On Reading

This post was first sent to my newsletter on December 19th, 2021. You really ought to subscribe :) image, courtesy The Toymaker’s Journal Lots of links in this letter, because there won’t be a work letter later, this month :) This one is all about, drum roll … Reading :) You know the drill. Click the headers to wander off to the original articles. Books I Read Last Month So Good They Can’t Ignore you, is a book I strangely keep coming back to....

December 26, 2021

On Woman Computers, Long Tails & Reasons to Write

This post was first sent to my newsletter on November 20th, 2021. You really ought to subscribe :) Ok, I’m a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short1 :) This work letter is going out to all of you my friends, because there’s not much technical stuff in here. And because I have a spot of good news to share. I got a jobby job! I’ve been trying the past few years, to switch my career to something that wasn’t as taxing, as consulting on hardware and networks and integrating systems....

November 26, 2021

On Reading News, Remembering, and Why We Write

This post was first sent to my newsletter on November 7th, 2021. You really ought to subscribe :) A few days late, but Happy Diwali, folks! :) A small ask of you, to begin with. Like I wrote in the past, I don’t have any sort of tracking in these mails. There are no ads, nothing to push. Just a labour of love. So I have no idea whether these posts resonate or I’m just howling into the storm that is your inbox....

November 14, 2021

On Planetary Atmospheres, Cloud Infrastructure and the Undead!

This post was first sent to my newsletter on October 22nd, 2021 You really ought to subscribe :) via NASA Johnson on Flickr Welcome to the October work letter! :) As usual, click the headers to wander off to the orginal articles. Over at Ars Technica, Researchers think a planet lost its original atmosphere, and built a new one In general, we don’t currently have the technology to image exoplanets unless they’re very large, very young, and a considerable distance from the star they orbit....

October 29, 2021

On the Weight of Repetitive Tasks, Forming Habits and the Pursuit of Knowledge

This post was first sent to my newsletter on October 3rd, 2021. You really ought to subscribe :) *A long leisurely ride, in a shikara amongst the lakes of Shrinagar* It’s October! Time to play catchup with Jason’s letters! :) As usual, click the headers to wander off to the originals. I read a few books and wrote about them! Brave Enough This is Water How to Pronounce Knife A Mathematician’s Lament The Comfort Crisis The first two, I believe, should be mandatory reading for every growing adult....

October 10, 2021