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:
- Yurts (and the laser yurt installation at Toorcamp 2012)
- Underwater Optical Strobe trigger for NEX-5N, because pre-flash on the stock flash module can’t be turned off
- Modding a USB car charger for faster Android charging, because few of the available 12V-to-USB chargers seem to respect the USB charging standards
- A parametric sewing pattern generator using node.js (pending writeup!)