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Two kinds of pain

One of my favorite dialogues from the movie, The Equalizer 2 (2014), delivered by Denzel Washington

Personal Knowledge Management

I have a habit of documenting ideas, thoughts, learnings, etc. Naturally, I tend to try out a lot of note-taking applications in an effort to find the perfect app. Over the years, I’ve used a lot of note-taking apps. Every single time, I saw myself coming back to the default Notes.app that ships with macOS/iOS.…

Inversion

A while ago I was reading about mental models and came across this article about Inversion. The following sentence from that article intrigued me – Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brillianceFS Blog If you go by the face value of it, it might seem like there isn’t much to it. More often than not,…

Moving past chaos

The last few months have been chaotic for me. They could’ve been better, but I managed to accidentally introduce confusion, making them chaotic. I started way too many personal initiatives and ended up finishing none. These weren’t necessarily tech projects, just some personal initiatives around health, managing time, growth, etc. Not all of these initiatives…

Alan Perlis

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.Alan Perlis

Happy New Year 2021

Last year, when I wrote the “Happy New Year 2020” post, COVID-19 had just begun its course. Very few people in the world were aware of the full glory of the havoc it was about to wreck on the world. Looking back at that post, I just smile at how oblivious I was to what…

reMarkable 2

I got the new reMarkable 2. I pre-ordered it in early March and after a lot of waiting, got it mid-October. After using it for two months, here are my thoughts.

PIT Score

Starting a new project and not finishing it can be quite a discouraging experience. If it ends up becoming something you tend to do often, you lose the motivation to pursue new ideas and that can be bad. How many times have you started a project and felt like you should’ve picked another one? What…

Safe way to calculate the mid in a range

Given a range, calculating the mid is a straight forward process. But, there’s a problem with this line. Adding two large positive numbers can result in an overflow, if the sum is more than the max positive number. One way to fix it is to use the following: This’ll prevent the expression from overflowing to…

North

I got an email this morning, with the subject “North + Google” from North. According to the email, Google had acquired them. A quick Google search about the company pleasantly surprised me that it was Thalmic Labs. I didn’t realize Thalmic Labs changed their name to North. I still remember getting excited when I received…

FUT 20 06/01

I’ve decided to move away from a Ligue 1 team and try out Bundesliga players. This was to help me upgrade my weak defense. Here’s my latest updated team – Here’s my in-game formation – As you can see, I have a few newcomers.

FUT 20 05/05

Here’s what my latest team looks like – Here’s my in-game formation with this team –

FIFA 20

A detailed analysis of my FIFA Ultimate Team 20 with all the custom tactics I use and the player instructions I have setup.

Decade In Review (2010 – 2019)

Every year, I write a Happy New Year blog post to recap my previous year. I’ve been doing this every year since the past 10 years. It sort of became a tradition. Now that we’ve entered a new decade, I thought it’d be fun to start writing a blog post to recap my previous decade.…

Whiling away time on an International Flight

Location: 41,000 ft in the air I’m visiting India after 2 years and my first flight is via Dubai. It’s a 14 hour flight and I’ve decided to try something new this time. I usually like to watch movies during my flight. So, I’ve decided to do just that, except, this time, I’m planning on…

The most critical feature of Instagram

Instagram is a simple and fun application. The simplicity of the application is what led to its success. It is extremely addictive. However, its most important feature or lack thereof, is the regram functionality. Instagram doesn’t allow users to just repost the same image from another user natively. The absence of this functionality is just…

Dashboard

A while ago, I wanted to build a data aggregation service that’d allow its users to fetch data from a set of data sources defined by them. I wanted to allow the users to configure the data fetch interval for each source. This led to the birth of the Dashboard project. Dashboard is a data…

WordPress 5.3

After, what seemed like a long wait, WordPress 5.3 is finally here. Right on time. Congratulations to the WordPress team. I just finished upgrading my blog to the latest version of WordPress. I’ve been waiting to try out the final version of the brand new TwentyTwenty theme that ships with the latest version of WordPress.…

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 5. This is a comparison of specs of Apple Watch Series 5, Series 4 and Series 3 based off of Apple’s website.

Goodbye, Google Analytics

A few months ago, I took the decision to ditch Google Analytics in favor of the native WordPress analytics dashboard. It’s basic, but it solves the problem.

Raspberry Pi 4

A few hours ago, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest version of their awesome single board computer, Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. I am stoked. As shown in the above image, it has dual monitor support at 4K. They switched the power supply to use USB-C and has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The new version…

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