Weeknote 52 – Piercings and Runs

A glimpse of the past week and the few articles, podcasts, tools, videos and music that captivated my attention:

The drive down to Florida was pretty uneventful. But for some holiday traffic near Virginia, we had a pretty smooth drive, clocking about 15 hours in total.

A random talk with a runner at the Baseline trail coaxed us to run a longer distance the next day. Got the four kids and Sharath onboard too. Well, the kids decided to sleep-in on Sunday, while Sharath and I head out to the trail. Realised I didn’t carry cash, so we decided to run unsupported. Running conditions were just right with a good blend of drizzle and rain. The beauty of winter is that you can cover so many more miles in the dark! Was mostly helping Sharath pace and finish within 3 hours. Wrapped up with 14.5 miles under his belt. Not a bad way to close out the year!

A week packed with hikes almost every day of the week and a lot of downtime with family. The girls convinced their moms to get extra ear piercings and Nikhil rode the wagon and got one for himself too!

Interesting tools this week

Convos: IRC based multi-user chat application

Interesting reads this week

Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands: Thank you, but no thank you! ‘Tracking you for your own good’ – Isn’t that where it all starts going downhill?

20,000 ft under the sea: Mining, exploring and ofcourse polluting. We’re doing things with absolutely no concern for and awareness of the impacts on future generations.