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  1. About not sure what

    I’ve been entertaining a recurring thought about my arrivals in Brazil. Each time I return, just a tiny sip instantly triggers the immense pleasure found in the unmistakable taste …

  2. A few words on programming yourself

    Over breakfast I skimmed most of the book Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain, by Tom Stafford & Matt Webb. It explores the functioning of our brain, hearing, vision …

  3. At a bunker

    I always enjoyed taking meals in a basement. You could also call it a bunker. It need not be a glorified bunker either. It need not be a Bavarian beer …

  4. Toastmasters from physical to virtual

    I had to transition from my Toastmasters club in presence of impending travels. How was I to proceed with public speaking development, which I had adapted like a healthy sport …

  5. Jazz tastes

    My taste buds for jazz listening have become considerably spoiled. A classic bop composition no longer excites me in the way it used to. Too many chords. Too much rhythmic …

  6. A few stoic ideas from an ancient text

    Simple ideas have survived the test of time. Or have they? In my on-and-off attempts to read Marcus Aurelius, I’ve encountered much allusion to Stoicism, the same guiding principles …

  7. On marginal value of books

    I see several reasons for wanting to read a book.

    1. To learn new material.
    2. To be inspired.
    3. To be entertained by the content.
    4. To enjoy fantastically written prose.

    The more …

  8. How to leverage a multi-language OS environment

    If you’re a multi-language fanatic like myself, you want the ease of switching between languages in a variety of contexts. These include typing, spell-checking and interfacing with applications in …

  9. Plus one minus two rule

    I don’t recall where I drew inspiration for this rule, if any source in particular, or if I derived it on my own. However, in solidifying the mentality for …

  10. Shades of modern and old English

    I recently finished reading Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, featuring some of the most beautiful English-language prose I’ve encountered. In fact, the last such experience may have …

  11. Speculative execution in Computer Architecture

    In Computer Architecture, speculative execution is one of a multitude of strategies processors have employed for decades to maximize computational throughput (speed). Specifically, SE is an Instruction Level Parallelism technique …

  12. Single-tasking workflow in Linux with DWM

    In a series of Linux-related articles recently, I have provided a number of strategies to eliminate distractions and superfluous features in your workflow. The strategies largely rely on ultra-minimalist command-line …

  13. Cell phones and travelling

    As one among the cell-phone-averse elements of society, my reasons are fairly standard. Not wishing to elaborate on a fairly saturated issue, I will briefly mention, they directly concern cognitive …

  14. jrnl, from plain CLI journaling to time reporting

    What I love about simple CLI Linux utilities is that one, many are old, well-documented and extremely light weight, two, they are modular and can easily interact with other CLIs …

  15. Interesting clubs to attend or start

    I want to put forth my best effort in avoiding the usage of the letter ‘k’ for this post. The letter detached from the laptop typing peripheral surface a year …

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