Excursions by Amit Gawande

I always loved this quote from Terry Pratchett and just came across this gem again today.

If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.

He was smart not to include a reference to a book shelf in there - makes sure it holds true even in the age of eBooks 🙂

Mon, Dec 10, 2018 thoughts

While recording the second episode of the microcast, I realised it is difficult to get a consistent tone in my voice across attempts. Every attempt sounded different - and every tone modified the environment the story played out in. It had to be done in single stretch.

Sat, Dec 8, 2018 thoughts

Social community that you decide to be part of, matters. And this fact remains true even online. Every time I scroll through the Micro.blog timeline, I realise that the place is full of creators. So each visit inspires me to create more. It matters what you read.

Sat, Dec 8, 2018 thoughts

Goodbye, EdgeHTML

From a social, civic and individual empowerment perspective ceding control of fundamental online infrastructure to a single company is terrible. This is why Mozilla exists.

Microsoft adopts Chromium, and Mozila’s not impressed. We need competition.

Fri, Dec 7, 2018 thoughts

I enjoy the cricket matches in Australia. They start broadcasting very early in India, and end conveniently for me to begin my workday. Especially if it is a test-match series against India.

Fri, Dec 7, 2018 thoughts

No company launches as many chat services as Google shutdowns every few years. Hangouts first, Allo now. They just can’t their strategy for messaging right. And they seem to be driven too much by engineers to say no to a new one being launched.

Thu, Dec 6, 2018 thoughts

Aha, the microcast Third-Person Voice is approved by Apple and is available on iTunes now. Do subscribe, of course, only if you want to join me as I struggle with, but attempt to get better at narrating the short stories I write. Hope this goes as planned.🤞🏽🙂

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 thoughts

I am always split on supporting both a dark and light mode of one’s website, especially for the text-heavy one. I think one should decide what the design for her site is to be - users have reading modes in the browsers where they can select how they want to view the text.

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 thoughts

I subconsciously ignore anything listicle these days, so much so that I do not even read the complete title. Same applies to ads. I guess this says something about the state of my mind while on internet - always on the defensive.

Mon, Dec 3, 2018 thoughts

I recently (and nervously) published the first episode of a microcast featuring the short stories by me. I’ve no idea if the experiment would play out well. But it’s something that I always wanted to attempt and put out there. It satisfies a long-standing itch of my curious mind.

Sat, Dec 1, 2018 thoughts

We would soon be able to ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music too. That’s a welcome development, especially for playlists and radio. And so not from Apple’s typical playbook. Especially with.. HomePod. But I guess Apple’s focus on their services business now calls for that.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 thoughts

How to Become an Astronaut

Although the most attractive thing about being an astronaut is that they get to go to space, the truth is that they spend almost all their time working on the ground.

A fact I’m reminded of every time there’s an article or a report on astronauts.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 thoughts

Google keeps struggling with their re-entry in China market - another day, another leak from internal sources against Dragonfly. I do not remember any project from any organization that has seen so much friction internally, playing out in public. No side is ready to back down.

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 thoughts