Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

Daniels come to judgement!


We're a judgemental lot, we are. I'm no sociologist, and far too lazy to research it, but it may be that making judgements is at the root of homo sapien's instinct for survival. In the modern era, with the interweb weaving it's magical tendrils all around us and enabling snappy judgements, we are more enmeshed… Continue reading Daniels come to judgement!

Peeved Punjabi, Writing

My experience with Social Media in 2015


2015 was the year I invested in a "social presence". Here is my honest review and my responses to the current state. Facebook provides the bulk of my traffic, followed by WordPress. Facebook has destroyed the concept of Friend and totally diminished and warped the meaning of the word "like". I received connection requests from… Continue reading My experience with Social Media in 2015

Peeved Punjabi, Pomes

Yosemite tangle


I'm tangled up in Yosemite and the need to write a blog. The pictures need fixing but the software's just a dog. Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we try to edit photos, so we can reduce the file size and watermark each photo so we can use them on our blog… Continue reading Yosemite tangle

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

#Oscars


So we had the annual, actually, the 87th Annual, dress-up-and-make-political-speeches-thank-god-my-family-the-cast-and-crew-for-an-amazing-film extravanganza. It was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and featured a confusing opening song-and-dance. Well produced it may have been, but it was confusing. To me, at least, and my opinion is all that matters to me. Two reasons I stopped watching it: 1. Neil… Continue reading #Oscars

Memoirs, Peeved Punjabi, Recipes & Food, Travel

Peas and Paneer


So I'm back from Kolkata or Calcutta, as it used to be and will ever be for some, like me. It was a crowded trip, with remembrance services, weddings, school and college reunions interspersed with sporadic maintenance shopping. ( I'll have to explain that some other day, that "maintenance" thing.)  It was three years since… Continue reading Peas and Paneer

Peeved Punjabi, Writing

Pride in your Post


Notes to you. < some may get it, some may not. I don't really care either way > There are things called articles. Like "a", "the". Use them. There are things called collective nouns. They don't have plurals. "Computer code", "apparel", "hardware", "software". Commas are useful things, if used properly, like in this sentence. Figure… Continue reading Pride in your Post

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi, Writing

How To make people uncomfortable


I'm writing HowTos at work too, so why not just put some of those creative juices to work here, eh? This is (could be, uh, would be if you participated) a highly interactive HowTo. Other interactive posts, however, have all failed to cause any interaction. Put bluntly, they have ALL sunk into oblivion like Atlantis,… Continue reading How To make people uncomfortable

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

Shoe woe


So I went shoe shopping the other day. Ladies, do not attempt to whine to me about the problems you have shopping for shoes. In every store about 85% of shoes displayed and stocked were women's shoes. They came in flats, heels of varying heights, wedges, platforms. They came in colours from yellow and red… Continue reading Shoe woe

Music, Peeved Punjabi

Not responsible


As the header says, I refuse to take the responsibility for the sounds in your head. Should you continue you agree not to hold me accountable for any after-effects. Have you ever noticed how certain sounds just entrench themselves into your mind and refuse to let you go? I mean, for example, this whiny thing… Continue reading Not responsible

Miscellany, Peeved Punjabi

The Hypocratic Process


So America can now collectively pat it's back and congratulate itself on a job well done. What a lesson for those pesky racists! The first rule of public life is - never be found out. Publicly. You can have a string of prior convictions for the same offence, but as long as the general public… Continue reading The Hypocratic Process