Startrails over a Community Observatory in California

So I have been taking night sky photos for a few years. Just as a hobby. Never seriously. Have only read some blogs and watched some videos and a lot of experimentation with the goal of just having fun. I know that star trails is yet another way to process those images but in allContinue reading “Startrails over a Community Observatory in California”

Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California

Donner Pass: this is where the first European settlers entered into present-day California. They tried using a new route and it led to a horrible tragedy, if you have ever read about the Donner Party, this pass is named after them. At the Donner summit are archeological petroglyphs – carvings on the rocks – madeContinue reading “Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California”

We spotted a baby shark in Bermuda which totally looks like a sting ray

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”

Documenting the difference that properly fitting trousers can make

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”

Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone

Update Aug 2022: Our twins came 2 months early, a few days after I got the “we can’t help you either” message back from Apple. The last few months have been very hard with our babies in the NICU for a month. I finally found the time to take the phone to the Apple StoreContinue reading “Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone”

Editing spherical videos with GoPro Max and GoPro Quik

🎥 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”

In Hindi, the word for tomorrow is the same as yesterday, something pointed to by Physics

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”