Pratik Mhatre's microblog

The latest Austin bombing was so close by that we got this alert at 6am. Scary.

We have a new logo for the grant I’m working on. Comments welcome.

Excellent lunch at Austin Poké, a new place in South Austin. Perfect after a strenuous and busy morning

Finally created the Now on my website. Thanks to @amit for introducing me to the concept.

Petsitting a puppy


Tried corralling her between the couch but in vain.


Pushed out of her bed by the newcomer

Now whenever I see this, it reminds me of Coco

Print is dying? c net magazine?

Ironically you know it’s spring in Austin when the live oaks start to shed their leaves.

“Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ‘cause they knew death was better than bondage.” 🔥🔥🔥 #BlackPanther

Black Panther lived up to its hype in all ways possible 👍🏽✊🏽

Oh, and did I mention we are temp-fostering this adorable (and boisterous) puppy for the week?

The weekend is going to be busy too. With fun stuff. Black Panther tonight with friends. Volunteering for park cleanup tomorrow and visit to Austin new Central Public Library. Volunteering at the Diaper Bank on Sunday and practicing baseball with the kid in the afternoon.

It has been insanely busy over the last few weeks and I haven’t been able to write (non-work) as much as I would’ve liked to. I know, I know, excuses, excuses!

Of course, we couldn’t get enough of this one either.

This was one of the best vistas I saw in Death Valley

From my Life Cycle app. #WellDuh

I’m glad such news just vindicates my decision to quit Facebook. That’s why it’s important to know more than tech skills to run a social community.

I was using the free version of WordPress for my personal website. I had a nice clean theme. Everything looked great. Until I realized there was an ugly ‘bitcoin’ ad on the front page that I had not seen due to adblocker. Instantly paid for the ‘Personal’ plan to get rid of it.

Later on in the trip, my 18-55 lens stopped auto-focusing and I had to use my 35mm Prime lens for the rest of the trip. Not ideal for landscapes as expansive as Death Valley. Overall not an ideal trip for the DSLR. Thankfully the iPhone 8 Plus camera didn’t make me miss much.

Did I mention how the battery in my DSLR was inexplicably completely drained and it reset my settings? I realized I was shooting in JPG and not RAW after half a day of shooting in Death Valley 😒