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2022-01-16: Mumbai Airport leveled up 😳

2022-01-16: Not the best onion rava dosa I’ve had but even at airport prices along with filter kaapi (coffee; …

2022-01-16: I’m more nervous about today’s antigen test more than all the PCR tests I did this week. …

2022-01-16: Hearing the laughter club on the field in front of our home. It sounds creepy more than joyful. Ho …

2022-01-15: As I remained cooped up at home, forced by quarantine rules, I have had the chance to take in the …

2022-01-15: Dare you to achieve this

2022-01-14: Micro.blog being slow these days couldn’t have happened at a worse time for me 🙁

2022-01-14: Of the usual social network sites, I’m still on Instagram because that’s my last connection with …

2022-01-14: What I will taking back to the US if I test negative on Sunday as well. Sign of the times.

2022-01-14: Indian homes and even apartments have excellent ventilation. The windows are designed to be opened …

2022-01-13: More than 84 percent of our power consumption came via solar energy in 2021 compared to 71 percent …

2022-01-13: We stayed strong last year. Others didn’t hence here we are

2022-01-13: Hey @manton, been using MB from India (Navi Mumbai) for the past week but compared to other sites, …

2022-01-12: TIL you cannot use international credit cards in apps in India 🤯 This is mostly because of high …

2022-01-12: Ever notice how in the 18th second of your “thorough hand washing”, you remember something you …

2022-01-12: These days I’m scrubbing my hands more than Meredith Grey does in a day. Well, at least my dad must …

2022-01-11: A “cauldron” of biryani 🤤 At least the food is good in the quarantine.

2022-01-11: Today, we are on Day 3 of our self-isolation quarantine after my parents, and her nurse tested …

2022-01-10: I found an old boxed iPad Pro in my dad’s now-dusty home office. My mom said, please take it away …

2022-01-10: Amidst all, at least the weather is great and sunsets from our balcony overlooking the cricket field …

2022-01-10: If caring for your 70+ parents that are self-isolating for COVID wasn’t hard enough, doing it for …

2022-01-09: Trip in India took a sharp downward turn. Mom, Dad, and their nurse tested positive for COVID-19. …

2022-01-06: Is this kid living the life or tempting fate?

2022-01-05: Apparently there’s a service like Uber in India but sans a car. You simply call for a driver who …

2022-01-04: The one thing I look forward to in my otherwise uneventful trip to India is my morning walk around …

2022-01-04: But on the other hand, I like this fan for when I’m on the pot. PS. Photo taken when NOT on the pot.

2022-01-04: Quite a contraption to have above your head while in the shower. False ceiling would’ve helped here. …

2022-01-04: The mornings & evenings are smoky but on the plus side, it makes for great sunrises and sunsets.

2022-01-02: The municipal corporation of the town just sent healthcare workers to our home coz they knew I had …

2022-01-02: After a depressing New Year’s Eve 1, I decided to start my new year with an early morning walk …

2022-01-02: Chuffed to see that my hometown named a road after the school that my mom founded and ran for 35 …

2022-01-02: My mortgage bank wouldn’t let me open their website from India. No error message either. But …

2022-01-01: Haha! It’s always fun to read the ‘On This Day’ entries in my DayOne journal

2022-01-01: Happy New Year to folks who’ve already crossed the midnight hour!

2021-12-31: The view from the home I grew up in has changed (more green) but is also a floor up now coz my …

2021-12-28: Tested negative for the pre-flight COVID test. Completed Air Suvidha, the self-declaration form …

2021-12-28: Major Purchases in 2021 Thanks to Kaa’s post, I, too, decided to take a second look at what we bought and regularly use (or …

2021-12-27: Any idea why the avatars are center-aligned in the comments for the Ink theme? I don’t have …

2021-12-27: I just weighed my one (and only) checked bag for my India trip. I’m almost done packing, and …

2021-12-27: Are we sure Don’t Look Up is not a documentary?

2021-12-27: How to ensure that you don’t work on Christmas 🙃

2021-12-26: Who else had their email alias that they set up as ‘Email to Reply’ get instantly crawled by …

2021-12-26: I’m glad the Griswolds down the street are still at it

2021-12-26: Tandoori chicken and rack of lamb for Christmas dinner

2021-12-26: Pre-Christmas dinner snack

2021-12-26: I’ve gone from wanting an afternoon nap to needing it.

2021-12-26: Took 50 hours to get the result but relieved.

2021-12-25: The Christmas gift has already been assembled

2021-12-24: The results from our PCR test from yesterday are still not available. In-laws are waiting to hear …

2021-12-24: Micro.blog celebrates Christmas (and other global holidays) for two days, starting with folks in New …

2021-12-24: Hmmm…🤔

2021-12-24: From now until before I leave for India on 29th morning, I have three COVID tests lined up. Got one …

2021-12-23: So many Sense8 actors in Matrix Resurrections.

2021-12-23: Currently reading: The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson 📚 So many fun facts in this book around …

2021-12-23: Now whenever news of any COVID infections, hospitalization, or deaths is reported, it should be …

2021-12-22: 2021 Retrospective We started 2021 with hope and trepidation. I’m sure it was similar to most of us. Here are some …

2021-12-22: And then they came for the fascist.

2021-12-22: Thanks to @maique’s simple hack, I was able to add “Comment by Email” to my …

2021-12-22: Exporting notes and highlights from the Libby app. Did you guys know about this? If yes, why didn’t …

2021-12-21: 14 years

2021-12-21: You may have mentioned this before, @help but why do duplicates show up in the theme files and how …

2021-12-21: New post coz can’t embed images in replies @khurtwilliams This is what I see in the …

2021-12-21: Thanks to Grammarly now supporting all apps on the Mac at the system level means it can now review …

2021-12-20: More than ten years after it was the subject of my dissertation, some of America’s most toxic sites …

2021-12-20: As the planet warms up and most are complaining about a non-white Christmas, this is something I …

2021-12-20: Waiting to test out this bad boy but cloudy skies are not helping. An early Christmas gift for all …

2021-12-18: Why do I even do this? I’m not even sure if I still have the things that I have boxes for.

2021-12-18: After setting everything up nicely in Drafts, I’m now dabbling with Ulysses. Somebody stop me! BTW …

2021-12-18: People keep asking me if I am excited for my India trip. I’m not sure I am 😒

2021-12-18: UT Austin ending Fall 2021 semester with a bang.

2021-12-18: Was feeling crappy all day so took a home antigen test. Negative. We all are taking a PCR test next …

2021-12-18: Ulysses users, how do they appear on your blog if you use footnotes?

2021-12-18: We definitely need more themes for a photo-focused blog on Micro.blog. Currently, we only have …

2021-12-17: One of the most ridiculous things to exist are limited digital copies of a book in a public library. …

2021-12-17: I bought an AM PM pill box for my medications. I’m officially old.

2021-12-17: Me: You should get the AirPods Pro Her: No, I don’t like those soft things poking it in my …

2021-12-16: Finished Reading: Ratchetdemic by Christopher Emdin 📚 This has been a revelation in more ways than …

2021-12-15: I sold our Sonos One speaker yesterday via Craigslist. I bought an HomePod Mini over Thanksgiving …

2021-12-14: After a long time, I went to a Best Buy (to return a Black Friday purchase). By a long time, I mean, …

2021-12-14: These are the Actions I use in Drafts for posting to Blot and Micro.blog. I could perhaps work to …

2021-12-14: We went to Barnes & Noble for the first time since the pandemic started. That’s after …

2021-12-13: What is the Drafts action you are using to upload an image to Micro.blog to create a markdown link …

2021-12-13: Googling this error hasn’t helped so still stuck. Something about Lightroom’s compatibility with …

2021-12-13: I’ve started packing for my India trip. Chocolates are the least controversial of the gifts. Just …

2021-12-13: This may be antithetical to Micro.blog’s principles but wondering it had an end of the year wrap up. …

2021-12-12: My first weekly MB newsletter just went out. It sent me a notification 30 minutes before it was …

2021-12-12: Among all the jingle bells and let it snow, it was a pleasant surprise to hear this Bollywood …

2021-12-11: The kid is writing his first “admissions test” right now over Zoom. It’s for the …

2021-12-11: Heartbreak for Leeds. But a good game overall ⚽

2021-12-11: Role Models Being Vulnerable I have attended group speech therapy for the past three years at UT Austin’s Blank Center for …

2021-12-11: Costco Returns So I got a set of two solo Eufy outdoor cameras with two solar panel chargers from Costco. I guess …

2021-12-11: I kinda like browsing through the feedback page for Glass once a month. I added a feature request …

2021-12-10: Thanks to @ridwan, I realized that my profile URL was not pointing to my micro blog. Now updated. …

2021-12-09: CEN Speech Fall 2021 My sixth Communication Excellence Night speech was at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering …

2021-12-09: With the option of subscribing to people’s posts via newsletter, do we have to rethink our decision …

2021-12-09: Do we have a list of microbloggers that have enabled newsletter subscription?

2021-12-09: Ask someone, “What do you do?” and they will assume you mean for a living. Bullshit …

2021-12-09: Work Retreat at Holdsworth Center, Austin On the weekend, I attended (that I organized) our Institute’s Retreat. We hadn’t met in …

2021-12-09: I have now enabled the “newsletter” subscription for my microblog. Please subscribe. …

2021-12-08: Now upgraded one of my MB blogs to Premium to test the new features. Somehow I haven’t heard …

2021-12-08: Hallelujah! Grammarly Desktop for Mac now makes it available everywhere, including Drafts and …

2021-12-08: Safari 15 Behavior Safari’s behavior since the update has been unpredictable. I’m glad they reversed most …

2021-12-07: I guess I missed the launch of the newsletter subscriptions feature on Micro.blog. Still looking …

2021-12-07: I was out yesterday and the night before organizing and attending our work retreat at the awesome …

2021-12-06: Guys, get a room 😆 @gaby @ridwan

2021-12-05: Removed my GoodReads RSS from cross-posting to the MB timeline. The built-in Epilogue now works …

2021-12-05: We ordered a faucet from Home Depot on Friday. They said it would arrive on Thursday. It …

2021-12-05: I use Bobby app for tracking my recurring expenses. For streaming, we are now paying $72.82 per …

2021-12-05: EPL also has one regular photo and one crazy photo? Photographer must be a dad. ⚽️

2021-12-05: Finished Reading: Gold Diggers: A Novel by Sanjena Sathian 📚 Magical realism with a dash of outsized …

2021-12-04: Wife mused on what would be a great thing to buy. Turns out it was my Christmas gift for her. I was …

2021-12-04: Since @manton is hammering out features and fixes, I am making a plea for this one I proposed three …

2021-12-04: Hate that NBC is not consistent with what they show on Peacock. I signed on specifically to follow …

2021-12-04: This must piss off JK Rowling big time www.instagram.com

2021-12-04: Done with my sixth Communication Excellence Night speech at the Blank Center for Stuttering …

2021-12-04: It looks like a yellow Tesseract

2021-12-04: Is Micro.blog down? Can’t seem to upload a photo or post with a photo via the web?

2021-12-03: Listening to Hidden Brain’s Deep Work episode with Cal Newport, I realized that my current …

2021-12-03: After the initial excitement about Drummer, I don’t see myself using it anymore. I know I can …

2021-12-02: Bought a BookBook for my iPad Mini from Twelve South. Is this blasphemous for book lovers?

2021-12-02: Doesn’t surprise me anymore. This might be one of his lesser crimes.

2021-12-01: Trying to log in to submit my mortgage payment. It accepts my username and password but it …

2021-12-01: Someone slap me. I bought an Apple Pencil Gen 2 without realizing that you need an iPad Pro to …

2021-11-30: The guy who literally wrote the first tweet has now left Twitter.

2021-11-30: Me: I don’t feel like doing this today Her: Why not? Me: global supply chain is experiencing …

2021-11-30: Late dinner but good one.

2021-11-29: The downside of booking a flight to India just one month out - gonna spend 16 continuous hours in …

2021-11-28: Visiting India might happen sooner than later due to parents’ health (not COVID). Brother is in …

2021-11-27: This is one of the best shopping ideas list I found out there (Apple News+ link)

2021-11-27: My longevity pay went up by $20 this month. That means, I have completed 15 years of state service …

2021-11-26: What are your sources for Black Fridays deals for apps and/or subscriptions? I typically like to try …

2021-11-25: After enjoying Nespresso coffee for a week, we’re now considering getting an espresso machine. Not …

2021-11-25: Since we didn’t have time to cook a meal this year due to our trip, we ordered the (ham, not turkey) …

2021-11-25: I’m considering buying the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad to work with my iPad Mini since I’ve no …

2021-11-25: Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Our first one at home in a very long time.

2021-11-25: Back home 🇺🇸 Feels great to say that.

2021-11-24: One Bloor, Toronto as seen from the sun roof

2021-11-23: Antigen tests negative. The US will now let us back from the Great North tomorrow.

2021-11-23: My son ate a Ferro Rocher for the first time and he said, ewww! That looks like COVID 🤣

2021-11-23: Squirrels in Toronto are the new black

2021-11-23: Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake 🤤

2021-11-22: Rasta Pasta in Kensington Market, Toronto is an awesome spot for foodies. Jerk Chicken and Rum Punch …

2021-11-20: It was a glorious day to be outside in Toronto (Chuurrono?). We leisurely walked the Don Valley …

2021-11-20: Now drinking 🥃

2021-11-19: A beautiful but cold morning in Toronto 🇨🇦

2021-11-19: Fly to Panem via Pan Am instead? Even Austin Airport is keeping it weird

2021-11-18: “Steve Jobs” 🤣

2021-11-17: I’m packing my full sleeve tshirts for our Canada. All four of them 🥶

2021-11-17: Our COVID tests for the Canada trip came back negative! We are all set for our short vacation to a …

2021-11-16: Our COVID tests for the Canada trip came back negative! We are all set for our short vacation to a …

2021-11-16: My lil’ cousin turns 33 today. That makes me feel super old as I still remember being there …

2021-11-16: My lil cousin turns 33 today. That makes me feel super old as I still remember being there when she …

2021-11-15: Beto O’Rourke is running for TX Governor! And we can now contribute to political campaigns.

2021-11-15: Lamb Shank Tagine for dinner 🤤

2021-11-15: Loved the first MB Writers meeting. Thanks to @cheri and @pimoore for organizing this. Excellent …

2021-11-13: Installing an Ecobee thermostat has been working out great for our home. Notice a 4ºF difference in …

2021-11-13: A couple of new photos show up in my Mac’s Photos app but don’t in the media manager …

2021-11-12: Stuck at DFW waiting for a flight to Edinburg (TX) with no end in sight. Even if we leave at 8:30, …

2021-11-11: Whatay a fantastic second semi-final too! Never has there been a starker difference between a …

2021-11-10: KIWIS WIN!!!!! Sweet justice for their 2019 WC loss 🏏

2021-11-09: Such a difficult read but read you must 😢 A dog’s life

2021-11-08: At Jewboys Burgers. Heard of it a lot. On Yelp, it’s one of those rare places with a full five-star …

2021-11-07: My mentions notifications have also stopped working (again) @help

2021-11-07: The latest chili pepper (Serranos) harvest from the vegetable garden. The gift that keeps on giving.

2021-11-07: Glad to see the $1.2T infrastructure bill finally become law. I fail to understand why The Squad …

2021-11-06: Am I the only who did not feel much side effects from any of the three COVID vaccine shots? Or did I …

2021-11-06: No choice but to pickle them now

2021-11-06: Love how wasabi peas hit the spot…in your cerebellum

2021-11-05: Was reading the posts from ‘On this day’ on my blog from 2008. Ha! O’ sweet summer …

2021-11-04: I got my COVID-19 booster today, just eight months after my last dose. Here’s to building a …

2021-11-04: Happy Diwali 🪔 folks! Especially to my desi peeps @purisubzi @amit @ridwan @uncertainquark …

2021-11-04: These lillies we got from Costco have bloomed fantastically and have a peculiar aroma. Not bad but …

2021-11-04: After the debacle of Dems in Virginia and a recent conversation with a few (Indian) friends, I’ve a …

2021-11-01: This T20 World is Pakistan’s and England’s to lose. Both have played consistently well …

2021-11-01: This T20 World is Pakistan’s and England’s to lose. Both have played consistently well …

2021-11-01: My boss can’t make it so he sent it to me (and family) ⚾️🏟

2021-10-31: In more than two years, my BMI is now 24.99. At least scientifically, I’m no longer overweight.

2021-10-31: India has been absolute shite in this T20 World Cup. Now I’m wishing Afghanistan goes all the way. …

2021-10-30: So much love from Texas farmers for Elon

2021-10-30: Just did this too [](https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/10/29/thanks-to-microthreads.html)

2021-10-30: This is a good tip for people making Shortcuts work on iOS and Mac ✏️ cc: @jmreekes

2021-10-29: Man, what heartbreak for Afghanistan! But phenomenal hitting by Asif Ali. Pakistan is going all the …

2021-10-29: My first COVID scare. I met with an ex-colleague who was fully vaccinated and she even got her …

2021-10-28: Flickr Pro annual subscription is now $63.95? I’ve paid $24.95 in the past. I guess I still …

2021-10-28: Thanks to the new Shortcuts app in macOS Monterey, I managed to get the Import Images to Dropbox for …

2021-10-28: I click on Continue and nothing happens 🧐 No prompt for permissions, etc. @jmreekes

2021-10-27: Don’t tell my boss but working from home lets me play the T20 World Cup on a second screen …

2021-10-26: If the Drummer - Micro.blog techies are looking for something else to tinker with, may I suggest a …

2021-10-26: The Pak-NZ match is shaping out to be a thrilling one. The Kiwis are fighting back after a lowish …

2021-10-26: I nearly forgot about Universal Control. I have my work MacBook Pro lying closed next to my iMac so …

2021-10-26: Upgraded to macOS Monterey. And look at that. Safari is back to its good ‘ol self (although …

2021-10-25: Also, India has never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup match be it a ODI or T20. I’m not …

2021-10-25: Today, I saw an India-Pakistan cricket match after ages. Unfortunately, for the sport, India no …

2021-10-24: Quite a humilating loss for India; its first against Pakistan in any form of World Cup (ODI or T20). …

2021-10-24: This is why you should let Pakistani players play in IPL. Not only coz they’re good but then you get …

2021-10-24: I agree with almost all of the pros and cons from Jack’s notes on Drummer. It still is a big pain on …

2021-10-24: Our chili pepper 🌶 plant is having a late and perhaps final resurgence. I picked more than a dozen …

2021-10-23: Sigh! I thought thanks to T20, West Indies was seeing a resurgence in their cricketing fates.

2021-10-23: Commentators keep saying this is a 140-150 pitch but South Africa were bundled out for 118 and …

2021-10-23: Our favorite Molcajeté 🥘

2021-10-23: I miss the days the kids sat still for photos

2021-10-23: Austin is back to Stage 2 (for COVID). We’re thinking of dining indoors at our local …

2021-10-22: Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Here’s what I wish others knew about stuttering …

2021-10-22: TIL Ember mug can even raise the temperature of your drink by as much as 15º

2021-10-22: Now watching for the kid’s next year. So it begins.

2021-10-22: Not sure if it’s Safari or the new refurbished Micro.blog editor, but I’ve had trouble …

2021-10-21: Of course, he’s stealing. What else did you expect?

2021-10-21: Testing the image from Drummer again with the image attribute with a slight change. Let’s see …

2021-10-21: Getting excited for our trip to Toronto to meet my brother and his family! We’ll be meeting …

2021-10-21: Getting excited for our trip to Toronto to meet my brother and his family! We’ll be meeting …

2021-10-21: I’m surprised the App Store doesn’t yet make the app write explicitly in the description what extra …

2021-10-20: I created a separate microblog OPML for posts that I want to share here. I didn’t want to be …

2021-10-20: The season finale for Only Murders in the Building was hilarious. Steve Martin is a treasure! 📺

2021-10-20: Selena Gomez has quite the following online. I merely made a tweet saying how I like Only Murders in …

2021-10-20: Given Google’s spotty record with supporting their flagship phones, do Android users who …

2021-10-19: Sweet Eats Farm, Austin

2021-10-19: Colin Powell has a complicated legacy. His stint as a Secretary of State, although the highest and …

2021-10-19: It’s next to impossible to select text to copy-paste once you have posted it in Drummer. You …

2021-10-19: Hello from Drummer. Beltalowda!

2021-10-19: We tried out a new good service, Shef that’s best described as a Uber for home cooks. You plug …

2021-10-18: Not including the countless ones in Outlook where I seem to live for most of the workday.

2021-10-18: Hopefully next time I’ll renew online as a citizen.

2021-10-18: The drivers’ license is now renewed using my new Green Card. It’s now valid for the next 8 …

2021-10-18: Drivers license now renewed using my Green Card. It’s now valid for the next 8 years; the longest …

2021-10-18: Writing for Drummer is easier on the iPad Mini and quite a pain on the phone. Of course, desktop is …

2021-10-18: We watched Titanic after a long time. Mainly we wanted our 10-year-old son to see it. We agonized …

2021-10-18: Watching Titanic after a long time. Cue It’s been 84 years meme. But I surprisingly still remember a …

2021-10-18: Ok, ok, I guess I will give Drummer a try mainly because I’m exploring the …

2021-10-17: Updating this on the phone is a pain. First, it doesn’t seem to be adapted for webview. I couldn’t …

2021-10-17: How do you deal with non-sexual nudity in movies around your kids? We were planning on watching …

2021-10-17: Walking around the neighborhood in mid October always makes me wonder how unique Halloween is among …

2021-10-17: Since I imported all my Instagram photos to my photoblog (hosted on Micro.blog), the On This Day …

2021-10-17: The first thing that comes to my mind when I say Drummer

2021-10-17: Look what you made me do, @amit thanks to your post. Aaj khush toh bahut honge tum.

2021-10-17: Tinkering The Glossary feature looks useful. I may have to dig into it a bit to fully understand its utility …

2021-10-17: Introducing the kid to The Edge of Tomorrow 🎥

2021-10-17: Hello, world!

2021-10-16: Think I’m going to like this

2021-10-16: We’re watching Maid on Netflix. It’s a surprisingly good show about a topic that would typically …

2021-10-16: Bought this beautiful cast iron pan for all my mutton dishes

2021-10-15: A plumber we contacted for a small job quoted a $225 hourly rate 😳 I’m thinking of going to trade …

2021-10-15: Wheels of hay

2021-10-15: This is a much cleaner way to charge my two accessories to the iMac

2021-10-14: The new desk pad and the monitor stand I got from IKEA. Still getting used to the added inches but …

2021-10-14: Only Murders in the Building is a surprising and endearing show. You wouldn’t think Selena Gomez …

2021-10-13: Got a new leather desk pad and a monitor stand from Ikea. Much less visible clutter on the desk

2021-10-12: We had our parent-teacher conference today for our son. It’s surprising how kids can act differently …

2021-10-11: For a kid, even this place can be hygge

2021-10-11: Looking for a clipboard manager that will let me a) selectively clear snippets b) exclude apps c) …

2021-10-10: Quite a Saturday in college football 🏈 👀

2021-10-10: iPhone’s macro mode doesn’t work that well in low light in case you’re trying to …

2021-10-10: Safe to say, we had a good time 🥃

2021-10-10: Heading out later tonight for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Austin to celebrate our …

2021-10-09: Wish we could auto-import only RAW photos from our Camera Roll to Lightroom for iOS. Maybe can set …

2021-10-09: I use Tweetbot on my iPad and recently downloaded it again for my iPhone. But it’s read-only on …

2021-10-08: Something crazy happened on our street. Apparently a (drunk?) driver ran off the street, dragged a …

2021-10-08: In practice, this is a killer feature in iOS 15

2021-10-08: In our school district email. What the heck is going on out there?

2021-10-08: Know that feeling when you are transferring funds from one account to another and it has left the …

2021-10-07: Part of our spice cabinet. I know, I know I have to refill the turmeric (haldi) and relabel some …

2021-10-07: People in developed countries have no idea what a big deal this is for public health WHO endorses …

2021-10-05: I don’t understand why Facebook had to take itself down to prevent the whistleblower story …

2021-10-05: A sharp drop in our use of non-solar power over last year (thanks milder summer?). If we have …

2021-10-04: Can it not happen quicker please?

2021-10-04: Celebration 🍾 Thanks to my sis-in-law for Favor-ing this yesterday.

2021-10-03: Capture the Moment seems like an amazing type of app for iOS. No more missed moments. Anyone use …

2021-10-03: The majority did not vote for the psychopath both times.

2021-10-03: A penguin and its baby while running from a seal hunting them on an abandoned ship came straight …

2021-10-02: Me testing the new iPhone in the dark

2021-10-02: In other news, we replaced our home network with Google WiFi mesh. Since we’ve Google Fiber, we got …

2021-10-02: After 20+ years of living here, welcome to America 😇

2021-10-01: One reason I may never move away from Blot is because of David Merfield. Never have I worked with …

2021-10-01: Never have I been more expected to see a “Out for Delivery” notice on USPS. Not being …

2021-10-01: For now, cut-pasting into the Grammarly Mac app works but given this latest development, is Drafts …

2021-10-01: Soft to the touch 🐶

2021-10-01: Sex Education is one of those rare TV shows that get better with each season 📺 Finished season 3 …

2021-09-29: After a mild August, September was unseasonably hot with no rain. I could smell parched earth on my …

2021-09-28: Do Americans really want free healthcare? More than 30% don’t seem to want to get the free one …

2021-09-27: I spent more time than I should have in cleaning up my contacts on iCloud, iPhone, and the Mac. But …

2021-09-25: One of the things I was looking forward to but was announced last year was shooting in RAW with the …

2021-09-25: This Man U - Aston Villa game is as the kids say, cray cray ⚽️

2021-09-25: My previous attempt may not have been a macro. This may be an actual one. Guess what this is 🤔 Need …

2021-09-25: Now watching the rebooted The Wonder Years. The original was the one of the first American TV shows …

2021-09-25: Getting used to the macro on iPhone 13 Pro. Like the reviews said, the lens switch can be jarring. …

2021-09-25: Yay! It’s here. PS. This is not an unboxing.

2021-09-24: Does Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Reading List: Save articles for offline reading …

2021-09-24: We have been waiting on hear back on a certain thing for almost a week now. Difficult to get …

2021-09-23: Nice little macOS app that lets you choose a browser depending on the application the link is in. …

2021-09-21: With 1.2 billion Indians in total, you can see why it is tough to be an atheist in India.

2021-09-20: The White Lotus was depressing as shit. 📺

2021-09-18: 44

2021-09-18: Throwback to when we ran into hipster Frodo in our local grocery store. Apparently my son wasn’t too …

2021-09-17: iPhone 13 Pro ordered. I’m getting the 128 GB Sierra Blue. Delivery next Friday. Wife traded in her …

2021-09-17: Idaho moves to ration medical care statewide amid surge in covid hospitalizations. Or as Sarah …

2021-09-16: We managed to get a doctor’s appointment on short notice to resend our medical exams to USCIS. Even …

2021-09-15: Too bad Apple Card doesn’t link to Mint although it does have a web interface.

2021-09-15: Excited for iPhone 13. Instead of going the Citizens One loan route, I finally got the Apple Card. …

2021-09-13: Love our new light fixture for the half bathroom. We’re now considering it even for our hallways.

2021-09-12: Taliban now says they will allow women to attend university but just not alongside men. I …

2021-09-12: We’re trying to sell our old bed frame, side tables, and box frame for a measly amount. Almost …

2021-09-11: I lived with two other Indian guys as roommates in grad school when I first came to the US in 2000. …

2021-09-11: I wish iPhone’s Camera Roll also had a shared option similar to 1Password’s private and shared …

2021-09-11: On the bright side, we got a new colorful armchair for our living room to replace the bulky beige …

2021-09-11: Argh! It seems like USCIS lost our medical exams and is now pretending that we never sent them and …

2021-09-10: Anti-vaxxers are claiming my body, my choice defense. But in Texas, now that doesn’t hold …

2021-09-10: Anyone else got invited to Quora+? That site was so good until it deteriorated so quickly. Now they …

2021-09-10: The Matrix Resurrections – Official Trailer is 🔥 Looks more like the original movie than its …

2021-09-08: A feature profile in the New Yorker on one of the faculty in our Research Center. I’ve heard …

2021-09-08: Damn it! Betterment has dropped their APY on their Cash Reserve accounts from already low 0.3% to a …

2021-09-08: Meanwhile south of the border. Unanimously 👏🏽

2021-09-07: Today I cooked goat curry based on a recipe called Railways Mutton Curry. Apparently it’s based on …

2021-09-06: England staring down at yet another loss in Test cricket at home. After the resounding loss in the …

2021-09-05: Just remembered that Aug 31 was my four-year anniversary on Micro.blog 🙌🏽

2021-09-05: My brother and I had an hour-long philosophical argument about Naomi Osaka’s loss and her …

2021-09-05: I bought one quart of High Meadow Organic Half & Half from Costco fully confident that I’ll end …

2021-09-05: Dug Days on Disney+ is hilarious. It’s the post- Up life when Carl has adopted Dug. More coz we have …

2021-09-04: We should let them take Ivermectin as long as they don’t show up at the local hospital.

2021-09-03: Glad that Glass is not planning on adding editing tools to their app. I was opposed to this …

2021-09-03: After the neighborhood late night kerfuffle last week, we looked at several options for security. We …

2021-09-03: We’re on our way to tour a magnet middle school for our son. These tours start earlier and earlier, …

2021-09-02: Up early to attend the Global Symposium organized by OECD PISA folks on impact of teacher …

2021-09-02: We are now seriously considering whether it’s worth living in Texas 😡

2021-09-01: Curious about importance given to dark mode. Is there a sizeable portion of the non-tech users that …

2021-08-29: I was experiencing some lagginess in the Internet last week. Reset the router couple of times and …

2021-08-29: We dumped our two oversized and now shapeless armchairs on the curb for bulk collection. We plan to …

2021-08-28: Am I crazy to consider lining our AC closet with felt boards so as to dampen the sound? My …

2021-08-24: Our neighbor’s 5-year-old kid has COVID. Of course, her private school has no masking policies …

2021-08-22: On my M1 iMac, I can now log in to Mint with my Touch ID. Although logging in with 1Password is just …

2021-08-22: This week’s Ted Lasso was much better than the out-of-place and extremely corny Christmas episode. …

2021-08-22: I wonder what else the article says coz I think the sub-heading fully explains the headline.

2021-08-21: Nice way to start the weekend at Shore Raw Bar & Grill.

2021-08-21: FDA expected to grant full approval to COVID vaccines as early as Monday 🙌🏽 Expect private …

2021-08-20: Wild night in our neighborhood yesterday. Someone walked into a neighbor’s unlocked house two …

2021-08-20: OnlyFans will prohibit any sexually explicit content on its app. What’s next? Instagram banning …

2021-08-19: A house for sale in the neighborhood few roads down is still on the market after more than a month …

2021-08-18: Sheesh! My IFTTT applet for importing my MB posts to DayOne stopped working while we were out. No …

2021-08-17: Even the Taliban was surprised at how easy it was to simply roll into Kabul. Heck, most of the …

2021-08-17: My usually reliable 2012 Prius is now giving me battery-related issues. Won’t start and when it …

2021-08-17: An excellent column in Time magazine by the Austin ISD superintendent. Love her focus on …

2021-08-17: Taking the Monday off after a week-long vacation was the best idea. I could get settled back, check …

2021-08-16: Never wage a land war in Asia and remember that Afghanistan is called graveyard of empires for a …

2021-08-16: Postcards and stickers from Pike Place Press just off the waterfront and couple from other gift …

2021-08-15: Shower water pressure ought to be in the top five factors that hotel rooms are rated on. Very rarely …

2021-08-15: You may have a great time on your vacation but nothing beats sleeping in your own bed and waking up …

2021-08-15: Compared to other National Parks we’ve visited, we saw a lot more Indian-Americans at Mt. Rainier. I …

2021-08-15: I’m also on Glass (@pratik). I’ll always try out a new photo sharing service in search of the …

2021-08-14: Oh! For some reason I thought Micro Camp was Sat-Sun. Guess I’m gonna miss all of it.

2021-08-14: A nice but tiring hike up the Skyline Trail to cap off our vacation. We return to Austin tomorrow.

2021-08-13: Nothing messes with your head more than seeing a snow capped mountain a short distance away and …

2021-08-12: Final Destination vibes 😐

2021-08-11: We visited the magnificent Hoh Rainforest yesterday evening and today we’re on a beach as we were …

2021-08-10: Driving through areas with low connectivity even in terms of cellular coverage. It’s amazing how …

2021-08-09: Back on vacation mode

2021-08-08: Wait, did Micro.blog fix displaying multiple photos? I notice a slight separation between two …

2021-08-08: Great meeting up with @Cheri and her spouse today! We had a lovely time talking about Seattle while …

2021-08-08: In true Seattle fashion, I’m on my fifth coffee right now. Still one more to go at least. My daily …

2021-08-07: I put on Old Spice in the morning and now I am on a boat.

2021-08-07: To quote Niles Crane, Pike Place smells (and looks) like a fish died and all other fish sent …

2021-08-07: First ever track & field Olympics gold (yeah, I know) for India 🥇🙌🏽 in javelin. Take a bow, …

2021-08-07: Good morning, Seattle. I’m listening.

2021-08-06: In the absence of the Americans, the 4x100 Men’s Relay was still a phenomenal race. Man, that last …

2021-08-06: Allyson Felix medals in the 400m and equals Carl Lewis record of being the most decorated track …

2021-08-05: India’s Men’s (field) Hockey team won a bronze 🥉ending a 41-year drought at the Olympics …

2021-08-05: Shocker! US 4x100 Men’s Relay come in 6th in their heats and fail to make it to the final. Even …

2021-08-05: Do you enjoy Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg’s Olympics commentary? Fo shizzle my nizzle! 😂

2021-08-05: This poll proves that even if the FDA grants full approval of the vaccine by the end of the month, …

2021-08-05: Why didn’t I discovered the trick to Quit All Applications via Automator earlier? You can even …

2021-08-04: Perfect behavior modification strategy. Let’s see if it works >> If Florida doesn’t want it, …

2021-08-03: India’s Men’s and Women’s (field) hockey teams are in Olympics semi-final 🙌🏽 It’s been decades since …

2021-08-02: Do you also have problems with your AirPods when you have the phone next to your iMac? Mine will not …

2021-08-01: No Jamaican in the men’s 100m final in this Olympics? 😳 Top qualifier is from China?? Live in 2 …

2021-08-01: This might make me a racist but I love watching Olympics races.

2021-07-31: Not sure if people saw the Women’ 100m final but the race was 🔥 The Olympic record held by Flo-Jo …

2021-07-31: Waking up to the news that my trade-in iMac value is now $0 due to “multiple cracks or shattered …

2021-07-31: I received my Employment Authorization Card (EAD) in the mail today from USCIS. I had to shake some …

2021-07-31: If I were a mildly evil person, I would read this news and start attending anti-vaxx rallies as a …

2021-07-31: Breaking news on a late Friday afternoon in the world of college football. From the President via …

2021-07-30: Jeez! Take Olympics away from NBC and give it to Netflix. Why do I need a cable subscription to …

2021-07-29: So happy for Suni Lee and her gold in all-around women’s gymnastics (Team USA’s fifth …

2021-07-29: The U.S. is back, baby! Now only if the rest of the idiots get vaccinated, we can work on expansion.

2021-07-29: My first IPO investment.

2021-07-28: Right now, the only way to get the holdouts to get vaccinated is to ask Hillary Clinton to air ads …

2021-07-28: The lower bound offered by a OpenDoor mailer for our house is now $65K more than the lower bound …

2021-07-28: We gave our 10-year-old a sip of wine as part of toasting a professional achievement for my wife. …

2021-07-27: What a swim by Lydia Jacoby! Gold in Women’s 100m breaststroke. And she’s coming to UT Austin as a …

2021-07-27: It hit 100°F in Austin today.

2021-07-25: I’m loving the Touch ID-enabled keyboard on the new iMac. I haven’t typed in any …

2021-07-25: Works fine when I’m viewing it in a RSS feed reader but when I use IFTTT with a Micro.blog feed, …

2021-07-25: Back at Zach after more than a year! Beatles covers by other famous singers (Joe Crocker, Aretha …

2021-07-25: I should’ve done this a long time ago. Now using IFTTT to create a journal entry in DayOne from my …

2021-07-24: Are healthcare workers expected to uphold their Hippocratic Oath unless the unvaccinated take the …

2021-07-23: This is the fastest I have set up a new computer. All applications I needed are installed and signed …

2021-07-23: The Pictograms part of the Olympics opening ceremony was the coolest part

2021-07-22: In terms of processing speed, does it matter if your source RAW photos are saved on the internal SSD …

2021-07-22: Yay! My new iMac is out for delivery. Landed exactly between when UPS said it would deliver and when …

2021-07-22: I don’t think there’s any other way to describe the latest COVID surge in the U.S. other than as …

2021-07-22: Best crossword app on iOS that’s not NYT’s?

2021-07-21: The rug we got from Ruggable didn’t work out. The selling point was that it is washable. But …

2021-07-21: UPS had initially indicated it would deliver my iMac today but considering it’s in Alaska …

2021-07-21: People who are opting out of Covid-19 vaccination should be treated like smokers in terms of their …

2021-07-19: England celebrates ‘Freedom Day’ and lifts all Covid-19 restrictions in spite of surging cases. I …

2021-07-18: Must be the new meds I’m on but I haven’t had a single mosquito bite all summer 🤔 My wife claims to …

2021-07-17: It looks like my brother has a major windfall in his future. He’s a PM in the company and …

2021-07-17: Since now I store almost everything on my external drive or on Box/Dropbox, I don’t have to …

2021-07-16: We got our child tax credit deposited to our bank. My new iMac got shipped today. The two things are …

2021-07-12: I love the young England players and even Southgate. But the English fans are the worst (and …

2021-07-12: Woo hoo! It’s coming…Rome ⚽️

2021-07-12: Now the game is alive! ⚽️

2021-07-11: 🔗 Beyond Goodreads: Four tools that help readers track their books

2021-07-11: Happy for Messi. His first silverware for Argentina ⚽️

2021-07-11: Brazil has resorted to simply falling down in the penalty box hoping to get a penalty. Do they just …

2021-07-09: Lotsa exciting soccer this weekend. The COPA final (Brazil - Argentina) and the Euro final (England …

2021-07-08: Oh well! Good game though. But that was clearly a dive ⚽️

2021-07-08: That was the perfect free kick ⚽️

2021-07-07: What? COPA doesn’t have extra time? ⚽️

2021-07-07: If these were black people, they would be called ungrateful. The stimulus helped these Trump voters …

2021-07-07: I got the basic AirPods free with my iMac. Both of us have our own pair. These usually retail for …

2021-07-06: What a fantastic recruiting get for Howard. UNC messed up badly and it’s their loss. Nikole …

2021-07-06: We have a new foster from the Austin Animal Shelter - a small 6 lbs Chihuahua. She stays around my …

2021-07-05: Had a perfect Move and Exercise week in a long time thanks to daily morning exercise walks.

2021-07-04: OpenDoor is offering us more than 100% over (at the lower end) what we bought it for 8 years ago. …

2021-07-04: Man, England is beheading Ukraine ⚽️

2021-07-03: I have now spent more money trying to grow tomatoes than I have buying tomatoes in my entire life. …

2021-07-03: Still pissed about Sha’Carri Richardson’s disqualification. How is marijuana a performance …

2021-07-03: iPadOS beta seems pretty stable. Tempted to install Monterey but it’s my primary work device so …

2021-07-02: Last month we truly got past the pandemic.

2021-07-02: Work often can bean immense learning experience. Like right now, being on a Zoom learning session …

2021-07-01: One of my bosses just created a LinkedIn account (academics rarely do) and added me. Do you think …

2021-07-01: Just watched the series finale. All I can say is, Sigh! Fucking Bosch. 😆 📺

2021-07-01: Although I loved Promising Young Woman, the ending did not sit right with me. The Bill Cosby story …

2021-07-01: Why can’t you pin tabs in Finder? Or can you?

2021-06-30: Now this is an Austin summer I can live with.

2021-06-29: Looks like I missed a great France - Switzerland game. The highlights were amazing. Full props to …

2021-06-29: Now 69% of Travis County (Austin) is vaccinated (with one dose). Nice!

2021-06-28: 🔗 Next time you think of being a ‘good guy with a gun’.

2021-06-28: Hey, Bosch is back! 📺

2021-06-28: Hearing about these extreme weather records, I still can’t wrap my head around that during the …

2021-06-27: Portugal - Belgium ought to be fun ⚽️

2021-06-27: The U.S. Olympics Trials reminds me of our 10th/12th board exams in India. You may be great and do …

2021-06-26: New addition to instructions while depositing a check via mobile - “Write deposited in (bank …

2021-06-25: Placed an order for the new iMac. Getting $420 for my 2017 Fusion Drive (🤮) 21” iMac so with …

2021-06-23: Whatay day today! Zoom meetings from 9am - 4pm with a measly 30 minutes crammed in between for …

2021-06-22: Contrary to others’ experience, at our institute, we are getting an overwhelming response to job …

2021-06-21: Allyson Felix, so used to coming in first, delivers a second-place finish for the ages. …

2021-06-20: Finally we removed these as well from our cars. End of an era.

2021-06-20: A near-disaster averted in the kitchen. Bowl of goat meat marinated in yogurt, garlic, red chilies, …

2021-06-19: Seattle peeps, currently we have two nights in Seattle, 4 nights in Olympic National Park, and have …

2021-06-19: For those complaining about worker shortages and not wanting to pay more, have you reached out to …

2021-06-19: Damn it! Subscribed to ESPN+ but it only has an alternate feed with weird camera angles for Euro …

2021-06-19: We finished all three seasons of The Kominsky Method last night. We enjoyed the show (still like …

2021-06-18: We travel after 1.5 years and our credit card gets skimmed somewhere. Two digital orders on Amazon …

2021-06-18: ERCOT asked Texans to conserve energy during a heat wave and not one Republican threw his front door …

2021-06-17: Satisfying finale for Cruel Summer. Highly recommend 📺

2021-06-17: I’m waiting for Mobius to say Wow! to Loki.

2021-06-17: No wonder the plant is called Elephant Ears.

2021-06-14: Does your kid also trash-talk to the TV and yell out his frustrations while playing video games or …

2021-06-13: Highly recommend these hiking boots by Merrell. Been using these for 3 years now and have hiked in …

2021-06-13: Back home after a week of vacation. We added four more to our collection.

2021-06-12: Lake Mead reaches lowest level on record amid exceptional drought Washington Post. Much truth in …

2021-06-12: Boy, am I glad we are not here next week 🥵

2021-06-11: It seemed like we were headed straight into the smoky haze from the wildfire near Flagstaff but …

2021-06-11: We had the most hearty lunch at Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo reservation. Navajo Taco & …

2021-06-10: Been that kinda day.

2021-06-10: I’m liking our schedule for this vacation - breakfast, intensive morning hike, bagged lunch, …

2021-06-08: Missed today’s WWDC. Was busy hiking 7 miles on the West Fork Trail outside Sedona. Pictures to …

2021-06-06: Coming to Sedona proves that if any country wants to prevent a US army from advancing, it should …

2021-06-06: You don’t mind being in traffic if you have a view like this

2021-06-05: Off on our first out-of-state vacation in a long time. First time at the airport since…

2021-06-04: Austin Airport is asking people to come 3 hours before your flight during peak hours (5-8am, 11-1pm, …

2021-05-30: Is there such a thing as an anti-placebo effect? That is, you’re so hyper aware of the placebo …

2021-05-29: Texas lawmakers pass bill requiring national anthem to be played by pro sports teams What I don’t …

2021-05-29: If I long-press the power button on the new Apple TV remote, I can the TV off but not turn it on by …

2021-05-28: We got our AirTag today. My wife: OMG! It’s so small. What if it gets lost? Me: Did you just …

2021-05-27: The trio

2021-05-26: New Apple TV set up. If nothing else, sound is definitely better.

2021-05-24: The realtor business needs disruption. That’s why I’m long on $RDFN. And I want it disrupted also …

2021-05-24: More on Austin housing market. Either realtors have no idea how to gauge current demand and list at …

2021-05-23: Austin housing market right now (not my photo).

2021-05-22: HomePod and HomePod mini currently use AAC to ensure excellent audio quality. Support for lossless …

2021-05-22: Anyone watch Cruel Summer on Hulu yet? I was skeptical but now we’re hooked. Very interesting …

2021-05-22: I don’t want to go back to the office. And I’m not alone. Washington Post

2021-05-19: The USCIS biometrics office was right next door to an H-Mart so naturally we picked out our dinner

2021-05-16: If you could eat tomato plant leaves, I’m having a bumper crop. If you need tomatoes, try elsewhere …

2021-05-16: I like this and glad to pay

2021-05-15: Instagram has enabled the ‘Hide Number of Likes’ on my account. It’s a good first step but it still …

2021-05-15: No new posts on Daring Fireball for 3 days? Hope Gruber is ok.

2021-05-14: Does Box Drive have any major issues with Macbooks with M1? Our IT dept is discouraging us buying …

2021-05-13: Manuscript on teacher mindsets accepted at Psychological Science journal after 3 R&Rs 🙌🏽

2021-05-13: Never thought I would live to the day a Cheney joined The Resistance.

2021-05-12: The professor I work with has some thoughts on Instagram for kids David Yeager warned the 10 to 13 …

2021-05-12: Currently reading: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker 📚

2021-05-11: Venmo is hounding me to add my SSN. I use Venmo only as a medium for payment since it’s …

2021-05-09: So far I have had ‘Ask App Not to Track’ from only three apps - Instagram, Betterment, and Mint. …

2021-05-08: Harry Bosch’s house is a real 2 bed 2 bath 1,513 sq ft house and current Zestimate is $1.8M. …

2021-05-08: 👉🏽 www.washingtonpost.com It’s not a ‘labor shortage.’ It’s a great reassessment of work in …

2021-05-08: Most jobs were lost in manufacturing and transport yet unemployment benefits that don’t go to those …

2021-05-06: Drafts Web Capture - Drafts User Guide The Markdown bookmarklet examples open capture with …

2021-05-05: App won’t even open in iOS 14.5. I guess they haven’t adhered to the privacy rules yet.

2021-05-04: This is so emblematic of the tech bro culture. I’m no longer going to try to argue against it coz …

2021-05-03: What’s Khaleesi’s favorite snack?

2021-05-02: One more step closer to our green card. We just got our notice to get biometrics taken on May 18 🙂 …

2021-05-01: We have not lost our keys ever so I’m struggling to think of uses for AirTags. One for our son’s …

2021-05-01: Ordered the new Apple TV. But arrives in first week of June 😒

2021-04-30: I’m on the verge of completely losing my voice thanks to a cold but managed to notch yet another …

2021-04-30: Forget Basecamp, who’s ready to give up on Spotify?

2021-04-29: How does Facebook always make “mistakes” in favor of despots?

2021-04-28: If I was working at Basecamp, I wouldn’t be allowed to share this story with one of my work …

2021-04-27: I want to live in Harry Bosch’s house 📺

2021-04-27: iOS 14.5’s Face Mask unlock is perfectly executed. Also love that you have the ability to lock it …

2021-04-26: It seems that India’s “official” daily COVID cases (and deaths) are off by a factor of…20*. …

2021-04-25: People with Apple M1 devices, is it enough for image processing tasks e.g. Lightroom, Photoshop, …

2021-04-25: Talking to our new foster Sissy is not going well with Siri thinking I’m talking to her instead.

2021-04-24: Fantastic season finale of For All Mankind. 📺

2021-04-23: Caught the bug that my son had over the weekend. First time since the pandemic began, I’m sick and …

2021-04-21: Brutal feedback on a one-pager I wrote recently at work. “It reads like it was written for a …

2021-04-21: Just finished watching the Apple keynote. Love the Apple TV and iMac updates. Definitely getting the …

2021-04-21: Such a big relief to see that guilty verdict come through. We can finally return to believing our …

2021-04-19: I’m cooking Goat Pepper Fry by following a recipe. But it asks to add 10 tbps of black pepper …

2021-04-18: Austin FC’s first-ever regular season game about to start in 10 mins. Let’s go! ⚽️

2021-04-18: Had to cancel going to a kid’s birthday party (would’ve been our first group gathering in a year) …

2021-04-17: Something very strange has been going on. We are hiring a Research Coordinator and I have invited 5 …

2021-04-17: Couple of days ago, I bought $5 worth of Dogecoin on a lark. Last night, I saw it blowing up and …

2021-04-14: Don’t tell the 1995 me but I bought some dirt off the Internet. Coz he would laugh in my face. Sure …

2021-04-11: When I start getting ’forwards’ on WhatsApp showing how India is great, I’m pretty sure there’s some …

2021-04-11: I edited a sunset photo only to create a perfect example of purple fringing. I’m sure if I don’t say …

2021-04-10: Our view for the weekend

2021-04-09: India’s vaccination drive stalls. 23M? Were they planning on only vaccinating Indian Twitter …

2021-04-07: Either something is wrong with Zillow’s algorithm or with Austin. Our Zestimate ™ shot …

2021-04-05: Highly recommend The Great on Hulu. A dark satirical comedy on the early life of Catherine the Great …

2021-04-04: I have been using Sleep Cycle app for 3 years now and love looking at the stats. But lately …

2021-04-04: Me: Hey Siri, play songs that I like. Siri: Sure, here are some songs just for you. Plays Backstreet …

2021-04-03: Now even Vanguard is venturing into robo-investing.

2021-04-03: I’m not sure if @manton has fixed something in the backend but lately picking up external RSS …

2021-04-02: Damn it! It’s stuck.

2021-04-02: Added a small sprout as part of my backyard pond revitalization plans. Aquatic plants will take at …

2021-04-01: A cool fact to 🤯- if the Moon was 2000 more miles away from Earth, you could fit ALL planets in our …

2021-03-29: Thanks to @walter’s recommendation on this post of mine, I bought couple of T-shirts from Uniqlo. …

2021-03-28: Finished our mulching for the season. Now need to look for some aquatic plants before fill our pond …

2021-03-28: Do you also ❤️ steak?

2021-03-28: Considering getting a Japanese Maple (Acer Palamatum) for our yard. Deciding between the 20’ …

2021-03-27: Superstore series finale. 🥲📺

2021-03-27: We received our “receipt notices” from USCIS for our Green Card application. Basically, our forms …

2021-03-26: Go see a Star War. RIP.

2021-03-23: Our local dentist is opting out of our dental insurance provider (Delta Dental) because of …

2021-03-23: Nothing says the US is getting back to normal than news of mass shootings every few days.

2021-03-23: Either I’m having a stroke or I’ve completely forgotten how I managed to display my …

2021-03-23: I’m getting our still-unlaunched Institute’s website designed. What are the initial things I should …

2021-03-21: We saw half of ZS Justice League today. Wife is asking, is the movie 4 hours long coz of the many …

2021-03-20: England seemed on track to make it a close match in the series-deciding fifth T20 but three quick …

2021-03-20: I think Natural Gardener in Austin has jumped the shark. Long line of cars just to get into the …

2021-03-20: I spent more time than necessary trying to remember my password for the Day One app on the Mac until …

2021-03-20: Hope springs eternal

2021-03-19: Now fully vaccinated 🙌🏽 One week later, I’ll be fully protected against COVID-19

2021-03-19: 99% of my email from an actual person is at work. That in itself makes Hey not useful for me.

2021-03-19: The anti-Asian discrimination although not entirely new to the US was always simmering below the …

2021-03-18: My Facebook account has been deactivated since Jan 2017. I finally logged back in after more than 4 …

2021-03-18: Why do we have to click ‘Ok’ in the Calendar app on all your iOS devices once you have …

2021-03-15: Looks like Grey’s Anatomy is back to its character killing days.

2021-03-15: With crawfish now in season, yesterday we ordered takeout from our favorite neighborhood Cajun …

2021-03-15: Either something’s wrong with Zillow’s algorithm or Austin’s housing market is …

2021-03-14: Is this the first time in months that U.S. is not leading in the count of daily COVID-19 cases? …

2021-03-14: The canvas triptych mounted on our dining room wall. Now it makes me want to repaint the wall. And …

2021-03-13: Apple discontinued the HomePod biggie? Why? The Mini still continues on though.

2021-03-13: And the end result.

2021-03-12: It’s so great to listen to a real President reassure you that things are looking up and we can look …

2021-03-11: My 9-year-old son has asked for half of his $1400 stimulus check to be deposited into his savings …

2021-03-10: 😂

2021-03-09: That said, the Meghan-Harry interview was indeed heart-rending. History seems to predictably repeat …

2021-03-09: Think what you may of the French but they dealt with their monarchy in a more permanent manner.

2021-03-09: Can you read me now?

2021-03-08: Cracking the 300% today

2021-03-08: Since there are other people more deserving, we donated our share of December’s stimulus from …

2021-03-08: Taking a chance with the Texas weather and planting my vegetable garden. To start - tomatoes, …

2021-03-07: One thing I love about Twitter is how it displays threaded tweets. I wish Micro.blog could do that. …

2021-03-07: COVID makes an entry in my One Year Ago - Day One journal. This time last year, SXSW in Austin was …

2021-03-06: A very minor quibble with Drafts. I wish its macOS app supported Grammarly. Right now, I have to run …

2021-03-06: UT Austin finally sent out a clarification that the email they sent nearly 10 days ago was indeed an …

2021-03-06: Know of that party game where you send one person out of the room and the others decide on a body …

2021-03-05: My wife volunteered for 6+ hours at a vaccination site in Bastrop and they vaccinated her too at the …

2021-03-05: Ordered a canvas triptych print for this photo I took at Grand Teton NP

2021-03-04: Rarely does a bowler get a hatrick and then get clobbered for six sixes in the next over. Akila …

2021-03-03: I finally succumbed and signed up for 1Password’s family plan after wife gave up her LastPass. The …

2021-03-03: Would a cop with pre-existing conditions who shoots a mask-less person coz he feared for his safety …

2021-03-03: Getting Merck to manufacture J&J vaccines is like asking Pepsi to bottle Coca-Cola. That’s where …

2021-03-02: I have a standalone licensed copy of 1Password ver.7 that I can use on my Macs. My wife is trying to …

2021-03-02: I can haz COVID-19 vaccine! Got my first dose today via UT Austin Health.

2021-03-01: Actually this is the reason I liked Nomadland. Subtlety still has its virtues.

2021-03-01: HomePod wasn’t responding to our voice commands. Restart didn’t help. Before resetting, tried …

2021-02-28: Our poor prickly aloes all dead like some weird sea creature

2021-02-27: Whoa! We already received our federal tax refund. Just took 8 days from date of filing. I think it …

2021-02-25: And that’s that. India win the second test by 10 wickets just after tea on the…second day. …

2021-02-24: A good day of Test cricket for India at the new stadium in Ahmedabad 🏏 Never saw that England …

2021-02-23: IRS has extended the filing deadline for Texans by two months. Ironically, when we had power (and …

2021-02-23: During the pandemic, the home was a safe space where we felt secure, warm, and comfortable. For …

2021-02-22: It’s 73°F right now. It was 0°F on Monday night.

2021-02-22: With water now back to normal pressure (yet not potable), we are now figuring out what to do with …

2021-02-21: We can haz water 🙌🏽 Low pressure and boil notice in place but still great.

2021-02-21: We are at Holiday Inn Express ten miles outside Austin. They’re offering an hour-long slot for …

2021-02-21: Today compared to yesterday for our solar panels

2021-02-20: We are finally above freezing temperatures. Hopefully for the season. Water is still out and Austin …

2021-02-20: In better news, our solar panels have started generating power and feeding it back to the grid …

2021-02-20: Now I know what the tundra smells like when the permafrost melts 🤢

2021-02-20: I finally got out of the house today. Picked up food from an Indian restaurant nearby; mostly coz it …

2021-02-19: 😱 Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left …

2021-02-19: One more night of freezing temperatures on the horizon and then we should be in the clear. …

2021-02-19: My wife just suggested I use sous vide to melt snow 😶 The planet will kill me if I do it.

2021-02-19: We are collecting snow in big containers to melt to use in our toilet. I’ve half a mind to …

2021-02-17: …and we just lost power. 😞

2021-02-17: Can they stop adding new emoji for a while and let me use the ones we already have at least once? …

2021-02-17: Me to Wife: Oh! It’s gonna be much warmer tonight. Wife: Really? How warm? Me: Errr…21°F. …

2021-02-17: Noticed an anomaly in TurboTax just before I e-filed and you may want to check it too. Ordinary …

2021-02-17: An email from Maciej Ceglowski asking to convert the one-time fee for Pinboard to the new …

2021-02-16: The Life Cycle app is concerned I haven’t stepped out of the house since Friday. If this was …

2021-02-16: Dear Texas, next time before you threaten to secede, make sure you can reliably ensure your …

2021-02-15: Our backyard patio is an ice rink now. Excuse Leo’s sight of relieving himself in the background. …

2021-02-15: Our university is closed for the next two days. Although we have been working virtually, the Dean …

2021-02-14: Day 3 with my Ember mug and I’m loving it. It lets me do my thing and drink my coffee at …

2021-02-14: Using containers to capture water from the inevitable dripping from indoor faucets during the cold …

2021-02-13: If I was a tap/faucet seller for the Sunbelt in the US, I would design a built-in drip mode.

2021-02-12: I noticed the Ember mug in one of my colleague’s hands on a weekly Zoom call and casually remarked …

2021-02-12: RIP our outdoor plants. No matter how well we cover them, I don’t think these Texas plants will last …

2021-02-11: I have to take breaks in between reading Caste: The Origins of our Discontents because I simmer with …

2021-02-10: Inside the Worst-Hit County in the Worst-Hit State in the Worst-Hit Country. An excellent essay by …

2021-02-10: I was wondering why I haven’t received my 1099-INT from CapitalOne (formerly ING Direct). …

2021-02-07: Do you also demote your old tshirts to night shirts before finally tossing them in the Goodwill …

2021-02-07: Now enjoying

2021-02-06: Pets might be the easiest prompt for a photo challenge

2021-02-05: Our lawyers submitted the I-485 application yesterday, exactly four weeks after my I-140 was …

2021-02-05: A single Rihanna tweet caused the Ministry of External Affairs in India to issue to a press release. …

2021-02-05: Dealing with the Indian Consulate is a nightmare. Here are the fee instructions for a simple …

2021-02-04: Comfort food tonight.

2021-02-03: What did they think would happen? I’m sure some influencers asked the rest to hold the line while …

2021-02-03: Too late to share my morning beverage with a Frank Lloyd Wright coaster?

2021-02-02: Today is Groundhog Day. Or was it…yesterday?

2021-02-02: Since Leo is so camera shy, I love taking close up shots without him knowing.

2021-01-30: Although I haven’t yet subscribed to Apple One mostly because Apple extended its TV+ free trial to …

2021-01-30: Made my famed Laal Maas goat curry. Translates to red meat but the red is for the chilies 🌶

2021-01-30: There’s no better smell than freshly ground red chilies to remind me of my mom’s kitchen.

2021-01-30: I requested my lifetime (basically 5 years) record of driver history from Georgia to document the …

2021-01-29: It looks like we may have finally adjusted our withholding accurately. So far, we don’t seem to owe …

2021-01-29: I’ve listened to two Time to Walk episodes now - Shawn Mendes and Draymond Green. I love the pace …

2021-01-28: Hallelujah! Mint is now finally playing nice with Robinhood. Account balances have finally updated. …

2021-01-27: I’m also using Scan Thing now. My Yeti tumbler that I use daily.

2021-01-26: My son’s photo is featured on the YMCA Austin’s website. I’ll let you guess which …

2021-01-25: So this football game is over, right? Never doubt Brady in the playoffs. We may have to pass a …

2021-01-24: More than a year after I made this observation about The Rookie, they have now depicted at least two …

2021-01-24: What gives? “Portland has been a hotbed of both extreme-right and extreme-left activity”

2021-01-24: The one thing that infuriates me about the Indian media is to find an ‘India’ angle in every news. I …

2021-01-24: Watching the new edition of All Creatures Big and Small on PBS. A big fan of the book, I’m loving …

2021-01-23: Public service announcement:

2021-01-22: Watching Long Way Up and they seem to be mostly concerned if their bikes have the charge. It’s like …

2021-01-21: I was racking my brains for details on a traffic ticket I got in 2003. Until I realized I could just …

2021-01-20: Historic

2021-01-20: Notice how there isn’t one unmasked person at the Capitol today. That’s how you set an example.

2021-01-19: Only 24 hours to go 🙌🏽

2021-01-19: Just woke up to hear the news of India’s fantastic win in the last Test (and the series) against …

2021-01-18: I know I walked less in 2020 but I didn’t realize how much less. Sure, lack of hikes during …

2021-01-18: As someone who doesn’t own a (pickup) truck in Texas, I’m glad Austin offers curbside pickup of your …

2021-01-18: Do you keep the mortgage documents for the homes you no longer own or live in? I’m guessing not but …

2021-01-18: I had resigned myself to paying to retake the MMR vaccination for my GC-related medical exam. Thanks …

2021-01-17: See, it was that simple. Too bad it wasn’t done earlier.

2021-01-16: Trying to answer this question on our green card application: Have you EVER been arrested, cited, …

2021-01-16: It looks like my work laptop’s keyboard issue was resolved after the repair. I wrote an entire …

2021-01-16: Once you switch your TV audio output to HomePods, you cannot go back.

2021-01-16: So NRA is filing for bankruptcy. Another business that was adversely affected by school shutdowns. …

2021-01-15: This seems significant - Costco shutting down photo centers in all stores.

2021-01-14: Turns out my fellow Minters had a very similar experience (unsurprisingly) in 2020. You can only …

2021-01-14: I was mulling this in the shower so thought why not let you also chime in. Let me know what would …

2021-01-12: I wish we could embed live photos as images on Micro.blog. Or is that considered a video?

2021-01-12: Now even Trump’s money is dying. Literally. Good riddance.

2021-01-12: Love Burger King’s new logo (via Kottke)

2021-01-10: It’s snowing in Austin! ❄️

2021-01-10: Where is he gonna rail? 😝

2021-01-10: Tandoori Nights

2021-01-10: I just read that Drafts Pro increased its annual subscription from $20 to $30 starting Jan 1. …

2021-01-10: Halfway through Obama’s A Promised Land. So far, it’s not as depressing as I thought it would be. …

2021-01-10: The first freeze of the season later tonight & tomorrow. It has come much later this year.

2021-01-09: About to head into my office after 10 months. Nope, not to work but to drop off my MBP for repairs. …

2021-01-09: Twitter is great again.

2021-01-09: I just discovered an action for inserting footnotes in Drafts. Hallelujah! This makes me miss …

2021-01-09: Users of Drafts - You don’t use it to edit your published blog posts, right? Where do you do …

2021-01-07: Events in Washington DC right now. Shameful.

2021-01-07: I’m filling out an immigration form. It needs copies of all pages (even the blank ones) of all your …

2021-01-06: What happened with the Senate? - my son’s first question when he woke up today. Raising a political …

2021-01-06: Today is a very good day. That is all 😇

2021-01-06: We patched a hole in our ceiling today but all this reminds me of is Dexter 😈

2021-01-05: Slack is down. That means, we don’t have to work today, right?

2021-01-04: My father-in-law (65+) got his vaccine today. The rollout hasn’t been exactly smooth in Texas …

2021-01-04: After averaging more than 4 books a month up to that point, I read only 3 books in the last two …

2021-01-03: I’m rewatching Signs after a long time. Love this movie. Fun fact - I got my now-dead blog’s (circa …

2021-01-03: Nicely pruned and ready to prosper in the spring

2021-01-02: The app Life Cycle informed me what I spent the least time on in 2020 compared to the usual. I’m not …

2021-01-01: Two years since I moved my blog to Blot. As it says in my journal, “to focus more on writing …

2021-01-01: Turned out good. Although the recipe timing was off so had to put it back in for some extra time.

2021-01-01: Trying out a new recipe for whole roast chicken for NYE dinner. Marinated with roasted (Sichuan …

2021-01-01: Waiting on a big personal decision. Depending on how it goes, 2021 will either be a great year or …

2021-01-01: Digging into our spending trends via Mint. This is Coffee Shops. Wonder what happened March onwards

2020-12-30: The COVID variant is now in the US. The British have arrived!

2020-12-29: Interesting choice by The Good Doctor. After two COVID-related episodes, they have reverted to a …

2020-12-28: Couple of our friends have their cousins visiting from Florida while we haven’t met up with my …

2020-12-27: Anyone with Hugo tech skills know how to exclude posts with no titles from appearing in a list of …

2020-12-26: I’m too enamored by Gal Gadot to judge any Wonder Woman movie objectively. This is the way.

2020-12-26: Lamb shanks with mustard and mint for Christmas lunch. 🥘

2020-12-25: One of our friends who is a doctor (pediatrician) got her vaccine. Glad to begin hearing vaccines …

2020-12-25: Millions of Christmas gifts are stuck in the mail and not delivered today. Now imagine if a group of …

2020-12-25: Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all. Here’s wishing everyone on Micro.blog a renewed …

2020-12-24: I knew I shouldn’t have blogged about our home improvements in 2020. The year isn’t over …

2020-12-24: Don’t know why was I surprised when one of my Hue bulbs fused. It has been a while and after …

2020-12-24: One of my favorite local beers. Never fails to give you that ‘feel good’ buzz and also …

2020-12-24: Ambedkar smashing myths in Annihilation of Caste that defenders of caste are unfortunately still …

2020-12-24: I just published my first blog post to Blot with Drafts thanks to Actions provided by @kordumb and …

2020-12-23: Facebook and Google agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” against possible antitrust action. …

2020-12-23: Thanks to the Drafts fans on here, I may have dipped my toes back into trying it again. If you have …

2020-12-23: I finally got the one update I was waiting from at work and now I can close shop for the holidays.

2020-12-23: I’m still looking for a faster way to write on my Blot blog. I think the friction in typing it …

2020-12-19: In true Star Wars tradition, the Mandalorian S2 was awesome and better than its predecessor.

2020-12-18: Cancelled my son’s next appointment with his usual hair stylist coz just learned that …

2020-12-18: Asking Siri in HomePods to raise/lower volume by X% works much better than asking to set at level X.

2020-12-18: The AirPods Pro finally work on my iMac too. You also see the options to switch spatial audio and …

2020-12-17: Have you ever driven more aimlessly than after jump-starting your car while parked at home?

2020-12-16: Jeez! How long will Apple Watch spend on verifying before trying to update the OS?

2020-12-15: I have written and deleted a reply on here couple of times. Perhaps I should just put it on my blog. …

2020-12-12: After nearly 13 years of marriage, I’ve been promoted from unloading to loading the dishwasher. …

2020-12-12: The farmers protest in India has finally hit the Apple News top 5. High time the world took notice.

2020-12-12: SCOTUS just declared Biden the winner for the umpteenth time. I’m sure we will win a few dozen more …

2020-12-11: Hey Siri, play songs for a rainy day from Bollywood IT WORKED!

2020-12-10: Bought this rechargeable lighter for our kitchen. It doesn’t have a flame but rather an electric …

2020-12-09: Our neighbors across the street sold their house after living in for more than 30 years. They have …

2020-12-08: Masterworks is the first platform for buying and selling shares representing an investment in iconic …

2020-12-06: Interesting finding about HomePod. It won’t act on some of your commands if it’s connected as your …

2020-12-05: At some point, end of July 2020 specifically, ‘iTunes’ was replaced by ‘Apple’ on credit card …

2020-12-04: We canceled our third vacation for 2020 couple of weeks ago. We had planned to visit Big Bend NP. …

2020-12-04: Discovered the way to find out what’s playing on the HomePods without asking Siri. Strangely it’s …

2020-12-03: HomePods set up in stereo mode. So good. Siri is surprisingly good. Believe it or not, this is our …

2020-12-02: Look what I found

2020-12-02: We order pizza in proportion to our appetite.

2020-12-01: Quite a busy day in terms of ins & outs at home. We had an electrician all day putting in …

2020-11-30: So the gambit of using the gift card offers from Apple paid off. Received the gift card from the …

2020-11-30: Crushed at Catan today. I was orange.

2020-11-30: Cooking up the leftover meat from Thanksgiving into lamb biryani.

2020-11-30: Canceled my HomePod Mini order and ordered a HomePod Biggie instead. Arrives next week. Plus we get …

2020-11-29: Can we start planning for vacations in May-Aug 2021? Masking for a friend.

2020-11-28: Cue Samuel Jackson meme mouthing, mispronounce my name one more time

2020-11-28: Having fun with Photoshop’s Colorize neural filter on our old BW family photos. My brother and I …

2020-11-28: Milwaukee finished recounting its votes and added to…Biden’s tally. So Trump effectively paid …

2020-11-27: Ordered HomePod Mini from Apple. Earliest delivery date: Dec 29 - Jan 7. Da faq?

2020-11-26: We don’t enjoy eating turkey in large quantities so we tend to cook other kinds of meat as the main …

2020-11-24: Saw a meme that said, Native Americans must be chuckling in sweet irony that “other” …

2020-11-24: Made my Dress-the-Board steak after ages.

2020-11-23: Spent more time than needed trying to diagnose why my son’s profile wouldn’t connect to the Internet …

2020-11-23: At the rate at which GOP Senators are testing positive, it looks like COVID-19 may help flip the …

2020-11-22: And done.

2020-11-22: Cooking Chicken Doro Wat is for the patient. Slow cooked with 30-45 minutes for each step, this is …

2020-11-21: After watching the latest season of The Crown, now all I want is for Elizabeth to outlive Charles so …

2020-11-20: Switched back to the show mentions only to the people I’m following. Mostly because I was …

2020-11-20: What do you make of virtual happy hours? Especially with 10+ people. I, for one, am not fond of …

2020-11-19: So much for the coastal elites PS. Biden still won LA County 71-27

2020-11-19: Legal documents in India still sound like a town crier is shouting them. Case in point NOW KNOW YE …

2020-11-19: Just realized why 1Password 7.7’s Unlock with Apple Watch won’t show up for me. Coz …

2020-11-16: I wouldn’t mind if the conservative crazies went away to Parler. We can then maybe make …

2020-11-16: Pre-ordered Obama’s A Promised Land for us and a copy for my parents in India. I know this …

2020-11-15: Guess I should get back to sketching. Did these eons ago.

2020-11-14: Maybe Apple saw my stash and removed accessories from the new iPhone box

2020-11-14: 306-232. 5 million vote lead + counting. That makes the other guy a big fat LOSER.

2020-11-13: According to the headlines, the Dow Jones rose 1300 points earlier in the week on the news that …

2020-11-11: Whoa! The Hardy Boys will be on Hulu on December 4th. They’re younger than in the books but I’ll …

2020-11-10: Given all the marijuana legalization propositions passing the ballot, I guess congratulations to …

2020-11-09: I know it’s fall but after the weekend, we have a spring in our step.

2020-11-09: True to my promise, I deleted my Election Folks list on Twitter. Now I don’t want to care about the …

2020-11-08: I bought a new DSLR lens after my kit lens crapped out finally during this trip. It had been giving …

2020-11-08: The phrase Now what did he tweet 😒? can be relegated to history.

2020-11-07: AP calls Pennsylvania! And effectively for President. Our (4 year) long nightmare is over. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

2020-11-07: If anyone should be suspecting voter inconsistencies, it should be Democrats. The state polling miss …

2020-11-06: Waiting for Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania to cross 33K (0.5%) so they call the state and ergo the …

2020-11-05: The basket of deplorables is apparently bottomless 😒

2020-11-04: Hardly got any sleep last night 😒 Looks like it’s gonna be a long week. TX results were truly …

2020-11-02: Anxiety level is so high that the only thing I see when I read this tweet is that how the heck did …

2020-10-31: Ah! With the new Apple Watch I can finally adjust Siri’s response volume. My neighbors need not know …

2020-10-30: In my non-work hours, I have been busy text banking for the Texas Dems. In the last week, I was …

2020-10-30: Fact I wish more Americans would understand. You can choose one of the two reasons why you should …

2020-10-29: All I need to know to never ever use Spotify.

2020-10-29: GOP 2000: Don’t recount the ballots. GOP 2020: Don’t count the ballots.

2020-10-25: Beautiful essay on fatherhood and the presidential campaign. Hunter Biden might not be the son …

2020-10-25: Can’t print ballots but want to manufacture iPhones 😒

2020-10-25: Oh well, Halide has also adopted a subscription model. But at least they offer a one-time purchase …

2020-10-23: I guess the mute button won the debate.

2020-10-23: Americans proud of long voting lines makes me wonder if the Soviets were proud of their bread lines.

2020-10-22: OMG! This happened in our neighborhood and I had no clue. I guess, that’s one side effect of …

2020-10-22: Shame on New York for not offering early voting until just a week before Election Day. Almost all …

2020-10-20: This short piece is an excellent example of why most campaign reporting was a sham and has luckily …

2020-10-20: Following your heart and mind.

2020-10-18: One of my pet peeves about Downtime in iOS is that it applies to all websites in Safari. Jeez! I’m …

2020-10-17: It’s nice to see the NZ PM win her election in a landslide but it also seems that Kiwis reward …

2020-10-16: One of my bosses - We have to field this survey before the election in case it’s a contested …

2020-10-15: I’m getting $60 from Apple to recycle my Series 2 Apple Watch. That was more than I expected after 4 …

2020-10-14: I’m more excited about the HomePod Mini than about iPhone this year. Probably coz I’m not getting a …

2020-10-13: Ever since the weather got better, I’ve been enjoying my early morning brisk walk to kick off the …

2020-10-13: I get it when Nate Silver and his ilk suggest that even with odds of 10 out of 100, we can’t …

2020-10-12:

2020-10-12: Phew! An intensely productive weekend text banking for the Biden campaign. Texted 1,200 people, …

2020-10-11: It’s Reply-All on Sunlit but only Reply on the MB native app. Did I miss the memo on why it isn’t …

2020-10-11: Attended the text banking training for the Biden campaign this afternoon. Very pleasant and helpful. …

2020-10-10: It’s sweet irony that the people who have often called immigrants as ‘diseased’ are the ones now …

2020-10-10: Our son is tearing around the house with the puppy we’re fostering. In my mind, I’m thinking, good …

2020-10-09: Twitter disabling retweets in favor of quote tweets would be an interesting way to use how people …

2020-10-08: It’s 4:20pm and it’s time for…chai.

2020-10-06: It’s surprising to how quickly the President’s slogan has gone from Make America Great Again to Just …

2020-10-05: All Aston Villa shots on goal are ending up in the back of the net today; many aided by the …

2020-10-05: I just finished reading Educated by Tara Westover 📚 Although it was highly recommended by many …

2020-10-04: I came up on the photo on the left via iOS’s Featured Photos so we immediately shot an updated …

2020-10-04: Manchester teams are shit this year. ⚽️

2020-10-04: Each time I speak to my dad in India, I get a first-hand experience of how cable news is destroying …

2020-10-03: I’ve 1.6 GB left in my iCloud storage and Apple has been hounding me daily to upgrade. But I’m …

2020-10-03: Signs of a massive coverup as to when the President tested positive emerging. Apparently he tested …

2020-10-03: Horrible experience ordering at IKEA during the pandemic. Last time, our order got canceled just two …

2020-10-03: The super pro-life nominee event might end up killing a lot of Republican senators. Super spreader …

2020-10-03: All of this could’ve been prevented if only more Americans and especially their leaders believed in …

2020-10-02: Only 30% of parents in my son’s school have opted for in-person starting in two weeks. The school …

2020-10-02: I’ve no idea why our air quality is this bad. No fires here. But I’ve been feeling crappy all week …

2020-10-01: People who wear masks and are questioned should simply say they are pro-life.

2020-10-01: We need to pressure-wash the grime of the last 4 years. Register to vote and then VOTE 🗳

2020-09-30: After making sure it’s fine with the FEC rules, we signed up for text banking. Training scheduled …

2020-09-30: Voters who are undecided on Oct 1st in a presidential election year - how do you manage to get …

2020-09-30: Expect Chris Wallace to be tweeted about from the WH toilet later tonight. What a shit show!

2020-09-30: iOS knows how much I love Facebook

2020-09-30: I like the Micro.blog update but wish that the replies on iOS showed the post I’m replying to. And …

2020-09-30: New web interface at Micro.blog. Looks snazzy :)

2020-09-29: Is the ‘Always’ On feature worth getting the Series 5 or is the SE model better? I’ve no interest in …

2020-09-29: Office 365 is down. Seems like a sign to stop work.

2020-09-28: Taxes paid in the U.S. $750 Taxes paid in India: $125,000 Perhaps tax collection ought to also be …

2020-09-28: Notice how we use the word uncanny way more than we use canny?

2020-09-27: Tara Westover’s Educated just became available to borrow from our library after a nearly …

2020-09-27: Apparently my GoodReads RSS feed was crapping out so it hasn’t been updating the MB timeline …

2020-09-26: 🔗 I mean, if they photoshop models, why not do it for backgrounds?

2020-09-26: Crazy end to the Man U - Brighton game ⚽️

2020-09-26: New T-shirt for the next 5 weeks for our daily neighborhood walks.

2020-09-26: What’s the point of even trying to hold a hearing for the SCOTUS nominee when the GOP Senators had …

2020-09-26: In the Photos app widget in iOS 14, I’m surprised Apple didn’t provide a ‘On This Day’ version.

2020-09-26: Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire is an anthem for the millennials against the Boomers, …

2020-09-25: Yay! It’s Ted Lasso day.

2020-09-24: Since we bought a washer this month after our current one conked out unexpectedly, we’re planning to …

2020-09-22: Folks on Micro.blog will like this story - Getting fewer likes on social media elicits emotional …

2020-09-21: Birthday gift from my wife. Basically, stop cribbing about work at home and read this instead 😐

2020-09-20: The house by the lake we rented had a nice old-timey feel but was well stocked with all kitchen …

2020-09-20: Although we’re away on a holiday weekend, I happened to read the news about RBG’s passing almost …

2020-09-18: Why doesn’t the iPad OS have widgets like iOS? I quite like them on my phone.

2020-09-17: After giving it the necessary permissions, my 1Password extension is no longer working with the …

2020-09-16: I’m already at 197GB of my iCloud Plan (Photos takes up half of that) so I guess I’ll be signing up …

2020-09-15: There are no good choices. Exactly the dilemma that we all face. This is the primary reason for …

2020-09-14: Reading about the chaotic legal battles concerning mailing of ballots in some states makes me think …

2020-09-14: Another example of not talking about surplus funds around your appliances. Our washer conked off …

2020-09-13: Waiting for deliciousness 🤤

2020-09-12: Leeds are having an excellent opening game against last season’s champions. Liverpool defense has …

2020-09-12: After living in Austin for more than 7 years, we finally got around to getting BBQ from Franklin’s. …

2020-09-11: Young Wallander was disappointing.

2020-09-10: Can you really tell me honestly that if Woodward had released that tape in March, things would’ve …

2020-09-09: Why did no one tell me that the two seasons of Grand Designs on Netflix are completely different …

2020-09-09: With its bewildering rise and today’s 21% drop in a single day, I remain convinced that $TSLA is an …

2020-09-09: First day of school for our son went surprisingly well. They’re virtual for the next four weeks and …

2020-09-07: I nodded my head at several of these 🎥

2020-09-06: After Monk, we’re looking for another show to watch with our 9-year-old. Since he enjoyed …

2020-09-06: Obligatory Micro.blog anniversary post. Been 3 years now 📝

2020-09-04: How a field’s emphasis on “brilliance” can hamper the people in it having a growth …

2020-09-04: “Only two months to go” or “Sigh! Still two months to go”

2020-09-04: Trilogy to watch for the long weekend 🎥

2020-09-02: I know why it is so but if 150 million people cast their vote and one candidate receives 4.5 million …

2020-09-02: Lock her up?

2020-09-02: TX Dems stepping up their ground game. Two voter registration forms were dropped off at our doorstep …

2020-09-01: No respite yet. The feels like is killing us. BTW this is at 6pm.

2020-08-30: I guess Alabama is gunning for the National Championship in this “sport” too. 🤷🏽‍♂️ We’re waiting on …

2020-08-30: Advanced Brown. Tested in socially distanced masked manner in the park but classes still virtual.

2020-08-29: I don’t understand how doing a rally in an airplane hangar constitutes doing a rally in that state. …

2020-08-29: Truly shocked by Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death. I had no idea he had cancer. Man, 43 is too …

2020-08-29: August in Texas not letting up even as we near the end 😓

2020-08-29: June & July were sucky in terms of getting out & about. Thanks to reading Atomic Habits 📚, I …

2020-08-28: NHC projected the path of the hurricane so accurately that it made landfall ~1 km from where they …

2020-08-28: I don’t know how I’m going to maintain my sanity until Nov. 3rd. I was getting anxious just watching …

2020-08-28: Congress? Last I checked the House has passed the bill to renew benefits. The Senate controlled by …

2020-08-27: One of my wife’s aunts in India passed away due to COVID. She was 66. Started experiencing symptoms …

2020-08-26: Although it took us couple of episodes to get into it but we’re enjoying Altered Carbon on Netflix a …

2020-08-24: Somehow wasn’t surprised that Gosford Park was less of a murder mystery and more of a movie version …

2020-08-24: Our car insurance for the next six months dropped significantly. I guess they know we aren’t …

2020-08-23: A ménage à trois with New Orleans.

2020-08-23: Since Quote Tweets exist, I treat all Retweets as endorsements regardless of what they bio says.

2020-08-23: Although I’m obsessed with polls, publishing probabilities based on polls for an election …

2020-08-22: Turns out you can’t expect developers to tell you the truth either. I’m tired of hearing …

2020-08-22: My son’s library card has locked him out coz he was borrowing and returning e-books too quickly. I’m …

2020-08-21: Excellent acceptance speech by Biden. Let’s go win this thing.

2020-08-21: Gyro Bowl

2020-08-20: The Dems must have been planning this convention for months since they had planned to virtual long …

2020-08-20: I recall few months ago even on Micro.blog someone made this counter-argument. To which, I was …

2020-08-20: Great convention night for the Dems. Historic moment for Indian-Americans (and Black women).

2020-08-20: I’ve realized that August is not a good month for me for a photo challenge. First, it’s …

2020-08-18: Watching the Dem 2020 virtual Convention, you can tell how early they taped their speech by the …

2020-08-18: What’s your first reaction when someone at work says - let’s not discuss this over email …

2020-08-16: Instagram ads are the new ‘As Seen on TV’ ads.

2020-08-15: MS Dhoni retires from international cricket. The helicopter flies off into the sunset. Hats off to …

2020-08-15: Quite a kerfuffle about pronouncing Kamala Harris’s name. Interestingly, she prefers it to be …

2020-08-15: A 1300 sq.ft house on our street was listed for $400K and it got sold after just one weekend. Austin …

2020-08-15: Is Discord the only place on the web where you can recreate the chatrooms of the early web? Are …

2020-08-14: Biden should start the first debate by saying five random unrelated words and then tell Trump that …

2020-08-12: Kamala Harris. First Indian-American and Black nominee for Veep. I’m not saying anything else until …

2020-08-09: Talking about transparency, I really admire David (@Blot) for sharing his To Do list publicly for …

2020-08-08: I have a hankering to rewatch The English Patient although now hardly remember much of the storyline …

2020-08-08: As much as I try to keep away from political news, I’m excited to know who Biden’s Veep pick will be …

2020-08-08: Sigh! Schools in Austin are delayed by three weeks. Apparently, the teachers aren’t trained …

2020-08-07: Strange coincidence that Instagram launches Reels in the same week that TikTok is threatened with a …

2020-08-06: For what it’s worth, today is my 20th anniversary of coming to the United States. It’s …

2020-08-03: Succumbed and opened work Outlook after a week’s vacation. Only 200 emails.

2020-08-02: While driving, we saw a billboard that simply said 2:30? Puzzled, we next noticed in small lettering …

2020-08-01: I think Micro.blog should give in and support #hashtags. They’re including it in the official photo …

2020-08-01: Done with my tinkering for my photoblog. Photos now uploaded via the native app or Sunlit also …

2020-07-31: I briefly flirted with the idea of adding third-party comments to my photoblog. But the look turned …

2020-07-30: After resisting for a long time, I’ve started archiving my emails and using the Inbox as a to-reply …

2020-07-30: Fascism 101 - It’s inevitable that once police start forcing people into unmarked vans, the idea of …

2020-07-30: Is it that I can’t find it or does the GoodReads app not have the Q&A section?

2020-07-30: What are some options to Disqus? Any non-tracking ones? Someone here had written about an …

2020-07-29: Self portrait

2020-07-28: Want a good back massage? Wade out into the sea and let the waves surprise you 🌊😎

2020-07-28: Day 2

2020-07-28: Golf carts maybe but I don’t see the need to allow cars much less pickup trucks on the beach. Why …

2020-07-27: I need a better way to post on my blog on Blot than cut-pasting from different apps into the one …

2020-07-27: Bliss 😇

2020-07-25: Wrapping up my work-related tasks to prepare to unplug for next 4-5 days that we would be spending …

2020-07-25: Hurricane Hanna expected to hit the Texas coast just as we prepare to head to the coast tomorrow. …

2020-07-25: So if the government is sending federal forces to “manage crime” in the cities, should we not pay …

2020-07-24: TFW your previous mortgage is showing up as being paid in full in Mint before adding your new …

2020-07-23: …and by Marc Brackett

2020-07-23: Interesting insights by Angela Duckworth during today’s Educator Summit 2020

2020-07-22: Ugh! First day with 1000+ deaths in the U.S. after nearly 50 days. All that lockdown, quarantine, …

2020-07-20: Prompted by Flickr’s changes, I opened up Lightroom after ages and processed some photos from …

2020-07-19: Ooh! Flickr has a new look. Options for layout views. Focus on your stats in the sidebar along with …

2020-07-19: Anyone here use Grammarly? I have a premium license via work. It seems pretty nifty although have to …

2020-07-19: To create a Twitter list of the usual election poll pundits or not? Have followed them obsessively …

2020-07-19: We finished all three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel last night. We loved the show. Also, …

2020-07-19: According to Letterboxd, we’ve already watched more movies this year than all of 2019 or any year …

2020-07-19: After a long time, we finally bought and got around to playing this excellent game

2020-07-18: Using an external keyboard on my iPad Mini. This will let me keep from taking my laptop on our …

2020-07-17: Currently reading: The Alice Network 📚

2020-07-17: After the record heat, our garage fridge and freezer conked off. Thankfully, the GFCI outlet that it …

2020-07-16: One silver lining about the economy being in the toilet was, we finally made the decision to …

2020-07-16: This is driving me nuts. My phone battery is running down. Battery section in Settings blames Music …

2020-07-15: I’m directing email sent to an alias to a folder in Fastmail. But I also want Fastmail to …

2020-07-14: My poor Japanese Aerelia is wilting in 108°F temperatures 😓

2020-07-13: A random scene in a Bollywood movie made me nostalgic about home related to a very specific …

2020-07-12: Gearing up for a 108°F heat index day 😓

2020-07-12: Tucker Carlson is so untalented that he needs help even with his racism.

2020-07-12: I wish when you add a desktop on your Mac (via Mission Control), it wouldn’t display the …

2020-07-10: With so much news about the impact of opening schools during these times, I found this article in …

2020-07-09: For all Zoom meetings that start on the top of the hour, you’ll see plenty of people staring down at …

2020-07-07: In higher ed news, Harvard announced that it will go online-only this fall. Almost simultaneously …

2020-07-06: Do you have a conversation with your family members that don’t live with you and not talk about the …

2020-07-05: Three-Cup Chicken for dinner 🤤

2020-07-05: Watching Jaws. The first hour is literally like watching the current affairs.

2020-07-04: Not too long ago everyone was raving about how cool the feature in Feedbin was for newsletters. Now …

2020-07-04: It’s Hamilton night! On Disney+ obviously.

2020-07-03: Curious. Is the fact that Apple Card now is available on the web mean that it can be added to Mint? …

2020-07-03: Texas now has a mandatory mask policy 😷 Good. The ruling also states that you’ve to wear a mask if …

2020-07-03: I admit this is hilarious 🤣. This company knows Americans very well given that it’s been channeling …

2020-07-02: Two years into our solar panels install, I see (on our dashboard) we now have more than $2,000 in …

2020-07-02: Knowing you won’t have much to catch up on after you return from a week or two may be the best …

2020-06-29: We had a great morning at McKinney Falls State Park today. With the park at 25% capacity, social …

2020-06-29: My wife’s watch (Series 3) screen simply peeled off after we spent a day in water at a state park. …

2020-06-29: Is this a list of countries ranked by descending order of their leader’s craziness and incompetence? …

2020-06-28: Officially signed and paid up for Fastmail. Sent out the message asking people to change my email ID …

2020-06-28: All because of one man.

2020-06-27: I’m glad that non-white characters in animation shows will no longer be voiced by white actors. …

2020-06-27: We caught up on all four seasons of The Expanse Loved it. The last season was a bit weak compared to …

2020-06-27: No Grammarly add-in for Outlook for Mac? 😩

2020-06-24: We had yet another immigration-related scare yesterday thanks to who-know-who’s Executive Order. We …

2020-06-23: Novak Djokovic and his wife test positive for COVID-19 after he organized the Adria Tour to give …

2020-06-21: What email alias, if any, do you use for your professional contacts? work@domain.com seems a little …

2020-06-21: Logan Lucky was a fun heist movie directed by Steven Soderbergh of all people. I wondered why I …

2020-06-21: Nice to see Om Malik get nerdy about cricket

2020-06-21: I’m glad I deleted this shitty app few weeks ago

2020-06-21: I wish I could also edit my replies on Micro.blog. I see an obvious and silly typo and it frustrates …

2020-06-20: How do you use alias in your email account? Do you create for type of accounts (social media, …

2020-06-20: Setting up the MX records for my domain on Fastmail was super easy. Given how often I’ve …

2020-06-20: Note to myself for keeping away from Twitter today. But also hope the media has learnt its lesson …

2020-06-20: We at UT Austin were asked to take the afternoon off for Juneteenth and use the time to reflect and …

2020-06-20: I find products that are marketed as ‘Made in USA’ xenophobic. Don’t @ me.

2020-06-20: We enjoyed watching Trying on Apple TV+. A bit saccharine but such things are uncommon these days. …

2020-06-20: Except Maryland, all are red states. PS. dunno what to make of Puerto Rico’s 100% rate. Also, if …

2020-06-18: We finalized refinancing our home mortgage today. Two lenders were furiously competing for our …

2020-06-17: If I’m going to pay for an email service, I might as well use my domain name via Fastmail, …

2020-06-17: Trends for COVID-19 cases in Hays County, south of Austin are insane

2020-06-15: Why do I even highlight text in Libby when I can’t export it after I’m done? Dunno why Libby won’t …

2020-06-14: Published in 2019, little did Bill Bryson know that the words he wrote and scientists he quoted …

2020-06-14: Fun fact, pun intended, the G in G Spot stands for Gräfenberg. Not what you were expecting, right? …

2020-06-12: Been rewatching The West Wing lately. The most ridiculous fiction depicted in it was that …

2020-06-11: In light of recent events, NASCAR getting woke was the last thing I expected.

2020-06-10: All meetings cancelled today in solidarity with #ShutdownAcademia.

2020-06-10: Six hours on Zoom today. A new personal record.

2020-06-07: A bike ride followed by a water balloon fight in the backyard with the fam.

2020-06-07: In trying to get my mind off recent events, I’ve been doing the strangest things in my downtime. I …

2020-06-07: Guess he got his wall. Just not where he wanted it.

2020-06-06: The Lowe’s CEO is one of the only four Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. The Home Depot CEO is a …

2020-06-06: It’s just June and we’re hitting 100°F already 😓

2020-06-06: Damn! This is like a newspaper asking Bin Laden to write an op-ed on 9/12.

2020-06-05: Is there a way on Micro.blog that I can completely block a person’s content? Nope, not mute. I’m not …

2020-06-04: Yup. NY Times is the same as Facebook. Enablers of fascism.

2020-06-04: Cooking chicken liver for dinner. Been a while since I made this.

2020-06-03: Noticed a significant uptick in my weight from the stay-at-home and stress over the last few months. …

2020-06-03: We now know someone who lost a parent to COVID-19 😔 I almost forgot that we’re still in the middle …

2020-06-02: Hopefully now Americans will never say, jeez, I wonder how that one guy in Germany managed to wreck …

2020-05-31: Police brutality in the streets. Futuristic technology in space. It’s 1968 all over again.

2020-05-31: Celebrating 10 years, Betterment tells me I was customer #6,983. They have over 500,000+ customers …

2020-05-30: On days like yesterday, I’ll try and take @purisubzi’s advice and write my thoughts in draft mode …

2020-05-30: Conservatives in 1789 - Why did they storm the Bastille? They should’ve politely knocked.

2020-05-25: Thanks to the iOS family sharing bug, nearly 36 apps had pending updates this morning 😳

2020-05-25: We just finished the first season of The Expanse. 📺 We’re hooked

2020-05-25: We’re taking a break from fostering so we went to return the dog food, crate, etc to one of the …

2020-05-24: Our son is not on Micro.blog but if he was, he would recommend the Hunger Games trilogy 📚 that we …

2020-05-24: I missed the last two challenges this month but wanted to make sure I don’t miss the Book …

2020-05-23: Coming off an intense week. We may be making a new hire (so much drama), finished up compiling the …

2020-05-23: Things you don’t have to think about anymore before opening a bottle of wine/beer - do I have to …

2020-05-22: This week has been insane in terms of work and the week isn’t over yet. Even tomorrow we have a 3pm …

2020-05-18: Not a fan of conspiracy theories, my wife had remarked few days ago that once the powers that be in …

2020-05-18: Some weird bug in our Netflix. We can’t seem to play Back to the Future via our Apple TV. Works just …

2020-05-17: It’s my son’s 9th birthday today! 🎂 Wow! How time has flown. Too bad we can’t have a party with his …

2020-05-17: Australia… has lost just under 100 people to coronavirus in three months. Some days, America …

2020-05-17: This is a test for publishing to Micro.blog from iA Writer.

2020-05-16: Wow! We’re getting some horizontal rain out here.

2020-05-16: This pandemic has proved that the name of the country ought to be changed to States of America.

2020-05-16: An iPad Mini with a larger display? Isn’t that just an iPad?

2020-05-15: I ordered some sandals (summer is here) last week from Walmart and was told to expect it on May …

2020-05-15: I love that iA Writer got micro pub support. But I use iA Writer to post to Blot that I use for long …

2020-05-13: We’re rewatching all seasons of Monk with our son (first time for him). It’s strange how his …

2020-05-13: How many COVID tests are done in the U.S. if you exclude the testing done in the White House? Asking …

2020-05-11: A long overdue update. And wow! What a difference. The noise cancellation is great.

2020-05-11: As your local jurisdictions start opening up, this article excellently summarizes the risk factors …

2020-05-11: Me in a soft voice: Hey, Siri set timer for 5 minutes. Siri announcing to all our neighbors: YOUR …

2020-05-10: Although our small pond in the backyard was covered for most part of spring, some live oak leaves …

2020-05-09: I finally made a trip to Lowe’s this morning. Everyone had masks on. Not crowded so plenty of social …

2020-05-07: How come no one is talking about COVID-19 and Russia? It’s in the top 5 in terms of positive …

2020-05-07: I don’t understand this trend of developers selling their app to a big tech company and then …

2020-05-07: I would really like a non-reply version of the Micro.blog timeline. Often I check out a conversation …

2020-05-07: One of those days at work where I did plenty of little (long overdue) things so a better feeling of …

2020-05-05: Education is the gradual discovery of your ignorance. Will Durant 💬

2020-05-04: Whenever I’ve bought an iPad, the smart cover or the case that I usually order at the same …

2020-05-03: The fast food breakfast that’s one of my guilty pleasures 🥞🍳🥓

2020-05-03: Two shows we recently started and are enjoying. Never Have I Ever (Netflix) is a fun, sassy, and …

2020-05-03: I’m looking to follow more personal blogs. If you write one publicly, please share your blog …

2020-05-02: We finished all 4 seasons of Catastrophe on Prime last night. We quite enjoyed it. I’m guessing that …

2020-05-02: I finished all my ebooks and other ones I wanted are on long hold waits. We can’t pick up physical …

2020-05-02: The only reason I see why a Democratic nominee will win in November is because the economy is …

2020-05-01: Hello from my new iPad Mini thanks to my employer as part of “what do you need to work from home”.

2020-04-30: Since I was posting about it over the last month, we received our stimulus payment last night. It …

2020-04-30: PSA: Costco had plenty of paper towels in stock. The first time I’ve seen them in 6 weeks.

2020-04-30: Ever had an internal meeting where you discussed timelines of certain deliverables/tasks only to …

2020-04-28: My MacBook Pro spacebar has started acting out. Two spaces instead of one so it naturally adds a …

2020-04-28: Let’s make this permanent. My WhatsApp is a much improved experience these days.

2020-04-28: Wow! Texas is allowing malls, restaurants, movie theaters, and all retail stores to open on Friday. …

2020-04-27: What’s up with this cluster of deaths (weighted for population) in the Texas Panhandle and …

2020-04-27: In case you’re still waiting, the IRS portal now has a payment date for when you’ll receive your …

2020-04-26: Got a nice sear on the sirloin fajita meat yesterday

2020-04-25: I think by now machines ought to have learnt how cars, traffic lights, hydrants, and crosswalks look …

2020-04-25: For the next month, I am going to write “sarcastically” about major world affairs that …

2020-04-24: Our university is trying to deal with reopening secure computer labs. These labs contain access to …

2020-04-24: Calvin Seibert Sandcastles - Flickr Brutalism in sand. Le Corbusier would be proud (via Vasta).

2020-04-24: Back to watching La Casa de Papel. Let’s see how this ends.

2020-04-23: Today’s grocery run was much better than the previous visits. No line outside the store this …

2020-04-22: The country with the most COVID-19 cases and deaths wants to stop immigration INTO the country. LOL! …

2020-04-21: As expected, Austin ISD is closed for the rest of the school year (6 more weeks of remote learning). …

2020-04-20: Two shows we’ve started watching this week on Prime - The Night Manager and Catastrophe.

2020-04-19: I hope the media is smart enough this time to realize that the so-called protests against the …

2020-04-18: I took a day off from work today just for a mental break and to give a house a scrubbing. We haven’t …

2020-04-17: We haven’t yet canceled our May-end plans for the Utah NPs vacation. Maybe we are still …

2020-04-17: Few weeks ago, we learnt people dying from COVID-19 in the U.S. exceeded the 9/11 toll. Well, just …

2020-04-17: Will there be an update to the iPad Mini? I want to get one but find it difficult to shell out $400 …

2020-04-17: What my son has been working on this morning

2020-04-16: It took only four weeks for the U.S. economy to wipe out nearly all the job gains in the last 11 …

2020-04-16: Saw a tweet from a grocery store worker - they call us essential and heroes. But what we really are …

2020-04-15: In spite of e-filing and using direct deposits for refunds/payments for as far as I can remember …

2020-04-15: We bought a pound of flour and sugar from a BBQ place along with the rest of our order. Coz they …

2020-04-13: In hindsight 2020 may not look so good after all.

2020-04-12: And if this pandemic wasn’t enough, we have a tornado watch until 4am tonight.

2020-04-12: Just finished Season 2 of Succession. Who saw that ending coming?

2020-04-12: We don’t have have one specific vaccine yet and the world is shut down. Hope we never ever …

2020-04-11: I heard Monk mentioned on the timeline so we went back to check out the first ever episode. …

2020-04-11: One of the silver linings of this lockdown in India has been the dramatic improvement in …

2020-04-11: Gas was $1.49 yesterday

2020-04-11: First place I’ll go after the lockdown is lifted? My hair stylist. My hair grows very quickly …

2020-04-11: For my wife’s birthday, I scrub-cleaned our rarely-used jetted bathtub so she could use it. We …

2020-04-11: Over the last two days, we had Zoom meetings with HS teachers from across the country to understand …

2020-04-11: Anyone having problems with their glasses fogging up when they wear a mask? We are wearing …

2020-04-10: Are we celebrating the 400th anniversary or something of getting disease to the New World?

2020-04-10: What’s with these houses of worship wanting to reopen urgently? If nothing else, your primary …

2020-04-09: Proof that the stock market is not a good indicator of the economy stems from the recent upward …

2020-04-09: For some reason, it has been a hectic week at work and I can’t wait for it to be over. One of my …

2020-04-09: I’m sure no white person has ever given a thought of being mistaken for a burglar while …

2020-04-08: Glad he made the right decision to drop out. He clearly didn’t have the support of the majority of …

2020-04-08: Our foster dog, Nic has received 4-5 applications to adopt him including one from out of state …

2020-04-08: In line outside Central Market and noticing a man trying hard to stay out of the shade. I’m sure …

2020-04-07: It’s adorable that WhatsApp continues to think that someday people will use forwarding …

2020-04-06: In the list of countries with positive COVID-19 cases, India used to be a few scrolls down the page. …

2020-04-06: What’s a more efficient way of handling footnotes in Markdown? Don’t you find it …

2020-04-06: We have been binging on Indian stand-up on Amazon Prime for the past week including full seasons of …

2020-04-05: You remember the time when 5G was linked to cancer. Yeah, good times. Dunno about 5G but affinity …

2020-04-05: I called my parents to ask how things are going in India. After talking for 5 minutes, my dad said …

2020-04-05: In all this mess… A small group of Bernie Sanders’s top aides and allies — including his …

2020-04-05: Please tell my dentist that not only am I flossing every night but am also using my water pick in …

2020-04-05: Having trouble social distancing? Stop wearing deodorant and having breath mints. People will …

2020-04-05: We watched The Farewell last night. Although it’s set in China, it reminded me of how …

2020-04-05: PSA: HBO has plenty of its hits to watch for free via their apps. These include recent shows like …

2020-04-04: After a long time, I enjoyed watching the rain out the open window on our live oaks in the backyard. …

2020-04-04: I think I’m a bit too obsessed with COVID-19 news and stats. So much so that I’m downloading data …

2020-04-04: Merit increase freeze. Hiring freeze. I guess we should thankful we still have our jobs.

2020-04-04: We had a national oil reserve. Turns out we should have had a health supplies reserve.

2020-04-03: Have any of you watched Amazing Stories on Apple TV+? It’s a good series to watch with kids 📺

2020-04-02: The graph visualization of unemployment claims that everyone was praising NYT for looks like it …

2020-04-02: I love Macstories but they have a weird obsession with the length of their posts and word counts.

2020-04-02: The virus originated in a market that also sold wildlife meat. So in the ensuing pandemic, obviously …

2020-04-02: This post on Daring Fireball highlights just one of the reasons I don’t read NYT anymore. I …

2020-04-01: A very productive morning at work today for something I was planning on doing for a long time. Got …

2020-04-01: Thanks to the Life Cycle app, I can prove I’m doing social distancing right.

2020-04-01: They say nine months later we’re going to see a pandemic of babies. Yes, but of course, why would …

2020-04-01: 700+ deaths in one day. Just another flu, they said. This blood in on their hands 🤬

2020-04-01: Just when we thought things were going good in Austin, 28 students from UT Austin return from spring …

2020-04-01: The TX governor for all practical purposes placed a “shelter-in-place” order statewide …

2020-04-01: I guess whenever we get it, we are going to use our stimulus check to pay our taxes. Not sure …

2020-03-31: Any one else also have a problem installing watchOS 6.2 on your Series 2 watch? Throwing up some …

2020-03-29: Not to scare anyone but looks like the virus may be plateauing in most countries but still seems to …

2020-03-29: For some reason people are now talking via Zoom to people they haven’t seen let alone spoken to in …

2020-03-29: Just filed our federal taxes but deferred payment until the new deadline. Our money can sit in our …

2020-03-29: Finally, thanks to the latest Micro.blog app update, I can edit posts on my phone. No more rushing …

2020-03-28: OF course, it doesn’t help that the giant live oak in our backyard drops tons of pollen at …

2020-03-28: The world has always known that U.S. values American lives more than lives of say, Africans. …

2020-03-27: Yea, ok, cry me a river.

2020-03-27: I thought I was reading it wrong but apparently, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the U.S. …

2020-03-27: A colleague from my former workplace texted me out of the blue asking if I have the password for a …

2020-03-27: Finished the quarterly progress report for a grant funder today. In the section for Challenges you …

2020-03-27: A day in America without childcare. A collection of hilarious “micro blog posts”.

2020-03-27: We completed Succession Season 1 yesterday and plan to re-subscribe to HBO to finish second season …

2020-03-27: I hope after these rounds of “bailouts” we will never ask that question for any policy …

2020-03-26: Businesses where activity rose the most during the coronavirus crisis. Sigh! Americans never change.

2020-03-26: My employer, UT Austin, has been considerate enough to not charge us parking fees for the month of …

2020-03-26: I have been given two codes for unlocking Sleep Cycle’s premium service for six months. Let me know …

2020-03-26: U.S. has hit 10,000 new cases again today. The rate of infection is not slowing down yet. Deaths …

2020-03-25: From yesterday’s trip to Costco, this notice outside the store was helpful in not running around the …

2020-03-25: Went to Costco today to pick up some supplies (milk & eggs mostly). Very orderly and enforced …

2020-03-24: Never let a crisis go to waste, they say. Well, if that’s how we get vote-by-mail and other …

2020-03-24: My son and I completed the Census 2020 questionnaire today. I let the 8-year-old full in his own …

2020-03-23: First day of non-spring-break work week. We woke up a bit early although not as early as during a …

2020-03-23: My son’s martial arts class is now going to be via Zoom for the next few weeks. We just had a …

2020-03-23: Heard the Elon Musk has offered to make ventilators in his factory. This is going to end with him …

2020-03-23: If this ruling would be applied elsewhere, the White House press briefings should also be shut down, …

2020-03-23: Hope the Theranos debacle has taught us the lesson that Silicon Valley tech will not help us solve …

2020-03-22: Heard of the term Zoombombing? Look it up. This is why we can’t have nice things. 😡

2020-03-22: Older Indian homes (not any more) especially in rural areas used to have a place near the front door …

2020-03-22: I’ve been reading Blake Crouch’s notes on GoodReads from popular highlights on his two …

2020-03-21: Once this is over, I’m not sure what we will take away from this experience. Is it better to …

2020-03-21: As long-time foster volunteers, we strongly strongly endorse this trend during the pandemic. This …

2020-03-21: The Worldometer page on coronavirus showing numbers by country.

2020-03-21: One of our grant funders emailed asking about health and state of affairs since we work with K-12 …

2020-03-20: Is there a way to disable seeing your own face on a virtual video call on any of the services (Zoom, …

2020-03-20: My Life Cycle app is like, WTF! Dude, are you ok? I see you sleeping but nothing else.

2020-03-20: There are work-from-home tips and then there are work-from-home when your spouse is also working …

2020-03-20: Chinese Virus. Indian malaria. Spanish smallpox. English mad cow. American AIDS. I guess we can just …

2020-03-20: I’m sorry to see that the Senate used my thought of using 2018 tax returns as criteria for stimulus …

2020-03-20: I never thought I would see the day when Tulsi Gabbard endorsed Biden before Bernie.

2020-03-20: Central Market has a limit on how many sausages you can buy (4). A woman tried to haggle with the …

2020-03-20: People who have seen Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime, this current crisis was foretold, no? I mean, if you …

2020-03-20: We went for a couple of hours drive on the outskirts of Austin while our cleaning service worked on …

2020-03-19: Two more COVID-19 cases in the UT Austin community including the first student and the Dean of …

2020-03-19: Anecdotal evidence - I had to get an oil change for my car. Had decided I would drive away if my …

2020-03-18: The Dow is officially below the point when Trump took office. The so-called economic gains in the …

2020-03-17: Did they cancel THE Ohio state primary?

2020-03-17: My wife and I are both working from home for the next two weeks. Our son is gonna be home for three …

2020-03-17: This is a fascinating article (with graphics) on how the virus spread in Korea. Just one person …

2020-03-17: 400 points more and Dow Jones will be at where it was on Jan.20, 2017. No longer can we claim the …

2020-03-16: Google’s COVID-19 site wants us to log in with our Google account. I bet they will want us to …

2020-03-16: A year of being off Twitter. I followed some via list through my “professional life” …

2020-03-16: Sorry I had to delete my SQL post leaving your replies hanging. It mistakenly got posted to my photo …

2020-03-16: UT Austin has mandated WFH for all but essential employees until March 30. Students get two weeks of …

2020-03-16: How long before someone claims the ban on social gatherings as a violation of the First Amendment …

2020-03-16: My son and I played catch in the park earlier today. ESPN just contacted me asking if we wanted the …

2020-03-16: Public libraries closed in Austin until end of March. Books that I want have long waiting on Libby.

2020-03-15: Why wait for the evening for the debate? And why even have time limits for responses? Who’s …

2020-03-15: Much ‘social distancing’ is happening at O’Hare among people returning from Europe …

2020-03-15: Central Market in Austin was organized and less crowded. Sure, some items like yellow onions and …

2020-03-14: Let’s hope you are talking about the vaccine for the virus and not about the virus itself

2020-03-14: If everything that’s going on wasn’t enough, our primary in-person credit card got …

2020-03-14: Content from third-party feed ➡️ Micro.blog timeline is now fast.

2020-03-14: There are no Libertarians in a stock market crash.

2020-03-13: UT Austin’s President’s wife has also tested positive for COVID-19 😳 So he is now under …

2020-03-13: Day off from work and people still figuring out virtual meetings. This is a good day to blog so I …

2020-03-13: UT Austin’s slogan What Starts Here Changes the World in large font size just below the university …

2020-03-13: Austin finally had two cases of COVID-19 but not yet community-based. Schools closed for the day and …

2020-03-13: Sooo this is the cancel culture everyone’s been talking about.

2020-03-13: In other news, the AC kicked on today with the temps hitting 87°F today. Can’t we at least spring …

2020-03-13: With all meetings going virtual, I guess we are the Zoomer generation.

2020-03-13: Took a look at my stock portfolio. I guess my kid is not going to college and I’m never retiring.

2020-03-12: Imagine the impact on the Instagram influencer business!

2020-03-12: First hand lesson in not tying the fortunes of stock market to the perceived state of the economy. …

2020-03-12: My wife mentioned that the 2016 & 2020 Dem primaries are almost like the perfect RCT aimed at …

2020-03-12: If only you had elected someone who was, as Chuck Todd derisively called, …

2020-03-12: All-day meeting ended with a wine and cheese party courtesy of a professor who is a renowned …

2020-03-11: How will people used to free workplace lunches going to cope with working remotely?

2020-03-11: We have a 20-person meeting in a small space tomorrow. Tell my family I love them.

2020-03-11: So I’m guessing the Democratic primary is, for all purposes, over. Of course, a certain …

2020-03-11: With the move to virtual meetings, I realize our workplace is not quite set up for large-group …

2020-03-11: Finally everything is up and running on the iMac from the externally bootable SSD. Everything feels …

2020-03-11: I’ve been trying to set up my home iMac with an external SSD bootable drive thanks to …

2020-03-10: “Oh my dear son, you’re back from the U.S. How was Austin? Did you get me anything? Noooooooo!.”

2020-03-09: Academic conferences are getting canceled left, right, and center. Quite the few universities …

2020-03-09: Whatever you do, don’t look at your stock portfolio today 📉

2020-03-09: It’s a testament to the community at Micro.blog that I haven’t had to use this feature so far. But …

2020-03-09: I asked why Nate Silver was trying to predict something that would be more closer to reality after …

2020-03-09: It’s also interesting how countries like Japan & Italy with aging populations are being …

2020-03-09: Italians are fleeing Northern Italy even as officials try to restrict their movement to prevent …

2020-03-08: Apparently Clorox wet wipes are out of stock everywhere, even Amazon. We realized that when we were …

2020-03-08: Doesn’t the photo at top of the article remind you of a famous Vietnam war photo?

2020-03-08: Our annual pilgrimage

2020-03-08: After years of vilifying poor Latinx immigrants as diseased, it’s interesting that rich largely …

2020-03-08: I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather for the past week or so. Usually I would’ve thought, damn …

2020-03-07: Local businesses affected by SXSW cancellation are now setting up GoFundMe petitions to recover …

2020-03-07: Few months after Lucy passed, we got back into fostering. Say hi to Nic. The good boy is blind in …

2020-03-07: And now unsurprisingly, AERA, the largest education research conference is cancelled. Unsurprising …

2020-03-07: SXSW cancelled. Including the EDU portion where we were going to launch a major initiative during …

2020-03-07: Wash your hands thoroughly in the restroom and then pull open at least two doors on your way back to …

2020-03-06: This hits home. My nephew has no school until end of March. My brother who lives in Tokyo is lucky …

2020-03-06: The economy where the stock market alternates between gaining and losing a thousand points on …

2020-03-05: Sigh! Warren to end Presidential campaign. But understandable. America is not ready. Unfortunately.

2020-03-05: Buying an iMac with the Fusion drive was not a wise decision. Apps are so slow to start up and if …

2020-03-05: Teaching Kindness isn’t Enough. We need to emphasize the importance of justice too.

2020-03-04: Fall season for live oaks has started in Austin.

2020-03-03: You can’t be against the establishment and then get pissed that none of the establishment candidates …

2020-03-03: Amy Klobuchar is quitting to spend more time flinging her stapler.

2020-03-02: SXSW EDU, where we announce a major new initiative, starts next Monday. But not 100% sure if the …

2020-03-01: Where’s everyone seeing the pins page in @Gluon? I tried looking in both the TestFlight and the App …

2020-03-01: …and I can haz the February Photo Challenge pin now. It was fun sharing these photos and …

2020-03-01: Multiple vision

2020-02-29: Have people who have a cure for a disease but don’t make it available taken a Hypocrit-ic Oath?

2020-02-29: Americans do not fully appreciate the two oceans that have, more than anything else, have …

2020-02-29: Why have early voting and Election Day? Just have a voting start and end day.

2020-02-29: Me on @Gluon: Wait, I didn’t write that?! Ah! I have to scroll up a little. Every time.

2020-02-29: One of my colleagues tried calling a job applicant using the number she listed on her resume. Turns …

2020-02-29: Went grocery shopping at Central Market. Picked up two orders of chicken quesadillas for lunch. Was …

2020-02-28: I downloaded Mimi Uploader today. It’s a great tool to post photos interspersed with text. Perfect …

2020-02-28: We bow together …and we bow to each other

2020-02-27: New profile photo. From my first birthday. Look at the mop of hair 😮

2020-02-27: Nice to see the solar production up in the 30s. Hopefully, the next few months are sunny. These are …

2020-02-27: Escape to the unknown.

2020-02-26: Starting my work day by letting someone go. Not a pleasant feeling at all. Doesn’t help that …

2020-02-26: Every day on my walk from the parking garage, I wonder I should start the day with a hurdle race but …

2020-02-25: Double Yellow

2020-02-23: We traveled to a neighboring state to see a pretty station

2020-02-23: Thanks to living in Texas for a long time, I have to dig deep into my archives for a station picture …

2020-02-23: Full day at work today. Intense 8-hour workshop with brilliant and exemplary teachers. Tiring but …

2020-02-23: Bespectacled wise🦉

2020-02-22: How to progress

2020-02-21: Picking up my dog’s medication. “What’s the last name?” Me having a brain fart thinking to myself, …

2020-02-21: The scale of differences in what parts of plant we eat and what we don’t always astounds me.

2020-02-21: After months of planning and research, we’re finally ready to host several practitioners this …

2020-02-20: Wait, did @vasta just delete his microblog account?

2020-02-20: At times I don’t even understand why anyone wants to project how many delegates will each …

2020-02-19: More stars in space but crappy foreground. Fewer stars but better foreground. Handheld (on a cold …

2020-02-18: Opposing teams. Same district. Two high schools. Friday Night Lights at Austin ISD, Fall 2019

2020-02-17: We had a Black Rock Coffee Bar open very close to our home. I’m told it’s a Portland-based chain. …

2020-02-17: Remembering our restful vacation over the holidays when even Leo was dozing on the front porch.

2020-02-16: Such a crappy day, weather-wise. It even affects my mood.

2020-02-16: Halfway through Bad Blood. I’ve to take breaks between reading it to avoid my blood boiling over 📚

2020-02-15: Maintain balance to break barriers

2020-02-15: We set up our son’s first email account using iCloud. He’s super excited.

2020-02-15: Due to coronavirus fears, people are now avoiding Chinese restaurants…in the U.S. To …

2020-02-15: Parasite. Uff! A gut punch. Truly a masterpiece. I can’t really express whatever I feel in 280 …

2020-02-15: Thanks, @macgenie. PS. The other one is already on my car.

2020-02-14: Yay! I see an envelope in the mail (via USPS Informed Delivery Digest) with a Portland return …

2020-02-13: We thought we could call the teachers we invited Mindset Innovative Learning Fellows until someone …

2020-02-13: The attachment between my son and our dog, Leo is stronger after our other dog, Lucy passed away few …

2020-02-11: I guess @pip needs no February photo challenge. His bio literally says he’s trying to post a photo a …

2020-02-11: I bet all students on campus want to stay as far as possible from this (parking) sign.

2020-02-10: I love Maya Rudolph. That is all.

2020-02-10: And I’m done. Selectively imported all my WordPress posts into my new Blot blog. It took me …

2020-02-09: I’m almost done reading Recursion by Blake Crouch. Absolutely loving it. It’s almost but not quite …

2020-02-09: We are unreasonably excited for the new sliding glass door top our bathtub. Love the sleek and …

2020-02-08: Is anyone else also checking the photo challenge word list to see if they want to save a photo for …

2020-02-08: Sorting our DNS and domains still remains one of the more confusing parts of self-hosting your own …

2020-02-07: I have written and deleted several posts on politics in the last couple of days. I’m trying to …

2020-02-07: How long does it take for the Netflix change to autoplaying previews to propogate? My Apple TV one …

2020-02-07: I underestimated the cold front that hit Austin. My poor broccoli plant 😕

2020-02-06: Are you also seeing this scary message when you hop over to my photoblog? @ronguest started seeing …

2020-02-06: Realized today that I can in fact cancel my WordPress account and get a refund. Moved my …

2020-02-05: Not sure why I hadn’t tried @Gluon for Micro.blog before. Added it to my TestFlight now. Great job, …

2020-02-05: A late result is better than a wrong result.

2020-02-04: My wife was being recruited for a position that would’ve led to a 25% increase in her salary at …

2020-02-03: Sometimes I wish Bernie is the nominee just so that Bernie bros can shut up once & for all.

2020-02-02: The sight of the crescent moon in juxtaposition with Venus (if you can spot it) on a clear cold …

2020-02-02: Sunlit’s Discover page would be the perfect place to browse the photo challenge submissions this …

2020-02-02: I’m down to the last four months (and 57 posts left to curate) in my manual importing of my …

2020-02-01: All day: In shower for 10 minutes: 3 missed calls. 10 text messages.

2020-02-01: I posted to my photo blog 40 mins ago. It’s on my blog but not on the timeline yet. The …

2020-02-01: The tax withholding is still a mess. Even TurboTax is not confident in its W4 calculator. We will be …

2020-02-01: Every since I read that if plastic bottles have their caps on, they’re trashed and not recycled, …

2020-01-31: It’s strange that Mint has not yet made handling annual subscription expenses easier. Just because I …

2020-01-31: Now I’m regretting not moving my ‘professional presence’ site away from Wordpress …

2020-01-30: By no means a new year resolution but I’m enjoying writing more regularly in my journal (Day One). …

2020-01-30: At the risk of coming across as putting my head in the sand, I’ve refused to follow any …

2020-01-29: Ha! Now I guess international students are not the only ‘diseased’ people that have to prove their …

2020-01-28: Samatha Power’s The Education of an Idealist audiobook that I had on hold for months is …

2020-01-27: Oh no! Kobe Bryant RIP.

2020-01-26: One of my favorite things to munch on the side during any dinner are these dried stuffed chilis that …

2020-01-25: Flickr’s winners of the 2019 Best Shot contest. I always enjoy reading the ‘How this …

2020-01-25: Going from mostly work-from-home to mostly commute-to-work, I’ve started to appreciate weekends …

2020-01-24: Discovered some strange behavior in Outlook for Mac. I’ve two accounts. Primary email (Office …

2020-01-22: Glad to be part of this exciting event at SXSW EDU, Austin in March. Do join us if the topic is of …

2020-01-22: I removed Outlook (work email) from my phone. I tried using DND but I kept opening the app manually. …

2020-01-21: If you use a unlimited bandwidth VPN on your computer or phone, do you always leave it on or turn it …

2020-01-20: It’s a beautiful day outside. Perfect to be lazy.

2020-01-18: New Malm desk from Ikea. It was a breeze to assemble as well.

2020-01-17: Just coz we also have a Golden Retriever mix, I’ll make a one-time exception to posting this …

2020-01-16: Picked up bunch of frozen katti rolls as a quick breakfast before leaving for work (quite filling!) …

2020-01-15: If only there was a vaccine for stupidity 🙄

2020-01-13: This conversation with Twitter’s Head of Product is exasperating. Apparently, SV is all about …

2020-01-13: Something weird just happened with Outlook for Mac. The Send button got greyed out. I couldn’t …

2020-01-13: Damn it! She stole my title for a self-help book for married men.

2020-01-13: 🔗 Reading will supposedly make you a better person. That’s not the real reason to pick up a book.

2020-01-12: Windex-ed the hell outta our breakfast window to have a cleaner view of this magnificent live oak in …

2020-01-12: Ha! While importing my WP blog posts to Blot, I found a post dated Jan.15 2005 that talked about …

2020-01-10: What happens to accessing your photos if you cancel your Adobe Cloud subscription? I’ve the …

2020-01-10: Our woes at hiring the Admin Asst. continued over the new year. The second person whom we hired and …

2020-01-09: While listening to Andy Zaltzman making fun of the royal family on ‘The Bugle’ podcast, …

2020-01-09: Servant on Apple TV+ is weird. Keeps you hooked though. Typical Shyamalan. 📺

2020-01-07: First day back at work started with a 4-hour long-term strategy planning meeting. This year is off …

2020-01-04: I just used this solution to convert my remaining WP posts to individual markdown files that I can …

2020-01-04: On that note, anyone from Utah care to recommend whether we should spend half a day in Salt Lake …

2020-01-04: Finally the last of the 2019 transactions got confirmed in Mint and I was able to do my annual …

2020-01-03: Mint gave me a scare by showing me our original loan amount for our home mortgage account on the …

2020-01-03: We got The Good Fight on DVD from our public library since we didn’t want to add to our streaming …

2020-01-03: How do you export data from the iPhone’s Activities/Health app? I googled and can’t seem …

2020-01-03: Just two more years left in my manual WP to Blot transfer. But these were the first two years of my …

2020-01-01: Please don’t call this decade the roaring 20s. I’m not ready for the Depression 30s.

2020-01-01: I fail to understand how winning the Nobel prize (thrice), the Abel Prize, getting an endowment to …

2019-12-30: We hit this milestone with our solar panels 🔆

2019-12-30: With fewer than 2 days to go, my books read in 2019 will stand at 66. This has been a significant …

2019-12-29: At some point during the upgrades, I guess iA Writer started to accept special characters and save …

2019-12-29: Breezy, sunny, and balmy 71°F. Perfect weather to sit outside in a coastal town reading a WWII …

2019-12-28: While driving to the coast, we passed several gas flares with flames suspended above tall narrow …

2019-12-28: What better place than an island to get fresh shrimp from a local seafood market and making Cajun …

2019-12-28: I finally got around to reading & workshopping through Betty Edward’s classic Drawing on …

2019-12-26: Off to the beach today 🙌🏽 🏖

2019-12-26: One of my Christmas gifts from the wife. The way to a man’s heart is alive and well.

2019-12-25: Merry Christmas, folks. And Joseph Christmas and Baby Christmas as well runs away.

2019-12-24: I didn’t know Quora was still a thing until I got an email from them today telling me about a …

2019-12-23: As part of the December challenge, the Activities app on my iPhone asked me to complete 800 mins of …

2019-12-23: News from India is extremely distressing these days. Police have killed more protesters in various …

2019-12-23: In the age of streaming, we just bought a blu-ray player thanks to a late realization that the …

2019-12-22: Finally throwing out the duffel bag that I got as cabin baggage when I first came to the U.S. nearly …

2019-12-22: If you block all bots using robots.txt and do not link it anywhere on the main domain, can anyone …

2019-12-21: The Morning Show sure ended the season with a bang. Phenomenal.

2019-12-21: Jeez, son, I told you not to keep the glue stick in the same bowl as the lip balm. 😶

2019-12-21: You may have seen the discount code (25in2019) for Flickr Pro today. Hope you consider signing up. …

2019-12-20: Anyone who does high impact methods and tools for laboratory researchers in the life sciences want a …

2019-12-20: I’m glad Joe Biden finally spoke about his stutter in last night debate and then clapped back at …

2019-12-20: Working from home tomorrow so technically the holidays have begun 😝

2019-12-20: Couple of days ago I mentioned spotting Technorati tags in my older blog posts. Most couldn’t …

2019-12-20: Nice democracy you got there…

2019-12-20: Reasons I’ll never work in the stock market - One of the mutual funds we own fell by nearly …

2019-12-19: Email from Google Fiber after brief outage: Paying for something while it doesn’t work, just …

2019-12-19: Heading to office although I’m sure no one else will be around. But that will let me wrap some …

2019-12-19: Massive protests against the draconian CAA law spreading all over India. Loosely translated, if you …

2019-12-19: Remember the names of those 197.

2019-12-19: Ha! I just rediscovered my first blog post about Twitter from 2007 when I joined it. I already have …

2019-12-18: How many countries are represented on Micro.Blog? Not where you’re from but rather where you are …

2019-12-18: Washington Post finally puts this on its front page The employment green card backlog tops 800,000, …

2019-12-17: I’ve reached that point in my blog archives where I’m noticing Technorati tags at the …

2019-12-17: You are having a great day at work and then one email throws everything off and ruins your day. Hate …

2019-12-16: Extremely disturbing news coming in from India. Things are going from bad to worse for the …

2019-12-14: I’m glad someone has been asking for this. Don’t think iOS 13 still lets you, right? Turning off …

2019-12-14: Earlier this week, I was importing my blog post written in 2007 on watching TV shows via DVDs. Last …

2019-12-14: Glad that Outlook for iOS finally has a Do Not Disturb feature. Strangely, it still displays the …

2019-12-13: How much more recycling gets done in the holiday season thanks to all this online shopping? 📦

2019-12-13: “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because …

2019-12-13: If exit polls are correct and Scotland has any self-respect, this may be the last election for …

2019-12-12: Don’t ever tell me that we don’t have the money to cover healthcare.

2019-12-12: See that brightest “star” in the middle of the photo? That’s the International Space Station. Shot …

2019-12-11: Support the Indeweb, they said.

2019-12-11: Next to realtors, blame this site for reduced diversity How GreatSchools steers you toward whiter …

2019-12-11: We did this for the holiday season. Hope you do too.

2019-12-10: Microsoft will discontinue Wunderlist. Oh well, I’ll have to look for a new to-do app for work. …

2019-12-10: As part of my speech therapy at the Lang Stuttering Institute at UT Austin, we are expected to share …

2019-12-09: I’m all for driving safe but keeping a 10-car distance in < 20 mph traffic is a bit too …

2019-12-09: Libby placed a hold and borrowed a book for me that I don’t recall doing 🤔 In a few years, perhaps …

2019-12-08: Mint is a great service to keep track of your finances but ocassionally it stops updating one of …

2019-12-08: Watching Tottenham - Burnley highlights. Son has to be the most exciting player in the Premier …

2019-12-08: We spent 3 hours today volunteering at the food bank. We worked an assembly line packing boxes for …

2019-12-07: Let this be a lesson to local governments on how to deal with bullying corporations 😆

2019-12-07: In Memoriam.

2019-12-07: Although I watch The Rookie on ABC mostly for Nathan Fillion, the show is an excellent example of …

2019-12-07: I did all the Microblogvember prompts including the extra ones in December. Actually, it …

2019-12-07: I’m often bewildered at how seemingly heterogenous groups of people around the world act …

2019-12-06: Tired: See how many Twitter followers I have. Wired: See how many YouTube subscribers I have.

2019-12-06: I just finished importing my posts from 2008 to Blot. Although I moved over only 18% of the total …

2019-12-06: I’m better versed in prose than in verse. Probably that’s what you call an inverse …

2019-12-05: “She’s making a maternity cake” “Nativity” “Yeah, yeah. That thing” 🤣

2019-12-05: Ever notice how much of skill in flicking your wrist determines how great of a sportsperson you can …

2019-12-04: Knock, knock Come on in! Dammit! That’s not how you respond to a knock knock joke.

2019-12-03: One of my favorite things to do when visiting a national park is to find the best panoramic views …

2019-12-02: Now that I’m in the process of moving my old WP posts to my Blot blog, a theme change was in …

2019-12-02: Although the state of the world may seem horrible, it’s worth noting that just about 10% of …

2019-12-01: The winter vegetable garden is coming along nicely.

2019-12-01: I just upgraded to the Pro tier for Letterboxd app. It’s a great service for documenting your …

2019-11-30: For me, thanks to HS calculus, integrate is always associated with differentiate. I haven’t used the …

2019-11-30: Although not a Black Friday exclusive, I always make it point to pick up a $100 Apple gift card for …

2019-11-29: Twitter paused its plans for deleting inactive accounts? Damn it, I was hoping to snag my …

2019-11-29: Every year, we see fantastic deals for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but as I age, the urge to shop …

2019-11-28: If you could put a GIF as your out-of-office email response, I would put Ross from Friends shouting, …

2019-11-28: Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday. Very long weekend, lots of food, family, football, and time to …

2019-11-28: Guarding one’s property has often been used as a strawman in many 2nd Amendment arguments in spite …

2019-11-28: I love that not only can you put a hold back on an unfinished ebook in the Libby app but it also …

2019-11-28: I’m out of beer and I’m afraid to venture out to a grocery store today.

2019-11-27: It’s better to be rich in experiences than in material wealth is the kind of advice that …

2019-11-27: Hey, look I found my post on becoming a Mac convert after buying my first Apple computer. Cmd + N 😆

2019-11-27: As a person who stutters, this Atlantic article hit close to home - What Joe Biden Can’t Bring …

2019-11-27: To keep it fresh, you should mix it up. But don’t cite this reason in your divorce proceedings.

2019-11-27: 🔗 Why old dogs are the best dogs

2019-11-26: When will the random word generator throw up ressentiment as the Microblogvember prompt for the day? …

2019-11-26: The only way we know we are secure in our convictions is when we are tested against them. That …

2019-11-25: AT&T added 4 GB to our plan effectively doubling our data cap and increased the monthly rate by …

2019-11-25: Three cricket test wins in the past week. All were an innings win 🏏

2019-11-25: Not including my micro-blog posts, I’ve written 22 longform blog posts this year. Although that’s …

2019-11-25: Anyone know how to aggregate the archives of a Blot blog by year? Right now, it’s a reverse …

2019-11-24: Hmmm…@macgenie hasn’t posted the Microblogvember for Nov.24 on her blog and it …

2019-11-24: One of my friends is at the final stages of interviewing at Facebook. He seems excited. I said, …

2019-11-24: Something that I have to do at work a lot -> Email Etiquette: How to Ask People for Things and …

2019-11-24: We went for dinner at a nice restaurant and didn’t take a single food photo.

2019-11-24: Damn it. Blot is down again. I was working on it just an hour ago.

2019-11-24: Leo may finally be realizing what happened to Lucy since he has been sitting around with a woebegone …

2019-11-23: Ok, I’ll say it. The Tesla truck is fracking ugly and an affront to design.

2019-11-23: Uh-oh! I post something to my blog after couple of months and am reading that @blot is down for …

2019-11-23: The first thing when I see the word hum is not the English version but rather the Hindi version …

2019-11-22: In all this sadness about Lucy, our other dog, Leo is doing much better in terms of his chronic …

2019-11-22: Sad to admit that I’ve not read as many as I would have thought in this excellent list 📚

2019-11-22: Thanks to accents, at times some people used to answer their phones with a Hollow. I used to be …

2019-11-20: We are looking through old photos of Lucy dating back to the first day she came into our home. We …

2019-11-20: My wife and I have been dealing with grief for the past couple of days. She has been sharing poems …

2019-11-20: The first thing that comes to my mind when I see or hear the word abate is that it was the first …

2019-11-20: We just got ghosted by a new employee. Accepted the offer and said was looking forward to starting …

2019-11-19: We build our memories one day at a time without giving it much thought. Only when it is time to say …

2019-11-19: This seems appropriate for today. 😢

2019-11-18: Rest In Peace, dear Lucy 😭

2019-11-18: In the vets office on an emergency with Lucy 😢 Vet is running tests now. Fingers crossed that it’s …

2019-11-18: Oh man, I love For All Mankind. Apple has really hit it out of the park with Apple TV+

2019-11-17: My mom’s favorite adjective is superb and she uses it liberally to describe my son’s …

2019-11-17: What’s up with Discover not being updated since 4 days ago? I hope everything’s alright.

2019-11-17: Dinner

2019-11-17: My son thinks he will die if he drinks beer before he’s 21. I’m neither confirming it nor denying it …

2019-11-16: India lead by 343 runs at the end of the second day of the test against Bangladesh thanks to 243 by …

2019-11-16: All this talk of a Bengal tiger and tea reminds me of my need to name my dog Tiger just so that I …

2019-11-16: I’ve never openly waded into the murky waters of race relations although I’ve strong …

2019-11-15: It’s always fun to hear about and explain how things work in each others’ neck of the …

2019-11-14: Able-bodied is a term that is used freely but often carries the implication that disabled people do …

2019-11-13: It’s going to be a cold night.

2019-11-13: I have never managed to stay put in a place for a long time. I know some like to grow old in the …

2019-11-11: One of the most underrated senses of your physical being - touch. Beyond the evolutionary necessity, …

2019-11-11: When we moved into our new campus during my architecture undergraduate years, each year was given …

2019-11-10: Alabama bites the dust at home. Great game though 🏈

2019-11-10: Home Depot Garden Center now has all self-checkout counters with giant screens. Somewhere immigrants …

2019-11-09: One of my favorite malapropisms is from the Sopranos - revenge is like serving cold cuts. So many …

2019-11-09: We had our smaller bathroom remodeled recently. Demolished some outdated wainscotting, furr down, …

2019-11-08: One of the scientific tidbits that fascinated me when I first heard about it and still continues to …

2019-11-08: Rohit Sharma hit a 43-ball 85 to crush Bangladesh in the second T20 to level the series. Sharma …

2019-11-07: One of the more frightening dreams I continue to have still involve me forgetting that I have not …

2019-11-07: Did you know that men are less likely to select Don’t know as an option in a survey? One of …

2019-11-07: Who will be the first to quote Bohemian Rhapsody to use for 11/07’s MBNov word?

2019-11-06: Ugh! As with my Goodreads auto-posts, the new macro/micro filter will not work for my Blot posts …

2019-11-06: The hardest part of goals is not creating them but rather the daily job of trying to stick to them. …

2019-11-06: I love that Ok, Boomer has now gone mainstream. It’s the perfect retort to being called a snowflake.

2019-11-06: Remember, remember, the fifth of November.

2019-11-05: As is the norm, street price is often used for cameras and related equipment. To me, it is …

2019-11-05: Dunno about you but I’m loving The Morning Show on Apple TV+

2019-11-04: Most focus on the average. But rarely does the mean, as it is commonly referred to in statistics, …

2019-11-04: Reading Gretchen McCulloch’s emoji chapter in the excellent Because Internet: Understanding the New …

2019-11-04: Lordy, my son just walked out after 36 minutes from a 2-hour music theory test. I better hope he …

2019-11-03: Wow! My brother will be handing over the Man of the Match award at the end of the India-Bangladesh …

2019-11-03: Always keep a list of your flights of fancy. You never know when it is right for an idea whose time …

2019-11-02: I just transferred $11.04 so that my savings account would be a round number. Please send help.

2019-11-02: Let alone a dent in the universe, most of us are largely afraid of leaving this world without …

2019-11-02: Believe it or not, our first Friday Night Lights

2019-11-02: I’m guessing his campaign never got out of the Beto stage. Should’ve rerun for TX Senate.

2019-11-02: The key to success is finding the right lock. In all my readings this year on finding a sense of …

2019-10-31: It’s a strange day when Jack “I will not ban Nazis” Dorsey makes a sensible …

2019-10-31: A 🤍 for dark mode.

2019-10-30: I want Astros to win but I also wanted a Game 7. Mostly coz playoffs is the only time we watch …

2019-10-29: Damn it, Apple. I bought noise cancelling headphones from Sony couple of months ago (they’re …

2019-10-28: A lovely afternoon spent at the Texas Book Festival. Promised ourselves to come down for both days …

2019-10-28: …and kids, that’s why you stay in college so you can learn to tell the difference

2019-10-27: May light drive away the darkness in your life. Happy Diwali from our family to yours.

2019-10-27: Hey Dallas folks, we wanted a staycation over the Christmas break to basically chill and go …

2019-10-26: One of the perks of being published in Nature. One year of magazine subscription for free.

2019-10-26: Actually it’s the perfect day for the circuit board on our furnace to break. No, I’m not being …

2019-10-25: Last night in a span of two hours, it’s rained 5” in some parts of Austin but the strange part is …

2019-10-25: Carved pumpkin on our front porch rotted and collapsed a week before Halloween thanks to the warmer …

2019-10-24: Provide a safe haven for Nazis and yet your stock drops 20% post-earnings. Gee, I wonder how that …

2019-10-23: If a rich Mormon Senator from Utah who was also a presidential candidate of his party has to use a …

2019-10-22: 🏏 Dominating performance (3-0) by India against South Africa in the test series at home. Best of …

2019-10-22: Since I’ve been complaining about the heat all summer, let me finally celebrate the coming of …

2019-10-21: The nearest branch of the public library that’s been closed for nearly a year is finally opening …

2019-10-20: Jose Altuve. Whatay guy! ⚾️

2019-10-19: It looks like Yankees have figured out Verlander ⚾️

2019-10-16: Flying out to Seattle tonight for couple of days on a work trip. I can’t believe it’s my first time …

2019-10-14: Just noticed an Italian guy looking lost asking for spices from our neighbor across the street. Must …

2019-10-13: We were invited for our son’s friend’s baptism today. As we were telling (or trying to) our son what …

2019-10-12: Just as I predicted, we went from summer straight to winter. It was 95° yesterday. It was 45° this …

2019-10-11: America tried to spread democracy and lost many lives. China spread authoritarianism in the U.S. …

2019-10-11: The university’s inventory management sys.pref pane (LANrev) is still 32-bit so apparently, we …

2019-10-09: Catalina upgrade went pretty smoothly. No crashes yet. With all the changes, no one has mentioned …

2019-10-08: Before I upgrade to Catalina. Adobe all the way down. This is also how Adobe gets you to finally …

2019-10-08: I got the news that macOS Catalina was out via an email from EndNote, an app I no longer use, …

2019-10-07: I’ve been blocked by John Vorhees (Macstories) on Twitter? Why? The only reason I can think of is …

2019-10-06: Celebrating a year to the moment I related hard to this Indeed ad right down to that …

2019-10-06: Spent some time editing photos in Lightroom on the iPad. I prefer doing it on the desktop but this …

2019-10-05: Trying out the ultra-wide angle iPhone 11 Pro at a neighboring home’s Open House. @johnphilpin This …

2019-10-05: A few Moscow Mules and some Baileys. It’s been that kinda Friday evening.

2019-10-03: 🔗 All they give is love

2019-10-01: One of the things that I’ve used to manage stress at work is to journal the good and the bad …

2019-10-01: I know pivoting to video is all the rage but this is ridiculous

2019-09-29: An abandoned rapidly-dilapidating house down the street was thankfully snapped up few months ago by …

2019-09-29: We were talking about how we haven’t been to Alamo Drafthouse in a while and how Regal has recliner …

2019-09-29: One of my favorites to make - dress-the-board steak

2019-09-29: Heartbreak for North Carolina. Great game against the No. 1 team 🏈

2019-09-29: We’re pretending it is fall even though the “feels like” temperature is 96°

2019-09-28: I’ve never understood colleges building multimillion dollar state of the art stadiums and then …

2019-09-28: I’ve been watching Hinterland on Netflix, a crime drama set in Wales. At heart, it’s a show filled …

2019-09-28: After blogging about accessing apps via Spotlight, my phone can’t find Instagram even though I have …

2019-09-27: 🔗 Testing @burk’s Micro.linker shortcut

2019-09-27: When’s the deadline for apps to include Sign In with Apple? I just downloaded a new app that has a …

2019-09-26: I tried setting up a filter to categorize all my ‘books read’ posts but realized that …

2019-09-26: It’s white flight all over again.

2019-09-25: Ok. Done. So what does 13.1 have that 13.0 didn’t?

2019-09-24: It looks like Austin is going to skip fall this year 😓

2019-09-24: Whoa! Have you seen the lyrics interface in Apple Music in iOS 13? Total karaoke feel. 🎶

2019-09-24: New phone. New home screen.

2019-09-23: There’s no way to move a post from one microblog to another, right? Since I’ve two …

2019-09-22: I was at the grocery store when my wife texted to add one more item to the list. She wanted to type …

2019-09-21: Does the sharesheet feature for Micro.Blog work for you? Whenever I tap it for a single photo in my …

2019-09-21: Testing the wide angle lens indoors on the iPhone Pro

2019-09-21: Maybe I was using Sign in with Apple ID wrong with Micro.blog but it asked me to pick a username …

2019-09-21: Hello from iPhone 11 Pro

2019-09-21: Based on my previous years’ experience, I’ve now stopped expecting UPS to deliver my …

2019-09-20: Why isn’t there an option on M.B web app from the Conversation view back to the spot in the …

2019-09-20: Upgraded to iOS 13. Giving Dark Mode another shot. I had disabled it after a few week on macOS

2019-09-20: I got an email from PayPal (was legit, I checked) that a device using Firefox had logged into my …

2019-09-20: Nitpicking but complementary or complimentary? Also, PSA for Flickr Pro users.

2019-09-19: The iPhone actually detects when it is on a tripod and changes exposure method so that light trails …

2019-09-19: Cake time!

2019-09-19: We replaced couple of vent fans in our bathroom and the drop in decibel level is astounding.

2019-09-18: I’m the answer to life, the universe, and everything else years old today. But feel far from it. …

2019-09-16: Not sure why people make fun of phones having multiple lenses when in fact, having a bag full of …

2019-09-15: Anyone interested in the Moment macro lens (with phone case)? Fits iPhone X and XS models (and Pixel …

2019-09-15: Do you edit RAW photos you shoot on the iPhone in Lightroom on the desktop?

2019-09-14: Why did Apple switch to Roman numerals for just that one year? I still called it Ex.

2019-09-13: How would we pay for healthcare for all? Simple. Mexico will pay for it.

2019-09-12: After I quit Facebook, some asked how do I remember my friends’ birthdays. I just wished my …

2019-09-11: Considering you can shoot video simultaneosly from all four lens on the new iPhone 11 Pro, can you …

2019-09-11: Settling down to watch the Apple keynote. No spoilers please.

2019-09-11: If you haven’t decided to donate your body to science post-death, this option is not bad …

2019-09-10: Passing by the glass wall of a conference room, I saw a middle-aged man giving a lecture to students …

2019-09-09: You know fall is coming when colors start changing in your Instagram feed

2019-09-09: So the Aussies retained the Ashes; first time on English soil since 2001. Good for them. Admittedly, …

2019-09-09: Ever notice in any TV show or a movie, how the person who is kidnapped always knows Morse code by …

2019-09-09: Apple Card’s cash-back reward doesn’t impress me. Here’s why. Apparently this issue with cashback …

2019-09-08: Oh wait, my microblog is now two years old. Or it was a week ago. Glad I’ve gotten over keeping …

2019-09-08: Sigh! It seems like Serena is never going to win that 24th title 🎾

2019-09-07: Two potentially exciting college football 🏈 games this weekend - TAMU v. Clemson and Texas v. LSU. …

2019-09-07: For East & West PS. Links to Instagram photo.

2019-09-07: The saddest ad is the one for Microsoft Surface that features a guy whose name apparently is Mac …

2019-09-07: Bear finally got the option to lock notes. Strangely, the iOS app is updated to have that feature …

2019-09-01: Appealing to our baser instincts

2019-09-01: Academia can make for a weird working environment for non-academics. There actually was a discussion …

2019-09-01: “Professional Organizer” (a la Marie Kondo) is the new “realtor” in the suburbs.

2019-08-31: Welcome to College Football where everything’s made up and rankings don’t matter 🏈

2019-08-31: I’ve heard plenty of such stories enough to offer a completely different name at Starbucks; more so …

2019-08-31: Nothing is more telling of the times we live in when the platform that the President uses to cause …

2019-08-31: I had to dig out my SuperDrive to pop in CDs I got in response to an Open Records request I …

2019-08-31: Treated myself to an early birthday present by getting this.

2019-08-30: In the rush to ditch capitalism for the world’s ills, why hasn’t anyone thought of ditching …

2019-08-27: The one homepage that needs a design overhaul the most is GoodReads. Man, what a messy and cluttered …

2019-08-25: I’ve been tempted to go back to Instagram; not coz of the likes but for the community I had on …

2019-08-25: A German-Tamilian beer?

2019-08-24: My son got a stuffed toy from New Mexico. He called it Stuffy. That’s like a TV show with dragons …

2019-08-24: companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China. …

2019-08-23: It was fun reading Jared Diamond’s Upheaval. I am a big fan of his Guns, Germs, and Steel. The …

2019-08-22: I recently finished Broadchurch Season 3. This season was more about ‘evil’ than the …

2019-08-20: Season Two of Sacred Games on Netflix was even more crazy and nerve racking than the first one.

2019-08-20: My son experiences frequent nose bleeds. They’re often massive enough to make a quesy person faint. …

2019-08-19: Thanks to @Gabz for reminding me of this feature. It works on Mac OS as well if your photos are …

2019-08-19: After our last vacation, we decided to time our return for our latest vacation couple of days before …

2019-08-18: You know your product’s design has failed when your users post a “story” that says, New Post.

2019-08-17: Why O’ why does Barack Obama use Facebook to share his summer reading list? Well, until he …

2019-08-16: As part of watching the Bollywood movies we love with our son, we saw 3 Idiots today. He loved it …

2019-08-15: End of our summer vacation and headed back to the cauldron that is Austin. School starts next week …

2019-08-15: They’re going to leave a giant mess in terms of the economy for the next Democratic president again, …

2019-08-15: Love the architecture in Santa Fe and its surroundings. Wonder if trapeze artists perform in the …

2019-08-14: Red chili in New Mexican cuisine is the best. I can never have enough of it especially the adavado …

2019-08-13: We chose to take the scenic High Road on our way to Taos. When we came to the junction, my son …

2019-08-11: The first place we stop for lunch in New Mexico turns out to be the location for Henry Standing …

2019-08-11: Off to New Mexico!

2019-08-10: Surmai (king fish) for lunch 🙌🏽

2019-08-10: We’ve been enjoying La Casa de Papel, the Spanish heist show on Netflix. We just finished season 1. …

2019-08-09: Since the university is a state agency, depending on our years of service, we can only carryover a …

2019-08-07: A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement, the Nature paper in which …

2019-08-05: You may remember this post about our dog Leo’s seizures. Anyway, he finally had a seizure in …

2019-08-04: As soon as a BBQ food truck (Whitfield’s on South Brodie) opens up, news spreads quickly and lines …

2019-08-04: I hadn’t worn my Apple Watch since morning and my first thought was, dammit! I’m not going to meet …

2019-08-04: I kinda liked this table until my wife said it looks like a giant iPhone and now I can’t unsee it.

2019-08-03: Our paper in Nature gets published on Wednesday. I’ll post the link when it does. Apparently, …

2019-08-03: Me at the start of summer - Yipee! Less traffic in downtown. City of Austin also at start of summer …

2019-08-02: Mint asked me to reconnect to my Citi Card account. Did that. Turned out it added a duplicate …

2019-08-02: Only one more episode until the series finale for Elementary. I’ve loved this incarnation of …

2019-08-01: After nearly running over our 5GB monthly data plan (admittedly we were traveling for 9 days in that …

2019-08-01: I tried the ‘make text bold’ system setting on the iPhone. Nope, not a fan.

2019-07-31: I’m down to the last 10% of Michelle Obama’s book and don’t want to finish it coz, …

2019-07-31: How HBO’s ‘Years and Years’ triumphed at personalizing a global sense of doom Dear TV companies, can …

2019-07-30: I’ve been listening to the Get Some Headspace audiobook by Andi Puddicombe while driving to …

2019-07-29: Magic number is 90ºF. Below that and a sunny day, we consume less than we make via our solar panels. …

2019-07-29: Why are your credit scores set to refresh near the end of the month when your credit card balances …

2019-07-28: To those who have been asked if it is your adopted dog, have you ever been tempted to answer, No, …

2019-07-28: Part nostalgia part introducing my son to the movies I grew up watching and loved, we are watching …

2019-07-27: Hey, I didn’t even realize I got this. Now I’ve all the pins. What’s next?

2019-07-27: It’s been a slow and relaxing week at work with most people out on vacation. We go on another short …

2019-07-25: You were most likely affected by the Equifax breach in 2017. Don’t forget to claim at least …

2019-07-24: Gah! Lost a close game of Prime Climb to the fam

2019-07-24: I’m halfway through Michelle Obama’s autobiography 📚 and have reached the part where I first heard …

2019-07-23: Me after reading that they’re going to revise the U.S. Citizenship Exam - Shit! They’re going to ask …

2019-07-23: I continue to be fascinated by one of my colleagues who uses the same slidedeck but customizes how …

2019-07-22: We bought and rewatched one of my favorite Bollywood movies, Dil Chahta Hai. Apart from being a very …

2019-07-21: Excellent dinner at the newly-opened Comedor in downtown Austin. Salmon ceviche tostados, bone …

2019-07-20: He’s a good boy. Sometimes too good for his own good. cc @macgenie

2019-07-19: Mindhunter on Netflix was a surprisingly compelling watch. Can’t wait for season two.

2019-07-19: This may be a perfectly good brand in Nordic countries but it always makes the juvenile me giggle. …

2019-07-19: It’s a fact that most global warming deniers hibernate during the summer.

2019-07-18: The popularity of the Face app, complete with roots in Russia, shows most people don’t care about …

2019-07-18: This morning, I was told I had an unremarkable brain. But it was by a doctor reading my MRI scans so …

2019-07-16: Once I say banchan, I can’t stop saying banchan. Banchan. Dammit!

2019-07-16: Our 13-yr-old Westie mustered up enthusiam for a neighborhood walk today. Now she’s sprawled …

2019-07-15: Read somewhere: Once you turn 40, you don’t have to set an alarm. Your worries will wake you up. 🤣

2019-07-15: Heartbreak for Kiwis. I feel for you. By the narrowest of the margins, England win the cricket World …

2019-07-14: Wow! A super over in the cricket World Cup after a tied match. What a game! 🏏

2019-07-14: And Kiwis have granted my wish. Bloody brilliant catch! England now 4 down and the hundred is not up …

2019-07-14: Couple more wickets and we may have a match on our hands. Otherwise England is going to run away …

2019-07-13: Had to repost the Independence Hall photo since it got accidentally posted to the main microblog …

2019-07-12: The roast pork sandwich at Dinic’s in the Reading Terminal Market is the best I’ve had.

2019-07-12: Today at Ed Summit: Listening to Jeff Duncan-Andrad’s hard truths about America’s race relations was …

2019-07-11: Dang! England won handily. Dear Kiwis, c’mon! Now it’s up to you to do the rest of the cricketing …

2019-07-09: Flying to Philadelphia tomorrow for an education conference organized by Angela Duckworth’s …

2019-07-07: The US women have this game nicely wrapped up ⚽️ And still attacking.

2019-07-07: Next week might be all about cricket 🏏 but today it’s soccer ⚽️ with two major finals. First, the …

2019-07-07: I just realized that my first micro econ course was taught by Arthur C Brooks and he even wrote me a …

2019-07-07: Hey @yorrike, ready for the semi-final? 😊🏏

2019-07-07: Will South Africa choke again like they usually do against Australia in the World Cups? We’ll find …

2019-07-05: Now that the semi final slots have been decided in the cricket World Cup, I hope anyone but England …

2019-07-05: I just switched my newsletter service from Mailchimp to Buttondown. Thanks to many micronauts for …

2019-07-04: When tanks roll on the National Mall, Americans better shop at Banana Republic.

2019-07-04: The Peru - Chile COPA is insane in terms of speed and a much better game than yesterday ⚽️

2019-07-03: I missed the US- England WC match but now planting myself on the couch for Brazil-Argentina COPA. ⚽️

2019-07-03: Strange. I’m seeing a reply from @johnvoorhees in my notifications but nothing in my mentions. …

2019-07-02: I’ve seen plenty of Western media and people write Kahn for Khan. Case in point - this …

2019-07-02: Too bad Rihanna’s cheering on didn’t guide West Indies to a victory. But at least they seem to put …

2019-06-30: By the current state of affairs, India might lose their first WC match. Well, at least better now …

2019-06-30: We’re about to introduce Andaz Apna Apna, one of my favorite Bollywood comedies to my son. …

2019-06-30: Kiwis throwing away the match against Australia. First they let the sixth wicket partnership run …

2019-06-29: Starting as favorites, now England is struggling to make the playoffs. Currently #5 in the rankings …

2019-06-29: The press box at Lord’s looks like a giant AirPod when seen from air. 🏏

2019-06-28: TIL that Elizabeth Warren was a research associate in the early 80s at the Center I’m currently …

2019-06-28: India-WI was quite the anticlimactic match today. After India’s lackluster batting performance, I …

2019-06-28: When we migrate, we murder from our lives those we leave behind. 😢 So true. From Mohsin Hamid’s …

2019-06-28: So Ive went 1099 from W2 today, huh?

2019-06-26: What’s with these memes of public schools not teaching you how to do your taxes? It taught you to …

2019-06-25: Thanks to @canion and @jack’s conversation, I now realize that LR6 desktop version may not …

2019-06-24: I’m making steady progress on processing my DSLR photos from our vacation. I should be able to share …

2019-06-22: A thrilling World Cup match between India and minnows Afghanistan. A bloody impressive performance …

2019-06-22: Sometimes I think other sports should also have a West Indies team instead of individual …

2019-06-22: The first work week after a long vacation is always crazy. I’m glad I survived it and all …

2019-06-22: AT&T shows I used 600+ MB at 9am this morning. I’ve no idea how. In fact, I was at home …

2019-06-21: “You look tense. Everything ok?” Me: “yeah, all good” (in my head: I’m in a building that has …

2019-06-20: Work-Life Balance Is a Myth. Do This Instead. Agree. You can love your work or at least aspects of …

2019-06-20: Met up with my former work colleagues at the “end of the grant celebration” event. Although I left a …

2019-06-19: Riverdale was totally bonkers this past season. I mean, what the actual hell is going on. Yeah, I …

2019-06-16: On a long layover at Denver Airport (with excellent WiFi). I’ve reached the limit of mentions that …

2019-06-16: When will Micro.Blog allow for photos within replies? I assume it’s a design choice and not a …

2019-06-15: Sitting at the airport gate, I just took stock of the photos I took at Yellowstone and Grand Teton …

2019-06-15: We’re back in Mammoth Springs for the night on our last day of vacation. We fly home to Austin …

2019-06-15: Do you also vacation this way? My legs need another vacation.

2019-06-13: Yo, Siri, please don’t show me ‘Going to Work’ shortcut so when I’m on vacation.

2019-06-12: Hiking in the woods in bear country can be very stressful even when equipped with bear spray. I …

2019-06-11: We’re spending 4 more days in the national parks; our longest outdoors vacation yet. Plenty of grand …

2019-06-11: It has been a fantastic three days so far in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons NP. Yes, we’ve been off …

2019-06-07: I was still replying to work emails until my boss asked me to go home and start my vacation already! …

2019-06-06: We will be in Yellowstone on Friday. It’s going to be 95ºF in Austin when we leave and …

2019-06-06: South Africa is struggling in this World Cup. Three losses in as many matches (why have they played …

2019-06-04: I haven’t watched the WWDC keynote yet. It’s not yet up on the Apple TV app yet. Watch the keynote …

2019-06-03: Parts Unknown S8E5 on Houston has to be the most ‘real’ America 30 mins on TV. Check it out on …

2019-06-02: In the process of manually moving my blog posts to the new place, I found this post written a year …

2019-06-01: Progress on selectively moving my old blog posts to Blot has been slow. Only 50-odd posts have been …

2019-05-31: And then they were 8 co-champions. Phenomenal. First-time ever in the National Spelling Bee.

2019-05-31: At the end of round 17, eight spellers still remain 😳 Three more rounds and those still standing …

2019-05-31: It’s Spelling Bee time tonight 🐝 I know everyone else is watching the NBA Finals.

2019-05-28: How can school and university being closed for the summer reduce my commute this morning to downtown …

2019-05-27: I worked out of a Coffee Bean nearby a lot when I was at my last job. With my new one, I stopped …

2019-05-27: When they said He is coming, they didn’t tell us he would be a Sytherin 😳 All hail Anna.

2019-05-26: I know I shouldn’t be posting anything online after downing a full 750ml of Adelbert’s …

2019-05-25: Seen Game Night? Remember the scene when Rachel McAdams is trying to get a bullet out from Jason …

2019-05-24: I graduated exactly 10 years ago so the email prior to this one was like the nightmare you wake up …

2019-05-23: Co-author on a paper in Nature ✅

2019-05-23: Shocking results in the Indian elections. But then again, I’m not surprised. Sigh!

2019-05-23: Among all this chatter about ‘spam’ on the timeline from supplemental activity elsewhere …

2019-05-20: The Cal Newport New Yorker article is now on Techmeme so @manton better expect a lot of sign-ups in …

2019-05-20: I wish more subscription services did this. I appreciate the direct link to the ‘cancel’ …

2019-05-20: Changed my username on Pinboard that I had since 2010. It’s part of my effort cleansing the …

2019-05-18: I dunno, apart from ‘Roma’, I’ve found that Netflix movies lack that je ne sais …

2019-05-17: Sometimes I think the economy is too good for its own sake 🙄

2019-05-17: In all the craziness that’s my life right now, ‘Kim’s Convenience’ on …

2019-05-17: The audiobook for Small Fry: The Lisa Brennan Jobs memoir is 12 hours long? That’s Sapiens level …

2019-05-16: It’s Finals week at the university but there’re already a lot fewer students to be seen around. …

2019-05-16: The acronym for Free Universal Construction Kit is…

2019-05-16: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure - Goodheart’s Law. Perfect example - …

2019-05-15: I’ve been meeting up with my former work colleagues. Almost all of them are feeling that the work no …

2019-05-15: Veep had the most fitting ending to the series. One of the best political shows; truly a zeitgeist …

2019-05-14: King’s Landing residents relieved that Daenerys didn’t have a private email server.

2019-05-13: Filed under the category of “Did you really need that?”, I recently bought a vacuum sealer food …

2019-05-12: Whatay finish to the IPL as Mumbai beats Chennai by 1 run. 🏏

2019-05-12: So far a riveting IPL Final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Nearly 11 million are …

2019-05-11: As the primary season revs up, I’m reminded of an astute observation by a very wise person: > …

2019-05-09: These days it just doesn’t simply rain in Austin. When it does, it pours and floods.

2019-05-08: This explains the weird calls I keep getting from Sierra Leone.

2019-05-06: As Facebook and Twitter has shown us, a million “Shakespeares” banging away at the keyboard has …

2019-05-06: Cognitive dissonance is often considered a failure of the human psyche. In fact, it is a vital …

2019-05-06: And that’s a wrap on the regular season for IPL 2019. The Kolkata Knight Riders messed up big time …

2019-05-05: Soooo…the winner of the Kentucky Derby was disqualified coz of interfering with other horses …

2019-05-05: Reflection or not?

2019-05-04: We’re finally going to watch Avengers tonight. We’ve been lucky to have not read or …

2019-05-04: If the Indian & Indonesian elections with eligible voters upwards of 800+ million can wrap up in …

2019-05-04: Phew! We got nearly 5 inches (125mm) rain in 3 hours ⛈ and we had to drive around for one of those …

2019-05-03: I use the Touch ID on the Touchbar so often now that I wish Apple sold a Magic Keyboard with one.

2019-05-02: History is something that very few people have been doing while everyone else was ploughing fields …

2019-04-30: We always pay our credit cards in full. Accidentally, we underpaid our last statement on Discover by …

2019-04-30: By Game of Thrones standard, no one died in yesterday’s 1.5 hour episode.

2019-04-30: Usually the city of Austin has a bulk trash pickup twice a year for items they you rather not put in …

2019-04-30: I just managed to change my web address for my Flickr account after banging heads with Yahoo folks …

2019-04-28: In DC, the US Institute of Peace is about 0.01% the size of the Pentagon. Not surprised 😝

2019-04-27: Great spot for a wedding, right? Right off the National Mall

2019-04-27: Live Photos are great for taking pictures of people who’re prone to blinking as soon as you click. …

2019-04-26: View of Washington DC from the eyes of the African-American Museum

2019-04-26: We don’t have basements in Texas so the kid is damn kicked to see one finally. “Baba, there’s a …

2019-04-25: We’re flying out of the South Terminal at Austin. It’s strangely not connected to the main airport. …

2019-04-25: I’ve been using Flickr since January 2005 and have more than 7,500 curated photos there. I …

2019-04-25: Does M.B. support IFTTT? I want to cross-post any photos I share on my photo blog hosted on M.B. to …

2019-04-24: We’re in DC starting tomorrow and over the weekend for my sister-in-law’s wedding. Her fiancé wanted …

2019-04-21: Whatay rollicking win by RCB over CSK. But all bow to the mighty Dhoni 🏏

2019-04-21: I’m always in awe of @smokey’s weekly recaps. Each link to a micropost is at times a journey down …

2019-04-21: We are done with (hopefully), as Mint would know it, ‘Lawn and Garden’ expenses for this spring. At …

2019-04-21: There were 5 people waiting in line when I returned my ‘Lethal White’ ebook but the paper hardcover …

2019-04-20: I’m no handy man but my son and I built this planter bed today to prepare for a better vegetable …

2019-04-18: One of my favorite coffee mugs. I broke a similar one (but in white) that I had owned for nearly 9 …

2019-04-18: Yay! Got our first power bill with a credit on it.

2019-04-18: Regardless of the outcomes it produces at times, the Indian election system is damn impressive. Case …

2019-04-18: Iceland used to be the hottest tourism destination. What happened? I’ll give it couple of years more …

2019-04-18: Water (pond) plants are frikkin expensive! Got one water lily plant for $40 to replace the two …

2019-04-17: I finally made time today to go for my long-overdue annual physical exam. The vital signs look good. …

2019-04-17: I haven’t tried out Apple News+ yet. Coz I didn’t watch the keynote yet? My first ever miss …

2019-04-16: It has been a roller coaster of work-related emotions and activities over the last couple of weeks. …

2019-04-16: Ironically, railing against millionaires made Bernie one.

2019-04-16: Such a huge loss for architecture 😢 I regret not visiting Paris yet.

2019-04-15: Taking a cue from Cal Newport, I stopped making excuses and bought some lumber to build a planter …

2019-04-14: One is a preeminent newspaper that holds large organizations accountable. The other is an …

2019-04-13: It’s been a long week so I’m just going to hang up my boots and drink a beer.

2019-04-12: I saw a truck emblazoned with the company’s name ‘Word of Mouth’. I don’t think they quite know how …

2019-04-11: Thanks to @endonend’s post on adding pagination via custom themes and subsequently figuring …

2019-04-09: I’m listening to Cal Newport’s Deep Work audiobook on my commute to work these days. I …

2019-04-09: Solar production was >38 kWh today. That means, long sunny days are back.

2019-04-08: This is the spiciest shit ever. You’ve to pan fry it in oil first and take care to bite it so that …

2019-04-08: Killing Eve is back today. Can never get enough of Sandra Oh.

2019-04-07: I’m posting this to my Instagram today

2019-04-07: If only I could remove ‘Follow XXX on Micro.Blog’ from the footer and add pagination on the front …

2019-04-07: The ‘On This Day’ code by @cleverdevil is a perfect fit for a photo blog. With my Instagram archive …

2019-04-07: For work-related related reasons, I’ve to list my top 3 achievements on why I’m an outstanding …

2019-04-06: Love the video feature on M.B. Although I don’t see myself using it, I’m loving what everyone else …

2019-04-06: Alzarri on fire for Mumbai Indians - 5 wickets for 7 runs. Still bowling his last over. 🏏

2019-04-06: Why even have cheerleaders in IPL? They don’t even lead the cheers (they face the field and not the …

2019-04-06: In all the talk about text-based editors on M.B, Bear is hardly mentioned 🤔

2019-04-06: Andre Russell hit 7 sixes and only 1 four in his 48 off 13 balls. Crazy finish 🏏

2019-04-06: If you have a second microblog on here, do your current followers see posts from that as well on …

2019-04-06: I like our new fence more now that it’s stained.

2019-04-04: Now that I’ve two blogs on Micro.Blog, I think handling of multiple blogs could do with some …

2019-04-04: Sooo…how do you add pagination to your Microblog? I’ve a new photo blog on M.B. but …

2019-04-04: While downloading my Instagram archive, I noticed that the timeline on the web version of Instagram …

2019-04-02: Just caught the highlights for Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals. Whatay finish by Punjab. Delhi …

2019-04-01: After considering Blot for my photo blog, now I’m leaning toward a second account on …

2019-03-31: Back from an overnight camping trip with my son. His first ever. And he loved it! Although it got a …

2019-03-30: Stopped keeping pollen count 😪

2019-03-30: Off to a YMCA family camping trip with my son. It’s his first time camping and he’s the one scared …

2019-03-28: I’m always flumoxxed by how different Mint is on the phone and the web. Dividend payouts from …

2019-03-25: We got our first < $5 electricity bill last month since we installed solar panels.

2019-03-24: The ending of the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders game was what my son expects IPL to …

2019-03-23: We’re watching IPL on Hotstar’s online streaming service. Thankfully they’ve an Apple TV app. Right …

2019-03-23: Watched ‘Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians’ on Netflix to introduce my kid to IPL and now even I’m …

2019-03-23: I was updating the progress of the books I’m reading on GoodReads. Later I realized it was pushing …

2019-03-23: The front yard of a home few streets down

2019-03-21: The bad part about being punctual is there’s no one around to appreciate it.

2019-03-21: Out at the park all packed in.

2019-03-21: I spent 3.5 hours at the Toyota dealership today getting a software upgrade to fix a recall defect. …

2019-03-17: We visited a brick-n- mortar Amazon bookstore today. Surprisingly it was well designed. One …

2019-03-16: Deactivated my ‘primary’ Twitter account. I’ve no place for that kind of stress in …

2019-03-16: I’ve decided to not comment on or read anything about any traumatic event that happens in the world …

2019-03-15: This news is going to make me sign up for paid Dropbox the next time I get a new phone or upgrade my …

2019-03-14: Since Instagram is down, M.B (Sunlit) gets first dibs.

2019-03-13: I’m getting spam calls from my own number 🧐

2019-03-11: It looks like our live oak in the front yard sneezed off all its leaves last night.

2019-03-10: New fence looks nice at night too.

2019-03-07: We are having our fence replaced tomorrow. Mexico is not paying for that either.

2019-03-07: After lunch, I spent some time here reading a book before heading back to work. Glad to see the sun …

2019-03-06: Haven’t we all been behind that one car that wants to keep a 10-car gap in rush hour traffic …

2019-03-04: …or a feature?

2019-03-04: Bracing for our first real freeze for this winter over the next few days. In March nonetheless.

2019-03-02: Have you ever loved a book that you’re reading so much that you stop reading and walk away coz …

2019-03-01: I now realize that most of the stats students that are taught about the bell curve must have never …

2019-03-01: The Fusion Drive is such a sham. Programs that you open intermittently take forever to open. I …

2019-03-01:

2019-03-01: I finally gave up and bought a single-serve pod (I know, I know) coffee maker for my office. It can …

2019-02-28: This edit reminds me of our ‘Rotring’ sketches in architecture school.

2019-02-26: After working in the applied field of education research for a long time, it feels great to be back …

2019-02-24: Today, we met up with a friend from our blogging days. We’ve known each other for 16 years but met …

2019-02-24: Everyone’s out having a nice day.

2019-02-24: Almost T-boned a truck that was trying to scamper though our green light. Screeched to a halt just …

2019-02-23: Bought a pair of nice Vince boat shoes. No boat though.

2019-02-23: It looks like the live oak ‘fall season’ is early this year. Our backyard is littered with leaves.

2019-02-23: Taking a hint from Cal Newport’s latest book, I deleted my Twitter app from the phone. …

2019-02-22: “Offer me a chance to contribute, and I’ll work hard on it, with focus, and once I begin to make …

2019-02-18: Mint finally added support for Robinhood. So @smokey, I no longer have to make fun of towns in rural …

2019-02-18: Halfway through Cal Newport’s latest book and it’s as good as you would expect.

2019-02-18: Picked up ‘The Consuming Fire’, the second in the series of the Interdependency by Scalzi from the …

2019-02-17: A new IT guy in my wife’s office near downtown Austin quit after 2 days coz…the commute was …

2019-02-17: Yes, she’s still enjoying her Sunday sunspots.

2019-02-17: OwnYourGram is now taking 6+ hours to get photos to Microblog which defeats the purpose coz no one …

2019-02-16: We had the AC turn on followed by the heat turning on in less than a span of 12 hours. That’s how …

2019-02-16: I missed watching it but from all accounts, it seems Kusal Perera’s epic 153* against SA has to be …

2019-02-16: Instead of Central Market, I went to Whole Foods to pick up lamb shanks coz they’ve them smaller. …

2019-02-16: I finished processing our taxes for 2018. We always prefer to pay instead of refund but even after …

2019-02-16: That’s how they grow tongues 😝

2019-02-15: I don’t understand this news of Netflix not joining and HBO not committing to Apple’s …

2019-02-15: I love these new notifications from Yahoo weather app every evening. It’s simple, clear, and useful …

2019-02-14: As one of my urban planning professors used to claim, a big reason for Texas cities sprawl is the …

2019-02-14: I’m ambivalent about the 50-50 split rumor on the planned Apple News service. If it’s …

2019-02-14: What a difference couple of days of bright sunshine makes. But headed for another week of overcast …

2019-02-13: I love Agenda’s pricing model. It seems to be the perfect blend of subscriptions and upfront …

2019-02-12: What do you use to write up your agendas for one-on-one meeting? Regular pen-n-paper or do you use …

2019-02-12: It’s finally sunny today after couple of weeks of dreary cloudy rainy days. For Texas, …

2019-02-12: Stepped.

2019-02-12: I got my macro lens from Moment today. Since it’s raining outside, I’m taking photos of objects …

2019-02-10: The way to my heart is through my clogged arteries

2019-02-09: OwnYourGram is taking much longer to cross-post my photos. Last one took more than 5 hours. Wonder …

2019-02-09: Loving our new sign from Urban Mettle.

2019-02-09: One of the houses down our street had been lying vacant for a long time. It finally got sold and now …

2019-02-08: We’ve gone from wearing t-shirts & shorts to seeing snow & sleet on roads in less than …

2019-02-08: Blot gurus, how do I get ride of that ungainly symbol? Is it an iA Writer thing or a Blot thing?

2019-02-08: On GoodReads, I usually rate the book as soon as I’m done reading and write the review later. …

2019-02-08: Talking about wild swings in the weather

2019-02-07: Blue door.

2019-02-06: Austin’s unusually cloudy and rainy (but also warm) winter has totally put a downer on our …

2019-02-06: Since newsletters are all the rage, let me plug my very-specific one that aimed primarily at …

2019-02-05: Ironically (or tragically), the Robochild in the TurboTax ad is right. It’s the perfect example of …

2019-02-04: We got our backyard patio power-washed yesterday and the before-n-after are astounding. I still keep …

2019-02-03: I’m enjoying England’s brutal massacre at the hands of West Indies. First test by 381 runs and …

2019-02-03: I’m gradually and selectively importing my blog posts to Blot. I started with my first ever …

2019-02-02: In the light of @garciabuxton’s excellent thread on diversity on M.B., I can now reveal that I …

2019-02-02: At one of my former workplaces, an admin staff person was showing me a sign she was putting up that …

2019-02-01: Some days are like..

2019-01-31: Ok, ok, I’ll go inside next time.

2019-01-31: Whoa! In traditionally male-dominated field, changing the scale from a 10-point scale to a 6-point …

2019-01-30: In case you’ve started filing your tax returns and were mildly hopeful coz of doubling of the …

2019-01-30: The university took three weeks more than last year to issue our W2. But I think the …

2019-01-29: Apple should just call the FaceTime bug ‘Alexa for your contact list’.

2019-01-28: Resentments upon which the sun never sets. But nowhere - arguably, at least - is the Empire’s …

2019-01-28: After a long bike ride in the crisp cold weather, my son and I spent the latter half of the morning …

2019-01-27: Apparently Austin’s largest mural. Well, it does brighten up an otherwise drab parking garage.

2019-01-26: Ah! Just now discovered how to add an ‘abandoned’ shelf to my GoodReads list. Given how …

2019-01-26: Having humbled Australia, I’m glad (and surprised) to see India continuing its streak with the …

2019-01-26: Having practiced that art, I follow a few portrait photography accounts on Instagram. On couple of …

2019-01-24: He loves being groomed.

2019-01-24: Damn! We’ve to start buying diapers again. Before you congratulate us, I must add it’s for our dog.

2019-01-23: We had a monster 6+ hour status meeting yesterday and toward the end, I had to go teach a class. …

2019-01-22: It’s been a while since I re-read John Rawls but this quote is perfect for today: > The fairest …

2019-01-22: More jenga.

2019-01-21: Trying out ribs in sous vide again. Been cooking for 12 hours now starting last night. Last time I …

2019-01-21: Ugh! The credit card I use most often got compromised somewhere. I’m glad I caught it early thanks …

2019-01-21: I just woke up in an open field. Not sure how I got there. Guys, was something different in the …

2019-01-20: “The only person I couldn’t explain my suicide to was my dog, who was sitting there looking into my …

2019-01-20: There’s a small fenced-in patch of land we pass on our way from Austin to Houston. We always see …

2019-01-18: A friend on Twitter who’s also an Indian suggested a way out of Brexit. We could divide the …

2019-01-18: Holy shit! How did this happen and more importantly, for such a long time? I’m now closer to …

2019-01-18: As soon as I step out of my office building. Nice day, no?

2019-01-18: After cold dreary days, it’s finally a glorious day in Austin today. I’m enjoying a leisurely …

2019-01-17: I loved reading this personal tribute for Jack Bogle by Jon Stein, CEO of Betterment. PS. I was glad …

2019-01-16: Why can’t the iOS Reminders sync across devices? Why do I’ve to mark the same reminder as completed …

2019-01-16: O Earth what changes hast thou seen

2019-01-14: I’m on a 10-day streak on my 10k daily steps goal. My best is 11 days.

2019-01-14: I just Marie Kondo-ed our garage shelves. I had quite the allen key collection. No sparks of joy …

2019-01-13: Day & Night.

2019-01-13: We’re finally getting rid (recycling) our iPad 2. We were basically using the Dashboard app just as …

2019-01-13: We finally changed our refrigerator. Our Whirlpool one which was nearly ten years old now gave us …

2019-01-13: Texas lunch

2019-01-12: I had to turn down saturation to make the sky look believable 😏

2019-01-11: But Apple lags behind its rivals in the number of rear cameras. Last year, Samsung released the …

2019-01-11: Our older but smaller dog stares down and growls at our larger but younger dog when he’s …

2019-01-11: I’ve now updated my profile website to my Blot blog. The main ‘professional’ …

2019-01-11: The Ellsworth Kelly installation on UT Austin Campus.

2019-01-10: I’m wavering from my resolve to not tinker with my new Blot blog backend. That’s it. No …

2019-01-10: Not a selfie.

2019-01-09: Them: Have you met your goals this week? Me:

2019-01-09: I joined Letterboxd last year and painstakingly moved over my movie-watching archives from iMBD and …

2019-01-08: Lou Neff Point

2019-01-08: I wrote about our son’s tendency to sleepwalk We’re not unduly worried and also manage …

2019-01-08: This is usually how research is presented in the media via PhDComics cc: @ronguest @jwhevans

2019-01-07: India wins a test series in Australia. Only cricket fans since the 90s will get how big of a deal …

2019-01-07: We can do this in January in Texas

2019-01-06: Winter sun.

2019-01-06: Are comments essential to a blogging experience? My thoughts have evolved since the early aughts …

2019-01-06: In the end, it was a leisurely walk. Excellent weather. Lotsa people around. The kid started …

2019-01-05: We’re finally doing our annual walk around Town Lake

2019-01-05: Wait, India can actually win the Sydney Test 🤞🏽🏏

2019-01-05: Bridge.

2019-01-05: I ended up in the b-roll footage today for a documentary that’s being shot featuring the …

2019-01-04: As I’m in the process of importing selective posts to my new blog, I wanted to re-share this …

2019-01-04: And just like that, the iPhone issue sorted itself out. After couple of hours, I tried the hard …

2019-01-03: After years of flawless service, my new iPhone XS has randomly gone dark and won’t turn on. …

2019-01-03: Here’s the post I made for our 2017 spending trends. I’m eager to compare our 2018 …

2019-01-03: One of my favorite year-end activities is to parse spending trends in Mint. I’ve been …

2019-01-03: One of the by-products of working with professors is that I get to co-teach a graduate seminar …

2019-01-02: After deleting my old blog and restarting with a Blot one, I’ve promised myself not to tinker …

2019-01-02: If you’re inclined, check out these 2018 upbeat tempo songs from Bollywood via Apple Music. I too …

2019-01-02: Unfortunately a biting cold and windy day and the kid’s sprained ankle prevented us from going on …

2019-01-02: I wish my current theme (Rosa) on @Blot was compatible with the teaser/more tag. I’m using it in my …

2019-01-01: Happy New Year, folks. I’ve taken the Blot plunge too. Here’s to more writing and …

2018-12-31: These were the ‘best’ nine photos on my Instagram in 2018 out of the 160 photos. I put best in …

2018-12-31: It was mostly due to the high self-hosting costs I was paying for something I wasn’t using. Plus …

2018-12-31: I deleted my 15.5 year-old blog today (after archiving it, of course). It was a self-hosted …

2018-12-30: India retains the Border-Gavaskar trophy 🙌🏽 🏏 But now just to shut up O’Keefe, I want them to win …

2018-12-30: Free hugs!

2018-12-30: It seems WordPress has stopped offering only domain mapping services. It now bundles it with its …

2018-12-30: Are your Instagram ads also SkyMall-like?

2018-12-29: Austin’s famed jenga tower.

2018-12-28: When on staycation…

2018-12-28: Ha! Glad to see I wasn’t the only one subjected to Tinder-ified Instagram UI for a short while …

2018-12-27: This house down the street puts up Christmas lights for most of us

2018-12-25: Seasons’ Greetings from our family to yours.

2018-12-25: TFW three of the books on your hold list suddenly become available on the same day.

2018-12-24: One of my favorite TV episodes for Christmas eve is, The West Wing S1E10 “In Excelsis Deo” Also good …

2018-12-24: For Micro Monday, I recommend following @Miraz (if you aren’t already). I love the glimpse of …

2018-12-24: Fall in December. That’s Texas for you.

2018-12-24: If you want to have a nice Christmas, don’t look at your portfolio tomorrow.

2018-12-23: The sky was all kinds of cool yesterday

2018-12-22: Wife gifted me this non-weird Vibrams. Fit snug and do feel like the original ‘feet’ Vibrams.

2018-12-22: 11 years

2018-12-22: Relaxed but listening.

2018-12-22: The cone of shame is off 🙌🏽 PS. She thinks she’s camouflaged.

2018-12-20: The more empathy I have, the less annoying other people are - Alan Alda. This Hidden Brain episode …

2018-12-20: Towering. . #Austin #utaustin #tower #campus

2018-12-20: Towering.

2018-12-19: You read the news and despair. But then stories like these restore your faith in humanity.

2018-12-18: I had told my wife if the Dow goes below 23.5K before the end of the year then we may be looking at …

2018-12-15: Duchess of Kent or Hello, Clarice.

2018-12-14: Wind-swept but a glorious sunny day today.

2018-12-13: After nearly a week, she’s feeling the holiday cheer at last. She hopes to get rid of the infernal …

2018-12-12: I tried other M.B themes but keep returning to Kiko for its sheer simplicity. I’ve used it …

2018-12-12: Morning.

2018-12-11: We started watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix as a way of watching something non-stressful when we …

2018-12-09: I thought I found a bug in Mint until I started writing about it here and as I was writing about it, …

2018-12-08: First week at the new job was like drinking from a firehose. Overwhelming but exhilarating. But now …

2018-12-07: Current status

2018-12-06: This poor girl has her second surgery in < 2 years today. This time, it’s for bladder …

2018-12-06: Another view from my walk to work this morning.

2018-12-05: One of the perks of now working on campus is spotting interesting corners. I’ll crib about the …

2018-12-04: We need ‘Reply All’ to be the default for Micro.Blog. We can always delete people we don’t want to …

2018-12-03: Cooking coffee rub steak sous vide on one counter for tonight and Rajasthani Laal Maas (Goat) on the …

2018-12-02: I bought a Sonos One from Amazon mostly to AirPlay from Apple Music and to sync with my two older …

2018-12-01: You know what? You too enjoy this beautiful day on that chair. I’ll take the other one.

2018-12-01: For the Skyguide app, I had to change my Siri shortcut to ‘What star is that?’ from ‘What is that …

2018-12-01: Friday dinner at Evangeline Cafe.

2018-12-01: Apple Music for Echo is like iTunes for Windows, right?

2018-11-30: Update on the professional front. Starting Monday, I’ll be the Study Director for the National …

2018-11-30: Why does CB2 suddenly like brass so much? So much of a golden look in most of their settings.

2018-11-30: I had to return my work (Mac) laptop today. Without the ability to reinstall the OS, I had to make …

2018-11-30: To new beginnings.

2018-11-28: I finished reading ‘The Circle’ last night and I don’t want to watch the movie …

2018-11-28: I just bought a 2018 iPad for half the price I bought the first ever iPad and that’s not even …

2018-11-27: The older you get, the earlier you leave for the airport?

2018-11-27: More from this amazing space. I would be here every day if I lived within walking distance.

2018-11-26: View from the top. All lines and circles.

2018-11-26: Ok, Austin has a fall season but it arrives pretty late and lasts a very short time.

2018-11-25: I saw ‘The Breakfast Club’ for the first time last night. Hit me with your “Oh no, …

2018-11-25: We don’t really have a fall in Texas but sunsets are pretty year round.

2018-11-23: No one in the family is a turkey fan so every Thanksgiving, we cook different meats. This year, I’m …

2018-11-22: For a change, we’re having a Thanksgiving dinner instead of lunch. That means we’re driving to my …

2018-11-21: How do you edit your replies on Micro.Blog? 🤔 Guess you cannot? @manton

2018-11-21: Thanks to @cleverdevil’s code, now I get a nice gallery of all the photos I’ve posted on …

2018-11-21: Wife bought me Merrel hiking shoes for my birthday. I wore them today on our neighborhood park hike …

2018-11-21: Instagram won’t let me post a panorama photo but looks like Micro.Blog/Sunlit will.

2018-11-20: With the wife at an all-day work meeting, R and I spent a lovely morning at the Austin Central …

2018-11-18: Made Sol Kadhi for lunch. An eclectic native drink from my home country, made from kokum (Garcinia …

2018-11-17: After enjoying free parking at an off-campus location for six years, I’ve to now pony up big …

2018-11-15: In spite of all these wonderful upgrades to M.B, I’m resisting creating an account on Mastodon (also …

2018-11-14: Big changes professionally. After 6 years in my current department, I’ll be moving jobs within …

2018-11-13: Our dog has been chasing squirrels in our backyard for 3 years. Today, a squirrel finally lost 😔

2018-11-12: Ha! Jack Dorsey finally admits Twitter follower counts have no meaning. It seems like Micro.Blog’s …

2018-11-12: I don’t want to admit but…

2018-11-10: Guys, guys, you’ll never guess how much I’ve lost in the last six years (via Mint)

2018-11-10: I created my first custom shortcut in iOS. It requests destination (business name; often a …

2018-11-10: We finally replaced our standalone freezer that’s purportedly strong enough to withstand Texas …

2018-11-08: For a very brief instant in the past when reporters used to seek me out to ask my opinion about …

2018-11-07: Microsoft has a chat app called Kaizala? In my native language, that literally means, what happened? …

2018-11-07: I didn’t know they taught Star Wars in second grade

2018-11-05: Sunday.

2018-11-04: The Vote with Me app is awesome. It links your contact list with voter records and makes it easier …

2018-11-04: It’s been a wonderful fall day and we’ve spent hours in the backyard just staring at the sky.

2018-11-04: Wait, I read this story earlier today and let out a yawn. But this tidbit buried deep is …

2018-11-03: Enjoying a great breezy fall day in Austin with a Trippel and Bob Dylan’s Bootleg series. The son is …

2018-11-02: My son rarely falls sick but he has an uncanny tendency to do so when my wife is out on a business …

2018-11-02: Why does early voting end three days before Election Day? Why can’t it just continue on? Instead on …

2018-11-02: Yes, we are…

2018-11-02: Data visualizing the Halloween candy haul

2018-11-01: Macalope can be darn funny at times: >“Android OEMs are rushing to copy the notch so fast some of …

2018-11-01: It’s 5pm on Halloween and it’s pouring here 😐⛈ 🎃

2018-10-31: A friend on Twitter was wondering, if the iPad Pro can have Face ID, why can’t the MacBook Air …

2018-10-31: Boo!

2018-10-31: Just surfaced for air from work and I see that Apple finally updated the Mac Mini and MacBook Air. …

2018-10-30: From a listicle titled, What a 50-year-old me would tell a 40-year-old me? As a recently-minted …

2018-10-30: A rare selfie

2018-10-30: Thanks to an all-day training (that I’m doing) at work, I’ll be missing the Apple event …

2018-10-30: A look at overnight stays at US National Parks. When should you pitch your tent? Or when is it …

2018-10-29: Austin’s long regional nightmare is over. The boil notice has been lifted. People may commence …

2018-10-28: Sunday fall mornings in Texas are the best.

2018-10-28: ‘First Man’ 👍🏽👍🏽 Such haunting music. It makes me also want to go to the moon to have a nice cry.

2018-10-28: The costumes at Austin’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are always so rad.

2018-10-27: Portrait mode-ing my dog’s tail

2018-10-27: Freddie was the man!. Can’t wait for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ the movie.

2018-10-27: Jeez, guys, you’re making me manage my money in a photo editing app.

2018-10-24: Westward ho! Eastward नाही .

2018-10-17: Reviewed ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’.

2018-10-13: Currently, I’m reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You. I’m really enjoying it. I …

2018-09-19: Choosing the right iPhone Of course I’ve always wanted the best camera possible in my iPhone, but the size of the Plus has …

2018-08-31: My 7-year-old son finally finished ‘The Order of the Phoenix’. He raced through the first four books …

2018-07-01: Someone on NextDoor wrote a looooong post ranting about HEB changing the self-checkout limit from 15 …

2018-06-24: Joga Bonito The World Cup has been great this time around. Today was especially an exciting day for soccer with …

2018-03-10: Petsitting a puppy 2018-03-01 Tried corralling her between the couch but in vain. 2018-03-06 Pushed out of her bed by …

2018-01-12: Done with the ‘salt’ part and my food is already tasting better. Season the whole chicken at least a …

2018-01-10: Currently reading Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Gut-wrenching but essential 📚

2017-10-02: GEAR UP at UT Austin Proud to announce that Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) at UT Austin has won the …

2017-09-26: Futility of Calculating the True Cost of Building a Phone I’ve never understood the point of such analyses. First, you can never calculate the true cost …

2017-09-09: Love being a non-Prime Amazon shopper (yes, we exist!) Your order just sits there until one random …