Behold My Creation

As a software developer, dealing mostly with virtual creation, I hold special fascination towards physical creations. This is why I find 3D printers fascinating. Creating something tangible from bits and bytes feels like magic. Unfortunately, I don’t feel 3D printers are quite there yet. They’re still too expense, too slow, too large. I am sureContinue reading “Behold My Creation”

Let Me Sleep On It

Experience has taught me there’s truth in the saying that location is everything. Having lived in amazing homes in poor locations and decent homes in great locations, I am sold. To me, the amazing home in a poor location is nothing but a golden cage. Choosing a decent home has a price, however. It meansContinue reading “Let Me Sleep On It”

Three Files To Go, Please

I recently switched from a MacBook to a Windows laptop. There were a few Mac features I really liked and was missing on Windows. One such feature is the ability to select multiple files, right click them and move them to a new folder. If you want this functionality on Windows, it’s your lucky day!Continue reading “Three Files To Go, Please”

Choose Your Weapon Wisely

I love gadgets. I’ve always loved them. I don’t discriminate, either. Small gadgets, large gadgets, technological gadgets, non-technological ones. I love them all. Given enough resources, I’d probably own every gadget in existence. For a while, I was heading in that directions. Fidget toys, USB dongles, tiny computers, Swiss army knives… I got them all.Continue reading “Choose Your Weapon Wisely”

Three Videos Of A Cat On A Roomba?

I remember times when data storage was extremely limited. Not only was it expensive, but it took up a lot of physical space. There were days where data was stored on audio cassettes. I was quite young then. By the time I was actually doing anything meaningful with computers, we had had 5 1/4″ diskettes.Continue reading “Three Videos Of A Cat On A Roomba?”

Tightly Packed

I like efficiency. Sometimes life feels like a puzzle. Solving the puzzle means achieving the ultimate efficiency. How do I fit as many dishes as possible into the dishwasher? How do I pack everything I need in this small suitcase? Interestingly, I found there are different solutions to those similar problems. Just like when solvingContinue reading “Tightly Packed”

Multi-Tasking is For The Weak

Don’t get me wrong. I love to multi-task. The pressure of handling multiple tasks at the same time, the sense of accomplishment when I’m done… Here’s the thing, though. I try to multi-task only when I can afford to waste time or make mistakes. If time is of the essence, I focus on a singleContinue reading “Multi-Tasking is For The Weak”

Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?

I have hundreds of contacts on my phone. Over the years I’ve added friends, family, colleagues, clients, recruiters, service providers and many, many other contacts to my phone. The list has become so long it’s hard to manage. Finding a contact has become like going through the Yellow Pages. If the number of people onContinue reading “Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?”

A Sharp Corner

I am often tempted to take shortcuts. What could possibly go wrong if I don’t wear my seat belt, it’s a short ride anyway. What could possibly happen if I delay scanning this document – I’ll get to it later. The answer is everything. Everything can go wrong. And often, it will. When it does,Continue reading “A Sharp Corner”