Weekly Notes 08/2023


The writing done this week other than work was disappointing.

I only published one edition of my space newsletter. This, too, was simply a round-up of space news from India and did not feature a deep dive.

I wasn’t able to attend any session of RozWrites for the Long Form Writing Cohort 3 that I am a part of. This contributed to the lack of output this week.


OTT watching continued this week. We watched:

  • Saturday Night (Malayalam)
  • Mahaveeryar (Malayalam)
  • Thunavu (Tamil)
  • Thangam (Malayalam)
  • Varisu (Tamil)
  • Veekam (Malayalam)

I’ve updated the OTT list.


I’m happy to share that I was able to start reading blog posts, fiction and non-fiction books again. I’m presently reading:

  • Listening on Audible: 4000 Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
  • Reading on Kindle: So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

In the blog post that I wrote in December 2022 called Note Taking 2023, in the section on Plain-Text productivity I had referred to Cal Newport having a system of using a workingmemory.txt file. I decided to read the blog post about it in detail and implement it at work. This led me to the book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You.

Cal Newport referenced Burkeman’s book during his appearance on the Tim Ferriss’ show. Ferriss then posted a snippet from the book on his blog. While Nathan Lozeron has a fantastic summary of the book on YouTube, I decided to pick the book to listen to it.

Cycling and Badminton

I did not get any cycling done this week. This was a major source of disappointment for me.

I started playing badminton and was able to play Monday thru Thursday.

I am playing again after a really long time and it feels really weird to play as an adult.



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