Welcome to my home page.
I read a lot of books but want to turn that into a more active hobby that ties into writing in some way. So you will find a list of books I've read, and reviews of some of them.
On the software side, I've collected some notes over time on various things that interest me. They're not burned in my memory like the Emacs/readline keybindings, so I've felt the need to dump them here.
Me and my books
Here is a list of books read per year, starting November 2019.
One-liners for a variety of tools I use regularly.. Linux, openssl and so on.
- 🔍Elastic Stack
Me and my games
Current-gen: I have an 🎮Xbox Series X
Here is a list of games played per year:
Here are some notes and links I've collected in topics that interest me. Several are works in progress: I'm yet to move my large collection of bookmarks to these sections. But this is an attempt to weave something from those saved links.
- 🌡️Climate Change
- 🔏Online Privacy and the Internet
See About for more about me. This site is built using the lovely MkDocs, a python-based static site generator. The content is written in markdown using GNU Emacs. It is hosted on NFSN.
My Blog - I double commit my content here too because there's times when I liked wordpress (I can post my artwork there) and times when I like this mkdocs site. Structurally I like the garden-like feel of this site more than chronological format of a blog)
Asha's blog - My daughter's wordpress blog. She writes all the content, I just help with uploading images and post tagging/cateogorization.
Siddharth's blog - My son's wordpress. I help him with choosing titles and uploading pics, he figures out the rest.
Books I own, on LibraryThing and GoodReads.
Github Profile - Mostly this site and my dotfiles.
My Steam Profile - Not used much.
My TrueAchievements Profile - I'm not an achievement hunter but it tracks my Xbox progress quite well.
These pages are less up to date than others.
Some notes / reviews of books:
- 📝The Happiness Hypothesis
- 📝How to Read a Book
- 📝Eats, Shoots & Leaves
- 📝Good Math
- 📝The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change (IN PROGRESS)
- 📝Hate Inc.
- 📝Crypto 101
- 📝We are our brains
- 📝The Art of the Infinite
Here are notes on Oxford's Very Short Introduction To.. series.
... and abandoned after this brief start.
Some heroes that I look up to, in the tech and literary worlds mostly.