Saturday-Pentacle // Issue 170 // Week 6 // 2020

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By Himanshu Sachdeva

Hello there!

It’s the start of the weekend, hope you’re relaxing and being with your family.

So I’ve started to share a little bit of my week, in this newsletter. I feel like it keeps me a little accountable for my progress of the week.

For me, this past week was a bit relaxed from the last week. I’ve been progressing at a project at work, hopefully it will yield some good.

I’m excited about the two new podcast episodes which are coming soon. (in next few days). I’m even a little nervous about my first presentation at a local podcasting event. But that’s what happens when you are doing something you love. You are nervous in a good way. I hope it goes well.

Coming to the progress on books, as I started “Homo Deus” last week, I’ve listened to this book about 3+ hours till now and hopefully, it will be completed till mid of February. I’m listening to this one in the morning (as it’s non-fiction) and listening to the “Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection” while commuting back home in the evening. It’s sort of a balance of non-fiction and fiction throughout the day and I like it.

So without further adieu, let’s get on with the Saturday-Pentacle.


Issue 170 // Week 6 // 2020


A YouTube Video I loved

Set systems rather than goals – I discovered Rowena Tsai’s YouTube channel last year and I liked the theme of this channel. But somehow I missed the rail on her channel’s progress.

She’s grown to double the audience since I saw her videos last year. But it’s not just about her channel’s growth, it’s the genuineness of the content. Her content about living a life of meaning and designing her life really resonated with me.

Last week, when YouTube algorithm put her video back in my recommended videos, I was happily surprised and found this video insightful. Plus I loved the way the videos are shot showing her doing casual things with the voice-over narration. It’s the small routine things which seem boring, sometimes they make you feel satisfied as well. (watch the video and you’ll know what I mean)

Loved this one.


A photo I loved

via @jimcarreyhere

A person who’s work I loved —

Morag Myerscough – I stumbled upon this British architect/designer while researching for one of my posts and I started loving her work. She designs neon colour (not that I resonate with neons) walls, cafes, temples and more. But the way she merges it with the aesthetics is astonishing. Check out her Instagram and also this piece here showcasing a spectacular example of her work on a biophilic cafe pavilion.


A podcast episode I loved –

The Random Show — 2010-2019 Lessons Learned – My god! This episode was like the one you hope it won’t get over.

Tim and Kevin talk about so many things. It’s like a yearly catch-up call they have. I also would like to have this kind of conversation with one of my really close friends.

They talked about relationships, how to sail through difficult waters (in context of relationships), biohacking (Kevin’s favourite topic) and so much interesting stuff.

This is one episode I totally recommend.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Your Calendar reflects your true priorities.

The Minimalists

Before saying “see you next week”
Here is a vlog I shot couple of years back, it was essentially my first attempt on vlogging.

P.S.: This week’s vlog will be released this Sunday.

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu


Hey friends, I’m Himanshu, a technology professional working in Mumbai, India. I spend most of my spare time making Podcasts, YouTube videos and write on Lifestyle Design and sometimes stories. Every Saturday, I send out an email newsletter called “Saturday Pentacle”, a list of the cool stuff I explored in the past week, including quotes, photos, books, articles, movies, documentaries and so on!


No spam, ever. Only great stuff.

Saturday-Pentacle // Issue 169 // Week 5 // 2020

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2019

A recent episode of my Podcast

Sharing one of my personal favourite podcast episodes which I did in 2019. – Little did I know, when Aawaari pinged me one day (after I shared a podcast episode I did with Trishita Bhattacharya. This visual artist really loved the episode and was sincerely expressed her emotions about how good the episode was), that this will lead to me recording an episode with Aawaari herself. The day I posted it online, so many good and emotional feedbacks were received. People love her and her work. This is one of my favourite episodes from my podcasts.

Check it out.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Looking back at 2019 be like!
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A video adice I loved and recommend —

How To Manage Your Time & Get More Done – In this video, Chris Do of The Futur tells how to get more done in the same time you are awake. How to better manage your time and how to supercharge your day!

Great practical advice. Highly recommend this video!


A highlight song of 2019 –

Billie Eilish – everything i wanted – Sharing this song as it has been one of my highlight songs of 2019. As Billie Eilish blew up as a pop star, this one became the best of her songs which really moved me in 2019.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – (a paradoxical quote to end 2019)

You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 52 – 2019

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2019

A personal I’m fascinated with

Katie Bouman: The woman behind the first black hole image – Oh yes! On 10th April 2019, this 29-year-old computer scientist has created the first image ever of a black hole image!

The black hole image, captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) – a network of eight linked telescopes – was rendered by Dr Bouman’s algorithm.

3 years ago she led the creation of a new algorithm to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. Which was released on 10th April.

Here is her ted talk which she did right after this achievement –


My most popular Instagram post recently

#tbt to a Jaipur Trip last year! These Airport moments with furry friends was like a happy coincident!
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An article I’m pondering on —

Why you should write By David Perell – David Perell is a prolific writer and I’ve started to love his work.

Here is one of his article which makes a strong statement on “Why you should write?” (Read you=everyone)

A quote from the article –

“Until now, the internet has connected us with people in our past. But writing online connects you with the people in your future.”

David Perell

Another good piece of writing.


A recipe I loved and recommend (plant-based) –

Vegan Avocado Smoothie – Here’s a recipe I really loved from my 4 months of an experiment of being vegan. (A blog post on that coming soon!)

This smoothie recipe really gave me some nutritional fulfilment.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Sometimes the best teacher is our most recent failure.

The Minimalists

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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  1. Have a relevant topic, which I should be covering? Write to me directly or fill out this form and let me know.
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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 37 – 2019

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 29 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 29 – 2019

A service I’m intrigued towards

FluidStack – In simple terms – FluidStack is like An AirBnB for Computers.

Rent your desktop when you aren’t using it. This helps the world recycle and re-use the computing infrastructure the world already has. Such a brilliant idea. This is like democracy in the computer Infrastructure as well.

It pays up to $50 a month. But as far I checked it’s more dependant on your Internet Upload speed. So 10MBPS ~ $5 a month, 100MBPS ~ $10 a month and so on. So it would be fine to put in a sitting machine as a node on FluidStack. But buying a new machine and then putting it as a node may not be a good idea.

As per their site – They aggregate your computers into our distributed cloud, accelerating content delivery, scientific research, and enterprise computing.

Here’s the link to their FAQ section, If you have any questions. I certainly had.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Official Guinness world record attempt of world’s tallest Sand Art!
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A brilliant Idea I found on Reddit —

Red and Gray Baskets at Shopping Complex! – Remember when you go to the mall and are mobbed by the high-end perfume or other kind of brands executives coming to you with their offer to help you buy something which you don’t even want?

This solution implemented at a Mall solves this problem.

If you get the red basked from the counter, they’ll behave as usual and come to you in case you are curious and want assistance.

If you get the gray basket, that means it’s a DnD kind of signal and no executive will trouble you.

I hope every mall or shopping complex develop this into their infra as the first checklist item.


A short film I’m loved —

A fascinating short Time Loop Movie – Found this short movie on Omeleto channel. The protagonist is going through time loops, again and again, to save his brother from his death.

Amazing how the story, direction and editing creates a fascinating movie which moves you even in a shorter format.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

We create our own reality.

Ryan Nicodemus

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

A couple of things I could use your help with:

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 29 – 2019

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 25 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 25 – 2019

A product I’m looking forward to using

FOUR SIGMATIC – MUSHROOM COFFEE WITH LION’S MANE – This is a replacement to the good ol’ coffee. This Coffee is made out of 100% organic Arabica coffee beans + immune function supporting Chaga mushrooms. Taste like coffee only. Contains 50mg of caffeine per serving.

This is a drink which is said to take you instantly into the focus state minus the usual jitteriness of the regular coffee.


My most popular Instagram post recently

The Palace!
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A podcast episode I found really interesting —

Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo – In this episode, Tim Ferriss talks to Jerry Colonna who is the CEO and co-founder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders.

In this episode, even Tim shared his vulnerability and willingness to explore his personal challenges on the podcast. You can really understand how to actually apply these ideas and even understand them in the first place.

This was a great listen.


A newly gained piece of knowledge (disgusting but true)

Skunk Spray – This is something I didn’t know and learned very recently. That a skunk (a cat-sized American mammal) can spray from its bottom/anal glands for his protection. Skunks are like nature’s stink bomb.

Disgusting but true.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Passion is one-half love and one-half obsession.

The Minimalists

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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  1. Have a relevant topic, which I should be covering? Write to me directly or fill out this form and let me know.
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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 25 – 2019

Saturday-Pentacle – Week 22 – 2019

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 22 – 2019

A product I bought more than once

Syska ABS 4 Way Power Plug – This 4-way plug from Syska is awesome and saves from Sparks and provides 4 sockets (as the name describes). The quality is top-notch. It costs around 160-200 Indian rupees. It’s a simple product but it’s durable so I can definitely recommend it.


Resharing and old Instagram post shot on Jaipur

Hawamahal
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A short podcast excerpt from one of my favorite podcasts —

Addressing Pressure from Family Members – It’s a quicky from The Minimalists Podcast but a very crucial topic.


A short film which pulled strings in my guts — Specially the male actor, he poured all his emotions and felt like he was totally in character.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – 

Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

A couple of things I could use your help with:

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 22 – 2019