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Week 111 โ€“ Phone ๐Ÿ…ฑroke

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I feel a bit weird writing this early because the last weekโ€™s blog was delayed by so long that some of my week bled into that ๐Ÿค’

Personal Highlights

So this week I noticed that the front camera of my phone wasn’t working, initially, I thought it was just a memory cache issue and tried to reset the camera app, and then restarted the phone several times, but nothing fixed it and then I realized why my face unlock hasn’t been working for the last couple of weeks.

After further inspection, I got to know that even my ultra-wide camera isn’t working and obviously I thought this was some OS-level glitch and decided to factory reset my phone.

And guess what? Even that did not fix it ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Also forgot to back up my new 2FA keys of some apps to my other phone before resetting and lost them ๐Ÿคง

After wasting an entire day trying to reset and backup my phone I decided to take my phone to the service centre which is 15kms away from my house ๐Ÿค’

After I showed them my phone and explained the issue they did some checking and told me it was a motherboard issue.


And then they very gracefully quoted me an amount of 9.8K for a new motherboard.

To which I obviously said โ€œNo thank you.โ€

And then I started my pursuit of a new phone ๐Ÿคง Which I will buy a month or two later because I don’t think camera is something that I need very badly.



Watch Stopped working on Tuesday after a factory reset
[Fixed it by singing into Samsung heath on my phone]

  • Gym
    For the last 1 and a half months, I have been following the bro split at the gym but from the next week, I am going to change that after numerous suggestions from friends and youtube videos.
    But honestly no hate to the bro-split (1 muscle group per day), I feel it was important for me to learn most of the exercises of particular exercises, which would have been harder to grasp if I wasn’t following one muscle per day routine but now that I am familiar with the exercises it about time that I switch to my old 2 muscles a day routine, wherein I will be doing
    Monday - Chest Tricep
    Tuesday - Back & Bicep
    Wednesday - Shoulders & Legs
    Thursday - Rest
    Friday - Chest tricep and back
    Sat - Legs & Shoulders
    Sunday - Rest
    However, I am a bit skeptical of this routine, even though it worked fine for me before with a low volume of weights but now that I have made some progression with weights I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with this routine.
    Anyway we will find out next week


  • Reading:
    Did very less reading this week almost โ€˜naa k barabarโ€™.

Job Update

Edited some reels for Google India with @notmaoj ๐Ÿ˜

Business Updates

A few steps forward a few steps backwards.

Thoughts from the past week๐Ÿค”

You canโ€™t keep optimizing life, sometimes you just have to go on auto-pilot mode and do whatever you feel like doing and that is how most people out there function and in fact that I how I lived till a year or so ago.

No to-do list, No wish list no nothing.

Just living life unaware of the future but also at the same time a bit sad about not making progress in any direction.

That has been my life for the last couple of weeks.

I stopped following my to-do list, mainly because the work at hand was manageable ๐Ÿ˜
But also because I kinda lost interest in optimizing and improving myself.

Opinions ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ

My Favourites from the Week โญ

Twitter Threads ๐Ÿงต

Finally, read this thread from GS Bhogal


Purchases ๐Ÿ›’

I feel bad for spending money while at the same time using the things that I purchased, it’s a bit of like sitting in a Ferrari and crying but heyโ€ฆ will do that someday too, added to my bucket list.

Movies ๐ŸŽฅ

Laal Singh Chadha


I watched this movie on a Sunday and the theatre was empty โ˜ ๏ธ

I just searched for my forest grump review on my old blog and realized that I shied away from writing a review back in September of 2020 when I first watched the movie and that is something I regret doing because there were a lot of things that I thought of the movie when I first watched it.

Like how much I hated jenny.

But I feel I have changed a lot since then and have had some life experiences which made me not hate Rupa in this movie, rather I felt sympathetic towards her.

But that is just a part of the movie, overall I felt this remake to be weaker than the original and I would choose to watch the original any day over this but that doesn’t mean that everyone should boycott this movie.

I feel there is a vast Indian demographic who would find this movie a bit more relatable than the original and for them itโ€™s a shame that they didn’t get to enjoy this movie just for the sake of boycotting.

But anyway the movie is okayish for a one-time watch. For some reason, it feels very fast-paced whereas the original movie felt like a journey, and the resolutions of the movies were very strong, but this somehow lacks that punch of emotion.

I would rate it 3/5โญ

Tech Tip ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Make a checklist to follow every time you decide to factory reset your phone.

Songs ๐ŸŽถ

New Discoveries

Old Favourites

Podcast ๐ŸŽ™

Did not finish the podcast yet, maybe by next week I will.

Memes/Edits from the last week ๐Ÿ’

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Hereย ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

How was your week?๐Ÿง

Coming up next week๐Ÿฅ…

Idk kinda wanna play Spider-Man PC remastered all day which was released last week, but then I have work to do as well and money to make ๐Ÿค’

Quote from the week๐Ÿ“ƒ

Beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be guarded. - Philip E. Tetlock

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