Twitter permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump today. After years of spreading misinformation and sowing hate, the two mostly-lame-looking tweets were the straw that broke the bird’s back. Twitter makes a longer case, including a warning about potential unrest before the inauguration. Facebook took a tepid approach of banning him at least until the term is over. While […]
A family health emergency took me to India in the middle of the pandemic. I wasn’t prepared to see what I did both in India and back in the US. The trip crept up on me somewhat unexpectedly. After days of agonizing over “Should I travel? Should I not?”, I caved in. Googling out travel […]
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The day before heading to Neurips, I packed my luggage as usual at the last minute before going to bed (early am flight). As I was packing, I received a call from India. It was my mom. My dad had developed “breathing issues”, which we later found out was a combination of congestive heart failure, […]