41/2024, week 13

Monday, 2024-03-25 to Sunday, 2024-03-31

Created: by Pradeep Gowda Updated: Apr 01, 2024 Tagged: weekly

Started watching “3 Body Problem” on Netflix. I had read 3/4th of the book before.

Watched “Kung Fu Panda 4” at Mantri Mall. Probably the weakest of the series. The series has run its course, and should be done with.

Now publishing the references page. Collection of papers I have read/ want to read.

Wrote Publishing Apple Notes as a Website, as a yakshaves.

Generative AI

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Monolith is a software for saving complete web pages as a single HTML file.

Learnt on 26th that postscript and electronics guru, and one of the OGs of classic websites tinaja.com passed away in June 2023. His website on various Postscript language tips was a fascinating source. RIP.

Don Lancaster passing away notice
Don Lancaster passed away in June 2023.


Mojo is now opensource

Modular: The Next Big Step in Mojo🔥 Open Source

Read.CV – “is a show, don’t tell professional network with beautiful profiles and meaningful connections.” Found via Adhiraj’s profile

Used git-filter-repo to delete a file I had accidentally added to a git repo. And for some reason this ended up messing with the upstream repo, and I just created a new origin 🤷

git filter-repo --invert-paths --path backups/notes.db

From around the web


“Optimum Strategies for Creativity and Longevity” by Sing Lin, Ph.D.: Conclusion and Recommendations

The most precious, creative and innovative period in your life is the 10-year period around the age of 32. Plan your career path to use this precious 10-year period wisely and effectively to produce your greatest achievements in your life.

The pace of innovations and technology advances is getting faster and faster and is forcing everybody to compete fiercely at the Internet speed on the information super-highways. The highly productive and highly efficient workplace in USA is a pressure-cooker and a high-speed battleground for highly creative and dynamic young people to compete and to flourish. 

However, when you get older, you should plan your career path and financial matter so that you can retire comfortably at the age of 55 or earlier to enjoy your long, happy and leisure retirement life into your golden age of 80s and beyond. In retirement, you can still enjoy some fun work of great interest to you and of great values to the society and the community, but at a part-time leisure pace on your own term. 

On the other hand, if you are not able to get out of the pressure-cooker or the high-speed battleground at the age of 55 and “have” to keep on working very hard until the age of 65 or older before your retirement, then you probably will die within 18 months of retirement. By working very hard in the pressure cooker for 10 more years beyond the age of 55, you give up at least 20 years of your life span on average.

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