No More F's - Climbing Up The Fitness Ladder

All of us have some barometer against which we keep measuring up and competing, to get better. At school, we¬†expect/hope to pass your subjects with an A+, get promoted to the next class, and so on and so forth. At work, likewise, we expect to get salary increases…

Reduce Stress; Reduce Inches

I was listening to a podcast a few weeks by Gray Cook, and while he was talking about movement fundamentals and screens, one anecdote he mentioned bears repeating to my audience. A client of his had been working out for some time, but was not seeing any fat loss at…

Wax-On-Wax-Off (or) The Unglamourous

Needs vs Wants Don't ask your users what they want. Don't design what they want. It is your role as a designer to figure out what they need, and design the artifact. Erik Stolterman, an amazing professor and my thesis advisor at Indiana U where I studied interaction design, would…

The Nutrition Whitelist

One of the better pieces of code I've written was a firewall + network filter of sorts. Basic idea is whether to let in a connection/information or not. If you have AdBlock, you know what am talking about - you update blacklists constantly. That's certainly one way of doing things,…

Good Children Eat A Lot Of Vegetables - Do you?

I remember my mom trying to feed me a lot (or at least, it seemed like a lot) of vegetables when I was a kid, and she would always give me something like "They are good for eyesight". And you know what, I would really try and munch…

Get Started Already

It is a traditional (south) Indian custom to wait for an auspicious date and time before embarking on something new or important. At the risk of losing more readers, I will refrain from commenting too much on that matter. But let's talk about waiting for that "right" time…