🎇 Newley’s Notes 110: Delhi Diwali, Killer Kilonova, Pants on Trees

Edition 110 of my email newsletter went out earlier today. To subscribe, simply enter your email address at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe.   Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. First, a programming […]

Photo: the Most Laid-Back Delhi Street Dog Ever

I have posted before about how now only are New Delhi street dogs clever and enterprising, but also totally unflappable. The often straight up sleep on busy sidewalks as people step over and around them amid this buzzing metropolis of 26 million. But the mutt pictured above, which I encountered recently at the popular Khan Market, takes […]

⚽ Newley’s Notes 109: #USMNTFail; New Oculus and Kindle; Sweet Slinky Tricks

  Edition 109 of my email newsletter just went out. To subscribe, simply enter your email address at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. Well, I expected to […]

“Blade Runner 2049”: Some Thoughts

Given my fascination with the original 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi classic, I wanted to share my take on “Blade Runner 2014,” which we watched yesterday. First, the bad: So, yes: it’s long. Like, 2 hours and 43 minutes long. That’s…just too long. It is a fantastic film, but does any movie really need to be nearly […]

🌌 Newley’s Notes 108: Google’s New Gadgets; Fake News Consequences; Creepy Owls

Edition 108 of my email newsletter went out yesterday. To subscribe, simply enter your email address at this link. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s brief, and few people unsubscribe. Hi, friends. Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes. If you like this newsletter, please invite others to sign up. Well, the temperature is dropping […]

Video: Why Did the New Delhi Street Dog Cross the Road?

  Here’s a video I captured recently of a street dog near New Delhi’s busy Connaught Place. The pooch caught my eye because he or she seemed to be waiting patiently near a curb. When the traffic stopped, sure enough, the canine sauntered across the street. I was interrupted by a call and the video […]

By Me Today: India’s Ola in Talks to Raise Up to $2 Billion

The story begins: NEW DELHI—Uber Technologies Inc.’s rival in India, Ola, is in talks to raise as much as $2 billion, a cash injection that would provide added fuel to fight the San Francisco ride-hailing giant in the world’s second-most-populous country. ANI Technologies Pvt.’s Ola, based in Bangalore, is in discussions to receive the funds […]

Warren Buffett’s System for Sharpening Your Career Focus

James Clear shares an interesting anecdote, reportedly based on advice legendary investor Warren Buffet (pictured above) gave to his personal pilot, Mike Flint. If you don’t want to click through, here’s the TLDR for how the Oracle of Omaha said to focus on what’s most important in your work: List your top 25 career goals […]