Accommodation in Cambridge

About 3-4 times a year, I get asked by students, visiting scholars, and people moving here for work about how to find accommodation in Cambridge. I usually reply by digging up the last few such emails and tweaking my response a little bit but it just crossed my mind that blogging about it might be more helpful. So here are some things I have learned about finding accommodation in Cambridge....

February 25, 2017

Desk Descriptions

It’s been one week since I switched to a sit/stand desk setup. It’s time to report back. I’ve decided to try out a sit/stand setup for the next week. Will report back if it’s worth switching to permanently. A photo posted by Awais Athar (@awais_athar) on Aug 16, 2016 at 7:39am PDT Here are some of the points to note if you switch to a similar setup. **Comfortable shoes are a must!...

August 24, 2016

three sunsets

the same sun sets each day in different colours

October 13, 2015

Smart People

Inspired by: I like smart people. — Firuza Pastakia (@firuzap) January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015

A survey on Nastaleeq Font preferences for Urdu

tl;dr - A survey I carried out shows that 55% of the respondents considered Jameel Noori Nastaleeq to be the most readable out of six commonly used Urdu fonts on the web. Update: These stats were updated on Aug 4, 2015 The data below is from a small survey I carried out in order to learn about font preferences of Urdu readers on the Internet. Here’s how it was conducted....

December 7, 2014