Anything you Want – by Derek Sivers [Animated Book Review]

In his book, Anything you Want, Derek Sivers makes the case for simplicity. Cutting all the unnecessary clutter and getting to the essence of things may make a happier personal life and a business more successful. Here are some of my take-away messages from the book.

Intermittent Fasting and Coffee Intake – [Video]

Some asked about intermittent fasting and coffee intake. In this video I discuss my current strategy, which is to consume coffee in my fasting window, in the morning. I drink black coffee, and sometimes I put a stevia pill in it (which is non-caloric).

My Current (Feb. 2017) Workout Strategy with Intermittent Fasting – [Video]

In this video I briefly discuss what I currently do in terms of working out and intermittent fasting. In short, I workout 15-17 hours fasted and my current IF is 21/3 (21 hours fasting, 3 hours eating). I keep fasting for a few hours after my workout. The longer version:

Intermediate Python – Building a GUI App with tkinter [Video Series]

Since this video series is complete, I decided to post the full list of links to each video if you want to go through them (and code along) in a course-like (or timeline-like) fashion.

Physique Update – January 2017 [Video]

This is a very short video of my current physique. I keep these to track my changes through time, if there are any.

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – Animated Book Review

I decided to make an animated review of the first section of Tim Ferriss’ book Tools of Titans. The following are some of my key take-away messages from this part of the book.

The Priming Effect – Animated Video [Practical Psychology]

This is another video in my Youtube series of developing critical thinking. Lots of stuff to work on (uhm, with respect to myself). But with time, I may improve 🙂

Insights from the 105 Books I read in 2016 – [On Self-Education]



I read and listened to 105 books in 2016, which is ~20 more books than in 2015. I have no intention to set another PR in 2017 because reading is not a marathon for me. I enjoy the process and I don’t speed read.

I attribute my ability to go through so many books in 2016 to prioritization, and not to increasing the speed with which I go through the books. In fact, I think I’m a slow reader, and I don’t mind that.

The majority of the books I read were non-fiction: textbooks, biographies, computer programming and other science related books.

I do most of my reading on my tablet. I have a nice app and a stylus-pen that make the experience of reading extremely enjoyable. When I’m in NYC, I mostly read paper books that I borrow from NYPL. I explained this here.

Genetic Mutations and Celiac Disease – My Analysis of 80 Genomes


This is my third analysis of genotype and phenotype data from OpenSNP, which is a platform where people share their genetic data.

The first analysis was about smoking and the second about diabetes. I took a few genetic mutations (SNPs) associated with these conditions and looked into the genetic and phenotype data provided by the users of the platform.

Blood Work #6 – Dec 2016 – [Reliability]



The last time I posted about my blood work was in August 2016. Here is my December 2016 update:

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