Excursions by Amit Gawande

I started watching a couple more shows from Apple TV+, Servant and Dickinson. I have enjoyed whatever I have seen till now from both of them. 3 episodes in and I have no clue who is playing with whom in Servant. It is creepy as hell, but not disgusting. Dickinson is refreshing. A brilliant, unseen tale.

I’m pleased with the variety of shows that Apple has managed to serve in the first outing. The drama from The Morning Show. The fantasy world of See. And the scifi one of For All Mankind. And now a thriller and a comedy-drama too. Nice!

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 thoughts

I loved the position of the lone tree overlooking the valley - seemingly wondering how the life amidst the forest down would be.

Sat, Nov 30, 2019 thoughts

I was feeling a little down in the morning today, so I stayed in the bed for a little longer. As my 6 year old was leaving for her school, I wished her good bye and told her, as I regularly do, to have fun in the school.

Prompt came her reply. I will, but you don’t. You take rest, dad. And take care!”

Sigh! I am always amused at how kids can behave way too grown up for their age at times.

Fri, Nov 29, 2019 thoughts

I did not realise releasing Twitter handles that are not in use for long would actually be an issue. I understand Dave Winer’s point around link rot. But that exactly is the reason why people should own personal spaces and share everything that matters to them only there.

Also, while linking to something external, it preferably be a website. Because Twitter and others just rent us spaces for our thoughts on their platforms. It is too much to expect from theses businesses to not lend them ever to anyone else. Just own your space and let the lights on as long as you want.

I am sure link rot is a problem that’s not really very high on the list of issues that face these guys. Neither is the goal to be a better citizen of the larger web.

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 thoughts

I have slowly started realizing that I still have a use for Twitter. There are some thoughts that are simply too micro or meaningless for them to exists as posts” on my blog. I feel what exists here on my blog somehow has my name associated with it. Lot more so than what exists on my Twitter profile - it does not have that burden.

May be it is just me. May be I am overthiking this. But some posts (like a quick one line blurb) better exists on the fleeting Twitter timeline than on my website.

This feeling of aloofness towards the service might exactly be the cause of all the problems with Twitter.

Wed, Nov 27, 2019 thoughts

The holidays have affected one aspect though - the flash fiction series has been left behind. Not that am complaining, but I intend to catch up and close the story as planned initially. Next chapter tomorrow.

Tue, Nov 26, 2019 thoughts

I’d a wonderful few days of getaway from the routine life — a time far from home, with family and friends. A time when everything that regularly clouds my mind was left behind. A time when the focus was to get rejuvenated. To get recharged. To get ready, again, for the grind.

Mon, Nov 25, 2019 thoughts

Serenity that surrounds you outside will always trump the chaos within. It makes you forget the nitty-gritties of the regular life. And hence questing for it is net positive.

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 thoughts

The best holidays are ones that make you forget about your real home, makes you wonder why you do not make this place your home. When no amount of exertion makes you tired - rather you feel rejuvenated. It is important to be on such holidays every so often - am on one now.

Sat, Nov 23, 2019 thoughts

A frustrating end to an already terrible day. An unwanted, unplanned start to the anticipated holiday. Sigh!

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 thoughts

Was that really Mary that she saw at the window with dad? The thought was eating Gina from the inside. She wished she’d stayed there for another glimpse of Mary. She wondered if she can go back to her place again. Will I fall for his hollow promises? Did Mary? Again?” #mbnov

Thu, Nov 21, 2019 flashfiction prompt

Roy paused at the window for a second. He stood there alone — it made him realize the moment that had just passed was both superb and nasty at the same time. Was this all simply a build up to a deluge of sorrows to follow? Will the storm that surrounds me ever abate? #mbnov

Wed, Nov 20, 2019 flashfiction prompt

Does anyone use Spotify as a podcast player? I am always torn - for me, music and podcasts just don’t go together. They always have their separate times and so apps. Even features.

For eg, play next for music is skip to next song. With podcast, it is always skip few seconds.

Tue, Nov 19, 2019 thoughts

The initial feedback from the Apple community on MacBook 16inch has been unsurprising. I still believe though Mac users are a very vocal set of people, they also are very easy to satisfy. They clearly and repeatedly tell you what they want. You just have to listen. Apple did.

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 thoughts

I watched the Endgame again today. I had enjoyed that movie the first time — but then it was the craze that made me get giddy. This time I thoroughly enjoyed it as a fan of the whole series. Makes me want to watch all Avengers again. Maybe I will.

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 thoughts

Roy leaned in towards Mary - the stick missed his neck by a feather and shattered into pieces against the wall. The noise jerked Roy from his trance. He peered outside - a shadowy figure was murkily visible, running away.

Was that Gina? Or was it his selective memory? #mbnov

Sat, Nov 16, 2019 flashfiction prompt

Disney+ must have affected the productivity of so many nerds in the US. And many families too. The back catalog is full of so much binge-worthy content. Hours of Star Wars, Marvel. And of course, nostalgia-enducing original Disney shows and movies. Nice!

Fri, Nov 15, 2019 thoughts

Motorola Razr looks cool and has its unique twist on foldable screen. A regular screen folding into a smaller one is a usecase that might work better than regular to tablet sized one. But it is the cost that makes it not-for-all yet. Still experimental - so not for sale almost.

Thu, Nov 14, 2019 thoughts