Random musing

It’s been proven that quite a few species of animals and birds have intelligence, speech, empathy, critical thinking, and analysis levels similar to those of humans. Dolphins, birds, parrots, dogs, monkeys to name a few. What if this is true for all major eras in Earth’s history … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 17 hours ago

Ortho Roulette

For about a week, I’ve been suffering from an affliction. The ring finger of my write right hand has been hurting since Monday or Tuesday of last week. On Wednesday last, the pain became so much that I shuffled off to an Urgent Care center nearby to ask them to look at it. Before … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 3 days ago

Finished “Rousseau and Revolution: The Story of Civilization” audiobook

For the last six months, I’ve been on a journey. A journey through time. Specifically, from 1715 to 1789 AD. This journey has chiefly focused on one man – Jean-Jacques Rousseau and one country – France, as they both hurl towards the French revolution of 1789. However, surprisingl … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 11 days ago

The lack of Gutenberg editor support is irritating now

If you want to, you can use a Jetpack feature called Post by Email to send your WordPress posts via your favorite email client. There’s wide support for setting the title, tags, categories, as well as adding attachments and using shortcodes. But if you do… the post arrives as a C … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 26 days ago

As I was saying…

I find it strange and interesting when people tend to their “digital gardens”. Try as I may, I cannot treat this blog as a sort of self-referential wiki. A blog to me is a log, a journal. It starts afresh every time I begin writing in it. Perhaps if I wrote daily, it would make [ … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 1 month ago

Year end reading review

There’s a beautiful blanket of snow outside, so it’s a good time to review how the year went. I read thirteen books this year, though “read” is a loosely based concept now. A large part of my reading nowadays is graphic novels, audiobooks, and web novellas. But I do consider all … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 1 month ago

1899

Started watching 1899 on Netflix recently. It’s by the creators of Dark, a show we thoroughly loved. 1899 is no Dark, but it’s close. I just hope it keeps getting renewed, as there’s no way one or two seasons can do the story justice. That said, we’re not binging through it. We’r … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 1 month ago

Migrated VPS

When I started hosting this website on DigitalOcean about 9 years ago, the version of Ubuntu that was all the rage was 14.04 LTS. So I started my hosting journey with that. Pretty soon though, 16.04 came along and since I was ever active on my server, I upgraded to that using not … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 1 month ago

ReplikaAI

Saw an ad on Instagram today for Replika AI, where it was touting the romantic relationships feature of the chatbot service, including photo sharing, role playing, and “caring and loving”. All of these, with an AI. Replika started off as an experiment by an engineer who lost a de … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

Lovely tree on our usual walk

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@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

Finished reading Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

One of the strangest books I’ve read in a while. Even as I was finishing it, I felt like there’s so much more the story can tell but the author knew when to close it so as to leave us with the purity and purpose of the story instead of the comprehensiveness of reality. Excellent … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

Colin Devroe asks

How do you balance creation vs consumption? — Read on cdevroe.com/2022/11/14/11940/ As I mentioned in my recent post, I’m basically consuming right now. Very little creation. That’s partly because my creative energies are being used in upbringing instead of creation. I’m ok with … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

ActivityPub activated

I installed ActivityPub on my WordPress blog and expected to see it in Mastodon immediately. It just dawned on me that it won’t show older posts. It’ll only show new stuff. So this is a test post to activate ActivityPub. | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

Chomp Chomp Chomp

A short status update on what’s going on in my life. With the little one in tow, our days have sort of become more organized, if only by force of taking care of her every day. Her mealtimes, nap times, and bath time dictate what we are doing when. In our “free” time (her naps […] | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 2 months ago

lol. The @SeattleTimes takes no prisoners. Twitter going down.

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@nitinkhanna.com | 3 months ago

Catch-22 Oct 27, 2022

After a long while, I was in a Catch-22 situation today. I was trying to close two cabinets together quietly. One had latched on to the other and I had to pick which one to stop with my free hand as they swung to a close unexpectedly. Of course when I picked the latter, the […] | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 3 months ago

gilest.org: There was a medical emergency

gilest.org: There was a medical emergency — Read on gilest.org/there-was-medical-emergency.html Loved reading this post. So simple and inane. Proper example of what a blogpost should be on a personal site. Proper! | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 4 months ago

Baby Sleep

Generational wisdom says that babies can sense that you are being impatient with them, and they in response become further uncooperative. You end up in a cyclical fight to tears and bedtime becomes a war zone. But I don’t think this is the case. I don’t think that these tiny litt … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 4 months ago

Folks, I made a thing – NYT Redirect

So, The New York Times provides a nice service where they put the day’s newspaper’s front page as a PDF up on an obscure URL for anyone to see https://static01.nyt.com/images/2022/08/26/nytfrontpage/scan.pdf If you’re a logged in user who wants to use their webapp instead, you ca … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 5 months ago

Some quality of life improvements on my iPhone

When iOS 15 dropped, I noticed that it added a feature that Shortcuts could run on their own, without user approval every time. This is a pretty major change to the way they were working before, and allows for some truly good automation. A few months ago, I created a folder in my … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 5 months ago

Some wallpapers I’m using on my phone right now.

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@nitinkhanna.com | 5 months ago

Stack Change

A few weeks ago, I was thinking about how irritating the Firefox iOS app is. It’s slow, it’s cumbersome, and while I love it for being in sync with my laptop browser, the UX was irritating enough to forget all the features. I switched back to mobile Safari. It took only a few tap … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 6 months ago

Notes on The War against Printing

The war against printing For many, printing was an overwhelmingly positive innovation. Almost as soon as the first presses were established in Italy, learned men rushed to sing its praises. To some, in fact, it seemed almost divine. In 1468, the bishop of Aleria, Giovanni Andrea … | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 6 months ago

A journey into audiobooks

A friend told me, when my wife and I declared that we were expecting, that it’s time to accept that I’m not going to be reading a lot of books or watching a lot of TV on loud any more. He recommended subtitles, telling me that he’s watched almost all the movies and TV in […] | Continue reading


@nitinkhanna.com | 6 months ago