Hi, I’m Ratha. I do underwater photography, hack on things, travel, write (and coordinate the writing of) software, and I make a mean split pea soup.

A random photo (more):


After 15 years of n=1 dietary research, I settled on what they are now calling a “plant-based whole food diet.” In this process I learned about some fascinating (to me) material on the relationship of proteins and polyphenols to longevity, and I have some unconventional views about the possible role of exorphins in energy regulation. Only a few pieces on this topic so far:


For hobby projects, I have done stuff with woodworking, electronics, and sewing. Things I have built or helped to build include:


This topic area may be better described as “philosophy,” or maybe it’s more like “self-development,” it’s something like that.