I was recently in Bermuda with my WeHealth team and we had just spent half a day snorkeling. Back at the dock we spotted this things pacing the inlet. Someone identified it and said it’s actually a shark even though it looks like a sting ray. Turns out this is actually a baby shark …Continue reading “We spotted a baby shark in Bermuda which totally looks like a sting ray”
This is embarrassing but a totally true story. A few years ago I was visiting my team in Poland. I travel light and only had one pair of pants. They got caught in something and tore on the way there. I had no time to try and fix it as I had to rush toContinue reading “Documenting the difference that properly fitting trousers can make”
This was the picture that was used in print in the San Francisco Chronicle Aug 14, 2019 that described Ephemerisle, sometimes referred to as the “burning man in the sea”. I decided to put this picture up as an NFT on OpenSea. There can only be one copy of it.
I had no idea this was a thing. Was in Napa recently and noticed an artichoke bush and saw the bloom and then saw all those bees in there. It was beautiful! Bees love artichokes.
So I am going to nerd out here for a bit I had read somewhere that the recent Sony cameras are ISO invariant. Meaning the raw data captured by the sensor doesn’t depend on what ISO is set in the settings. So if you shoot a photo at 3200 ISO in the camera and compareContinue reading “Shooting with ISO Invariance”
My phone was cracked so I decided to get it replaced using the iPhone Express Replacement service. I have used it in the past and I value it because it means no disruption. I get the new device, I get to activate it, and only then I ship my old phone to them. So IContinue reading “Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone”
🎥 GoPro Max (360) has this easy to use editor that lets me create dynamic flat videos from spherical videos ☺️ The way it is shot is a fixed sphere that moves with me as I move. Then while the video is playing in the editor I can “point” the 2D viewpoint to any partContinue reading “Editing spherical videos with GoPro Max and GoPro Quik”
Modern Physics continues to ask whether time even has a direction and wondering if it’s something that exists entirely in our heads. In most Indian languages, the word for yesterday is the same as the word for tomorrow. Due to this, additional qualifiers have to be added to explicitly clarify if we are talking aboutContinue reading “In Hindi, the word for tomorrow is the same as yesterday, something pointed to by Physics”
Early morning I got the following text message on my phone. I had not tried logging in to Coinbase so was surprised to see this message. Luckily, I didn’t kick on the link. Instead I opened a browser window and manually typed coinbase.com and navigated to it. And I tried signing in and didn’t noticeContinue reading “How a phishing attack for Coinbase almost got me with an ‘ạ’ instead of an ‘a’”
Amazon is not to be blamed here. It is giving us exactly what we want. For me, however, I canceled prime and stopped using Amazon over 2 years ago because I couldn’t trust myself. In the past I used to end up with things I didn’t really need. Without prime, with the extra friction, myContinue reading “Supporting decentralized production and distribution by canceling Amazon Prime”