#161 Bike Ride - Monday, 27th June 2022

Took my new motorcycle out for a ride.

June 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#160 Road Trip to Valparai - Sunday, 26th June 2022

We went on a road trip.

June 26, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#159 Ten Days of Festivities - Saturday, 25th June 2022

It’s been a long week, without you my friend. Bonus: Photos from PIFF 2022!

June 25, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#158 Busy Week Starts - Tuesday, 14th June 2022

It is going to get busy this week. I have at least five open pull requests, and I’m making more. The film festival we are organizing kicks off this Friday. All my time away from work is spent there. I like busy weeks. It keeps me occupied and less distracted. I might go to the showroom tomorrow to book my new motorcycle. Like I said, busy week.

June 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#157 Test Ride - Monday, 13th June 2022

Test drove Honda CB300R. I’m inclined to buy it. Bonus: Pictures from Chulliyar Dam.

June 13, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#156 Race Day - Sunday, 12th June 2022

Azerbaijan GP is on!

June 12, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#155 Open Source Workshop - Saturday, 11th June 2022

Hosted an APISIX contributor workshop today.

June 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#154 Jurassic World Sucks - Friday, 10th June 2022

The new Jurassic World movie sucks.

June 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#153 You Won't Believe What He Did With His Bike - Thursday, 9th June 2022

No you won’t.

June 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#152 Highway to the Danger Zone - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Traveled 60 kms to watch Top Gun: Maverick

June 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#151 Test - Tuesday, 7th June 2022

I can binge watch epic test cricket moments anytime, any day.

June 7, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#150 Video of My Bike - Monday, 6th June 2022

150 days of writing! I have a small video for you today.

June 6, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#149 Environment Day - Sunday, 5th June 2022

Living in a small town has its own set of perks.

June 5, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#148 Planning a Road Trip - Saturday, 4th June 2022

We can ride on my motorcycle.

June 4, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#147 Vikram - Friday, 3rd June 2022

Watched the new movie “Vikram” filled with a stellar cast.

June 3, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#146 NPCB - Thursday, 2nd June 2022

Rewatching NPCB for the millionth time.

June 2, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#145 Neichor - Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Neichor and Chicken Curry is the best food you can eat.

June 1, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#144 Bullet - Tuesday, 31st May 2022

My motorcycle is older than me.

May 31, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#143 Looking for RetroPies - Monday, 30th May 2022

Kids be buying PS5s. Me be buying RetroPies.

May 30, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#142 It's Always Sunny - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Race day, IPL Final day, and rewatching an old gem.

May 29, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#141 I Learned OBS - Saturday, 28th May 2022

After all this time, I learn to work with OBS. It is really amazing and I’m disappointed I didn’t use it earlier.

May 28, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#140 Can't Find Video Games - Friday, 27th May 2022

Can’t find a low end video game that is fun to play and won’t burn my MacBook Air.

May 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#139 Prepping for a Talk - Thursday, 26th May 2022

First timer talks are always a lot of work.

May 26, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#138 Sick Day - Wednesday, 25th May 2022

In sickness and health 2.0.

May 25, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#137 In Sickness and Health - Tuesday, 24th May 2022

Sick today.

May 24, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#136 Kasaragod - Monday, 23rd May 2022

Traveled to Kasaragod over the weekend. Bonus: Photos!

May 23, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#135 Rise of the Tomb Raider - Thursday, 19th May 2022

I finished the first one. Moving on to the next.

May 19, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#134 I Need to Learn How to Stream - Wednesday, 18th May 2022

Streamin away!

May 18, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#133 Tomb Raider - Tuesday, 17th May 2022

I played a video game (and enjoyed it) after a long time.

May 17, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#132 Norwegian Wood - Monday, 16th May 2022

Rainy days calls for nostalgia.

May 16, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#131 Missing Kubecon - Sunday, 15th May 2022

I missed my first in-person KubeCon.

May 15, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#130 All About the Bass - Saturday, 14th May 2022

Bought two set of strings for my bass.

May 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#129 Three Seasons of Football - Friday, 13th May 2022

Watched three seasons of Friday Night Lights without knowing anything about American football.

May 13, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#128 The Talk - Thursday, 12th May 2022

Talked at a meetup after months!

May 12, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#127 Prepping for a Talk - Wednesday, 11th May 2022

Talking at a meetup after months!

May 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#126 Wordle Fever - Tuesday, 10th May 2022

Wordle no more.

May 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#125 Skyline - Monday, 9th May 2022

3D print reveal. Bonus: Photos!

May 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#124 Football - Sunday, 8th May 2022

The American one.

May 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#123 Strange - Saturday, 7th May 2022

Watched the new Dr. Strange movie.

May 7, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#122 Just Wordle (Idea Stew) - Friday, 6th May 2022

I don’t have anything interesting to share today.

May 6, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#121 Hard Work and Hustle - Thursday, 5th May 2022

Hardworking is undermined and not considered cool anymore. Don’t cancel me.

May 5, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#120 Ownership - Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Owning your work makes you more productive.

May 4, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#119 New Projects - Tuesday, 3rd May 2022

Starting some new projects.

May 3, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#118 Working for Fun - Monday, 2nd May 2022

A large percentage of your life should be filled with things you absolutely love to do.

May 2, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#117 More Proposals - Sunday, 1st May 2022

More talk proposals at conferences. Bonus: Photos!

May 1, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#116 Clever Subtitles - Saturday, 30th April 2022

Pachinko tells stories in subtitles and I submitted a couple of talk proposals.

April 30, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#115 Back After Two Years - Friday, 29th April 2022

Back with a new version.

April 29, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#114 WeCrashed - Thursday, 28th April 2022

I never knew the WeWork story until this week.

April 28, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#113 Look What I Bought - Wednesday, 27th April 2022

Cool new shizz!

April 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#112 Eliciting Conference Talks From Users - Tuesday, 26th April 2022

What should I talk about next?

April 26, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#111 Getting Started - Monday, 25th April 2022

Refactoring the “Getting started” guide.

April 25, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#110 Too Busy to Write? - Sunday, 24th April 2022

I’m too busy to write. Even to play Wordle!

April 24, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#109 Cancelling KubeCon Plans - Friday, 22nd April 2022

I would not be traveling to KubeCon in Valencia. It sucks. See you next year!

April 22, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#108 One Month at New Job - Thursday, 21st April 2022

One month flew by! Made some significant contributions. Bonus: Photo from my friend’s marriage!

April 21, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#107 I Can't Afford Formula 1 - Wednesday, 20th April 2022

I might very well have an opportunity to watch a Grand Prix but it costs way too much.

April 20, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#106 It's Too Hard! (TWSS) - Tuesday, 19th April 2022

That’s what she said.

April 19, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#105 Drive to Survive - Monday, 18th April 2022

How fast is Lewis Hamilton?

April 18, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#104 Busy Sunday - Sunday, 17th April 2022

I’m a workaholic.

April 17, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#103 Simple Saturday - Saturday, 16th April 2022

Taking it slow. Photos!

April 16, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#102 Waiting for Visa - Friday, 15th April 2022

Shoulda, coulda, woulda got it in two.

April 15, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#101 PIFF 2022 Is On! - Thursday, 14th April 2022

Organizing an international film festival every year is fun!

April 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#100 Back to Kerala - Wednesday, 14th April 2022

100 days? That’s awesome!

April 13, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#99 Visa Day and One Unmerged PR - Tuesday, 12th April 2022

My three PRs from yesterday was merged. Only one remains.

April 12, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#98 Four Unmerged PRs - Monday, 11th April 2022

I opened two more PRs today. Now I have four open PRs.

April 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#97 Hello Mumbai! - Sunday, 10th April 2022

Reached Mumbai today!

April 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#96 Travelling to Mumbai - Saturday, 9th April 2022

I have an early morning flight to Mumbai tomorrow.

April 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#95 Growing "to be read" Pile - Friday, 8th April 2022

When will I read all these and close all these tabs?

April 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#94 Setting Up for Visa Appointment - Thursday, 7th April 2022

I spent the whole day setting up the documents needed for a visa.

April 7, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#93 Phew! - Wednesday, 6th April 2022

Busy days.

April 6, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#92 A Lot Happened Today - Tuesday, 5th April 2022

I’m going to KubeCon, my microphone arrived, I went to a film festival and I need to get a visa.

April 5, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#91 Apache APISIX Has a Lot of Plugins - Monday, 4th April 2022

Doing a lot of work in rewriting the Apache APISIX documentation.

April 4, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#90 It Works! - Sunday, 3rd April 2022

My USB hub setup seems to work. Waiting for my new microphone to arrive tomorrow. Plus, I read a lot about Singapore today.

April 3, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#89 Getting New Equipment and XKCD - Saturday, 2nd April 2022

I’m getting new equipment.

April 2, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#88 Project Ideas - Friday, 1st April 2022

What do you do when you get new ideas?

April 1, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#87 Writing Plans - Thursday, 31st March 2022

Plans for writing.

March 31, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#86 Debates Are Pointless - Wednesday, 30th March 2022

Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and now we can’t have a peaceful dinner.

March 30, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#85 Viral on Twitter - Tuesday, 29th March 2022

My tweet went viral.

March 29, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#84 Back on Twitter - Monday, 28th March 2022

Here we go tweetin' again!

March 28, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#83 Sunday Funday - Sunday, 27th March 2022

Attended an event just to eat good Biriyani today.

March 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#82 First Day Off - Saturday, 26th March 2022

First day off since I started my new job.

March 26, 2022 · 3 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#81 In a User's Shoes - Friday, 25th March 2022

Thinking from a user’s perspective to make a project better.

March 25, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#80 Back to Content Creation - Thursday, 24th March 2022

I start writing again!

March 24, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#79 What Am I Working On? - Wednesday, 23rd March 2022

I try to articulate what I’m working on.

March 23, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#78 Day 2 at New Job - Tuesday, 22nd March 2022

Finding my bearings.

March 22, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#77 Day 1 at New Job - Monday, 21st March 2022

I start at API7.ai today!

March 21, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#76 ISL Final - Sunday, 20th March 2022

ISL final watch party! Bonus: Pictures from Malampuzha Dam.

March 20, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#75 Running 15 Kilometers - Saturday, 19th March 2022

I ran 15 kms today.

March 19, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#74 Transitioning - Friday, 18th March 2022

Transitioning into the new job and watching Pada.

March 18, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#73 New Job Announcement! - Thursday, 17th March 2022

It’s official! I will be starting a new job on Monday!

March 17, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#72 Chill Days - Wednesday, 16th March 2022

Taking time off before my new job.

March 16, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#71 Success - Tuesday, 15th March 2022

Success is contagious. Bonus: Photos from Kava, Malampuzha.

March 15, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#70 Stepping Down From a Maintainer - Monday, 14th March 2022

I’m changing jobs and stepping down from a CNCF maintainer.

March 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#69 Everything Is Amazing and Nobody Is Happy - Sunday, 13th March 2022

Technological advancement makes our lives a lot easier. Or does it? Bonus: Photos from Meenkara Dam.

March 13, 2022 · 3 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#68 Codebar Festival - Saturday, 12th March 2022

I’m speaking at the Codebar Festival today.

March 12, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#67 Wordle Only, Too Lazy - Friday, 11th March 2022

Too lazy to write. Working on presentation.

March 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#66 Catching Up on Reading - Thursday, 10th March 2022

Lot of emails and articles to catch up on.

March 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#65 I Received My Writers Copy - Wednesday, 9th March 2022

My talk was transcribed into an article and published in the Open Source For You Magazine. I got my author’s copy today!

March 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#64 I Should Learn to Use Vim - Tuesday, 8th March 2022

Vim or Emacs? Nano.

March 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#63 Technical Writing and Going Solar - Monday, 7th March 2022

It ain’t much, but it’s honest work.

March 7, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#62 Batman - Sunday, 6th March 2022

I got tickets to watch the new Batman movie today.

March 6, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#61 The Day Off - Saturday, 5th March 2022

Chill.

March 5, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#60 A Day Off - Friday, 4th March 2022

I kind of took a day off. Whoa! 60 days!

March 4, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#59 Shine of Novelty and Consistency of Commitment - Thursday, 3rd March 2022

Ooh shiny!

March 3, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#58 Parks and Recs is the Best TV Show Ever - Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Li’l Sebastian is probably the best minor character in the whole show.

March 2, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#57 Working in Open Source - Tuesday, 1st March 2022

Do you want to work for [insert large consulting company from India]?

March 1, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#56 Times Like These - Monday, 28th February 2022

It’s times like these time and time again.

February 28, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#55 Authenticity - Sunday, 27th February 2022

Authenticity is always rewarded.

February 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#54 Come Here - Saturday, 26th February 2022

Quick update and a song I like.

February 26, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#53 Never Have I Ever Been Published in Print Media - Friday, 25th February 2022

My article is being published in a print magazine!

February 25, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#52 What Good Is Saved Time if Nobody Uses It? - Thursday, 24th February 2022

We are obsessed with saving time.

February 24, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#51 Fighting a Different Fight - Wednesday, 23rd February 2022

Is it healthy to rebel everything that came before?

February 23, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#50 Currently Reading - Tuesday, 22nd February 2022

50 days of writing! But what am I reading now?

February 22, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#49 Knowing the Game You Are Playing - Monday, 21st February 2022

You play a different game than everyone else. Understanding that is the first step.

February 21, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#48 Selling Yourself - Sunday, 20th February 2022

Do you have an MBA?

February 20, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#47 Whiplash, Greatness, Sacrifices and Hard Work - Saturday, 19th February 2022

I re-watched the movie Whiplash today. It is one of my favorite movies of all time.

February 19, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#46 Documentation is Key - Friday, 18th February 2022

People can’t use what they don’t understand.

February 18, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#45 Newsletter - Thursday, 17th February 2022

Launching my newsletter next week!

February 17, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#44 Photographs and Memories - Wednesday, 16th February 2022

Looking at old photos is one of the greatest joys in life.

February 16, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#43 End of an Era - Tuesday, 15th February 2022

Goodbye People. Bonus: Photos and videos that will make me cry in a couple of days.

February 15, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#42 Travel - Monday, 14th February 2022

Too busy to write.

February 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#41 Varkala and Punchakkari - Sunday, 13th February 2022

Photos from the last three days at Varkala and Punchakkari.

February 13, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#40 What Up Beaches? - Friday, 11th February 2022

Hitting beaches today with the gang.

February 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#39 To Be Read - Thursday, 10th February 2022

4 is par and 3 is a birdie.

February 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#38 Back to Twitter - Wednesday, 9th February 2022

I’m back on Twitter!

February 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#37 Malayalees and Their LuLu Malls - Tuesday, 8th February 2022

Mallus love their LuLus.

February 8, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#36 Not Knowing - Monday, 7th February 2022

I know nothing.

February 7, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#35 Back to Code - Sunday, 6th February 2022

I go back to writing code.

February 6, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#34 Winner Takes All - Friday, 4th February 2022

The winner takes it all. It is a training algorithm for neural networks.

February 4, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#33 Poetry - Thursday, 3rd February 2022

I haven’t been much of a poetry reader.

February 3, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#32 Wordle and Building Side Projects - Wednesday, 2nd February 2022

Wordle and what I’m doing about my side projects.

February 2, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#31 I'm Sick - Tuesday, 1st February 2022

I am suddenly sick.

February 1, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#30 A Month in the Life Of - Monday, 31st January 2022

It’s been a month since I started writing daily logs.

January 31, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#29 Running Shoes and Investing in Myself - Sunday, 30th January 2022

It wasn’t an obvious one today but I got the right letters in the third step and I had already eliminated other possible vowels that could go between the two correct letters.

January 30, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#28 DevConf.CZ - Saturday, 29th January 2022

Highlights from conference day.

January 29, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#27 I Am My Experiences - Friday, 28th January 2022

Mini-Boom! I should have guessed it earlier.

January 28, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#26 Day in the Life Of - Thursday, 27th January 2022

Nothing much. Just a daily update.

January 27, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#25 Sanju, Basil and Risks - Wednesday, 26th January 2022

How good is the “Basil meets Sanju” interview?

January 26, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#24 Silicon Valley "Gets" Software Engineers - Tuesday, 25th January 2022

My vocabulary of five letter words is improving—thanks to Wordle. I have to get better at thispowerlanguage.co.uk/wordle I was reading through Gergely Orosz’s article on “What Silicon Valley ' Gets ' about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not ” and I couldn’t help but compare it to the Indian tech industry. I have only worked at startups and whatever I know of the big Indian tech companies are from my friends and old classmates....

January 25, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#23 Kindling Productivity - Monday, 24th January 2022

I have been reading more ever since I started using my Kindle again.

January 24, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#22 Personal Monopolies - Sunday, 23rd January 2022

I want to be the only person that does what I do. As Dave Perell mentions in “Build a Personal Monopoly ” a personal monopoly is a unique intersection of skills, interests, and personality traits. This year, I’m going to explore and redefine what my monopoly is and work towards building it through my blog and social media.

January 23, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#21 What I Talk About When I Talk About Haruki Murakami - Saturday, 22nd January 2022

I finished reading “The Defining Decade ” by Meg Jay. While deciding what to read next from my list of “Want to Read ” books (it has 89 books now and it is not getting smaller), a random conversation with a friend led me to Haruki Murakami . I have read Murakami’s works during the initial lockdown days. I got interested in his writing through a collection of his short stories titled “The Elephant Vanishes”....

January 22, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#20 Always Having a Book to Read - Friday, 21st January 2022

Always having a book to read helped me from falling down YouTube rabbit holes.

January 21, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#19 COVID 19 Uncertainties - Thursday, 20th January 2022

The Coronavirus Omicron variant is hitting hard in India and I’m in its epicenter in Trivandrum. These are uncertain times. The “new” normal is just the normal. I live in campus with close to 200 people in the same building. Isolating a case of COVID is hard both from a social and a logistic perspective. Half the people who get tested today in the district are positive. So, here we are, uncertain, hoping for things to get better....

January 20, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#18 The Minimalist Presenter - Wednesday, 19th January 2022

It’s Wednesday my dudes! I was working on the slides for two of my talks and realized how minimal they were. I had made it a habit to make my slides into tools that just assists my presentation and not something that is overloaded with information. This has proven to be much effective. Human beings are bad at multitasking. You cannot focus your attention on two things—listening to the person talking and trying to read their slides....

January 19, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#17 The Psychology of Money - Tuesday, 18th January 2022

I finished reading “The Psychology of Money”.

January 18, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#16 Killing Time and Unintended Consequences - Monday, 17th January 2022

I start off my “work day”—when I finish my morning routine and sit in front of my computer screen—by catching up on some light reading. I usually have a backlog I go to to start me off and I also have subscriptions to my favorite bloggers via email or RSS (yes I still use an RSS reader). Most of what I read are from indie blogs I found through Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News or through aggregators like Blogging for Devs and daily....

January 17, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#15 Service Mesh Performance and Asking Questions - Sunday, 16th January 2022

I have two upcoming talks in the next two weeks. My firsts in 2022. And I hope to speak more at conferences this year. The first is at DevConf.cz 2022 on the 29th this month and the second is at FOSDEM 2022 on the 5th of February . Measuring Service Mesh Performance 101 This is my talk at DevConf.cz that dives into how the performance of a workload running on top of a service mesh can be benchmarked....

January 16, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#14 The Psychology of Money - Saturday, 15th January 2022

I finished reading “The Psychology of Money ” by Morgan Housel today. It was a real page turner and I finished it in two sittings. I am just starting another book on my Kindle, “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now ” by Meg Jay . It has been a while since I read ebooks and this should be a nice change of setting....

January 15, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#13 Deep Conversations - Friday, 14th January 2022

I have a good excuse for why I missed my writing schedule the past two days. I was in deep conversations. I love talking to a person and engaging with them completely, taking the conversation to deeper levels. I have been sleeping at ~4-5 AM everyday for the past week because of this. This has been a good change of pace to my normal life and it was much needed....

January 14, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#12 Task Tracking Setup - Tuesday, 11th January 2022

A couple of months ago, my system to track tasks broke down. The system was my own brain and depended on its ability to remember things. But it had this bug where it can only remember so many things before an incoming information pushes out “address the comments on the performance testing design spec”. I had a physical book and Evernote to complement my ability to remember things but these didn’t make me more productive or make my life any easier....

January 11, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#11 What Matters - Monday, 10th January 2022

But in the end, it doesn’t even matter.

January 10, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#10 What Should I Write About? - Sunday, 9th January 2022

What?

January 9, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#9 The End of History - Saturday, 8th January 2022

People are unable to predict their personal changes. We see ourselves as finished products at any point of time. Is that the end of history?

January 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#8 The Psychology of Money - Friday, 7th January 2022

There is no reason to risk what you have and need for what you don’t have and don’t need.

January 8, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#7 Why I Run in the Morning - Thursday, 6th January 2022

Doing hard things is hard. But you have to do it to be the best version of yourself. Everyday is a struggle but at the end of the day I’m happy I chose to do the hard things.

January 6, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#6 Right Arm Over the Wicket or Why I use my Own Platform to Write - Wednesday, 5th January 2022

I used to write on blogging platforms like Medium and DEV.to. I stopped using them and started writing on my own blog recently. Here, I explore why I chose to do that and make bold predictions on the outcome of a cricket match.

January 5, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#5 Word Embeddings and Swiss Army Knives - Tuesday, 4th January 2022

What’s cooler than representing words as real-valued vectors to capture its semantic meaning?

January 4, 2022 · 3 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#4 My Blog Setup and Writing Process - Monday, 3rd January 2022

I recently started writing on my own website. Here’s a look into my setup and the process I follow to write posts.

January 3, 2022 · 6 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#3 Blocked by Blockchains - Sunday, 2nd January 2022

Learning about Blockchain, Crypto and Web3.

January 3, 2022 · 1 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#2 Goals for 2022 - Saturday, 1st January 2022

My goals for 2022, publicly posted for accountability.

January 1, 2022 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat

#1 New Year, New Me - Friday, 31st December 2021

I will blog daily. Or at least I hope to.

December 31, 2021 · 2 min · Navendu Pottekkat