A life ordinary

By Amit Sarkar

Newsletters are the new form of blogging where instead of you coming to the blog, the blog comes to you. Every week I will aim to publish my newsletter to talk about things I have done, read, heard or watched. The idea behind this newsletter is to talk about my ordinary life in the hope that you... Read more

Newsletters are the new form of blogging where instead of you coming to the blog, the blog comes to you. Every week I will aim to publish my newsletter to talk about things I have done, read, heard or watched. The idea behind this newsletter is to talk about my ordinary life in the hope that you might find something interesting in it.

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#18・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #18

I and Rinat recently talked about GNSS in our podcast and wanted to share some information about the same. Many people know about GPS but not many people know that there are other positioning systems in the world as well, operated by other countries.A global …

 
#17・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #17

Earth’s energy budget describes the balance between the radiant energy that reaches Earth from the sun and the energy that flows from Earth back out to space. Energy from the sun is mostly in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. About 30 per c…

 
#16・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #16

What if you could access your mobile camera using simple HTML code? The video below shows how and I did try it myself and it does work as shown in the video. The HTML code used is available in the article published by the author, Austin Gil.

 
#15・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #15

In much of the western world, alphabetical order is simply a default we take for granted. It’s often the one we try first — or the one we use as a last resort when all the other ordering methods fail. It’s boring, but it works, and it’s so ingrained that it’s…

 
#14・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #14

We go through life thinking we’ve rested because we have gotten enough sleep — but in reality we are missing out on the other types of rest we desperately need. The result is a culture of high-achieving, high-producing, chronically tired and chronically burne…

 
#13・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #13

We hold ourselves and each other accountable for demonstrating the Leadership Principles through our actions every day. Our Leadership Principles describe how Amazon does business, how leaders lead, and how we keep the customer at the center of our decisions.…

 
#12・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #12

Recently I saw this amazing video from Veritasium about what it takes to be an expert and which experts have real expertise. But in order to be an expert at something you need to have a good memory. And once we achieve good memory we can recognize patterns in…

 
#11・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #11

Software development for a long time followed the waterfall model of development.But in 2001, a group of software engineers documented a different approach to product development in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.It suggested the following funda…

 
#10・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #10

Don't break the chainJerry Seinfeld is the creator of one of the most popular comedy series in the world and he himself is the highest-paid comedian in the world. In order to be this famous, he had to become really good at writing comedy and he came up with a…

 
#9・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #9

Software is currently eating the world. There are more software engineers in the world than hardware engineers and sooner or later that will cause a problem. Without hardware innovation, the software cannot thrive. But looking beyond that, there are now tools…

 
#8・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #8

We all want to learn more and learn fast but always struggle with it.Richard Feynman was a Nobel Prize winner in Physics and is famous for his lectures. But there is a very famous technique that he talks about for learning. The steps are outlined below -Prete…

 
#7・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #7

If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, you can transcribe any audio for free using the online version of Microsoft Word.We use it regularly for our podcast transcriptions. It's not perfect but it's better than not having any transcription for our audio.Hav…

 
#6・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #6

The most important ideas in your typical 300-page book can usually be distilled into several pages. These several pages are the thinner book. The smaller the difference in size between the actual book and the thinner book, the better the book. Atomic Habits b…

 
#5・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #5

This week was amazing since my company, Go Instore, powered the 1st livestream event on Boots website. Through our solution, any website can stream a live event, allow users to shop products, make a video call to an agent and chat with a real person, all usin…

 
#4・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #4

I recently read the below tweet and began wondering how much of it is true. So me and Rinat decided to do a whole episode of what Bots are. The episode is still not published but we discussed some very interesting things.

 
#3・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #3

I regularly watch MKBHD's YouTube videos and find them very insightful. He approaches technology in a very different way compared to other YouTubers.In his latest video he talks about 3 gadgets that were ahead of their time. What's interesting about the video…

#2・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #2

Hello friends,Welcome to another edition of my newsletter.This week was a good one. We had two days of bank holiday in the UK for celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (70 years on the throne). She is the longest serving British Monarch since she became th…

#1・

A life ordinary by Amit Sarkar - Issue #1

Hello friends,Welcome to my very first newsletter.Newsletters are the new form of blogging where instead of you coming to the blog, the blog comes to you. Every week I will aim to publish my newsletter to talk about things I have done, things I have read and …