Excursions by Amit Gawande

I might have unintentionally polluted the timeline for a few with a flurry of new” posts — it was a feed issue. I apologise for any trouble it might have caused. I do aim to get back to the routine of writing more, but not like this. I promise. I have reverted the experiment.

Sun, Jan 20, 2019 thoughts

I am still not sure why would someone report the teaser of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as inappropriate. If anything, it’s the prompt YouTube throws that is inappropriate - what the hell am I supposed to do? What am I cancelling or confirming? 🤔

Sun, Jan 20, 2019 thoughts

I don’t want to be a brand

When everything becomes a performance, nothing is truly real. Not even our lives. Is it so unacceptable that we simply be ourselves?

Cheri’s rant is justified. We should be, and behave like, people lest you lose value. Not brands. Not products.

Fri, Jan 18, 2019 thoughts

Given that micro.blog was down most of the day today, I got a feel of how a timeline with just the original posts, no replies, would look like. And to be frank, I don’t think I like it that way. The timeline’s lively only with all the interactions in there 💬🙂

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 thoughts

Don’t kill my app

Smartphones are turning back into dumbphones. We’ve to fight back! To squeeze little extra battery out of phones, Android device vendors listed below (with their bad vendor score) cripple apps and make them useless.

Fights developers have to fight. Sigh!

Mon, Jan 14, 2019 thoughts

Watching the sun set into the expanse of an ocean is a great time to ruminate — it’s therapeutic.

Mon, Jan 14, 2019 thoughts

A cup of evening tea as the waves come gliding along the shore - the soothing sound, the serenity.

Sun, Jan 13, 2019 thoughts

It is for reasons like this that I never keep my SmartTV connected to internet. It doesn’t matter which brand the TV is (I own a Sony), I just don’t trust these guys to be cognizant enough of the importance of the data — and importance of collecting less of it. Stay dumb.

Fri, Jan 11, 2019 thoughts

Came across this wonderful, little app MorningPages. It looks like a simple, no bells and whistles personal journaling app. There’s no account creation, no server component. What you write stays, on your device - of course with an optional iCloud sync for cross device access.

Wed, Jan 9, 2019 thoughts

When you remove meaningless words, the power of your words goes up.” - Seth Godin

I know I should live by these words. But it is difficult - a really” while I write and actually” while I speak do poke their head often. I am now more aware of the aspect, though.

Tue, Jan 8, 2019 thoughts

New year, new GitHub

GitHub Free now includes unlimited private repositories. For the first time, developers can use GitHub for private projects with up to three collaborators per repository for free.

Aha! Time to rethink if I should continue to pay, given MS owns it.

Tue, Jan 8, 2019 thoughts

It’s really fascinating to me that so much of complex design on web is possible now with CSS Grid. You can really think of content spaces as code blocks. This is a great guide to understand what and how of this fast tech - a lot I had no clue about.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019 thoughts

Ditching Medium

As you’ve probably heard, people aren’t happy with Medium at the moment. What started as an awesome blogging platform seems to have quickly turned into something that’s pushing people away in droves

Mine’s a similar journey - didn’t hate Medium right away.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019 thoughts

Humble brag alert - Micro.threads used up my free dyno hours on Heroku, for the 1st time. Plus few people successfully setup and used Blotpub. It’s gratifying to see something you build being of some help to others. May sound like minor wins - but for me, no win is ever minor 😁

Mon, Jan 7, 2019 thoughts dev