Jaberoo

Took the day off last Friday and hit the coast after the regular early morning Ashtanga class. Last years rain-check for the whale watching got us pretty lucky. Sighted around 6 to 7 whales at Stellwagen bank, 31 miles off the coast from Gloucester. A couple of them got up close (and not so personal)… Continue Reading

Franconia Ridge Hike

Sometime around midnight we reach a bridge with one side of its' railing non-existent. I sprint ahead and heave a sigh of relief when I notice the 'Old Bridle trail'[OBT] signboard high up on a tree. This confirms this is 'the' bridge that we've been looking out for, for the past few hours and that… Continue Reading

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

Makes me wonder if we as humans, were engineered by another intelligent form as a version of an AI, to create a smarter generation of AI. And if this really is a cascading iteration, which neural node are we in? Drawing a parallel, the current 'generation' of AI isn't probably 'aware' of the existence of… Continue Reading

7 and 5

7 years of togetherness. Thanks for everything you do every single moment. You complete us, Miss Me! [x] Coffee date at Esspresso Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Decent stuff but no vegan options. Probably will not go back here again. [x] Volunteered at the VT100, an altogether different experience [x] Suresh paced someone for the first… Continue Reading

VT100 Finish

Photo taken at: West Windsor, Vermont In races of all kinds, there's always a push to finish strong. Most runners conserve that little energy to turbo boost at the last quarter mile. While it's exhilarating to watch that strong finish, I've always been enamored by those who trudge in slowly, with almost no display of… Continue Reading

Replied to:« Oatmeal

I've really liked Standard Notes and Simplenote. Both have markdown, tag support and sync across machines. I'd weigh in on the former for encryption and the latter for version control. I've never used nvAlt, so not quite sure what I'm stacking against. in reply to: « Oatmeal Internet! I need help. I've been using nvALT… Continue Reading

Thunder

Today's ashtanga practice was insanely powerful. At the end of the first set of the standing pose, I felt like a dark cloud just about letting go of its huge water droplets and by the end of the second set I was a completely wet noodle. Not quite sure if it was the temperature in… Continue Reading

Bookmark:Why The First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor Is Stirring Controversial Waters

Whoa! I've always thought we've already mapped everything out in the ocean. Just 5% so far? Phew! Thanks for the pointer, Eli ! Bookmark: Why The First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor Is Stirring Controversial Waters Earth has no shortage of stunning landforms: Mt. Everest rises majestically above the clouds; the Grand Canyon rents… Continue Reading

Debugging and feeds

Realized today that a code fix that I had implemented sometime back, inadvertently introduced a minor bug in my workflow. Will have to get around fixing this sometime later this week. On another note, I decided to temporarily suspend my self-hosted freshRSS installation and moved my feeds to The Old Reader. Currently I don't see… Continue Reading