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2022-11-27: This is a fascinating look at Saudia Arabia (via Tyler Cowen):… …

2022-11-18: TIL that you can get an RSS feed of a Mastodon timeline by adding .rss at the end (via Dave Winer). …

2022-11-05: FTL is one of those games that I occasionally forget about and then get back into with a vengeance. …

2022-09-20: Lavender Jack! Lavender Jack! Lavender Jack is back!

2022-09-19: Conversing with Manton about this post and with my friends in the US on their trials and …

2022-07-19: As someone who did not use voice assistants at all, I’ve found Google Assistant to be very …

2022-07-18: I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to get the new Macbook Air or the 14 inch Macbook Pro. I was …

2022-07-15: I enjoyed this article by Elizabeth Lopatto on the Twitter nonsense: Twitter aims its most powerful …

2022-07-10: After seeing Sorted Food on Tom Scott’s Plus channel, I have been hooked on their videos. I …


2022-06-02: I loved posting every day as part of the MB May Photoblogging challenge. Now I’m looking for …

2022-06-01: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 31: Endurance

2022-05-31: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 30: Fish

2022-05-30: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 29: Stripes

2022-05-29: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 28: Fair Fair Trade ☕️

2022-05-28: I’ve been adding the Google Maps plus code to my address for anything I need delivered. …

2022-05-27: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 27: Written

2022-05-26: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 26: Schedule

2022-05-25: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 25: Mountain Mountain of Debris

2022-05-24: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 24: Intricate

2022-05-23: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 23: Plain

2022-05-23: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 22: Textile

2022-05-22: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 21: Symmetry

2022-05-20: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 20: Beverage

2022-05-19: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 19: Indulgence

2022-05-18: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 18: Random

2022-05-17: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 17: Hold

2022-05-16: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 16: Time Dusk

2022-05-15: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 15: Clouds

2022-05-14: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 14: Fence

2022-05-13: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 13: Community

2022-05-12: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 12: Tranquility

2022-05-12: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 11: Maroon

2022-05-12: Daily Games I now have a set of daily games a la wordle. Listing them out here: Wordle Worldle Poeltl Framed …

2022-05-12: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 10: Pot

2022-05-10: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 9: Bloom

2022-05-09: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 8: Union A union of cat and plant

2022-05-08: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 7: Park Kittens in the park

2022-05-06: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 6: Silhouette

2022-05-05: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 5: Earth Found this picture of an earth mover in my camera roll. I …

2022-05-05: A podcast I would like to hear: people around the world talking about how they do common tasks. The …

2022-05-05: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 4: Thorny

2022-05-04: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 3: Experimental

2022-05-02: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 2: Photo

2022-05-01: May Photoblogging Challenge, Day 1: Switch

2022-03-30: Finished reading: Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia 📚

2022-03-23: Finished reading: Gallant by V. E. Schwab 📚

2022-03-21: Finished reading: Moonflower Murders: A Novel (Magpie Murders Book 2) by Anthony Horowitz 📚

2022-03-20: Pinku: 2013 to 18 March 2022 Pinku came to us in 2014. We had adopted two kittens in 2013; Ginger and Hobbes, abandoned siblings …

2022-03-09: Finished reading: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire 📚

2022-03-07: Finished reading: Slow Horses (Slough House Book 1) by Mick Herron 📚

2022-03-05: Finished reading: LORDS OF THE DECCAN : Southern India from the Chalukyas to the Cholas by Anirudh …

2022-03-05: Finished reading: Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, 2) by Seanan McGuire 📚

2022-03-02: Finished reading: Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, 1) by Seanan McGuire 📚

2022-02-28: Finished reading: Tales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story Collection by Ben Aaronovitch …

2022-02-24: I’ve been listening to this on endless repeat: Misty Mountains by The Wellermen


2021-10-14: Reads The Last Graduate Gets really mad Reads Paladin’s Hope Feels better Reads the epilogue …


2021-09-14: Finished reading: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch 📚

2021-09-10: Finished reading: A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor: A Novel (The Carls) by Hank Green 📚

2021-09-02: Finished reading: Light Chaser by Peter F Hamilton and Gareth L Powell 📚

2021-08-29: Finished reading: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls) by Hank Green 📚

2021-08-28: Webpages that hijack scrolling: please don’t. Whatever idea you have and whatever method you …

2021-08-23: Finished reading: THE RUIN OF ANGELS (Craft Sequence) by MAX GLADSTONE 📚

2021-08-10: Finished reading: Last First Snow: A Novel of the Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone 📚

2021-08-07: Finished reading: Full Fathom Five: A Novel of the Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone 📚

2021-08-05: Finished reading: She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan 📚

2021-07-26: Finished reading: The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison 📚 I loved this so much. I was so …

2021-07-20: Finished reading: Two Serpents Rise (Craft Sequence) by Max Gladstone 📚

2021-07-18: Finished reading: Three Parts Dead (Craft Sequence) by Max Gladstone 📚

2021-07-15: Finished reading: A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, 1) by Becky Chambers 📚

2021-07-11: Finished reading: Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle, 3) by C. L. Polk 📚

2021-07-09: Finished reading: Stormsong (The Kingston Cycle, 2) by C. L. Polk 📚

2021-07-07: Finished reading: Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle, 1) by C. L. Polk 📚

2021-07-05: Finished reading: The Midnight Bargain by C. L. Polk 📚

2021-06-26: Finished reading: The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker 📚

2021-06-21: Finished reading: Empress of Forever: A Novel by Max Gladstone 📚

2021-06-20: A short appreciation post from Autocar India on the 20th anniversary of the Honda Activa. I’ve …

2021-06-09: Finished reading: The Liar’s Dictionary: A Novel by Eley Williams 📚

2021-06-04: This is a fascinating look into one of the many hidden parts of film making Footsteps: How Movie …

2021-05-30: Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚

2021-05-24: Finished reading: Redshirts by John Scalzi 📚

2021-05-21: Finished reading: The Assassins of Thasalon by Lois McMaster Bujold 📚 (Side note: This one, like the …

2021-05-18: Finished reading: Masquerade in Lodi by Lois McMaster Bujold 📚 (Side note: This doesn’t seem …

2021-05-17: Finished reading: Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries, 6) by Martha Wells 📚

2021-05-15: Finished reading: Darkened Blade (A Fallen Blade Novel) by Kelly McCullough 📚

2021-05-15: Finished reading: Drawn Blades (Fallen Blade, #5) by Kelly McCullough 📚

2021-04-17: I started watching James Hoffmann’s videos after Kenji López-Alt highlighted one of his videos …

2021-04-06: Signal vs WhatsApp With all of the hubbub about WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, a whole bunch of people switched …

2021-03-18: As a DuckDuckGo user, I don’t see much of Google on a day to day basis. However, I found today …

2021-03-15: Whatever you may think of Apple ads, their music is always great (for me at least). They’re …

2021-02-24: Finished reading: The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton 📚

2021-02-23: An idea a friend and I came up with today (most probably others have had this as well). In India, we …

2020-08-10: Media Diet - 08 and 09 August 2020 🍿📺 Spent Saturday night and Sunday drowning out my internal monologue with a movie and two tv shows. …

2020-08-08: Finished reading: Ants among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by …

2020-08-07: Brian Phillips on David Silva Is there a word or phrase to describe someone who is a fan of the …

2020-08-07: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 📚

2020-08-05: Zach Lowe on NBA coach fashion So many good quotes here. One example: Messina confirmed, via text, …

2020-08-05: Finished reading: The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore 📚

2020-08-03: Finished reading: The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal 📚

2020-08-02: Finished reading: The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore 📚

2020-08-01: Finished reading: The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison 📚

2020-07-29: Finished reading: A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay 📚

2020-07-23: Dates cake

2020-07-22: Thought on first forays through the site: the discover feed is so nice. I’d prefer using this …

2020-07-22: Sponge cake

2020-07-18: Currently reading: The Guest List 📚