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Taking eyes off the screen

On an average weekday, I spend about 10 hours on my computer. I am glad that I have deaddicted myself off Twitter and Facebook, making me check my mobile for not over half hour a day. It is good to give my eyes a break from the screen. This week I tried indulging with a […]

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My first computer hardware ever

People usually frame the first dollar they earned for the sake of good memory and motivation. I was going through my dusty storage cupboard and happened to spot my first ever computer related hardware. It took me on a ride down the memory lane. Back in late 1980’s the only time I could use a […]

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Saddling up, again with PPOF foldie cycle

Not very long ago, I had a chance to ride a Brompton folding cycle (foldie) owned by my brother-in-law. I could see how easy it was to carry, and even store in a small apartment, without any compromise in the ride quality. About a year plus later I got my eyes on PPOF – a […]

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Fun things

Self Haircut

I have given myself haircuts in the past before lockdown. I am getting better at it now 🙂 . I using this opportunity to test the image comparison block, what I also call Vandana Luthra block (for her infamous before and after VLCC ads on cheap local train spots). And to those who dislike the […]

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Type like Pu. La. Deshpande with PuLa 100 font in Marathi or Devanagari on WordPress

‘Be Birbal‘ – A digital agency based in Pune, India did a remarkable and generous contribution to the lovers of Marathi language and literature. They launched a font made using the beautiful handwriting of legendary writer and artist – Pu. La. Deshpande, affectionately known as PuLa. What’s more the font can be requested for free […]

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Coding Curriculum for Myself

My day job involves helping people with their websites created on the WordPress.com platform. While the power of the WordPress software helps us create a variety of websites without knowing a line of code, I find learning HTML / CSS and Javascript very handy. It helps me identify issues faster and to appreciate the awesome […]

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US Visa photos for kids at home!

Wife and Kids had their US Visa biometric and photo submission today. For adults the Visa Application Center takes photos, however for children below 14, they ask for photographs in a prescribed format. It completely missed my mind that we had to keep the photographs of the dynamic duo ready, and that the photos needed […]

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The Happiness Garden Setup

I rekindled the joy of growing plants in my tiny balcony. I posted pictures of it with a hash tag #happinessGarden on Instagram (crossposted to twitter and FB as well). I augmented this with another experiment and hobby – indoor composting of kitchen waste. I received a lot of encouraging comments and my teachers and […]

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My Video on Automattic’s official channel!

A very happy day to see myself on the official YouTube channel of my awesome employer – Automattic Inc. The video was lovingly edited by my colleagues and posted in no time! Much like what i mentioned in the video, the company cares a lot for its employees’ wellbeing. I say that as i hold […]

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Second Day, Second Year, Second Child, every second counts

As the world tries to recover back from the holiday season and new year celebrations, I enjoy my most eventful day of the year. The Second of January, 2019 is special for these reasons. It lies sandwiched between the birthdays of two (again) of the three most important ladies in my life – Daugther’s on […]