Weeknote 48 – Thanksgiving and Ezekiel drive
A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention:
Between Shreya’s birthday party in CT, the usual thanks-giving meet in NJ and Ankur’s wedding in NY; this week has been pretty busy with lots of domestic travel. We had winter storm Ezekiel right by our tail, as we made our way back from Albany on Sunday!
Meena sent in her cheek swab to get added to the Marrow donor registry. Another family member did the same with DKMS. Manni mentioned she might sign-up for that too. Might need a nudge few days later, but I think we’re there!
Fit in a good 5 mile run on Tuesday morning and a short 2.5 mile hike near Rutgers Gardens on Saturday morning. A high on intake and mild on workout kinda week!
Interesting tools this week:
- LibreSignage : FOSS digital signage solution for multiple displays.
Interesting reads this week:
- You’re Tracked Everywhere You Go Online. Use This Guide to Fight Back. : There is always someone(thing) lurking round the corner to get hold of your data!
- Starlink is a very big deal: A deep-dive into SpaceX’s satellite internet plans. On my recent trip to India, I was pleasantly surprised by the internet plans and pricing. Heavy competition has driven the prices down and speeds way up. One could easily access super-fast internet speeds on hand-held devices paying just about $2 a month! Starlink does sound like a refreshing and promising competition to the regular internet providers here in many states in the U.S.
- 2 Months After Failed Moon Landing, India Acknowledges Its Craft Crashed: While Chandrayaan-2 was a minor setback, ISRO seems to have an exciting line-up over the next few years!