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Oh, hello 2023!
- Working on EarlyBird.im with the team at Heyooo. I’m responsible for making key decisions and producing content for this project. Also giving insights on marketing direction.
- Leading the full-stack marketing operations at HeyForm & TinySnap
- Working as an ongoing technical contractor for an NYC-based multi-disciplinary design studio.
- Managing the wr8.in starter kit for Notion.
- Automating a lot of stuff with Python scripts.
- Hacking my way into Ruby
- Using Jekyll now. Still thinking about moving to Jekyll from WordPress.
- Still coping with life’s absurdity.
2022 and 2021, a quick summary
I moved back to Chengdu, China, in July 2022 through Kathmandu. That was one hell of a ride. I received my green code at the last moment. I took the Air China flight and got placed in quarantine for seven days. Then finally, after two years and seven months, I reunited with my wife and daughter.
Looking back at 2021, I had a wonderful, lonely, and composed time in Nepal. I was no tourist to Kathmandu and enjoyed working remotely in Thamel. I’ve developed a relationship with myself. I learned a bunch of new things. I got COVID-19 and recovered there. Momo Star was the friendly joint that I dined at. I’m thankful to the folks at Fuji restaurant as well. Those guys made comfort food and essential meals during the lockdown in Kathmandu. For a couple of months, Kathmandu was home.
2021 and 2020, sentence fragments:
- Spent a whole lot of time with my mother, father, and brother in India. Took them to dinner and local cinemas on the weekends. Watched a movie with dad (just me and the old man) after a long time. He used to bring me to the cinema as a kid. Welcomed Bobby, the Dachshund, to home. Visited my mom’s family after a long time. Shared a couple of drinks with dad. Salut.
- Met Jashin, my childhood best friend, after a long time. We have aged and grown apart. But I remember every moment we cherished. Endless video game hours, cricket tournaments, snacking at his place, and watching first shows (opening day) at local cinemas. These are the moments I genuinely want to rekindle if I ever get a chance to go back in time. Remember the hype for Pokemon, Transformers, and so on? Good old days.
- Met Jashin’s mother. Her radiance is always calming.
- I met Adish, Anzifar, Geraldin, and Revathi, the folks from the DMM community.
- Visited Delhi NCR two times, mainly for China visa purposes.
- I made friends with Karthik, whom I mentored and who is currently working with HeyForm and TinySnap.
- I briefly provided consulting to RecMaster.net.
- Provided consulting, writing, and web development assistance to Minoid, a web3 company in the US with roots in Calicut, India.
- Provided consulting and web development assistance to JIJU, a Yiwu-based company.
- Python is changing my digital perspective.
- Released VOL I EP – SIGNALSIREN – 2020
- Released The Pendulum EP – m1qnet – 2020
- Released Lockdown – Xonikk – 2020
- Released Reprise: Special Edition – m1qnet – 2020
- Released Miss My Fam – m1qnet – 2020
- Released Press Play, Delete – SIGNALSIREN – 2020
- Released Madman – SIGNALSIREN – 2020
- Produce/Mix/Master Kaav EP by Palakkadan Dystopia – 2020
- Produce/Mix/Master Marupiravi EP by Palakkadan Dystopia
- Purchased a Zoom H1n, Mac Mini M1, iPad Air 4, iPhone SE 3, and MacBook Air M1 (base models). To me, these aren’t material comforts. I use them at work or to produce music. They don’t make me happy.