Notes.

Amit Gawande

In the past 30 years, the British economy chose finance over industry, Britain’s government chose austerity over investment, and British voters chose a closed and poorer economy over an open and richer one.

Source: How the U.K. Became One of the Poorest Countries in Western Europe - The Atlantic

Amit Gawande

I have always built web apps with Node.js and Express for all my side projects till now. However, I wonder if that duo is still the best choice for a new one that I am working on. What are the other options? I am ok to learn. Rather, I would love to learn – pick up something faster that’s also easy to maintain. Node.js projects are clearly neither. Time to explore.

Amit Gawande

The games the shadows play.

Amit Gawande

Can I read any big publication anymore? Everything’s behind pay wall - and I can’t subscribe to all.

Amit Gawande

I don’t think Twitter users will mass exit the platform. Do people on Twitter care who heads the company? The exits that happen today won’t be of the users. And that has already begun.

Amit Gawande

Loved this line from The Obstacle is the Way by Holiday Ryan 📚

Stop looking for angels and start looking for angles.

This in context of persisting with your efforts when faced with failures.

Amit Gawande

My aversion for the concept of timezone is not hidden - I probably have an yearly post begrudgingly accepting the fallout of this weird phenomenon.

What makes it worse though is how each region is allowed to select their own timezones. This makes the situation messier than anything to do with time should be. Just search YouTube for weird timezones. There are ample examples of how we have screwed this up.

I read about another such weird little timezone from Australia - given the size and nature of the region involved, this has to be amongst the craziest.

Amit Gawande

I loved the recent article from Dan Lewis about the history of the word “curfew” and how it took the meaning that it has today. It’s fascinating how words change meaning over time as the world changes. This story is no different.

Amit Gawande

With a lack of any options for a minimalist phone in India, I am glad that Android allows custom launchers. I have stripped most distractions off my phone with one such option. I’ve managed to kill the subconscious “swipe-tap-launch” cycle for sure.

Amit Gawande

iPadOS, specifically its multi-tasking, must be Apple’s Achilles' heel in making the iPad the default family computer. They attempt to improve its windowing capabilities significantly every iteration, only to further muddle it. What’s a Computer? It for sure is not an iPad yet.