Dr. Nipon Haque @niponhaque

General Physician

Stuff I Use

Mobile Devices

The Moto G 1st gen, with a stunning (326ppi, 4.5″) display, Corning Gorilla glass 3, a handy form factor and a very snappy lag-free interface, was a game changer. Motorola did to the smartphone what Gmail had done to email – the value-for-money smartphone finally became a reality and other companies followed suit. Despite Motorola changing hands from Google to Lenovo, the Moto G line of products still remain great value for money. I currently use a Moto G6.

I also have a 1st generation WiFi Kindle Paperwhite for distraction-free e-book reading. I store it in an original Amazon Kindle black cover. However, nowadays I find very little time to read and I still prefer reading real books instead of e-books.

Computer

I have built my own computer setup in 2014, which is meant to last more ten years. I use a revolving chair with adequate support for the back and armrests. An LG LED 20″ display and a WiFi-enabled HP Deskjet 3545 all-in-one printer complete my computer setup.

When on the go, I have the Asus Eeebook X205TA by my side. This sleek 11.6″ Windows laptop comes with a formidable battery backup of 12 hours, while weighing less than a kg. I had purchased it for 15,000 in 2015. The battery still gives a backup of four to five hours after three years of usage. I store it in a Case Logic sleeve.

Misc.

An old point-and-shoot camera from the last decade

Creative 2.1 speaker system. I gave away my previous creative 4.1 speakers to a friend before leaving college.

ADSL modem with WiFi router

Finally, I use three Western Digital Elements external hard drives for offline storage.

Connectivity

I am on a postpaid plan from Vodafone which comes with a capped 3G data plan. At home, I have been using the robust BSNL broadband for more than a decade now.

Software

Medical

I find the CIMS app an indispensable tool to look up brand names of drugs. The best app to this date is of course the QxCalculate app which lets you calculate all kinds of scores – be it Child-Pugh score in a hepatocellular carcinoma or Canadian C-spine rule in a suspected cervical spine injury. Tip for Indian doctors: after installing QxCalculate, go to settings and select US units.

Productivity

I use Evernote as a repository of notes, reference material and logs. Pocket is a very good web reading tool that lets me save web articles and read them later in a clutter-free interface.

Web Development

WordPress is the script of my choice for running blogs since 2005. Not just blogs, over the years, WordPress has evolved to be a CMS and I have created non-blog websites based on it. I use Notepad++, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Google Chrome developer tools to hand-code my own WordPress themes from scratch.

Misc.

Google Drive for storage.

Sports Gear

Stiga Prestige table tennis racket – comes with WRB system and Stiga Triumph rubber.
Cup Stiga balls.

Stiga Table Tennis Bat
Stiga Table Tennis Bat – my prized possession

A pair of dumbbells – I do five different types of free hand exercises with them
A pair of hand grippers
Treadmill – A motorised one from Fitking

Car

I drive the 2014 New Alto K10 VXI AMT, it is perhaps the easiest car to drive in the congested Kolkata roads. I use a battery of detailing products to keep the car shining. I have installed a few nifty gadgets to turn the Alto K10 into a smart car.