Notes.

Amit Gawande

Never listen to the person in you who has just woken up in the morning. He gives the worst advice. The only one he does give for that matter is, “Go back to sleep buddy”.

Just close your ears and run out of your bed.

Amit Gawande

When cleaning the home is not a chore but a family activity. There’s loads of shopping. Sizzling in the kitchen throughout the day. A sense of excitement, of inexplicable urgency. Diwali vibes are here!

Amit Gawande

Since I moved microblogging to my blog, I have always focused on getting the look of the short posts right. I didn’t want them to be lost amidst the prominent titled posts. Nor did I like it the other way around. That meant I never had either looking how I wanted them. Well, that’s not the case anymore.

After a long time, I am finally happy with how my long-form articles and short-form notes sit distinctly together. The setup took time and some crazy personalization, but I had to shake a few things just for the sake of it. I had started taking my blogging too seriously, and I didn’t like that. I work better when it’s fun.

The only downside is that it is an entirely custom and personalized theme. And for now, I am okay with that. Plus, it’s still a work in progress.

Amit Gawande

I am writing regularly and following a routine of early mornings without fail. I log on to my system every morning and read & write. I am also writing quick short posts around an idea.

Amit Gawande

When a shade of green is glitzed up by the shadows. Just another game the light, or the lack thereof, plays.

Amit Gawande

I have never had the dark mode turned off since the option was made available on my devices. I did today. After an initial bout of pain, things don’t look too bad. Instead, they look cleaner. The whole experience - the platform, the apps, the websites - is so very different.

One thing is pretty apparent - all the interfaces look better in the light mode. As if the apps are designed for the light mode first. The setting, the interface elements, and the colour palette look ingrained. With the dark mode, all apps look the same – white text on limited shades of dark background. Maybe that is the reason many people prefer this mode. Irrespective of the app, it looks the same.

I don’t mind a diverse collection of interfaces. So against the wishes of the techie in me, I will extend this experiment for a bit longer on my smartphone. I will use it with the dark mode turned off. It can’t be too bad, right?

Amit Gawande

I love the Remarkable tablet, from what I read – pity that it isn’t available in India. With Amazon being more open towards the Indian market, I am excited about Scribe. But chances are high that it would be locked into the Amazon ecosystem.

Amit Gawande

I’ve pushed an upgrade v1.0.1 for Anatole theme today – it fixes a few minor issues with the categories on the archive page & images on smaller screens. The theme now also supports mastodon profile in the social links list. The upgrade is available in the plugins directory now.

Amit Gawande

I watched The Adam Project today. It’s such lazy movie - it had all the ingredients to be a brilliant movie. It’s good fun in parts, has some nice moments. But makers were lazy to not be interested in making it any better, enough was enough.

Amit Gawande

After returning to Safari from Arc, I realized how pathetic the experience with this default browser is. It looks dated, is slow, and has terrible interface choices (tabs bar, bookmarks, home page and on & on). I tried Chrome, too, and it is ridden with bugs. So I’m back to Arc.