the ultimate question

Trying to find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything

I have a constant urge to do something meaningful with my time.

It's counterintuitive, but I've realized that doing nothing can be very productive as well.

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#lifeprotips

This is a short primer on curating the knowledge we gain, the thoughts that we have or the information we accumulate on a daily basis.

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#randomthoughts

It's often not about what's being sold, but about who's selling it to you.

Similarly, it's often not about what's being told, but about who's telling it to you.

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These are some things I've learnt about managing my tasks effectively.

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#randomthoughts

An event gets published in history text books only when it stops being relevant to the current generation.

But isn't it too late, especially when the whole point of recording history is to learn from it.

To complicate matters, we now have social media noise leading to fake news and media franchises owned by political powerhouses.

It's going to be a fun ride.

#lifeprotips

Never start something unless you think you can do justice to it.

It's okay to say no.

If you can't say no, do it as an exception but make it clear that the result won't be as good as it can be.

If you can never say no, quit.

#interesting

Their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.

— The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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This poem is the essence of the message of The Gita in English.

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For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars, and so on – while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.

But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons.

-– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Unfortunately, as it often happens, there is nothing more permanent than a temporary solution

-– Ilya Grigorik, High Performance Browser Networking