Hello! I am coder by profession, who loves to read & write to keep myself inspired. I have been a blogger for more than 12 years, but lost touch with writing when Twitter was at it’s peak. May be I lost love for my words.
Anyway recently IndieWeb got my love for the technology and also writing back. So been working on a lot many Indie projects & writing my heart out at my blog since then. My only hope is this place does not kill my drive for reading, writing and coding; rather inspires it.
To say that the situation is not that bad yet, it not scary, is a bit irresponsible at this point. For those who can read, who can find the right sources, who can segregate authentic news and facts from the rumours, it is imperative on you to inform and enlighten those who cannot do all of this. Either due to lack of resources or willingness.
Willingness to be informed is necessary and is something that is often ignored. Many people just.. https://www.amitgawande.com/covid-this-time-its-real
I am toying with an idea to enable another option for the readers to comment on posts. I have always been very wary of enabling a commenting system of any form on my blog. So the only option I have kept till now was webmentions. Most of the responses I get on my posts are via micro.blog and I get webmentions for all these replies. However, I think there's just no easy way to redirect people to write a response if that is the only option available.
This social distancing exercise takes a toll on one's mind, it is not very easy to undergo. When we go outside and meet others, be social that is, we let our mind wander from the day to day grind. It doesn't matter then if the "social gathering" is as regular as just at the office. People around have stories that they are keen to share.
We chat, discuss, debate, tease, prank, laugh. We brainstorm, we learn from others, we teach others. We.. https://www.amitgawande.com/social-distancing-is-not-easy
Coronavirus has completely taken over all forms of media and the discussions around me. Not an hour goes by without a mention of the global pandemic. It's not an all-out panic yet, but an increasing number of positive cases in my city has, for sure, put the people on alert.
I am avoiding unverified information that gets spread on social media and group messaging platforms. But it is difficult to stay and keep others, sane amidst the deluge of news bites.. https://www.amitgawande.com/1584361843289
Is there anyone who can easily find the one emoji that they do not use very often? How many of the 1500+ emojis can one possibly use? There is a limited set of emojis I use regularly. And because they are front and centre every time I open an emoji keyboard, they tend to get used even more often.
Even the way they get categorized is horrible. Which category do you think you will find a loudspeaker in? Objects, you say? What about a balloon? Now the.. https://www.amitgawande.com/1584035549342
Stand-up is an extremely difficult form of comedy -- it cannot be easily mastered. There are very few who actually manage to talk sense and still make folks laugh out loud. The abundance of the streaming platforms unleashed recently has flooded the timelines with available non-heard folks doing stand-up. But very few of them are any good.
The problem is actually finding them. And I am tired of watching the same set of voices. Any recommendations?
It is easy to get addicted to YouTube - unknowingly spend hours clicking through the myriad of recommendations that algorithms through at you. The experience sucks. I have been burnt many a time. So much so that I spent a month off YouTube this year. It helped.
But staying off YouTube completely is difficult. These steps have helped me not stay glued to the app for hours. https://blog.amitgawande.com/make-youtube-less-addictive
Reader. Writer. Coder. Code for living. Live for reading and writing. He/him.
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