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November 2020 in Music

Strangely, neither Tidal nor Deezer had made a playlist of my top songs in November. Instead, they’ve gone ahead and made lists for the whole of 2020.

So there are no playlists to share this time, but I do have my stats from

I’ve done a bit more listening in November, with the total number of tracks scrobbled coming to 429. That’s up from 249 in October. This makes sense because I was preparing for my wedding, moving and keeping myself busy in October, while November was a quiet, settled in month.

This is the link to the full stats page.


October 2020 in Music

I was quite pleased to discover that Deezer also makes playlists out of my most listened tracks of a certain month.

For some reason, WordPress doesn’t allow me to embed these playlists here anymore, so here’s the link to this October playlist.

On, I’ve stacked up a total listening time of 16 hours in October, across 247 songs.

This is the link to the full stats page.


2020 Desk Setup

I’m moving to a new place in a few days, so it was the perfect time for me to work on a new desk setup. I’ve been using the desk I had got made about 7 years ago, and it was beginning to feel a little crammed. I wanted a a slightly bigger, L-shaped table to put everything I had acquired over the years.

So I got one made. And yesterday, I spent all afternoon setting things up on it.

This is what the end result looks like.

I think I did a decent job with the cable management as well. For this I bought a few cable trays and attached them under the desk with screws.

I’m quite happy with how things turned out.

This is a list of everything that went on the desk:

Laptop: MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2019) Base Model


  1. 2 x ViewSonic VX3276-2K-mhd Monitors
  2. VIVO Dual Computer Monitor Desk Mount


  1. Logitech K380 Keyboard
  2. Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse
  3. Ktrio Extended Gaming Mouse Pad

Other devices:

  1. iPad Air (First gen, 2013)
  2. Lamicall Tablet Stand
  3. Twelve South HiRise Stand for iPhone


  1. Mackie CR3 Multimedia Monitors
  2. Schiit Magni Heresy Headphone Amplifier
  3. Schiit Modi 3 DAC
  4. Drop x Sennheiser HD6XX Headphones
  5. Jokitech Dual Aluminum Headphones Stand Holder
  6. Kanto S2 Desktop Speaker Stands

Connectors & Chargers:

  1. Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub
  2. Anker Premium 60W 5-Port Desktop Charger


  1. Seagate STHP5000400 Backup Plus 5TB
  2. Seagate Expansion Drive 3TB


  1. Under Desk Cable Management Trays

UPS: Prolink UPS PRO1201SFC 


Among Us

I’ve been playing Among Us.

It’s a fun game. It also makes you think.

I don’t exactly know why this game made such a big comeback all of a sudden. I got into it because it seemed to be all over Twitter and Reddit. I first downloaded the mobile version on iOS. Later, I paid $2.99 to get it on Steam, even though I rarely spend any time on the Windows partition on my computer.

The game is fairly simple. You play as one of ten people on a spaceship. One of the people in there is an alien impostor. Your job is to find out who the impostor is and kick them out of the ship before they sabotage your mission and kill everyone. When you start a game, you’re randomly assigned a role as a crew mate or The Impostor.

If you’re a crew mate, you work on unraveling the mystery. You have to be constantly vigilant. And there is always a chance that your other crew mates would suspect you to be The Impostor and kick you out.

If you’re The Impostor, you have to lie masterfully and kill everyone without arousing suspicion. 

I won the very first game I joined, in which I played as The Impostor. I simply ran around killing everyone without getting caught. That led me to think that the game was quite easy, but subsequent games made me realize otherwise. Perhaps the people in the first game weren’t the sharpest tools in the shed. 

When I’m a crew mate, I usually focus on my tasks and try to get them done as soon as I can. I do get killed quite a bit while in the middle of this. If I am, I continue doing tasks a ghost.

When I’m the Impostor, I try to kill as many crew mates as I can when they’re isolated, while trying to play innocent during the discussions that happen after the dead bodies are found. This game might just have made be better at lying. Slightly.

I have yet to play this with friends. I do look forward to find out which of my friends are good at lying and pretending. Or do I?