The reminder that Patrick Rhone inspired me to set seems to be working. This is a second update to my /now page in the last one month. Nice! https://www.patrickrhone.net/9235-2/
Another day, another Covid tale -The Pandemic Has Been Tough for Extroverts. The introvert in me quips it’s been hard for me too, pal. Because the extroverts like you have been roaming around and reaching out to make new friends. https://time.com/5956471/extrovert-pandemic/
Bug in Notepad Involving Asterisk in Title Bar →
[W]hen you open a text document and change the text by using the Delete key to delete the character ahead of the cursor, the asterisk does not appear in the title bar. If you delete the character using the Backspace the asterisk appears... https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/04/20/bug-in-notepad.html
My family loves to watch singing reality shows. It's an opportunity for me to get some focused time when I read or write. I do join in occasionally, though. This weekend was one such occasion.
For one, A. R. Rahman was going to be on the show as a guest. I love this man and his music. I... https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/04/13/my-family-loves.html
I had a productive writing and reading Sunday this week. Read many of the long pending posts from my Pocket queue. Wrote a few drafts, they are ready to be edited. Published a new issue of Slanting Nib. A pretty satisfying end to the week. https://www.getrevue.co/profile/amitgawande/issues/let-s-talk-about-thoughts-that-make-you-uneasy-455602
I have been reading many books from Christie recently. Every time I get into a reading lull, I pick up a Poirot mystery and start reading. I was facing one such lull and Dame Agatha was to the rescue again. Her books always help me get back to reading more.
Anyway, after I read another... https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/04/11/i-have-been.html
Unless you’re really sure the other person will get your humor, or appreciate it, it’s usually better to say what you mean instead of trying to be funny.
Oh, I agree with Dave. Being funny isn’t easy, especially when you’ve no sense of the other person’s sense of humour. http://scripting.com/2021/04/04.html#a183146
The recent ad from CRED feat Rahul Dravid is an absolute masterclass. No doubt it is trending heavily. It subverts people’s perspective towards a gem of a man and that always works with ads. And yet am sure Dravid’s image is hardly blotted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8KpV-4_mRg
Om Alone →
I have also developed uncanny abilities—not exactly superpowers, but I am now able to read entire books while thinking about other things the whole time. When I first realized that this was happening, I would reread the paragraph or two that I’d missed, but my subconscious—... https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/04/10/om-alone-i.html
Revisiting 2020 through the /now page: https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/04/07/revisiting-through-the.html
If you maintain a /now page like I do, what do you write in there? What’s a good enough update? I keep swinging between very text-heavy and too terse – I haven’t found the right balance yet. https://www.amitgawande.com/now/
Dan Lewis recently made me aware of one of the most beautiful love story, that of Long Distance Love Birds.
The story would have ended there but in 2001, something unexpected happened: another stork arrived. A male stork. The two mated and shortly afterward, the male stork le... https://www.amitgawande.com/2021/03/29/dan-lewis-recently.html
What Data Can’t Do →
Numbers don’t lie, except when they do. They [statistics] can help remedy our human fallibilities. What’s easy to forget is that statistics can amplify these fallibilities, too. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/29/what-data-cant-do
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