Emotions are like fat

Thursday, 18th October, 2018

One is better off without them.

Sometimes I wish I was a computer or an industrial robot even.

Can’t wait till 2035 when the “convert yourself to a cyborg at home” DIY kit will be available at my nearest Big Bazaar.

100% legit

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018

Finally I have managed to make every single piece of media & software on my laptop 100% legal, including Adobe Photoshop. No more pirated stuff for me.

Gurgaon

Monday, 15th October, 2018

GurgaonSaw this film on TV. Its so dark man. And heavy. Talented director.

Medicine

Sunday, 14th October, 2018

In my childhood story books were like medicines when I was sick. These days movies are like that for me. A good movie watched at the peace of my home does wonders for the mood & mental wellbeing.

New MacBook Pro

Friday, 12th October, 2018

Exactly after 7.5 years it is now time to say goodbye to my trusty old pal, the MacBook Bro. It served me so well through thick & thin despite various parts failing gradually. A big majority of my personal & professional achievement has been due to this machine. My truest friend of the current decade.

And I welcome the newest, fully loaded, top of the line, maxed out 15.4″ MacBook Pro with 2.6 GHz 6 core Intel Core i7 processor, 15.4″ retina display with True Tone, Touch Bar with Touch ID, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM & 512GB SSD storage & more bling than I can remember. The works. The whole nine yards. I went all out with this one 😉

This is Apple’s latest & greatest mobile computing device till date. It is both a monster from the inside & a thing of beauty from the outside. Its fast like Usain Bolt & beautiful like Scarlett Johansson my wife. Hope to get many years of work done on it.

Sleep like a baby

Sunday, 30th September, 2018

Sound sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health & mental peace.

My goto solution in case of any difficult situation is sleeping. Fought with someone? Don’t think too much, just go to sleep. You’ll forget more about the incident than you’ll remember after you wake up.

Struck at a programming task? Sleep. Ways to solve the issue will automatically come to your brain after.

Trying to decide something, confused & need to arrive at a conclusion? Sleep over it, you’ll be able to take a better decision after you wake up.

I have lost friends, money, my thinness, and probably some more things, but one thing I have not lost is my ability to sleep like a new born baby, anytime of the day or night, for long hours at a stretch.

At my age when people are stressing and loosing their sleep over future goals, how to amass more wealth, how to show it off to others, I sleep like a tiny jelly fish meditating in the bottom of the deep dark ocean.

Need help with your sleep?

Try these things to sleep better. But if you have trouble falling asleep naturally, you can even force yourself to sleep! How?

Lie down, dim or turn off lights, close your eyes, count backwards from 100 to 0 slowly. That simple! It works, try it. I dare you to reach zero, I have never reached zero.

And by sleep, I don’t mean 15 minute quick power naps. Thats bullshit. I don’t count it as sleeping if it does not span across atleast a few hours. Sleep like you don’t have a single worry in this crazy world. Sleep like a baby!

Search specific text in MacOS

Thursday, 20th September, 2018

Spotlight search is great if you’re looking for file or folder names. But to search for specific words inside text or code files in a folder, the following command line method is much more effective.

Step 1: Open the Terminal app, use the cd command to navigate to the folder where you want to search for your desired text or file name.

cd ~/Deb/Sites/project1/wp-content/themes/twentyseventen/

Step 2: Use the grep command to search inside this folder & folders further inside it.

grep -ir 'space_below' .

MacOS command grep

Here space_below is the word you are looking for. You can also search for text with quotes such as class or ID names by doing 'class="container"'

Notice the quotes & the dot in the 2nd step, they are required. This should be particularly useful for developers and writers who deal with text & need to find very specific ones.

Tracking my visitors

Monday, 17th September, 2018

Is something I don’t do. I don’t have any analytics or visitor tracking script installed on my site, so I have no idea how many people visit my site & which country they are from. I like it that way.

Slothilda

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018

Slothilda is the only web comic I subscribe to & truly enjoy.

It’s minimal, animated style comics, sent to my inbox infrequently really appeals to me.

The designer has an upcoming printed book, below is the trailer for that book.

Drone se karenge sabka swagat

Monday, 10th September, 2018

Somebody should make drones to sprinkle holy Ganga water & flowers on marriage guests. Will sell like hot cakes especially in North India.