Category: General

  • Too much of SPOF

    SPOF: Single point of failure. I know the title of this post is grammatically incorrect but bear with me. I had an annoying issue pop up today. My blog stopped responding to all requests without any changes from me. At first I thought it might be related to digital ocean’s downtime but then that was […]

  • Some photos from my recent trip to Pakistan

    In May of this year, I traveled to Pakistan to be with my family for my dad’s funeral. My dad passed away unexpectedly after suffering from a heart attack which was brought on after he fell off of a ladder. This happened on his first day in Pakistan so the shock and timing made it […]

  • Challa 9 9 9

    Oh Challa pa-ya ਹੋ ਛੱਲਾ ਨੌ ਨੌ ਤੇਵੇ, ਹੋ ਛੱਲਾ ਨੌ ਨੌ ਤੇਵੇ There’s a lot of covers of this song, especially the well known version by Gurdas Maan. The original really sits strongly as a soulful piece of art it is. Here’s the Gardas Maan version: The earliest version I could find on Spotify […]

  • A photo of Vital Signs from the 90s I found on twitter

    I just want to save this photo of Vital Signs after they recorded their 2nd album in Kirachi, Pakistan.

  • Coloring book was good

    To my slow eyes and ears, Chance the Rapper came and went so quickly, I had a feeling music was about to get a different flavor of hip hop but it felt so short-lived. There was a short of bright music that came from him and now I’m looking around to find it but it […]

  • Centralized means you might lose access to your decentralized assets

    I recently watched a TikTok in which an interviewer asks a person if they believe Bitcoin is a scam. The answer is a well articulated reply in which the interviewee mentions that the idea behind Bitcoin is great, it started out as a decentralized network that is/was a pioneer in proving an asset can be […]

  • Ditching Notion for logseq + obsidian, so long to proprietary formats

    I’ve decided to not renew my Notion subscription after being a customer for 4-5 years now. I consider myself to be a pro user of the Notion app and have been a huge proponent of the product in general since they launched. It was a great alternative to incumbents at the time like Evernote and […]

  • Spending a week with my parents

    The past week, up until last night, I was spending time with my parents. This is the first time I’ve spent significant time with my parents since I moved out almost a decade ago. It lined up nicely with Eid al-Fitr which happened last Monday. The first half was spent in California, visiting my parents […]

  • The bygone photos of people in offices

    I am visiting the New York City office for my work this week. I am tagging along Kristen on her work trip and decided to into the office. It’s similar to the San Francisco office, has most of the elements, albeit toned down a ton and the population is sparse due to the pandemic. I’m […]

  • Ameno Amapiano Remix by Nektunez and Goya Menor

    I found this song on tik tok, like most songs I discover these days 😆