: I always loved this quote from Terry Pratchett and just came across this gem again today. If you …

2018-12-10: I had missed that David has added a new function to Blot “to step around the issues …

2018-12-10: 🗓️ The Weekly Digest [09/12] 🔗 CSS suggestions by Josh 🔗 Bob Dylan …

2018-12-10: 12 days of microblogging: linkblogging Micro.blog adds a Markdown link back to the original post …

2018-12-08: While recording the second episode of the microcast, I realised it is difficult to get a consistent …

2018-12-08: Social community that you decide to be part of, matters. And this fact remains true even online. …

2018-12-07: The second episode of Third-Person Voice is out. He anticipates this to be the best day of his life. …

2018-12-07: Best Day of My Life [#1] He anticipates this to be the best day of his life. He wants to relive this same day repeatedly. She …

2018-12-07: Goodbye, EdgeHTML From a social, civic and individual empowerment perspective ceding control of …

2018-12-07: I enjoy the cricket matches in Australia. They start broadcasting very early in India, and end …

2018-12-06: No company launches as many chat services as Google shutdowns every few years. Hangouts first, Allo …

2018-12-05: Aha, the microcast Third-Person Voice is approved by Apple and is available on iTunes now. Do …

2018-12-05: I am always split on supporting both a dark and light mode of one’s website, especially for …

2018-12-03: I subconsciously ignore anything listicle these days, so much so that I do not even read the …

2018-12-01: The Weekly Digest [01/12] 🔗 Directory of Hyperlink Nodes by Brad 🔗 pixelbook …

2018-12-01: I recently (and nervously) published the first episode of a microcast featuring the short stories by …

2018-12-01: I attempted recording and publishing a microcast for the first time with Wavelength for micro.blog - …

2018-11-30: Introducing Third-Person Voice [#0] Introducing Third-Person Voice - a weekly microcast, featuring short stories penned and narrated by …

2018-11-30: We would soon be able to ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music too. That’s a welcome …

2018-11-30: The 96-year-old painter who saved a village → When a former soldier learned that his village …

2018-11-30: How to Become an Astronaut → Although the most attractive thing about being an astronaut is …

2018-11-30: Google keeps struggling with their re-entry in China market - another day, another leak from …

2018-11-29: It’s good to see Walt Mossberg try DuckDuckGo and come out impressed. Of all the services …

2018-11-29: Tech community looks pretty divided on the benefits of Project Fi, now Google Fi. Few say …

2018-11-28: How Restaurants Got So Loud → Like the open office, the loud restaurant seems to have …

2018-11-28: I’m not comfortable with Gmail guessing the next word I may write as I compose a mail - more …

2018-11-28: A Former Facebook Employee Said The Company Has A “Black People Problem” → …

2018-11-28: Am almost 2/3rd into A Short History of Nearly Everything and I do not think I enjoy every part of …

2018-11-27: Inspiration and motivation cannot be concocted in any science laboratory. A fact that’s both …

2018-11-23: You need neither PWA nor AMP to make your website load fast → Google hardly invented CDNs …

2018-11-23: I had no idea the live-action remake of The Lion King was also in works — and …

2018-11-21: A great animated video from Apple for Holidays about a creative girl who keeps her creativity boxed …

2018-11-21: One particular person and his undying coverage on the news media has ruined so many things for me. …

2018-11-21: It was fascinating to watch this video where Jonathan Morrison attempts to edit an entire video on …

2018-11-20: If true, this is scary. Apparently, “the content of every webpage visited using Google Chrome …

2018-11-20: All I‘ve been focused on for last few days has been a small homely function - the …

2018-11-06: ‪MacBook Air (2018) has made the purchase decision for existing Air owners who are waiting …

2018-11-06: Celebrating the festival of lights by illuminating every dark corner of our surroundings and, …

2018-11-05: Techies keep dreaming of a day when iOS and Android can be used for serious console-style gaming. I, …

2018-11-05: There are some nights that you just can’t go to sleep - you try everything, nothing works. …

2018-11-04: An OCR Cliche Romance writers, be forewarned, the child who leaps into her arms or the heroine who …

2018-11-03: What Is The Morning Writing Effect? → Yet another version might be that sleep itself is the …

2018-11-03: I’m from a generation that is spoilt by the usability of a mouse. Is it better? Simpler? I …

2018-11-02: I’m always on the look out for some popular, light TV series - comedy, mystery, drama - that …

2018-11-02: I have been using iPad for so long now, and still had no idea that the mode of the keyboard can be …

2018-11-02: I had completely forgotten that Flickr was acquired by SmugMug and had been their property - makes …

2018-11-02: The more I think about the account from Andrey Sitnik on how a month without computers helped him, …

2018-11-01: Flickr free accounts are changing → There was a time when I was in love with this service. It …

2018-11-01: How a Month without Computers Changed Me This is such a fascinating read — so detailed on how Andrey Sitnik planned for and went …

2018-11-01: I finished reading Becoming Steve Jobs today. It told few wonderful stories of Steve - chose to …

2018-11-01: Growing up in India, I got introduced to Halloween as a festival pretty late - wasn’t until I …

2018-10-31: Every now and then, I come across stories that makes me realize how little I know about things …

2018-10-31: I let the product announcements from Apple distill into a list of stuff I want, not I wish I had. …

2018-10-30: I think may be Apple now need to announce a USB-C to lightning dongle too - for using iPad with …

2018-10-30: I do not like these new fonts that Apple is using on slides to announce specs. They aren’t …

2018-10-30: Mac mini lives. Or is it that it is reborn? Whatever the case, it makes Apple put a lot of push …

2018-10-30: Twitter should kill Retweets first Retweets prey on users’ worst instincts. They delude Twitter users into thinking that …

2018-10-30: I wish I understood the compression and streaming of audio better to understand why some form of …

2018-10-30: I have observed significant reduction in the time for the posts to appear on the Micro.blog …

2018-10-30: Less than 24-hours away from the Apple event and we still haven’t seen any credible hardware …

2018-10-30: Why haven’t audiobooks gone more mainstream yet? After so many years of existence, Audible …

2018-10-29: This thread on Quora captures some of the best stories from real people meeting Steve …

2018-10-29: You know what the biggest surprise of any Apple event going ahead will be? An updated iPhone SE. The …

2018-10-27: The games that light plays in darkness always mesmerises me. At times, I am glad that my camera …

2018-10-27: How China Rips Off the iPhones and Reinvents Android But what is true today is that not all Chinese phone software is bad. And when it is bad from a …

2018-10-26: I wonder what are the simpler ways to pull the data out from Mastodon? I do not think it supports …

2018-10-26: Boy, Google’s Night Sight mode looks totally bonkers — if the image …

2018-10-26: With a very different demographic than West, India has an efficient way of solutioning a tech that …

2018-10-26: Things I wish Apple will launch This is not a post where I be a tech pundit, read tea leaves scattered all over the internet and …

2018-10-24: At times, you can’t understand why something triggers a positive vibe in your mind. And you …

2018-10-24: Double-Check Your Facts These look like such simple questions, but am sure one can’t get all right. Even when you …

2018-10-24: An investigation reveals many apps were used to dupe brands; revelation, they say, shows …

2018-10-24: iPhone XR Screens aren’t terrible It’s time for Apple product launches. And so is the time for all the talks of -gates and …

2018-10-23: I don’t get the enmity for Bluetooth headphones. For normal usage, these are very convinient. …

2018-10-23: There was a time when I used to visit the Wikipedia main page as a routine, every morning. …

2018-10-23: There are new calls for retraction of Bloomberg’s compromised spy chip …

2018-10-22: Time for another break. Time for another chai! ☕️

2018-10-22: Learnt that “olden” is an accepted English word. It is so obvious, but I never thought …

2018-10-21: Micro.Threads Update: Added an option to fetch more posts in the Thread Discovery section. …

2018-10-21: YouTube’s recommendation engine is one of the worst out there. It fails to understand long …

2018-10-21: So OnePlus preferred to postpone their event by a day to “maximize the amount of people we …

2018-10-20: Magic happens when you let the colours play their natural game!

2018-10-20: Me: “Let’s go, brush. It keeps your teeth healthy” Daughter: ”We …

2018-10-19: ‪It’s fascinating to read the comments declaring Android EU licensing as a bad move …

2018-10-19: ’ Impossible’ is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. -Napoleon …

2018-10-19: Looking at all the personalized invites for the October event, I am sure Apple would have a …

2018-10-18: “Helm is a personal server that lives where you do. It’s finally incredibly easy to …

2018-10-17: “Wear Space is a wearable device designed to aid concentration by limiting your senses of …

2018-10-17: As we move closer to the end of October, I dread there would be no October event from Apple - so no …

2018-10-17: Facebook is just being Facebook - “after saying last week no data collected through Portal …

2018-10-16: Last few weeks have been days of many firsts; it was only apt that I captured all these thoughts. It …

2018-10-16: If you end your review with a question mark, I do not think you are doing your job well. Review is …

2018-10-16: I am missing out on too many wonderful posts on m.b written while I was asleep. RSS won’t …

2018-10-15: On Podcasts, News and Well-being I have lately felt hindered by the time I am listening to the same repetitive thoughts from other …

2018-10-12: I don’t understand Google’s call screening feature. How does it solve the spam calls …

2018-10-12: I finally watched Justice League and I am left with a strange feeling. Sure, the movie is a drag, …

2018-10-12: Watching the hands-on videos of pixel Slate has been a very strange experience. Every frame suggests …

2018-10-12: I am loving this new addition to the Discover tab - now I can browse all the emojitags right here. …

2018-10-12: Thoughts on Google’s Call Screening feature I don’t understand Google’s call screening feature. How does it solve the spam calls …

2018-10-11: So Samsung has launched a quad camera smartphone in Galaxy A9? This madness needs to stop - these …

2018-10-10: I have realised that I am being a lot more “social” on web these days. And I think m.b …

2018-10-10: Displaying images from Blot on Micro.blog Update: David has added a new function “to step around the issues micro.blog was having with …

2018-10-09: Had a brilliant ambience at the bistro we visited today. Perfect for a chatty evening with family.

2018-10-09: Being Social on Web It’s been some time now that I have started again to regularly write, post my thoughts. Long …

2018-10-09: Watching the #MadeByGoogle event live today would be like going to that one movie which …

2018-10-08: Just came across Mixnode which as per the folks behind “turns the web into a giant …

2018-10-08: Another of those articles that triggers a heated debate on how and when to adopt a …

2018-10-07: I hate shopping - especially shopping for clothes. Especially clothing for myself. I would argue so …

2018-10-07: Is something wrong with the link between webmentions.io and micro.blog? I used to get replies on m.b …

2018-10-07: This story from John C Dvorak is indeed a cautionary tale - for both writers with publishers and the …

2018-10-05: Best thing I like about Castro is how it handles chapters. It lists down all the chapters (with easy …

2018-10-05: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King Such a wonderful read. I wonder how the hell have …

2018-10-04: There is a huge deviation in battery performance on Android devices with and without data connection …

2018-10-03: Every time I hear someone say “no normal person gives a damn about privacy”, I cringe …

2018-10-03: The best thing about Siri Shortcuts is that it can be triggered via text - swipe-down and search. I …

2018-10-02: Sometimes you behave with others, especially your close ones, in a way that you know just …

2018-10-02: I was a guest today in the pretend home of my daughter. She invited me to her pretend kitchen to …

2018-10-02: I was a guest on this week’s episode of @monday - it was a fun experience. Frankly, I was a …

2018-10-01: I‘ve decided to get inspired by my dad and strictly follow a daily routine - doesn’t …

2018-10-01: Google would like us to believe that Chrome is just one of their many services, not a tool  …

2018-09-30: I had no idea DuckDuckGo had such a vast list of categories for Instant Answers. It has become the …

2018-09-30: Procrastination and Routine I am a serial procrastinator, I am not proud of it. Any hint of a distraction and I go crazy running …

2018-09-30: Sorry, Chrome is Not a Google Service I read this interesting perspective from Bálint where he argues that “Chrome is a Google …

2018-09-29: Though a bit old, this post from Bron Gondwana is such a fascinating view on emails. I’d …

2018-09-29: I am surprised to read the pushback against Marzipan and the extremely new Apple apps ported from …

2018-09-27: Nice, this post from @vasta got a mention from @leo on this week’s episode of MacBreak Weekly …

2018-09-26: “Manyverse is a social network mobile app (…) not running in the cloud owned by a …

2018-09-26: This sucks, Google’s screwing with it’s most indispensable services i.e …

2018-09-26: I wonder if anyone successfully follows the Pomodoro Technique - I have attempted the approach so …

2018-09-26: Played a game with a shared AR experience and, oh boy, did we enjoy it! It was a great family …

2018-09-26: Frustration dwells in the void between planning and implementing - unfortunately, “just do …

2018-09-25: There are times when I wish I can mute a thread on m.b - make all the discussions around a topic to …

2018-09-24: “Facebook is shit” A brutal takedown of Facebook from John Oliver, and he still didn’t touch so many of the …

2018-09-24: Smartphones have enabled capturing the fascinating games the light plays.

2018-09-24: I’m done with Chrome — doesn’t matter if the default signed-in …

2018-09-24: I hate spiders. Smaller they are, creepier they get. I think that man with a suit has just made them …

2018-09-24: I’ve now switched to Castro — this is a wonderful app with some thoughtful design …

2018-09-22: As I enter the 35th year of existence, I am made to realise that my health is my most priceless …

2018-09-21: Woke up to find that Amazon just brought a bag full of “things”, untied it on stage …

2018-09-20: I find it fascinating that Hello Internet is placed under Education category in Overcast. In the …

2018-09-20: This is a month of change - I was forced to change the desk I work from. And I thought this is a …

2018-09-17: Tranquility of a lake amidst the idling mountains never fails to mesmerise.

2018-09-13: To be frank, I am left a bit disappointed with today’s event. May be it is about wrong …

2018-09-13: So, iPhone SE is dead then for Apple? Why do these companies keep hating us people who want smaller …

2018-09-11: The fact that Chrome is the only one among the top browsers that does not have a native reader mode …

2018-09-10: I’m seriously intrigued by Pinboard, the feature set looks promising. And it’s another …

2018-09-06: Aha. Twitter tells me I am part of the “selected group of users” for a survey …

2018-09-05: I do not think I like this - the deviation’s may be too high for my liking. Time to rethink …

2018-09-03: It’s Micro Monday time. I’d recommend you to follow @vishae for her distinct point of …

2018-09-03: Simplicity of Love There is a fascinating conversation on episode 97 of the Criminal podcast with the now 99 year old …

2018-09-03: So, there is another leak of pixel 3 XL now that clearly shows the device? I think at this point …

2018-09-03: I have two posts in draft, incomplete, for last 5 days - they just need some final thoughts, some …

2018-09-03: Is it just me who tries to fit replies on micro.blog within the 280 characters, especially from iOS …

2018-09-02: I believe there are some books which just happen to kill your reading spree — and then you …

2018-08-31: “My precious..”

2018-08-31: So the next Windows major update is going to be called “Windows 10 October 2018 …

2018-08-31: I logged out of mastodon today on my browser - a re-login was a deterrent enough to save all the …

2018-08-31: Don’t want to brag, but I really find the discover section on Micro.threads helpful. There …

2018-08-31: I believe “all data is anonymised” has to be the biggest lie all these data hoarding …

2018-08-31: Due 3.0 looks nice. Rich custom snooze in notifications is a good addition in itself. Options …

2018-08-30: So now we have this “Olivery - world’s first smart olive oil bottle”, wtf? Can …

2018-08-30: Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media This is such a fascinating read — I don’t think it is a stretch to think …

2018-08-30: Twitter is testing a feature where it suggests who to unfollow I read this. And then I read this again. I checked the source to make sure it isn’t from The …

2018-08-30: There was a reason I stopped reading news throughout the day, I just didn’t want a constant …

2018-08-30: We need a directory of people who are active microbloggers. It needs to group them by interests, …

2018-08-30: A culture canvased on the wall.

2018-08-29: One thing that Google’s scattered focus - multiple start-ups inside, than a cohesive company …

2018-08-29: Today I decided to remove the Micro.blog app from the dock to a folder on the home screen. Screen …

2018-08-29: Directory of Microbloggers We need a directory of microbloggers. This fact is clear from the sheer number of discussions that …

2018-08-29: More Tagmojis are supported now, so few proposed ones striked from @burk’s list. Hurrah! That …

2018-08-28: I won’t disagree with this poster at a Barbeque place nearby.

2018-08-27: Reminiscences of the days gone by, when sales were not what these drove.

2018-08-26: Rakshabandhan - the celebration of one of the funnest and purest relationships, of a brother and a …

2018-08-26: So Amazon Echo devices are losing market share to Google Home now? All these devices look to be …

2018-08-25: Why do Linode services and offerings look so .. dated? As if people behind just didn’t …

2018-08-25: Puzzle time with daughter - assembling beauty, a piece at a time.

2018-08-25: Every time there’s a story around ads, I grumble knowing that so much talent is wasted on …

2018-08-25: It’s time to catch up on all the lost sleep last week working late on the hobby projects …

2018-08-24: The biggest struggle for me while using Mastodon is the fact that it does not recognise Markdown. …

2018-08-24: Me. Words. And Chai ☕️

2018-08-24: Apparently, 23andMe had an API that “developers of health apps, weight loss services and …

2018-08-24: Aha, I had no idea Jason Mraz has a new album out - Know. Time to put him crooning in the …

2018-08-24: It’s been some time now that I have listened to a track that’s so fun and so …

2018-08-23: ♺ Reposted a toot from D Dino i proofread my writing by piping it through espeak

2018-08-23: There‘re many feature requests for the new platforms that we users are making. To do some …

2018-08-23: Your Users Aren't Always Right There is a lot of chatter recently around the features on Twitter/Facebook that should be …

2018-08-22: I come to this place often. And ruminate. There’s something about the structure that calms …

2018-08-22: Time for churning some thoughts. Time for slurping some chai. ☕️

2018-08-21: Blotpub bundles a Media Endpoint now There was one (last?) missing piece in the quest of mine to simplify posting to my blog - and that …

2018-08-21: Another blogging platform I was fond of, and had self-hosted in between, Ghost is upgrading to 2.0. …

2018-08-21: A walk amidst the nature, under an umbrella. With raindrops composing the best of the music to go …

2018-08-20: Cathy O’Neil at Bloomberg mentioned she felt sympathy for “the big boys of …

2018-08-20: Creating a new view on Blot I recently wanted to create a new view (a page) for all my social posts. Apparently, even if you …

2018-08-20: I had no idea there is a new Cormoron Strike novel coming. I like the name too, “Lethal …

2018-08-20: Mark Zuckerberg and other big boys don’t have my sympathy Cathy O’Neil, along with criticizing these “big boys of tech”, feels some …

2018-08-19: Blotpub now supports syndication to Mastodon With all the recent discussions around Mastodon and how it is different, possibly better, I thought …

2018-08-19: I think I may need a how-to on ActivityPub. The goal and the approach sound so promising. But how do …

2018-08-18: I decided today that I do not want to display the likes, replies and repost types of posts on my …

2018-08-17: Sleep has to be one of the costliest currencies out there. You borrow some from your daily kitty and …

2018-08-16: A trail in nature, to serenity. A quest to seek calmness. When your reinvigorated mind carries your …

2018-08-16: So is it time now to dust-off our old Tumblr blogs now? I know we are (finally) fed up of Twitter …

2018-08-16: This week’s episode of @Monday was absolutely brilliant. It was great listening to the …

2018-08-15: Blotpub update: Endpoint now supports uploading photos, however just as multipart data. So you would …

2018-08-15: I seriously wonder how different is Mastodon from Twitter - of course, other than the fact that it …

2018-08-15: There are colors that nature paints just to brighten your day!

2018-08-15: ★ Liked “Selling Your Power Back to Twitter” Why would anyone sell their power …

2018-08-15: ★ Liked “MIT mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery” The twist wave …

2018-08-14: ★ Liked “The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone” If we …

2018-08-14: Meditation I have been a lot restless these last few days. My mind wanders a lot, it’s cluttered, full …

2018-08-14: ★ Liked “Dear Journalists: The war on what you do is escalating.” …

2018-08-14: So nice and brave of @manton to congratulate third-party dev for an app that sits right against his …

2018-08-14: It’s been so long that I wrote a fiction, let the teeny writer in me express himself freely. …

2018-08-14: Twitter Has Desensitised Us I have recently observed a lot of anger from people across the world towards social networks of all …

2018-08-13: Reads I Liked (13-Aug) Here’s a list of articles I liked throughout the day. 1. I do not think there is any debate …

2018-08-13: I read some fanwars and associated diatribes after a long time today. I read some cringeworthy …

2018-08-13: Nature and family get-togethers go along pretty nicely

2018-08-13: I am kind of bummed that no one here had any interest in Yahoo! Pipes. I really wish there was an …

2018-08-11: Remember Yahoo! Pipes? I had built so many custom feeds combining different feeds using that …

2018-08-11: Micro.blog - A wish and a fear I wish micro.blog becomes bigger, more diverse with more voices spread across the world, the …

2018-08-11: Date 2018-08-11 01:15 It’s amusing to see the weekly reports from Screen Time. I knew I have …

2018-08-10: Reads I Liked (10-Aug) Throughout the day, I read so many article which I would like to share to others. It also is an …

2018-08-10: I have been reading a lot of views from people who are leaving Twitter. But it is different from the …

2018-08-10: I read this post first in my feed reader. I wonder how these reads will get translated into BAT. Not …

2018-08-10: Search Engines need to redesign their results Dave Winer wrote few of his thoughts on how the search engines need to improve with time. He was …

2018-08-10: Why not just quit Twitter? I am reading a lot of views these days from people I respect deciding to leave Twitter. And this is …

2018-08-09: Here’s a snapshot with all the “new” Android smartphones being sold online, …

2018-08-09: When you have “magic” in your name, you tend to suffer later. I was always sceptical …

2018-08-09: Another day, another AMP horror story. AMP has to be the ideal use-case on how an incumbent on web …

2018-08-09: Blotpub implementation thoughts This is a running list of things I need to implement in Blotpub. I intend to pour my thoughts and …

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2018-08-09: I would like that world. However, I think we tend to ignore the social aspect that Twitter has …

2018-08-09: It is important, but extremely difficult, to hit that right balance between being productive and …

2018-08-08: Bad news: there's no solution to false information online This is a must read article from Ben Werdmüller where he concisely conveys the problem around …

2018-08-08: I wonder how is this still allowed on the App Store.

2018-08-08: ★ Liked “How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes” As an industry, …

2018-08-08: Every day dawns with a new lesson. There is just so much fun stuff to learn in the IndieWeb world. …

2018-08-08: ★ Liked “First Amendment Experts Warn Facebook Banning InfoWars Could Set Completely …

2018-08-07: After an extremely productive last couple of weeks, it was time to reflect on the days gone by and …

2018-08-07: Micro.blog is the only service that I use which uses email-only authentication. And it is a …

2018-08-07: ★ Liked “AWS icon quiz” You use AWS, but how well do you actually know AWS? …

2018-08-07: Freeing the Web from the Browser The Web is, without a doubt, the most powerful research tool currently available to man. No longer …

2018-08-07: I also believe Bloomberg’s this statement, though accurate, is misguided. “(…) …

2018-08-07: India is turning out to be a difficult market to crack for Apple. No surprises — it is a …

2018-08-07: ★ Liked “Reporter vs Journalist” I’d love to reserve the term blogger …

2018-08-06: Blotpub Now Supports Likes and Replies Since I introduced blotpub a couple of days back, I have been continuously posting to the site from …

2018-08-06: ★ Liked “How Does Mastodon Work?” I’m going to try and cover all of the …

2018-08-06: Some mornings just aren’t easy. And it is even more frustrating if they are Monday mornings. …

2018-08-05: To anyone using Business G Suite just make sure that you’ve “downgrade” instead …

2018-08-05: Upgrading Lab to Home Updated: 05-Aug 15:15 I am seriously considering the option to make this blot blog as my primary …

2018-08-04: Micro.Threads Update Update [04-08 17:40]: Discovery of threads Discover new threads from timeline Refresh explore …

2018-08-04: ★ Liked “A Moral Imperative” What I don’t hear often in the discussion …

2018-08-03: Blotpub - Micropub Endpoint for Blot Continuing my experiments with Blot, and as a next step in Indiewebifying it, I had recently sorted …

2018-08-02: ★ Liked “Engineers Fix Original Defects in the Statue (of Liberty)”. From the …

2018-08-02: ★ Liked “A Spectre is Haunting Unicode” To sum up - in 1978 a series of small …

2018-08-02: Theme Refresh for My Blot Blog I have observed that I have been more inclined recently to post on Blot blog. I do have my main …

2018-08-02: Techmeme introduced a new form of ads today. This is how the homepage looked. And this how they …

2018-08-01: In line with the last update on Blot experiment, setting up webmentions. I think I will go with …

2018-08-01: '' ★ Liked “The Bullshit Web” An honest web is one in which the overwhelming …

2018-08-01: '' ★ Liked “Doing Nothing” Push your mind out of a rut. This is important. I …

2018-08-01: '' ★ Liked “Dave Winer on the decrentralized web” I think the …

2018-08-01: Back home after days of travel. It’s always great to be back at home, the “usual …

2018-07-31:

2018-07-30: Folks with blogs on Blot, how do you typically post? Any micropubs? Or is it always save to dropbox …

2018-07-30: '' ★ Liked “The Outline “slams” media for overusing the word” …

2018-07-30: '' ★ Liked “The conventional wisdom about not feeding trolls makes online abuse …

2018-07-30: '' ★ Liked “‘The discourse is unhinged’: how the media gets AI alarmingly …

2018-07-29: I hate reading articles on websites with monospaced fonts. It’s ok for code snippets, but …

2018-07-29: Posting Liked Articles from Web I recently received a great feedback and a query from @cygnoir at Micro.blog. The links you share …

2018-07-28: Time to be on a train, a rail road trip with family is always fun!

2018-07-28: 1440 title: “” date : 2018-07-28 14:40:00+05:30 — Time to be on a train, a rail …

2018-07-26: That One Shirt in Your Wardrobe Every wardrobe has that one shirt that uncovers itself after many days, from beneath the pile of …

2018-07-26: ★ Liked “Juul & its House of Smoke & Horrors” by Om Malik “And …

2018-07-26: ★ Liked “How to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone and iPad” All you have …

2018-07-25: I listened to a couple of microcasts today and I get the lure now. It is easier to share quick …

2018-07-25: ★ Liked “No, you probably don’t have a book in you” Every story is not …

2018-07-25: ★ Liked “Departing Facebook Security Officer’s Memo: ‘We Need To Be …

2018-07-25: Podcasts Is a Costly Medium Even for Listeners I hate podcasts, because the medium is demanding. It demands so much time from me, demands focused …

2018-07-24: I find it fascinating that Bill Gates does not have a feed with full contents of his notes. I wish …

2018-07-24: I realised today that Feedbin also supports following Twitter feeds and Podcasts. How usable is …

2018-07-24: This week’s episode of Twit was really fun. Lively debates on varied topic, with logical …

2018-07-24: ★ Liked “How to improve Twitter in 2018” by Dave Winer Make a commitment to …

2018-07-24: ★ Liked “Fascism These Days” by Brent Simmons What if agents in the Secret …

2018-07-24: I find the timeline here on Micro.blog gets overwhelming at times - it’s usually full of …

2018-07-23: It was a slack non-productive post office time today. Binged watched one of those not-so-intelligent …

2018-07-23: Finally I watched Durkirk. I do not know how I feel about it. Yet.

2018-07-22: The weekend rounded off perfectly with a quality family time - a delicious home-cooked dinner …

2018-07-22: ★ Liked “Why Is Google Translate Spitting Out Sinister Religious Prophecies? ” …

2018-07-22: ★ Liked “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me” My debt was the result, …

2018-07-22: ’’ tags : likes, link, social 🎶 Listening to Lag Ja Gale Se Phir. …

2018-07-22: It still surprises me to find that there is no way on iOS to look at the call history by contacts - …

2018-07-22: ★ Liked “Ten Years Later, “The Dark Knight” and Its Vision of Guilt …

2018-07-21: Interesting way to catch tip modifications by waiters. However, I am always surprised that in this …

2018-07-21: This always used to drive me nuts when different people used different varients of flag (-r Or -R) …

2018-07-21: It’s fascinating to think to think that anybody can replicate Facebook, “kill” …

2018-07-20: Micro.threads Update. Refreshed user discover section to show more information for the recommended …

2018-07-19: ★ Liked “Being the change isn’t enough” by Daniel Goldsmith

2018-07-19: It was great listening to @EddieHinkle and @macgenie talk about all things IndieWeb on this episode …

2018-07-19: Though I agree with Sundar here, I think the sentiment is missing the core issue EU raises - …

2018-07-19: ★ Liked “Software Development” by xkcd

2018-07-18: Changing Date Format in Blot So, in one of the recent posts on indiewebifying the blot.im site, I was faced with a roadblock. I …

2018-07-18: I have been following a daily evening routine these days to refresh my user recommendations. And I …

2018-07-18: ★ Liked “Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?” Reames said he …

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2018-07-17: Email indeed is the perfect, and oldest, decentralised social network for communication. You do not …

2018-07-17: Update - IndieWebifying the Blot site Given the recent focus on the working on Micro.threads, I hardly had any spare time for working on …

2018-07-17: Are humans really blind to the gorilla on the basketball court? A wonderful essay on what’s “obvious” to human and how the fallacy that …

2018-07-17: Update on Micro.threads User Discovery section. Rolled out some performance improvements. Added some …

2018-07-16: I was seriously considering buying a domain name in my daughter’s name today, who is still 5. …

2018-07-16: I just carried out my customary buy on Amazon Prime Day. And of course it is for an Amazon device. …

2018-07-16: h/t Daniel Goldsmith

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2018-07-16: A nice post. Early this year, I too followed a similar path to take my web and social presence Indie …

2018-07-15: I dreamt a horror movie today. I think if produced it can be one of the best horror movies ever …

2018-07-15: User Discovery with Micro.threads I had recently started working on updating Micro.threads application to focus on discovery, …

2018-07-14: Interesting, thank you Ryan for sharing that. I for sure want to explore it more, just for the …

2018-07-13: I’m planning an experiment. The only way I will consume news for next few days would be via …

2018-07-13: Thank you Aaron. I am confident the consistency of Aperture will consistently grow with more edge …

2018-07-13: State of Microsub Servers and Client I had recently expressed an excited opinion on Microsub, the “new” Indieweb spec. I …

2018-07-13: ★ Liked “Shameless vs. shameful” by Seth Godin Shaming a person is a …

2018-07-13: What’s the feed reader service of choice amongst the community here? I remember many floating …

2018-07-12: After a really productive few days, I thought it was a good time to update what’s happening …

2018-07-12: ★ Liked “Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google” (..to …

2018-07-12: “Magic Leap Finally Demoed Its Headset And It Is… …

2018-07-12: Though I agree with Daniel’s sentiment, it’s part of the overall cycle of …

2018-07-12: So, AirPods remain the wireless earphones of choice for many, primarily due to the ease of use, …

2018-07-12: https://twitter.com/statuses/1017248490160836608

2018-07-11: One of the worst feeling is the helplessness you feel as you look into the painful eyes of your …

2018-07-11: At times, I just wish I wasn’t following the technology space closely. My buying decisions …

2018-07-11: I really liked this comment from a hacker news thread1 on a post around how Microservices …

2018-07-11: ★ Liked Throwing and Catching by Seth Godin We spend most of our time in catching mode. In …

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2018-07-11: We should tread carefully while bringing AR and ads technologies together. AR is still a growing …

2018-07-11: Update on Micro.threads I had recently realised the project I had much plan for wasn’t updated since sometime back. …

2018-07-10: ★ Liked “re-setting my mental clock” by @ayjay I have always told myself that …

2018-07-10: Micropub endpoint from the ground up The recent experiments with blot.im has given the perfect opportunity to explore if I can get a …

2018-07-10: Whatsapp is following Facebook’s footsteps — fighting fake news problem with full page …

2018-07-10: Update on Blot Open Questions Update: I had sent these questions to David, the developer behind Blot, on the support email …

2018-07-10: It’s fascinating when you find art all around you. And some looking down at you. Inspiring.

2018-07-10: ★ Liked Privacy Policy for ascraeus.org When you send a webmention to this site, you are …

2018-07-09: So, I had recently got a blog created with blot.im. It will continue to exist in parallel to …

2018-07-09: I think I may have hit the right ingredients to what I want to achieve with my blot blog. Look wise …

2018-07-09: I read this nice article on how being a parent might (or might not) affect one’s writing. It …

2018-07-08: @colinwalker Do you have a different feed that is fed to micro.blog than your exposed rss? Your …

2018-07-08: Creativity and Parenthood Austin Kleon wrote a nice article advising creators, especially writers, to not fall prey to a …

2018-07-08: ‪This how-to series from Apple on Twitter is brilliant marketing. Showcases the product, …

2018-07-08: ★ Liked “An Interview with Andy Hertzfeld - Architect of the original …

2018-07-07: I and queues have some animosity. I know everyone thinks so, but it’s not the regular …

2018-07-07: Though micro.blog hosted blogs typically are a lot cleaner, I still prefer to read the long posts in …

2018-07-07: ★ Liked A Vision of Paradise by Jeremy Martin

2018-07-07: Amy Hoy writes so effortlessly about the web and websites as the internet around was changing. With …

2018-07-07: I would have liked a Shortcut invite getting into the weekend — but then now that I …

2018-07-06: I’ve finally decided to give blot.im a try. I like the simplicity of posting. Couple of …

2018-07-06: Whenever I read a book instead of Twitter for half an hour, I’m like: “Oh yeah! Words …

2018-07-06: ‪At times, Musk behaves very similar to the president of his country. Goes after everyone who …

2018-07-06: I think I might give up and start using the official Twitter app. Don’t think at this point I …

2018-07-05: There are days when you figure out things are broken with your site and you just can’t find …

2018-07-05: A great read. Defining facts is hard — and hence is writing about and surfacing …

2018-07-05: For a person not interested in football as a sport, I still try to remain informed on FIFA updates. …

2018-07-05: ★ Liked How itty.bitty works Good showcase of possibilities. Static goes next level. …

2018-07-05: Article 13, which makes platforms directly liable for copyright infringements by their users …

2018-07-04: I think I need to gain control on how a feed client, micro.blog app for example, process my …

2018-07-04: I am tired of the tangled cables around my earphones. They are too messy and discomforting. I think …

2018-07-03: So that foldable Surface “phone” running Andromeda OS? Yeah, that was just a concept …

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2018-07-03: After a bit of playing around, I am still not clear on the purpose and benefit of IndieBookClub. …

2018-07-03: It’s time to catch up on C.B. Strike - second story “The Silkworm”. I like the …

2018-07-02: As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, …

2018-07-01: Siri shortcuts are amazing — potentially game-changing. Just default …

2018-07-01: I have seen Monocle in action now and realise the power of Microsub standard. I do not think I can …

2018-07-01: I always wanted to sort out my webmentions and the respective microformats in reply posts. …

2018-07-01: It turns out that culture is the most powerful force available to us. Culture comes from each of …

2018-07-01: Finally got the support for like and reply webactions — have handled the …

2018-06-30: ’’ tags : likes, link, social I always wonder what made us so careless, so …

2018-06-30: Playing with lights is always fun!

2018-06-30: You know how at times you keep making a very very silly mistake, but you blame a much …

2018-06-29: I was facing an issue with my micropub endpoint while publishing via an external app. The markdown …

2018-06-29: It had been so long since I was actively engrossed in something. It was kind of a low productivy …

2018-06-28: Every time I read about Google Duplex, there is a sense of uneasiness in me. I just can never put it …

2018-06-28: Book Review: Murder in the Mystery Suite A mystery of murders during a “Murder and Mayhem week”, amid “some role-playing …

2018-06-28: In the new Google Duplex demos, the system clearly calls out it’s Google Assitant, but then …

2018-06-28: Safari is a browser, wish the updates to such an important app wasn’t tied to OS upgrades. I …

2018-06-27: Best update in iOS 12? Post upgrade it asked for iCloud password 0 times. That is many ones less …

2018-06-27: Incredibles 2 was underwhelming. Action (which was sleek, no doubt) won over balanced narration. …

2018-06-27: Log message: downloading beta profile. See you on the other side.

2018-06-26: Just performed a Windows 10 reset - because it was getting bogged down by the loaded crap. Reset …

2018-06-26: I am still not sure how Apple continues to justify minor Siri improvements on yearly iOS upgrade …

2018-06-26: I run Google Analytics today on my site. I really need not run any Analytics on my site. I think I …

2018-06-25: I had the same start to my day as Colin’s - with a glorious morning. However, where I was …

2018-06-11: Been so long I have been away from writing anything. I think that sort of phase when consumption …

2018-06-11: Browsers continue to make mockery of the web standards. Just look at the behaviour of autocomplete …

2018-05-27: Come’on SRH, no less than 160 to defend. Make #IPL2018Final worth the 4 hours.

2018-05-08: I hate the continuous scrolling paradigm adopted by many websites (Quartz, Venture Beat) today to …

2018-05-04: Planning a family vacation is not easy. So many parameters to think of.

2018-05-04: The seduction of access to privileged (non-public) data is irresistible. Prioritizing data because …

2018-04-24: From the Medium help section. Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful …

2018-04-24: Google gets even more interested in podcasts now. Currently, they look primarily focused on …

2018-04-18: M. G. Siegler recently posted his thoughts on Arrogance Peaks in Silicon Valley. I found this belief …

2018-04-18: When @bradyharan first referenced his new podcast, about all the podcasts that aren’t made, …

2018-04-17: I keep hearing that there are parts of the world where using Facebook is a necessity. I wonder what …

2018-04-16: Amongst the mountains, facing the green valleys. A calmness eventually sweeps in.

2018-04-13: I am surprised there exists another social network that I did not hear about earlier (it’s …

2018-04-13: I’m surprised that cause and medications for an ailment as simple as headache is still not …

2018-04-11: The more I think and hear from the voices (a lot smarter than I) talk about the rumoured …

2018-04-09: As I look at the hundreds of links bookmarked over the years of browsing, I am stunned how can this …

2018-04-09: I simply love the podcast The Truth. Every episode has a unique fiction to narrate, with an …

2018-04-08: I am almost on the verge of deleting the YouTube app from my phone. The algorithmic overloads have …

2018-04-08: Thoughts on The Rule of Links Every post I write oftentimes has a link to an external post, either as a reference or as a …

2018-04-08: Every now and then, it’s better to let the mind go completely blank. Many a times it is …

2018-04-04: Another day, another update on Facebook’s grey terms around their product usage. Now …

2018-04-04: I am completely against Tweetstorms. Not because it’s difficult to present and parse for …

2018-04-03: I literally shouted “This is f*^&>$! awesome!” during a chase sequence in Baby …

2018-04-03: @manton I find the character ‘&’ eats up 5 characters instead of just one in iOS …

2018-04-03: “Deep Impact” is an intriguing watch. It’d a story to tell in a genre. But it …

2018-04-02: Time. Those fleeting moments of time. Time. Those fleeting moments of time. Those crazy, affected attempts to catch up to them. To not let …

2018-04-02: Ezra Klein interviewed Mark Zuckerberg recently and fascinating to hear him evade (though clearly …

2018-04-02: I consider every visit to a barber as one where I assign a project to a sculptor. My only …

2018-04-01: I have finished reading another fiction - review in progress. And I realise it is first time since …

2018-03-30: You tend to remember the things that went wrong, that were not easy to carry out the first time …

2018-03-30: My daughter servers me a dish of Play-Doh breakfast every now and then. Got served some colourful …

2018-03-29: A great article on a recent event in cricket → For all the ball-tampering madness, we can …

2018-03-28: Greens always mesmerise me - a velvety bed so serene for the flowers.

2018-03-28: I have realised there’s a block worse than writer’s block - a reader’s block. …

2018-03-27: Most tech bloggers often dislike Apple because they tend to stay focused on a theme in an event. …

2018-03-27: An alarming and distressing thread → Want to freak yourself out? I’m gonna show just …

2018-03-27: I finally watched Wonder Woman & I must say I had too high expectations for this. And this …

2018-03-25: Slippery slope that is win-at-all-costs Recent drama, being termed #SandpaperGate, around Australian cricketers admited to tampering with …

2018-03-25: It is pretty amazing what you can create when you let the nature work its magic on the complete …

2018-03-23: I am tired of listening to comments on Facebook, mentioning it’s already too late or no point …

2018-03-22: iPad still remains the best device for consumption. And shines at times even for creation given it …

2018-03-22: Great analogy by Dave Winer → It’s just that people who use the new Google-powered …

2018-03-20: Every now & then, I come across a IndieWeb enabled site with all the principles implemented, …

2018-03-20: I wonder can we not post titles with notes in quill? I want to post replies with some comments, but …

2018-03-20: It was great listening to @modernlittleme. I say this again, it is refreshing to hear new thoughts, …

2018-03-19: A good book is the one that makes you shout at a character to not do a thing he’s doing. To …

2018-03-18: It is so difficult, even frustrating at times, to find just that right combination of a pen and …

2018-03-16: When your mind is loaded with stuff, from work and from home and from others, it stops churning …

2018-03-15: A delicious multi-course meal is always the best way to get through a tedious work week.

2018-03-14: Such a great first episode of Micro Monday — I love the format, & I love the concept. It …

2018-03-13: Does preparing for an exam mean making one learn? I never believed that, but am always reminded that …

2018-03-11: As we detoured in search of dinner, we had no idea we would halt at a place that hadn’t aged …

2018-03-10: I recently switched off the “Trim Silence” mode. Even got the playback speeds to 1x. …

2018-03-09: At times, we do surprise ourself with what we achieve with the creativity - and let the nature grow.

2018-03-09: Short, crisp review of Galaxy S9 → “If you want this phone, just buy an S8” - …

2018-03-08: It’s difficult to keep up with any goals once you are on an official travel. Thoughts have …

2018-03-08: There’s something unnaturally beautiful about this bench - in midst of a hive of activity, in …

2018-03-07: At times, it’s the calm, the silence, an empty pathway that lends the solace. One such …

2018-03-07: I am always surprised by the number of typos in e-books. One would think a digital format would be …

2018-03-07: Even after so many travels, every imminent one makes me nervous even now. And am sure it is not …

2018-03-06: She narrated so many tales. Wish I had understood at least a couple.

2018-03-06: Amazon Alexa Devices Are Laughing Spontaneously → People are reporting that the bot [Alexa …

2018-03-06: This week was an interesting one. Not much productive, but then just productive enough. What I am …

2018-03-05: This lone lamppost always befuddles me — I can never decide whether to be saddened by its …

2018-03-05: Micro Monday: @eli. His stream is full of interesting posts and snaps. And some delightful …

2018-03-05: They say the world online is spoilt, spiteful. It’s all rage, and slander. All one utters of …

2018-03-05: So I wasn’t too off on Oscars predictions. We can kind of guess which movies will win the big …

2018-03-04: So the Oscars are almost here. And I’ve got a feeling that it will be The Shape of Water, …

2018-03-04: A tray of fresh breakfast served by my daughter’s imagination.

2018-03-04: Open Web and Your Social Signature I had recently expressed my hope for more people to own their identities online. There is nothing …

2018-03-04: Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming again. I just love every film in MCU. Superhero films are supposed to …

2018-03-04: I guess the attempt from Apple to market HomePod as a speaker-first-smart-later device didn’t …

2018-03-03: Greens at home make a tiresome day just a tad more soothing.

2018-03-03: “Being a parent makes you feel like a blanket that’s always too small.” Few …

2018-03-03: Communities to Combat Isolation This is such a feel-good post to cheer one up on how a town in Somerset realised the ill effects of …

2018-03-03: I wish the full screen mode on Safari did what I want it to do — go full screen on the …

2018-03-03: I get a physical newspaper delivered to me every morning. My morning cup of tea with a daily dose of …

2018-03-02: Stairs to serenity, an opportunity to rise above the routine hustle and bustle.

2018-03-02: In continuation to my wish for the publications to allow subscribing only to their exclusive …

2018-03-02: Every time I attempt to read any publication, I am bomabarded with the content marked …

2018-03-01: So after carefully considering which apps actually deserve a place on my device, I’ve for the …

2018-03-01: ‘Bro Culture’ Led to Repeated Sexual Harassment → Former Google …

2018-03-01: Adore that season where winter is bidding adieu and summer is getting ready, knocking on the doors. …

2018-02-28: I am becoming too much fussy, too much skeptical about things. I find a perfect, vacant parking spot …

2018-02-27: Why a billionaire’s Instagram alternative is suddenly so popular → So how does it …

2018-02-27: Human, you talking to me? Jeez, mon, I’m surrounded by amateurs.

2018-02-27: My daughter teaches me, makes me think so much from dawn to dusk. Her curiousity towards her …

2018-02-26: Micro.threads update. Added refresh support for existing threads, useful mainly for all Discover …

2018-02-26: Every time I have to open up my code, it makes me extremely nervous. There is so much mess that …

2018-02-26: Finally, got the microblog section of my site, the journal as I call it, designed just the way I …

2018-02-26: If you had to recommend one post, long, short doesn’t matter, what would that be? Something, …

2018-02-25: Updated the /now page for this week — it’s been all about the hobby projects. So few …

2018-02-25: "So, what version of yourself are you?" The world is full of fascinating minds, with a stream of curious thoughts trickling onto the web - …

2018-02-25: I am seriously coming to that side of belief where microposts are no different from longer posts. As …

2018-02-24: More than the actual gameplay, I am mesmerised by the zen mode in Alto’s Odyssey. At times, I …

2018-02-24: I am part of so many interesting conversations at micro.blog that make me wish for a way to follow …

2018-02-24: Finally watched The Big Sick. It’s refreshing to see some real couples, doing normal …

2018-02-24: It’s been a very hectic week, loaded with work and hobby projects. Sleep is affected. Life …

2018-02-23: @manton I started working on an app based on Micro.blog APIs — started as a project to learn …

2018-02-23: I look at some people and heartily feel the society does not deserve them. I am confounded as to …

2018-02-22: "Thoughts on Google’s strike against non-https sites" Dave Winer wrote about Google’s recent strike on non-https sites. When big companies try to …

2018-02-22: Google, AMP and Consumer Welfare Ben Thompson of Stratechery has published a (another) great post on understanding AMP and the …

2018-02-21: Yee-haw! Alto’s Odyssey is here. Farewell to some hours of productivity. And welcome some …

2018-02-20: You code. Or you write. Rarely can you do both together. That context switching is not so seamless. …

2018-02-20: On my IndieWeb Journey, there are few things I haven’t sorted out yet. To set up a media …

2018-02-19: I had been displaying the webmentions on the posts for some time now. Idea was to validate if things …

2018-02-19: I got a JSON feed setup for my site. When I began, I did not think it would be this simple. I love …

2018-02-19: Another day, another playground. It’s a feed fixing day — I need to decide how I want …

2018-02-18: I’m surprised to see the number of blogs run by blot here. I can see the attraction of a …

2018-02-18: As planned, I got a /now page setup for my site. I do not want to load it with too much of text. …

2018-02-18: So unlocked one more pin with my latest post. Can I say it wasn’t intentional? Planned? …

2018-02-18: Read. Patiently, slowly, uselessly. I recently read a great essay by Michael Harris where he dwells into his present-day struggles to …

2018-02-17: There are days when her doll becomes her life. Whatever she does, it stays by her side. For her, it …

2018-02-17: I sincerely hope the “Reply All” option is higher on @manton’s list of to-dos …

2018-02-17: I am surprised I never tried VS code earlier. I think there’s something about dev tools that …

2018-02-17: I’m really impressed with Visual Studio Code. It works great on Mac (and of course is cross …

2018-02-16: I plan to get a “Now” page setup for my site. I debated a lot if I would be able to …

2018-02-15: The sheer number of modules available in Node can overwhelm you at times. Think of any utility, …

2018-02-15: “Math is math, why would they change math?” Gosh, this Incredibles 2 Trailer is …

2018-02-15: I am reading posts mentioning Apple should have caught rings problem in QA. However I have a genuine …

2018-02-15: Notifications were barging into my life very frequently, throughout the day. And night. I had to …

2018-02-14: Purge Undeserving Notifications Notifications are distractions, but they don’t have to be — it calls for an aggressive …

2018-02-14: “Google details how Chrome’s optional ad blocking, which goes live tomorrow, will …

2018-02-14: Biggest shortcomings of humanity come to fore when we stop appreciating others’ and their …

2018-02-13: A great post from @colinwalker explaining his learnings from his Write365 challenge. It reminded me …

2018-02-13: We Should All Write. Everyone Can. I have always believed that anyone can write. Life throws at us many opportunities to express …

2018-02-13: AMP for Email → Because AMP for Email is an open spec, we look forward to seeing how other …

2018-02-13: I watched the first season of Black Mirror completely. It took me at least a couple of days to get …

2018-02-13: I am surprised at the sheer scale of insider information that Gurman has managed to scoop. …

2018-02-13: It is annoying to watch your hairline recede. It is even more annoying to be a mute spectator of the …

2018-02-12: "Receding Hairline" A receding hairline poses a lot of annoyance for the owner of one. And I won’t even get into …

2018-02-12: 🎵 A great song this - Here I dreamt I was an architect I need to listen to more from this …

2018-02-12: It’s difficult to maintain, support and improve legacy features. Always better to clean the …

2018-02-12: Alto’s back with a new adventure → The main evolution is that Alto has learned to …

2018-02-12: HomePod is speaker first, after all → Siri on the HomePod doesn’t need to be terribly …

2018-02-11: There is no better way to sign-off the week than enjoying a sumptuous meal with your family, sharing …

2018-02-11: I wish there was a single place where I could see all my paid subscriptions. There is a reason at …

2018-02-11: Finally managed to document the journey embracing IndieWeb principles on my site built with Hugo. …

2018-02-10: IndieWebify Your Hugo Website For many, that’s too much of jargon right there in the title. So to a bit of basics first. I would …

2018-02-10: I am seriously considering closing my gmail account. I am weary of dumping more and more of my data …

2018-02-10: So the timeline is full of individual’s HomePod reviews. And almost everyone’s loving …

2018-02-09: “Understand humility. Foster dignity. Live memorably. Endure.” → “The …

2018-02-09: It’s mesmerising to wake up to some of the most beautiful creations of nature — a lot …

2018-02-08: Since the day I brought Echo in my home, I always wondered how smart the ecosystem of IOT devices …

2018-02-08: I hate that my Kindle has great battery life — I keep running it for weeks for it …

2018-02-08: Finally managed to catch up to the Falcon Heavy launch posts/videos. Gosh, it just was an inspiring …

2018-02-08: In response to a great article by Kashmir Hill on living in smart homes, I have captured some of my …

2018-02-08: Living in a Smart Home This is a really fascinating, and an extremely detailed account from Kashmir hill journaling her …

2018-02-08: Feedly does not handle the posts without title well. How about the alternatives? Feedbin, …

2018-02-07: HomePod reviews should be pretty heartening for Apple. They looked focused at nailing the hardware …

2018-02-07: 🎵 A great playlist - Autumn Acoustic Pop. Keeps your mind at calm.

2018-02-07: Nature has the ability and avidity to affect your state of mind — at times in most positive …

2018-02-06: I think I need to clip my subscription list of podcasts. I have realised I am spending significant …

2018-02-06: Late to bed, early to rise. Not the way for healthy life. But that’s what I am going through …

2018-02-05: For Micro Monday, I would like to recommend @colinwalker. He writes some great posts, on his really …

2018-02-05: Social media tricks me into thinking I’ve connected with other humans when really I have only …

2018-02-05: 🎵 Such a creative track this - Efflux of Time by Aditi Ramesh.

2018-02-05: Every time I listen to the Best of the Week playlist on Apple Music, I realise how different my …

2018-02-05: Great trailer for Westworld Season 2. Fitting background music to an impactful utterance of the …

2018-02-05: You know the best way to spread a bit of positivity around? Greet people in the morning. I have …

2018-02-05: It’s promising to see when humanity puts its difference aside to help out an animal in …

2018-02-04: @colinwalker Sure. For me, when I referred to long posts, I meant ones a bit refined, independent …

2018-02-04: So finally managed to open-source the enhanced theme on my site. More about the overall setup here. …

2018-02-04: This is such a great post benchmarking Hugo against Jekyll. The faster build times was extractly the …

2018-02-04: At times, it is useful to not wait to get the perfect code base before checking in, especially on …

2018-02-03: 🎵 Now Playing Free Fallin’ - such a great song.

2018-02-03: What is it with the latest websites that the “Request Desktop Site” just …

2018-02-03: There was a time recently when I seriously considered buying a Windows. Needed an Air, but not the …

2018-02-03: You stay late, you screw up your mornings. You don’t, well, you anyway screw up the mornings. …

2018-02-03: “You’re killing me with your eyes But with your smile you revive” 🎵 …

2018-02-02: Cleaning your code to make it ready for open source or to put it out in public is always such a …

2018-02-02: Why Micro.blog has a great chance to succeed? Brent Simmons wrote a great post on why micro.blog is not another App.net. And I completely agree …

2018-02-02: I guess it’s the seasons of new bots signing up on twitter. Suddenly a rush of new followers …

2018-02-01: I believe when organisations say AI powers each of their offerings/products, they use the term way …

2018-02-01: “What would make more sense to me is that Amazon converts the latter into a marketplace where …

2018-02-01: 🎵The whole playlist is stunning — has taken me through so much of tiring hours. …

2018-02-01: Adding Touch Support on Mac Steven Sinofsky, in response to an interesting (and hopefully promising) note from Axios, again …

2018-02-01: These are such great captures of the lunar eclipse from yesterday. Of course, not captured by me - …

2018-02-01: Who would make me feel starstruck? On one of the recent episodes of “Reconcilable Differences”, John Siracusa and Merlin …

2018-01-31: “When life gives you lemons, check to make sure they aren’t, in fact, underripe …

2018-01-31: @manton How does crossposting from micro.blog to twitter handle the syndication? Will the …

2018-01-31: I think I might have finally cracked the Micropub endpoint riddle - an attempt to post via …

2018-01-31: Customary reminder that timezones are mess if not handled during dev and build.

2018-01-31: “Software will always be simple and reliable if it is built to address the problem it aims at …

2018-01-31: Facing an issue parsing webmentions accessed via webmention.io api. I am not sure what the sort …

2018-01-31: I wish I did not have to use any of the Google apps on iOS. But I just can’t find a way to …

2018-01-30: Stop Making Software Complex We, as an industry, need to find ways to simplify the process of building software, without ignoring …

2018-01-29: Enabled the h-entry microformat markup to posts/journal entries. POSSE handled via IFTTT recipes on …

2018-01-29: Embracing IndieWeb can at times feel overwhelming. But it’s the amazing implementations that …

2018-01-28: I have enabled an extremely basic processing and display of two types of posts - likes and replies. …

2018-01-28: On my journey towards embracing IndieWeb, achieved - identify via microformats2, IndieAuth enabled, …

2018-01-28: Dues to Clear “Yes?” Ninad heard a confused, deep whisper at the other end. “This is God …

2018-01-26: Experimentation continues with IndieWeb projects — over to Webmentions. It is a …

2018-01-25: Today has really been extremely productive. I have got many of the things sorted out. Posting from a …

2018-01-25: Exploring the option to enable an editorial process in CMS. So that a draft can be saved first …

2018-01-25: Managed to solve the problem with avoiding issue with including title for microblog in crossposting. …

2018-01-25: It’s been about 6 months now that I got my static site up with Hugo. Pretty satisfied with …

2018-01-25: I am since long fascinated by IndieWeb and multiple projects the guys are working on. One project …

2018-01-23: How Dark Patterns are employed by health insurers Dark patterns, dark algorithms, dark user experiences, what is that? You might ask. I will define …

2018-01-22: This is a test post to check for on-this-day feature.

2018-01-19: Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown A mystery thriller — what do I expect from a book that categorises itself as that? A deep, …

2018-01-16: The Opposite of Fitt’s Law If we should make UI elements we want users to click on large, and ideally place them at corners or …

2018-01-16: Fallout of the False Ballistic Missile Alarm in Hawaii The time in between sparked a brief panic in a state where fears of an attack by North Korea …

2018-01-11: Four Color Theorem and Software Complexity Looking at these graphs feels a lot like looking at a graph of dependencies in a codebase. If you …

2017-11-22: The Unnatural Case “May I enter Detective?”, Mr Rao peeks through the open door of the kitchen. “I heard you had …

2017-10-04: When No One Cares Rick was following this foreign body across his own home for quite some time now. He did not like …

2017-09-25: Herding the Herder “Gotya, wake up, you bum.” Gotya was shaken up from his sleep. He shuddered, then forced his face to …

2017-09-14: Steve Jobs Theatre - A Unique Apple Product The Apple Event of September 2017 was in many ways just another iPhone launch day. It was marked by …

2017-09-13: Perfecting Existence A sudden and repeated knock on the door reverberated through the room. It shook Rama, bringing her …

2017-09-08: Ganesh Visarjan 2017 Ganeshotsav - a festival that has me mesmerised for 10 days. One that makes me forget all the …

2017-09-08: Publishing Platforms Still Fail Writers on Mobile I like to write. Emphasis is important because that is exactly what I like to do. I do not want to …

2017-09-07: He, who wasn't welcomed Rains were lashing the village of Tikwadi. No being, living, dead or inanimate, had had any respite …

2017-09-02: Why Microsoft failed with Windows Phone? A good round-up by Quartz on why Microsoft failed with Windows Phone; an attempt is also made to run …

2017-09-01: "A Writer's Dilemma" A writer who also is a technology enthusiast is a worst combination. Every now and then there is a …

2017-08-30: Why do we keep failing at foreseeing the technology advances? Forecasting the future of technology has always been an entertaining but fruitless game. Nothing …

2017-08-27: "Medium" Everyday, I have a lot many thoughts about Medium these days. For some reason, I find it is turning …

2017-08-26: Static Website: Benefits & Writing Process I have recently converted my blog to a website and, as I have already documented, I serve it as a …

2017-08-25: "Ganeshotsav 2017" Ganeshotsav. The festival that brings families together. The festival that makes everyone forget …

2017-08-23: "Solar Eclipse 2017" Historical #SolarEclipse2017 Historical it was tagged. It had so much of hype and so much of …

2017-08-23: Equaling Out Sana hated Joel. It was not because he was a terrible person. It was, rather, for exactly the …

2017-08-19: Life of Bitcoin Miners In the bitcoin economy, time really is money. Every 10 minutes or so, mining machines compete with …

2017-08-19: Walking to the Happy Place Oas looked at the grumpy old sod again lying down in front of Sara’s picture. Well, at least that is …

2017-08-19: "Journal" I have become a big fan of the Mc Sweeney’s publication. Every day brings a new satire, a new …

2017-08-15: Moving from Squarespace to Hugo This is my personal place, a destination where one can find every thought I ever post on the web, …

2017-08-15: Things are Changin' It is August. I like to think I am a writer. Somewhere deep down, I also know, though, that I am …

2017-08-15: "Journal" As I read this, I sat there with a chill down my spine. “Terror is not an unjustified …

2017-08-14: "Journal" I was writing the setup page of this site when this thought triggered in my mind. iPad is just a …

2017-08-11: Displaying Favicons in Safari tabs I don’t know what the argument is against showing favicons in Safari’s tabs, but I can …

2017-08-11: "Journal" The Google Memo debate I had a lot of thoughts on the whole Google is handling the diversity …

2017-08-10: "Journal" Another iPhone Story A must watch short documentary from WSJ, named so aptly “Behind the …

2017-07-24: The Unearthly Baggage Sara is getting restless in the queue. There are still a couple of people standing ahead of her; …

2017-05-15: Day When a Loan Shark Was Tamed Thursday dawned on Tikwadi. For an outsider, no dawn in Tikwadi was any different. Villagers idled …

2017-05-09: We're all a mess Such a refreshing edit this published as part of Sunday Review at The New York Times. The contrast …

2017-05-07: That’s My Sun Sam sat there in the corner looking at his fingernails. With a shrapnel in his hand, he was digging …

2017-04-28: The humans behind the AI There is a great edit on Ars Technica about “The secret lives of Google raters”. I …

2017-04-22: Till the Fireworks Last Pia looked at the screen again and then looked down at her boarding pass. “AI-245”, she hummed, …

2017-04-09: The Quiet Onlooker Shri sits on a roadside bench looking at the traffic as it crawls by. It is the early morning, and …

2016-11-29: Book Review: A Man Called Ove “Very few books make me root for the central character. Ove has me hooked.. am with him for a …

2016-11-27: Marvelling at Life Oas trotted to the window to peek outside, sliding aside the recently dusted curtains. He had dusted …

2016-11-03: Our Mutual Pact “Remember that day when the Coffee House owner had thrown us out of his restaurant?” Jai stirred his …

2016-09-17: A Walk to Remember It was pitch dark across the town of Diu. The street winding down was deserted as usual. It had …

2016-07-12: Best Day of My Life “Trust me, Sam.” “I trust you Pihu. But I can’t believe what you just …

2016-05-15: The Lone Conductor Today’s was a typical summer morning in Tikwadi. It was a calm & pleasant dawn that the …

2016-03-31: The Other He walked back into the room, alone. He fancied such days. He was on his personal day-off when …

2016-03-29: Pinboard & IFTTT Maciej Cegłowski rants on how IFTTT pulled the plug and dropped the support for Pinboard. …

2016-03-08: Idea of The Daily Message Ev Williams suggesting an idea for a new age messaging app to overcome the rush of frantic …

2016-02-07: Why Gender Equality is important for men too Emma Watson gave an impassioned and effective speech at the U.N. headquarters in New York. The …

2016-01-02: Book Review: The Oath of the Vayuputras Typical Trilogy. Starts well. Goes haywire. Falls flat. Such a letdown by the finale. Last third of …

2015-08-02: Book Review: Mort A great fun read with extremely witty subplots is how I remember this book. But then I think about …

2015-04-27: The Ads Dilemma Every time I read an article online that grabs by attention and interest, I am faced with a dilemma. …

2015-04-12: Passwords are, still, mess Some time back, I read this interesting post at xkcd, a usual for these guys. It made me realise, …

2015-04-11: Thoughts on The Martian This novel has left me with a lot of thoughts. First off, I am totally confused on what I really …

2015-01-24: Kindle and Paperbacks I read a paperback recently; an incident that made me realise how wrong I had been to believe one …

2014-12-17: Book Review: Gone Girl Dark, Psycho Thriller with neither Mystery nor Thrill. I started reading this book wanting, …

2014-11-30: Experience watching Interstellar So, I finally watched Interstellar yesterday; after days of, literally, closing ears and eyes on …

2014-11-19: Book Review: And Then There Were None Agatha Christie, a name I saw at every bookstore and avoided every single time. The books …

2014-10-30: Book Review: The Cuckoo''s Calling The novel is an entertaining read overall. Expected given that it is penned by an experienced story …

2014-09-06: Own your blog: With Ghost and Digital Ocean Image Credit: Dave Ever since I decided to own and host my site, i.e. basically ever since this …

2014-08-30: Anyone can write Image Credit: jeffrey james pacres One way to think of writing is to jot down abundance of words, …

2014-08-21: Showman I adore It is raining outside, a steady fall of cheerful drops. I look outside, while am gathering my …

2014-08-21: I want to use Overcast, but I can't I like listening to podcasts and have been regularly doing so. Podcasts have almost become my go-to …

2014-08-13: The Conscious Subconscious One's subconscious wakes up pretty frequently, at times during events not that significant in grand …

2014-08-07: End of journey I would no longer be posting on this weblog going ahead. I have finally managed to own my presence …

2014-07-28: Pen is, still, mightier Recently I read an article by Nick Bilton that announced, or at least inclined to, the demise of the …

2014-07-23: Here's to another start! This site is a result of in-numerous attempts at pushing myself to own my blog, again. My last …

2013-12-30: Remembering names.. Another introduction where I am involved, as in I listen, happened today. These introductions haunt …

2013-12-29: Book Review: Inferno Inferno by Dan Brown Going in to the chapter 1 of Inferno, I didn’t have too high …

2013-08-13: Here’s a word cloud of my posts created in 2008 – I had been writing for around 2 years …

2013-08-08: Book Review: Kane and Abel Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer My rating: 4 of 5 stars First two chapters down and I knew am in for …

2013-08-06: Stop overthinking We, the humans, are a race of thinkers. We are pampered while growing up, someone always making the …

2012-08-06: Speechless... Another rainfall, another stroll to the cafeteria, another shot of similar feelings. Just couldn’t …

2012-08-06: Make us fools, but we hate waiting. Some years ago, executives at a Houston airport faced a troubling customer-relations issue. …

2012-06-26: Evidence of Machine Learning scratched at Google X Laboratory Inside Google’s secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality …

2011-08-10: If India lose 4-0 against England.. … I won’t be surprised if BJP tags this loss as the failure of UPA government. Someone, mostly …

2011-08-04: Uniting the divided nation, at least by name. We, the people of India; the divided people of India. We are divided by states. We are divided by …

2011-07-22: Another day, another change Another day, when things did not go as planned. Things worked out well, almost, but did not go to …

2011-06-29: If a great musician plays great music but no one hears, was he really any good? Interesting read this about an experiment involving Joshua Bell. You feel for him when we says this: …

2011-06-29: Change changes everything! Change is important. Change is inevitable. But if not, it has to be forced. Change is one thing I …

2010-07-16: Selecting your contact number: An activity worth million dollars.. It was second incident in last 2 weeks when I had to select a mobile number for myself. Now this …

2010-06-18: Thank you Mr.Timezones for making world messier a place to live.. There is one concept in this confusing world which I absolutely hate. Something called “Timezone”. …

2010-06-07: 2 ke 15million; a non-economist view of a 'convinient' money making deal.. Yesterday there was a buzz going along in my office. My colleague asked me if I would be interested …

2010-05-25: Making birthday celebrations an embarrassing experience..since 1912! Cake was being cut. Everybody stood around the “oh-am-one-more-year-old” guy and all of them were …

2010-05-15: Is she Indian? A timepass bet, literally.. Since I arrived in Sydney, this question has been discussed and fought and betted over so many times …

2010-05-04: I do not drink. Research says I am dumb.. I haven’t had even a single sip of as non-alcoholic an alcoholic drink as beer. There I said it. I …

2010-02-04: Decoding the plight called elevators.. The beasts called elevators end up pissing me off every single time. I had rambled about these dumb …

2010-01-24: Switching Lives (Repost) Prologue: I have been working on quite a lot of posts recently but could not finish them and bring …

2009-12-27: My time travel to the future me.. Tomorrow I am going to travel through the time to the future me. It’s been long that I was planning …

2009-12-14: Thoughts on movie making (and reviewing) Just finished watching “The Negotiator”. A tense drama between two negotiators that was . Well at …

2009-10-15: Is ignoring climate change a risk worth taking? He gets up in the morning and sees sun rising at him through the small slit, left open at the window …

2009-09-27: A day when I let my unethical mind cells win You know that time when you just back out of a thing which might have saved you some bucks? It …

2009-09-21: Getting Choosy at Supermarkets.. A visit to a supermarket is not something uncommon for me. Rather it is one thing which i like doing …

2009-08-23: Quick thoughts These days i am going through some wonderful experiences. Major chunk for this: I have the routine …

2009-07-30: A quickie to Darling Harbour.. Need to update, but i have reached and kind of settled in Australia. I had some time at hand last …

2009-06-12: One Fine Morning... Incidents wait for a perfect time to pounce on you, especially the bad ones. One such incident …

2009-05-29: Nothing goes wrong.. I had earlier prated at facebook about how things never go wrong but they usually are wrong. This …

2009-05-27: Contemplating my present days.. Another day spent with hardly any interesting updates in life. Truly speaking many things happen. …

2009-03-18: The useless "S" word!!! As i was tottering along the floor today, i reached the door of the washroom whose door, thanks to …

2009-03-12: An Experience “Learning how to drive has been too easy these days my friend”, he said, “It’s a simple principle. …

2009-02-27: A lame effort ... Another day goes by. Each day passes with me starting my day with a plan to blog about the zillions …

2009-02-11: 'Fatty' Brain ... Now that’s not just a random title that i chalked out. Actually it is a fact. I read today …

2009-02-02: The modern face of armed robbery.. Just when i think not to trouble my mind, saturated by randomness to its full, i come across the …

2009-01-28: Why does darkness exist? I have been gliding in the darkness for around 3 hours now, for one simple reason. The tube light in …

2009-01-08: What really is ambition? Today it happened again. A previous post has had many hits from the Google search. I know there is …

2008-12-27: A passage I long to live... Just finished watching the most wondrous poem on love and life, "Before Sunrise". I am so damn …

2008-12-11: Why do I even try? True. I try like hell not to listen to him. He goes on bumping my head. But i remain focused. He …

2008-10-13: Dawn of a new Era... Finally i have managed to stablize the “new entity” i was working on for quite a long …

2008-10-09: Nine... Nine... A number that has haunted me for more than a month. Would wake up with a stare at it. Take a …

2008-09-26: What happened to my Ambitions? I have always been faced with this puzzle for quite long now. What happened to me shouting i would …

2008-09-19: Switching lives... Yesterday i had quite a random dream. Random indeed it was. For the most part of it i was pretty …

2008-08-26: Me and Garfield Along my surf through the web net (hmm tautology), found a lively garfield (now oxymoron) cartoon. …

2008-08-25: Tottering along the floor to.. Now this is the topic that hits me everyday, atleast 3 times a day.. uhh .. usually more than that. …

2008-08-20: I blabber about ... Lets have a look at the word cloud for this random messy place. I am surprised to know that i blog …

2008-08-19: I am superstitious What follows is just a prologue. If you want to directly hit my thoughts on me being superstitious, …

2008-08-18: Twitter in Blog/Website.. I always wanted to add my tweets to my blog, to pen in the sudden and randomly generated vibes in …

2008-08-18: Superstitious and Me??? ..Nah... Yep that’s the way it is whenever you ask that renowned question to even slenderly educated …

2008-08-15: Vande Mataram.. Wishing all Indians, including myself, a Very Happy 62nd Independence Day. Been a great start, let …

2008-08-13: Journey to a self-hosted blog ... Finally i succeed. I have been working on this site for around a month now. I, though, had finalized …

2008-08-12: Reduced activity Yeah .. even i know my love for this buddy looks deteriorated. But i would say thats not the case. I …

2008-08-09: Still in the womb ... 9 months are not over yet … Am still taking shape … Everything is getting put in place. …

2008-08-06: Gulped... Tired. Bored. Empty-Skulled. I gulped another cup of cappuccino. And on my way back, i just churned …

2008-07-09: Just tweak Google search box.. Concentration Gauranteed "I start reading something" ... "I need to blog this" ... "Wasn't the other topic better?" ... "Okay …

2008-06-18: Mysterious Me... The title does sound, atleast for me, a bit self-boasting one. I dunno about others for whom …

2008-05-29: Here I blog ... All thanks to the most limited blog templates and still rather basic fuctionalities provided by …

2008-05-20: IPL should end ... Finally I planned to blog today. I had been dropping quite a few shitty n weird ideas over notepad's …

2008-04-10: News media tickled my thinking brain again... Sometimes few news stories do make me go mad. Some call them weird, some call them funny, some call …

2008-03-26: Am still not dead... Title sounds quite harsh, but i needed to be told that. Another day of incremental blunt looks at …

2008-02-14: Earn security, but at a price... Just after a striking connection between "Security and Privacy", here's another great image …

2008-02-05: I am breaking.... Truly i am. Work is really not effort-worth. I am unable to do the tasks worth effort. Those …

2008-02-03: A Commute through Orkut Communities... Here is another slippery weekend sliding beneath my feet. As i sit acting idle, with feeling rather …

2008-01-29: Security and Privacy!!! Just found this amazing image depicting how security and privacy are inter-related in todays …

2008-01-28: Operation 'Not Afraid'!!! Throughout my student and professional life, i have been named and renamed hundreds and thousands of …

2008-01-17: Indian Kangaroos in Kangaroo Land!!! " Beware Aussies of the Indian Leap. They do take that and when they do, your kangaroo's are no …

2007-11-28: Laugh Monkey Laugh... "Give me a strip of laughter dose please." I know i do blabber pretty brainless sometimes. But …

2007-10-11: An Apple a day... Another instant thought! Throughout my life, from a tender age when i was railing on my knees, I …

2007-10-03: Blank.... Blank... Thats how i have been for almost a week now. Truly speaking work apart, life's really …

2007-09-25: When is a kilogram that is no longer a kilogram still a kilogram? Another random crawl through the web brought me to this interesting fact. It seems it really is a …

2007-09-18: Software Programmers Panico!!! As a follow-up to an earlier post titled 'Quality Confidus', here goes another one. The theme for …

2007-09-09: Global Warming Culprits: Cows and Pigeons join the party!!! Been on watch for something interesting. And there came two strolling down. Its like asking for …

2007-09-02: "Independence Day" Celebrations ??? Been "off-post" for quite a long time now. Spent some heavily burdensome days for the last month or …

2007-07-25: Microsoft's Secret of Success Lies in..... There has always been this indelible discussion to find out what makes all these successful …

2007-07-22: Quality 'Confidus' for Softwares!!! First thought one may get is what this title really mean. Truly speaking not something amazingly …

2007-07-06: Google and Firefox drowns me in a mystery !!! On my way while crawling the web, I noticed something which may be I was inadvertent to. I saw a …

2007-07-05: Decoding IM's !!! A drowsy Friday afternoon. One sits at his desk, gazing at his clock arms strolling round its face. …

2007-06-16: Powerpoints??? Good Gracious!!! Save Me "Following slide talks about theXYZ. As Some Dude defined, XYZ is blah blah blah, moreblah blah …

2007-06-06: Smoking N Choking out ... Are we really??? Shave and bath sensibly? Walking even though you own a car? Use Recycle Bags? Switch to a small cars …

2007-05-16: Wordpress Through Eyes of a Blogger!!! "Howdy"!!! ... Thats how i was welcomed to the Wordpress' blogosphere. Frankly speaking, i got …

2007-05-10: Talk the universal language !!! Time: 6:55 am Venue: Koramangala Bus Stop It was a silent morning one can often confront in …

2007-04-30: Answers Unquestioned!!! Just personifying the randomness, i thought of few answers to some trifling questions. I know these …

2007-04-24: A Wake Up Call!!! Hats off to the Supreme Court!!! On numerous occasions have i seen the politicians using the law at …

2007-04-12: Speechless...... Speechless .... Thats how today's incident caught me. Really felt am i missing something? Am i …

2007-03-24: Cricket... What!!! Numerous occasions already behind, here am again making a resolution.... No Cricket!!! Thanks to …

2007-03-23: Lets corner the lions!!! "Yes, these are all demands, and these are expectations. But these are not demands for victory, nor …

2007-03-21: "Change Do Sir" Utterly ready to start my trip to pune, the unstable mind, as usual, was not able to stick to a plan …

2007-03-15: Nah.... Not Again!!! Uhhh .... Another incident with similar pattern. That's been with me now for numerous occasions. …

2007-03-15: Great Opportunity to help Mankind. Here's a great opportunity to raise money for UNICEF USA without spending a penny! Just accept the …

2006-03-24: The Original Bismil Poem ! This is the original poem written by Ram Prasad Bismil, when he was in Jail... Sarfaroshi ki tamanna …

2005-10-20: A good reason for making MARATHI as National Language!!! Following are few statements which I found quite humorous!!! Look how our National Language is …

2005-10-18: "Sachin not a Match Winner": A judgement I always come up with a statement “Sachin is not a Match Winner”. And if you try to go …