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


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

Hona tha pyar!

Well, this is not a post about my personal life but rather it is about the song that goes by the same name . “Hona tha pyar” literal meaning is “Love was bound to happen”!
It is a beautiful song sung by Atif Aslam , just like his other songs. This song has been in my head for almost since I first heard it and that was almost 6 years back. I have decided that I will practive for next 4 weks and try to play that song on guitar because I was listening to this guy some days back and I was really happy after listening to that. Now, I just want to play that.
I am going to keep this blog post updated through my journey wrt to the above. I am going to post every day progress in this tread with sound clips. It’s a bit challenging, but challenges are fun. Let’s get started, shall we ?

Day 1 :
Where do I currently stand?
I have owned a guitar for quite some time. I have played it in bits, sure, but have not got around to playing it regularly. I am touching my guitar now after a year and a half gap. So, I can assume that I do not know anything about.

What is the first step?
First things first, get my guitar checked out and see if it is in a working condition and that task, my dear fried, I have successfully completed. I got it serviced some time back and it sounds as a new one (better infact!) .First task bites the dust.

Found this link to be okay to follow for Chords :
Today, I was just trying to get the strumming pattern right.
Today’s progress :

Current Status : Day 1/30

Hona tha pyar!