• An introduction to music by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    This post was written in 2018 and has been sitting in my Drafts for over 3 years. I decided to write this after realizing it’s going to get deleted if I don’t get to it. When I discover new music, I love to go the extra few steps of finding out more about the musician,…

  • Wood by Rostam

    I love this song by Rostam, it has a warm sound to it and it reminds me of being between two cultures perfectly. I made a profile photo inspired by the album cover below:

  • “Carnival Jump” by Sandy Bull

    I’ve been listening to Sandy Bull since I first discovered his music through a now defunct music service called Songza. It’s a tragedy that Google shut down Songza because their expertly curated playlists were top notch. The playlist I found Sandy Bull and similar artists was part of a genre called American Primitivism or “America…

  • A better shortcut for emojis on macOS

    I just saw the new MX Keys Mini, it’s a $100 non-mechanical keyboard but one of its primary marketing touts is that it comes with an emoji key: I love to use custom keyboard shortcuts for basically everything and of my least favorite shortcuts is the ⌘ + ⇧ + Space to bring up the…

  • TIL: checkout the previous branch using git checkout –

    If you want to check out a branch you had checked out right before switching to the current branch (usually during merges from main this will happen).

  • Clearing and resetting dock on macOS

    You can clear the dock’s persistent items (default apps that show up on dock) by running the following: You can reset the dock using: Note: it might not be necessary to kill the dock but I needed to run that on Monterey.

  • And then there were none, by Agatha Christie

    I just finished reading this murder mystery for Halloween. Took me a little over a month to finish it so it was perfect timing. It didn’t have too much of a spooky vibe but the murder mystery aspect is great. I was completely confused until the epilogue.

  • My favorite photo subjects

    I’m attempting to pick up my camera more often and take photos of things around me. And I realized, my two favorite subjects to shoot are my pets. I’ve always liked taking photos of them as having a gray cat is the perfect gray card to have around. Having a black dog is not the…

  • Neck pain

    In the past few weeks, my neck pain has been more of a mental burden than a physical one. I’m writing this as an exercise in therapy for myself and hopefully to remind myself (and anyone reading this) to sit upright, take breaks, and don’t take your body for granted. I’ve been thinking about what…

  • Gardening my projects

    For a long time, I’ve attempted to work on side projects outside of work and I have either lost the motivation or strived to build something too big to keep the momentum going. This did result in some sort of a weird burnout feeling within me. I have often felt like a project with good…

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