Blockchain & more ..

Thanks to a series of events over the last few days, I’ve had a chance to read up on blockchain technology. Sharing some interesting & useful content on the topic.

[Technology] What is Blockchain Technology? A Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners
A comprehensive introduction to the technology, the players & services in this area.

[Platform] Introducing R3 Corda™: A Distributed Ledger Designed for Financial Services
One of the prominent names in the area, attracting investors, talent & attention.

[News] MAS working with industry to apply Distributed Ledger Technology in securities settlement and cross border payments

[News] Singapore’s Central Bank Completes Blockchain Payments Pilot, Nods at Digital Currency
Singapore has taken the early lead in trying out application of blockchain to real life requirements.

[Podcast] Tim Ferriss talks to The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency Nick Szabo
First hand insights from blockchain technologist & investor.

[Opinion] Python & R vs. SPSS & SAS
Not directly related to blockchain, but …


Lunch With TED

There are many days at work, where I lunch at my desk. I might have a small window of lunch time. Or I am trying to head home early. Or I just play feel like it.

A very long time ago, I discovered that a TED Talk fits nicely into my lunch slots – 18 min deadlines are useful! And the presenters & their ideas are not bad company at all.

I have added many of these lunch-time views into a YouTube playlist. If you are looking for good TED videos to watch, this collection could be your starting point.

Remembering Those Mornings On The Road

Remembering Those Mornings On The Road

Remembering Those Mornings On The Road

This one is from the Winter Ride of 2016.

We started back from Valparai to Bangalore on the last day of our three day ride. Early morning mist, coolness in the air & wonderful scenery all around. You click away trying to capture how you feel in pictures. The feeling though is never matched by pictures.

If memory serves me right, we took about 4 hours to cover the first 60kms of the day (we had to do 600 on the day). It was the best part of the Winter Ride of 2016.

#latergram #Triumph #Tiger #travel #bike #motorbike #motorcycle #misty#Valparai #winter #harleydavidson #morning #ride #fortheride #India

Effective Practice

Effective_Practice(click on image for larger version)

I came across this TED-Ed video about Effective Practice this morning. The concept seems very similar to deliberate practice .. and as useful, if you are a continuous learner. My take aways from the video are documented in the mind map above.

Tiny Pretties

Tiny Pretties

You may take a hundred pictures on a particular day. But there is one that holds a special place.. one that gives the satisfaction, whether anyone else sees the beauty in it or not, the one that decides if it was a good photographic day or just an ordinary one. 
#photography #flower #satisfaction #TheOne #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #tiny #wildflowers #macro #bokeh #India #Bekal
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