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pratik

@pratik@writing.exchange

Cross-posted writing from you-know-where for Mastodon peeps to engage with.

I live in Austin. I typically post photos and post personal and work-related updates, especially travel. I offer my opinions on Internet trends and media, talk about TV and movies I watch, share books I read or want to read, rant on right-wing politics, and advocate for inclusion and diversity in all facets of life.

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skinnylatte, (edited ) to singapore
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I found this article irritating. Singaporean small country insecurity and exceptionalism is still deeply Western-centric. It’s all look at us, we are better / different

LinkedIn types are celebrating it and saying ‘Singapore is better because we don’t have culture wars/ identity politics’

Well that’s different from ‘not being allowed to have identity politics’, or ‘identities’, but I find it nauseating that dominant group people think this is great

https://archive.ph/2024.05.19-021846/https://www.ft.com/content/6f59d545-8201-4fe6-b280-3e96cc245dc4

#Singapore

pratik,
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@skinnylatte The amount of fandom Singapore’s “benevolent dictatorship” gets from Indians is mindblowing.

pratik, to random
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@robb Any timeline on when you plan on fixing the Letterboxd Echofeed? Currently, when I crosspost from Letterboxd RSS to Micro.blog, I’ve to manually enter the title of the movie with the rating on Micro.blog.

pratik,
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@robb This is how it is currently set up. The content part works like it should but ‘title` doesn’t populate.

sarajw, to random
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In case anyone isn't aware why Thomas is flouncing off:

https://hachyderm.io/@thomasfuchs/112445125192710598

He clearly needs a break. That wasn't cool.

pratik,
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@sarajw Even the example of the “other” meaning cites Rape of Nanking when in fact, that horrific incident was talking about some of the most horrible rapes.

sarajw, to random
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So I've been suffering with for a while, months ago I made a flurry of posts about it because it was so troublesome.

Well, at the conference I'm currently leaving, I did a lot of walking. It hasn't been too much for me energy wise but my feet have complained - I even have a fat blister to show for it!

But you know which foot is fine? My right one. The telltale PF pain spot is fine! It ached a little last night but this morning it's good!

It took over a year to get better.

pratik,
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@sarajw My son has this. The right type of shoes make all the difference

pratik,
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@sarajw The brand Acsics has good options.

kev, to random
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Since I launched my guestbook back in February, lots of people have signed it, but I couldn't reply to them. Now I can.

https://kevquirk.com/adding-replies-reactions-to-my-guestbook

pratik,
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@kev What did you use to create the guestbook? Custom-made?

kev, to mastodon
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The second this drops I’ll be getting rid of Masto apps and running the PWA. Great work team 👌

https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2024/05/trunk-tidbits-april-2024/

pratik,
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@kev Tried the Phanpy web app?

pratik, to random
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I wish more build-your-own taco/burrito/sandwich/bowl places did this

alexandra, to random
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Question!

Is it possible to create image galleries in a micro.blog post? Is there a plugin, or do I have to do it manually with markdown?

Anyone? Thanks!

pratik,
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@alexandra Kinda. There is a lighbox plugin - https://github.com/jsonbecker/plugin-glightbox - You have to wrap the photos in a <div class="img-gallery"> tag

skinnylatte, to photography
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pratik,
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@skinnylatte Jaisalmer is wonderful. We once spent a night in tents among the sand dunes after traveling by camels.

pratik, to random
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@robb I keep @-ing you on Micro.blog for Qs regarding Echofeed ☺️ See the conversation here https://microblog.pratikmhatre.com/2024/04/28/hola.html

pratik, to random
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@skinnylatte I recall you sharing a good resume format for government jobs. Similarly, are you aware of recommendations for a good style guide? The agency we are working with has vague guidelines for style, e.g.,”use any Word style that creates a distinction between subheaders and headers.” They don’t specify font type or sizes. I can use what I think is good, but any preferences among the government I should keep in mind? Also wondering if I can step beyond the MS defaults

maique, to random
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pratik,
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@maique This photo set is like the Indian flag ☺️🇮🇳

kev, to random
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Have you ever thought about blogging anonymously? I blog under my real name, but wonder if that could have held me back...

https://kevquirk.com/what-about-anonymous-blogging

pratik,
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@kev It all depends on who you are afraid of pissing off.

pratik,
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@kev Say more. I ask as someone who used a pseudonym but now use my real name (first name only though).

maique, to random
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🚬 I will start celebrating yearly in a month. No more monthly updates.

pratik,
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@maique Great job! You got this.

skinnylatte, to india
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Someone I follow just launched this site. Looks pretty interesting.

https://www.dataforindia.com/

#India #Asia #Data #DataViz #DataSets

pratik,
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@skinnylatte this is a good book on India’s data https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60869134

anniegreens, to random
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If you've been involved with or organized a writing/blogging challenge, especially a month-long challenge, and one that is adhering to a topic, what advice do you have?

  • If you were part of the topic making decision, how did you choose the topic?
  • What type of topics have you found most successful and challenging at the same time?
  • Finally, have you found keeping the group small to help with the writing?
pratik,
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@kev @anniegreens How long does a post have to be to count as a post?

maique, (edited ) to random
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💨 Eat your hearts out!Just finished moving to the new
service provider, and the first test is even better than a few days ago.
Over 1Gbps!

pratik,
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@maique Why does the upload suck?

pratik,
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@maique This is on WiFi, so slower, but my uploads always track closer to the download speeds.

alexandra, to random
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    @alexandra Ugh! Going to the dentist is like going to Costco. You never walk out with only the thing you went in for

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    @alexandra Glad you didn’t suffer a hernia coz that would be extra and definitely more than $299

    maique, to random
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    🛶 That’s why we are a country of fearless seafaring people: Our cities are our training ground!

    (Warning: Instagram link) https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5BparroLj4/

    pratik,
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    @maique Reminds me of Mumbai monsoons. Rivers of trash, the drains, and rainwater for a third of the year

    maique, to random
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    🕍 Synagogue next door is still heavily secured, two police vans parked outside almost permanently. Not regular cops either, the more muscular kind. It’s been months now.

    pratik,
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    @maique Sad.

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