Dr. Nipon Haque @wishnipon

General Physician

Stuff I Use

Mobile Devices

The Moto G 1st gen. is my current phone. A stunning (326ppi, 4.5″) display, Corning Gorilla glass 3, a handy form factor and a very snappy lag-free interface are the things that set this device apart. Motorola did to the smartphone what Gmail had done to email. With the Moto G, the first value-for-money smartphone finally became a reality, and other companies followed suit. I recently upgraded to the Moto G Plus 4. Despite Motorola changing hands from Google to Lenovo, the Moto G line of products still remain great value for money.

I also have a 1st generation WiFi Kindle Paperwhite for distraction-free e-book reading.

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 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 almost 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. Finally, I use Wunderlist as my to-do list app.

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.

I must mention the Twilight app which filters the flux of blue light emitted by my phone after sunset. I am having much better sleep since using it. F.lux, a desktop equivalent of Twilight, serves me well too.

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.