In the previous post I shared the progress the designs of CPAP devices have seen over the coarse of time. In this post, I’d like to showcase the different agents in the ecosystem.

There are several more like in this image from the coarse on Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Healthcare

Even though my day job means writing x lines of code/min, I have never let that JD prevent me from understanding the bigger picture. It is how I believe every developer can code better, when…

E Pluribus Unum is Latin for “Out of Many, One.” This is written on the seal of US, as their motto. It was chosen all the way back 1770’s. It meant — “one country made out of a collection of many states”. It is exactly the same way every other country in the planet is made out of. But the one time this quote really struck me was when when I saw this Red Table Talk episode on the tension between the Black and the Asians in America. The episode brought to light the way we viewed each other and…

Sleep apnea could be the reason why people wake up tired even after having slept in bed for 7 hours. 22 million Americans are diagnosed with Sleep apnea, 1.4 million people of all ages, including children, live with undiagnosed sleep apnea in the UK, and 36.34 million individuals suffer from it in India.

What is Sleep apnea you ask?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep related respiratory condition, leading to repeated temporary cessations of breathing because of a narrowing or closure of the upper airway during sleep. This in layman terms means that when you are asleep and expect…

Have you ever been a part of those Dev team scrum calls when everyone except the scrum master knows what you are saying is incorrect? For eg: There is a new tech lead or the team on its own reads up a few blog posts and decides that TDD is a cool thing to adopt. (I think every team has been through this phase.)

Albeit, this is verbally praised and claimed to be adopted in every meeting, the developers don’t really get to it immediately while all the non technical folks believe that developers are following it.

Every developer on…

Humans, before the invention of electricity, used to sleep when the sun went down and wake up before the sun rises up. This was due to the limited availability of light, — 10 hours of light and 14 hours of darkness. Ever since we have artificial light, wheels, and technology, we have developed bizarre routines for our sleep, nutrition, and exercise. One of the most important things apps on our phones compete with is our sleep. The longer an app can get you to stare at it, the more successful it is considered in its market.

Nothing changed for more than a year,

What better can be a energy-killer.

wake up everyday, take a shower

get dressed to sit down at your table with your work gear

Time seems to be standing still.

as you spend all the days of the week

in the same room on the same laptop trying to seek

something new, for some more time to kill

Was it Thanos snapping his fingers?

Was it Yamraj running a TCS-like recruitment drive?

Black, White, Yellow fungi and viruses ate alive

our people everywhere, the messengers

from every corner of the world

reported the…

In the year 1846, women were dying of a fever called puerperal fever aka childbed fever, 48 hours after delivering their babies. The root cause analysis of this was done by the pathologist Jacalyn Duffin and Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis. They found that the doctors who delivered the babies didn’t wash their hands before the operation! This meant, the germs and particles from autopsies they conducted prior to the deliveries, remained on their hands and infected the women during the deliveries. The doctors weren’t thrilled to find out that they were the problem and were reluctant to add this…

Remember that time, when a newcomer came to your class in school say in 6th std. and if you were anything like me, you would befriend her immediately, show her around the school, introduce her to everyone else in the class. You would get to know her and invite her for your lunch meetings, recess games and so on. A few months go by and you would have officially become her friend. But if she ever got into trouble or worse got the whole class into trouble, and you’d had to defend her while the rest of the class would…

If they can do it, so can you.

I just finished watching 2 seasons of “Undercover Billionaire” on Discovery where Real-life billionaires are sent to an unknown city with 100$ and are expected to make $1000,000 in just 3 months. The second season is in the middle of the pandemic! If this is not an inspiration I don’t know what else could be.

Spoiler alert: Multiple million-dollar businesses ARE set up by the end of this show. They call it an American dream but it seems like humans from any country can make millions just with their grit, determination, and a never-give-up attitude. …

Be it your partner or your parents, you would silently detest the source of any nagging. Even ads on YouTube “I don’t want CRED yaar”.

What happens when you are the source yourself? When we decided to marry, I remember telling my partner, how I didn’t want to be a nagging wife as King Solomon, (who had 7000 wives), wrote: “A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip on a rainy day”. Last week, however, I caught myself doing it 🙋 guiltily!

Nagging is basically repeating yourself to someone. Mostly when the person didn’t heed to it the first time…

Julian Sara Joseph

Nullius in Verba. Code-loving-writer. Full-time dreamer. Founder of the WLB Podcast. Ambassador for WiDS Mumbai & Kerala, WTM Indore. ENTP.

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