Money Creation by Banks is Disrespectful and Offensive

Fractional reserve lending and the creation of money by banks is a bedrock of modern economic activity. However, despite its benefits, it’s fundamentally disrespectful and an affront to our sensibilities because it goes against what we’re all taught from a young age – that money is valuable and must be cherished and worked for. People […]

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Kinesis: Why I’m Putting Money into Gold

I bought my first two pieces of gold today. I posted it on Reddit and got quite a few entertaining responses :) .Here are pics: Apart from these two pieces, I’m also putting money into Kinesis. A platform that holds your gold in secure vaults around the world, and lets you spend it digitally. The […]

How to Stop Worrying About Your Website

In 2018 I launched my website WP-Tweaks.com. At the time, I had just lost a major client and was worried about my future income. In the past few years, however, WP-Tweaks has taken off (thanks to Hostgator coupons), and it’s been providing me with a steady income stream for a while. However, like any website […]

In India, Doing Things the “Right” Way is Harder!

When I was in the US, I decided to do the “right” thing and change my savings bank account to an NRI account as required to by the law. You see, I’m a straight arrow type of guy. I like to follow the law of the land and shy away form doing anything remotely shady. […]

Opinion: “Joker” is all Liberal Talking Points

I walked out of the movie hall after watching Joker, thinking “Boy, the right-wing is gonna hate this film”. It’s a total liberal agenda in every respect. So I sat down with a cup of coffee to read the reviews (I always read movie reviews after watching them). Totally prepared for the right-wing outrage. To […]

WP-Tweaks.com for Web Hosting: My Project in 2022

After more than a decade, my flow of blog posts about India has ended. Since I now live in North America, it doesn’t make sense for me to write about it anymore. But more importantly, I’ve lost myself in my new project: WP-Tweaks.com. I compare various web hosting products and write reviews and comparisons hosting […]

How to Run Leela Chess Engine (LCZero) in Arena at a Specific ELO

Leela chess is the new open source version of AlphaZero. Though you can play against her online, the best feature is the ability to run her at any strength in a local chess GUI like Arena. Here are detailed instructions on how to do that.

Do Indians Hate Air Conditioners?

How often have you heard the following on Facebook, or the comment sections of blogs: “You’re sitting in an air conditioned room and passing judgment”   “People are passing comments from their A/C rooms, without understanding anything”   etc… At first, I was puzzled by this constant reference to air conditioners and ACs. Do we […]

This Guy is an Asshole for Being Rude – Not for Disliking Dogs!

Reading about the story on social media where a girl rejects a guy for not liking dogs. But hardly anyone seems to address the fact that the guy is an outright asshole, by trivializing her feelings, and then insulting her.

Why I Have a Self Hosted Blog

Most of the time, personal bloggers will never need to have a self hosted blog. Using WordPress.com will ensure that you content stays up even after you die, and you don’t have to bother about security, speed, compatibility, and cost.