I’m a Chengdu-based tinkerer with diverse work experience in technology & writing. Throughout my career, I have taken on both generalist and specialist roles. I publish my learnings, interests, and reflections on mighil.com.
PS: I like to wear many hats and produce music when I feel like it. I’m not fond of the FOMO-driven thought leadership, and I’m not affiliated with any cults.
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My major was electronics and communication (engineering). In 2010, I obtained the Cambridge BULATS certification at the university. Later, I decided to drop out of college to fully dedicate myself to pursuing a career in digital media marketing or music. Two years later, in 2012, I embarked on a career in search marketing.
Since then, my primary focus has been creating marketing campaigns that generate high-quality content across various mediums. I strive to deliver compelling campaigns that resonate with audiences. Additionally, starting in 2015, I have actively pursued continuous learning, particularly in new technologies.
My areas of interest lie in PHP programming, Python scripting, web servers, and front-end development. These subjects fascinate me, and I have invested significant effort in “tinkering.”
Throughout my professional journey, I have worked alongside exceptional startups such as Heyooo, Tap4Fun, Labex, ugChain, IObit Software, Acodez, and others. These experiences have helped me gain valuable insights and cross-cultural exposure.
Despite growing up during the era of 16-bit consoles and 32-bit handhelds, my passion for 8-bit video games was undeniable. The nostalgic charm and captivating soundtracks of these games profoundly influenced me, even more so than any other genre of music. This inspiration drove me to explore music production myself. Here’s a synthwave cover of Chaosium Sword, one of my all-time favorite video game soundtracks.
In addition to my love for retro gaming and music, I have a strong affinity for non-fiction literature, particularly papers that delve into topics of absurdism and existentialism. When it comes to films, I find myself drawn to genres such as horror, mystery, crime, and comedy. Among my interests is a fascination with Kaiju monsters, with Anguirus as my favorite.
I have ventured into experimental music projects under various monikers, including insta@thedeadauthor, m1qnet, Verfasor, and signalsiren. FL Studio serves as my primary digital audio workstation (DAW). In the past, I produced electronic music under the aliases Xonikk, B∆SE32, スーパーソニック, and Longma. My VOL I EP garnered (some) recognition when the song “Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru” was featured on the Rolling Stone India October 2020 Playlist Part 2.
During the early days of the pandemic, I started learning Python and have written several Python scripts and bots. Check my projects here.
- In October 2022, I launched the wr8.in starter kit for Notion.
- In January 2023, I made a bunch of micro apps using the Open API endpoints (m64.in, now pivoting).
- In July 2023, I made zmd.ee, which hosts a variety of utilities that you can access via curl in a CLI. PHP does the heavy lifting, and the services rely on several datasets & APIs.
I live in Chengdu now. It is a city with a rich history and culture and a thriving tech industry. As someone who is based here, I have been able to immerse myself in this vibrant and dynamic city. My hometown is Kozhikode, a coastal city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is known for its beautiful beaches, historic temples, and delicious food. Although I am far from home, my roots in Kozhikode will always be a part of my identity. I’m interested in connecting with people who share similar interests. I tend to be more introverted and speak less, but my words carry more weight.