Firefox and the Google Docs

I used to have Chrome as my primary browser and used to play around with Firefox once in a while to check out what’s new. I have always wanted to switch to ff want of better privacy setting but never did that because chrome was a lot better in terms of usability than ff in almost every way.

A few months back, Firefox released quantum (It is first named version in the long history of numbered firefox versions), tried it out and never went back to chrome. It was hands down better than chrome in terms of experience or so I thought.

A few days ago, I discovered that google docs copy/paste functionality did not work in firefox and google doc was unusable because of that. I was angry as well since I assumed it to be a deliberate attempt on Google’s part to make it unworkable with certain browsers. Turned out, I was wrong (and google did nothing wrong here) and there was a so-called “privacy protection” switch which was set to disallow clipboard reading by websites.

There is always an ongoing battle between convenience and privacy, I get that and I respect that. But if I do not think the above one was warranted protection since there is no way a not so technical person will be able to make it work and hence will switch back to chrome. By trying to go for 100% privacy protection, we lost the 99% protection that we were getting earlier (don’t get hung up on the numbers, made up).

In case you are trying to make google docs (or Gmail) copy/paste functionality work, here is how you can do it :

1. Go to about:config

2. Accept the warranty void warning.

3. Find the property : dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled and set it to true


If you haven’t tried the firefox out yet, I urge you to give it a try. It is as good as it is claimed to be.

Firefox and the Google Docs

2018 Reading list

Last year my score was 11 books but I am gonna aim a little higher this year (52: 1 per week). The first quarter of this year is quarter of books and running.

I generally divide the books into two categories – Fruits and Vegetables. I try to read them in equal proportions.

Followings books are the ones that I am gonna plan for next three months.

Vegetables :

  1. Zero to One
  2. Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
  3. The Innovators
  4. Einstein: His Life and Universe
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
  6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  7. The Design of Everyday Things

Fruits :

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey(Space Odyssey, #1)
  2. Zero Hour (Expeditionary Force Book, #5)
  3. The Count of Monte Cristo
  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much
  5. Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) 
  6. Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)
  7. Golden Son (Red Rising, #2)
  8. Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)

I have struck the ones that I have finished reading.

2018 Reading list


So, After posting the 5k every day run plan and trying to follow up on it, I figured there was not enough rest time for the body to recover since I am not used to running that much. I moved the running pattern to alternate days and I have ran 8 times till now and timing is shown in a chronological order showing how much time I took in each run. One of the photo shows double timing, and that was the day I did a 10k in around 76.30 Minutes (fastest for me) 🙂


Screen Shot 2017-11-04 at 10.50.21 PM.pngBut I have also been walking a lot, even on the rest days. Also, for month of october, My fitbit stats were :

  • 447,899 steps
  • 166 floors
  • 300.39 km
  • 110,821 calories
  • Lost 2.6 kg.

Out of 300km,  I ran 55 km.

Pretty cool , no ? 🙂

It was a pretty good month according


Happiness and pursuit of happiness

I have contemplated long enough that what is it that brings happiness to us. I always felt a hole once I got placed after the college. The whole machinery for excitement just fell apart. I think it is the pursuit or the journey that gives more pleasure than the destination itself. The destination is always a temporary stop, so that we can move forward. I found that other people also the same thought and we should be creating out own quest. Quest that, are not easy but, are humanly possible. Quest that fill rage in you. Quests that make you feel better. Quests that you thought you couldn’t do. I have been thinking about it quite a while and Came up with following quest (I am calling this quest – Phoenix Challenge).

For next 30days, I am going to do the following :

  • 5km Running alternative days
  • 100 gm protein everyday.

This is going to require atleast a 1 hour of commitment everyday. Let us see how it goes. Interesting time 🙂

Also, It will be interesting to record a pic here to see if there are any noticeable changes after the month :


Inspired by :

Happiness and pursuit of happiness

Looks can be deceptive

I recently started playing chess online. Had two back to back matches where I was trailing behind quite heavily in terms of score (-8, -9), but managed to win!.


In Game 1 I offered a piece which opened my file directly to White King and the other guy took it. Since this was blitz and hence huge time pressure, I was counting on that mistake to happen!Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 2.02.30 AM.png

I was even more pleased with myself in this game (and other guy should be equally displeased) since here also, I offered a rook on a platter and the other guy took it. Originally knight was on E7, I moved Rook to E7 and then black decided to kill it with its Queen. I moved my Queen from D4 to G7 and it was game over!

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Always assuming that other guy made mistake is somewhat costly. Happy Checkmating!

Looks can be deceptive