Weekly Notes 37/2022
Echo and Pathu like long walks. I do like long walks with them. Usually, it isn't easy in Bangalore with lots of traffic. But here in Thrissur, they go for long walks on pretty roads.
- My current laptop, an Asus Zenbook, is six years old this month. It was an average-spec laptop then and is still. But it has survived the travels and usage. It's my primary workhorse; I code, watch, read and write on that machine. I did upgrade the HD to 512GB SSD and RAM to 12GB (the max it can take). I have been using Ubuntu from day one. It is still doing very well. I have no intentions of changing. Currently, It shares some load with LC230. LC230 (Liberated ThinkPad X230) is usually used as my second machine while traveling. At HO, I remote login into it and do some processing. I added it to my HO and travel pack last year. I am saying all this because, with some care and upgrades, the modern average laptop + Linux combo can work for you for a long time. This is why my next laptop will be something like Framework.
- It was a busy week. I watched a bit of 19(1)(a), and it looks interesting. I will watch it again.
- Politically and historically, walks have been very powerful in bringing folks together in India. I can see that @RahulGandhi is gathering folks on the way. There will be a lot of distractions, but I hope they focus on the motto of unity and love. #BharatJodoYatra
- Slowly I am moving all my map data into GeoJSON format, stored inside a CouchDB database as a document. This makes it easy to manage it. There are some GPX tracks that I upload to WordPress directly. I rarely update GPX files. So it shouldn't be a problem. I use a simple yet powerful WordPress plugin called Leaflet Maps to display them here. I also use Extensions for Leaflet Map for additional functionality. Both are FOSS and also built on top of Leaflet. The fact that data is stored in a DB makes the possibility of reuse easy. Here is an example map of Travel Locations for Geeks In India.
- Titles of weekly posts are currently monotonous. Should I add a more descriptive title, say "Weekly Notes 37/2022 - Thinking about e-waste"? Sometimes I think it makes the title interesting, but other times, I think it unnecessarily highlights only a part of the week or forces me to highlight something.