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Week 67 โ€“ Something else returned ๐Ÿคง

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It’s funny how I titled last week’s blog as it’s coming back and I meant morning runs by it but instead something else came back this week.

That too after 1.8 Years โ—

Can you guess what it is?

It’s sore throat followed by runny nose ๐Ÿคง aka attack of the common cold virus or idk what it is called, but I somehow managed to get infected and it sucks, esp given that it’s festive season here in West Bengal ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ท and I won’t get to enjoy it to the fullest, curse for being an atheist, I guess ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

Anyway, let’s move on with the blog.

Personal Highlights


So after I finished The unfair advantage last week, I put up a poll on twitter asking which book to read next

And unsurprisingly Why we sleep won.

But obviously I wasn’t going to read the book that won but instead the one that I wanted and so I went ahead with

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life by Robin Hanson

And I have to say even though the book started mentioning whatever I previously thought was true, I mean the core idea, It still managed to scare me, esp with the warning at the end of the preface ๐Ÿฅถ
It has a classic Red pill Blue pill moment where the author tells us to make a choice if we want to continue reading, and he mentions The Matrix movie too, obviously.

Now I know all these might sound funny but it is actually quite scary and you would know why if you read it, but I wouldn’t recommend anyone to read it, at least not until I finish it first ๐Ÿค“


I finally went out for morning walk on Tuesday and Wednesday, after a really long time.

And I would have continued it, if not for this cold and sore throat.


I also managed to change my sleep cycle by waking up at around 6-7am in the first half of the week but then …. sickness๐Ÿ˜”


However, cold did not stop me from working, I think, I did work on like 4 small videos for a client (minimum wage T_T) and also figured out how to use which I will be using more next-to-next week once I come back from my week long vacation.

Yes, that’s right I will be going away for a week to my relative’s place for a week, starting tomorrow. I’ll come back next Sunday.

So, next week’s blog is pre-delayed already I guess ๐Ÿฅถ

Business Updates

Nothing special just made the page of page of Octacast live.
It is out podcast post production service which I will be marketing over cold emails once I return from my short holiday.

Thoughts from the past week

No podcast again this week as my throat isn’t fine ๐Ÿ˜ท

Also because I don’t have much time in hand to record and edit.

But here’s a thought inspired from my switch of books this week

So like I mentioned above, I started reading Elephant in the brain but then once I got a bit sick I switched to reading

Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, especifically the chapters covering throat, immunity and lungs.

As I would relate to it more and learn the contents inside more effectively compared to reading something not related to body.

Also because I would staying with my relative’s for the next couple of days and in that context elephant in the brain isn’t a very friendly book as it is a thought altering book and sure it will stimulate me intellectually but it won’t help me in socializing in anyway.


Social Media updates

I also got to know that windows 11 isn’t compatible with my CPU ๐Ÿ™‚

Just randomly combined two memes that came up in my feed and posted
Link to post

My Favourites from the Week โญ

Blogs/Articles ๐Ÿ“‘

The Trouble with Optionality

It’s written with the perspective of finance but I think it applies to our life too, on a philosophical level ๐Ÿคช

Book Highlights๐Ÿ“š




From The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life by Robin Hanson


Movies ๐ŸŽฅ

Avengers: End Game


Yo Idk why I re-watched it but I did before the last episode of What If.

Series ๐Ÿ“บ

What if S1E9


Nice finale episode, liked it.

Would have loved if I got to see the Tony Stark wala ep too๐Ÿค’

Creators ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿป



Like I said above in the video section I watched one of his video as instantly became a fan, doesn’t happen usually but I liked his content and his profession too, in someway I guess.

Songs ๐ŸŽถ

Podcast(s) ๐ŸŽ™

Just listen to the last 15mins if you don’t want to listen to the entire thing, way too good

Great discovery by me ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Idk how I stumbled upon this podcast but I loved it and will be listening to more of the episodes soon.

Memes/Edits from the last week ๐Ÿ’

๐Ÿ‘‰ย Hereย ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Pollย ofย theย weekโŽ

H888. Last week I did not get a proper response in my email so no poll this week ๐Ÿ’ข

Goal(s) for the next week ๐Ÿฅ…

  • Enjoy vacation
  • Read a lot on my kindle in free time.

Quote from the week๐Ÿ“ƒ

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