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Harry Styles, Detroit

What a show.

I'm home

After almost two straight days of travel, I'm back in Michigan. I got to see a dear friend along the way and explore a bit of London. Did you know you can use contactless payments for almost everything, including the tube? It's amazing!

It's been a long but productive month and I'm grateful for both the opportunity and the people. I miss my friends in Hyderabad and I can't wait to get home. I'm taking a week off to relax and spend time with my cats, who are very happy indeed that I'm home.


About the Nazis in the White House...
And now for something completely different!

One thing not strictly on topic but worth adding: the US government at the direction of the President* are putting children into concentration camps when their families attempt to seek asylum in the US, with the goal of dissuading this entirely legal process. If you were hesitant to call Secretary Nielsen, Secretary Sanders, Vice President Pence, or President Trump a Nazi, let this dissuade y…

Fresh hot dosas are the only food for me

Tonight I went to Charminar with some of the team here. Charminar is an enormous, crowded, lively market, and during Ramzan (aka right now) it's even wilder. We ate fresh hot dosas and I died and went to heaven. I never want to eat anything else.

Thanks Prashanth and Pramod!

In praise of the Casio World Time watch

My watch for my India trip is the humble Casio World Time Illuminator in black resin. It has 5 alarms, every time zone, and a sub-dial for the home time zone. When working weird shifts across multiple time zones, it's hard to beat.

The World Time has a distinctly 80s aesthetic. While not as gorgeously uncomplicated as the F-91W (my favorite Casio watch), it is still a lovely example of a classic design era. There's a little world display that shows you which time zone you've selected, plus it gives the city code for the biggest city in the time zone.

One of the World Time's biggest selling points is its price. I bought mine from Amazon for $15, only about $6 more than the F-91W. It's almost impossible to beat, and is reliable to boot. Casio claims it has a 10-year battery (depending on usage of the illumination function).

Speaking of illumination, the light on the World Time is much better than that on the F-91W. It has two lights, one in each of the lower corners,…

Photos taken entirely from my apartment building