day two // 2018

Last night we went out for dinner to Khalsa Dhaba, Phase 5, Mohali. We have been regularly going to this place for good 8-9 years now. A lot of things have changed in the past 8-9 years. Khalsa Dhaba’s interior too. They have even expanded from a single ground floor to three floors. Just to clear out, it is actually a proper restaurant. People usually add “dhaba” (meaning a roadside food stall) to their restaurant name because

  1. it screams culture – North India is full of dhabas
  2. no taxes (at least that’s what I have heard from the pre-GST period)

Three things at Khalsa Dhaba have actually not changed even a bit

  1. their staff
  2. the taste of their delicious food
  3. fastest inside a restaurant service

From ordering to food being served to our table – 4 minutes! And at times they can do better. And it was really delicious. For dessert, we had Gulab Jamuna. Again delicious and hot! Continue reading “day two // 2018”

day one // 2018

We came back home at 2:30 a.m. from my uncle’s place. My cousins are here for the new year from Delhi. My sister and my cousins were supposed to watch It but they slept right away. Till around 4 a.m. I tried Coinhive, a crypto miner for websites – which can be used to replace website ads.

It is a very bad idea to replace website ads as it uses the user’s CPU to solve hashes. But I found it to be a great way to start cryptocurrency mining. My MacBook Pro’s CPU temperature peaked 79 °C, starting from 18 °C. I mined 7 paise worth of Monero. Not worth the effort made by my MacBook.

Today I also played the Android game Win the White House. In my first attempt, I only won 208 electoral votes. But in my second attempt, I won 361 electoral votes! In both the attempts, I played as a Democrat. Continue reading “day one // 2018”