After ~5 years, I decided to move on from Salesforce last week. Before mentioning where I'm heading to and what led me to that decision, I wanted to take a moment to write about my time at Salesforce and reflect a bit.

I joined Salesforce in February 2017, fresh out of working at a startup. I remember this time quite hazily - I was burnt out - not just owing to working at the startup, but also working on an on-stage movie production around that time. Quite honestly, I was very anxious about this decision because this was the first time I was joining a large organization and I was more than happy being the big fish in a small pond.

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I turned 33 earlier this year. Not a huge number by any margin. I aspire to grow older and wiser over time and live as long as humanly possible.

But this number has made me wonder more - am I doing enough, not on a selfish basis but for others. I want to write a series of posts where I admit to my mistakes over these years solely with the intention of passing it on to the reader which could very well be my kid in the future.

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As with anything else in the world, change is a constant. Moving on from the world of Hugo and Golang, this is my attempt in trying to blog more as I move to Zola.

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Where do I even start? It's been more than 5 days since the dreadful news came on Friday morning that SPB Sir is no more. I've been trying my best to process this loss - I personally do not know him, I haven't met him, he doesn't know me, but yet where did all this relationship begin? (tere mere beech mein kaisa hai ye bandhan) Of course, after hearing the news, I reached out to my friends and also shared some of his songs that I loved on social media. I reminisced over his songs and his interviews on YouTube. That cheeky laughter, the amazing sense of humor, the way he praises others wholeheartedly, the genuine love for everyone - it's really hard to realize that we might not get to see this in the future. Why did this affect me so profoundly - this blog post is a quest to understand it.

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I recently had the opportunity to catch a series on HBO. No it's not Game Of Thrones! :) On a side-node, I haven't seen a single episode of GoT and don't intend to, especially after everyone lambasted how bad the series was.

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If you're a cricket fan, you better had been keeping track of what happened at the World Cup this year. It was one of my favorite world cups since 2003 and I kept a tab on the scores and games for almost all the matches. This was also the first world cup since 2003 where I had a subscription for viewing the world cup. (I had the subscription for 2011 when in India but since the World Cup happened in India, I couldn't really follow much because ... work)

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I take public transport to work. It's something that I've been doing for about 6 months now. This might not be newsworthy to many folks and if you're living in a metropolitan area like New York City or Hong Kong, taking public transport to work is an integral part of one's day.

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This was a book by Haruki Murakami in conversation with Seiji Ozawa, the former director and conductor at the Boston Conservatory of Music. The original book is in Japanese and the version I read was translated in English by Jay Rubin. Personally, I liked the conversational style of the book and helps one visualize the dialogues between the two as they deeply connect with their deep love for music. Admittedly, I'm not all that too familiar with Western Classical Music barring a few famous pieces and reading through the book was very informative as well as inspiring. This book not just talks about the various musical pieces and the performers and conductors of the 20th century, it also delves into the work ethic of the two - about how passionate they're to their crafts and how disciplined has brought them to where they are today.

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The article talks about how to better use the pomodoro technique for productivity.

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Finally mustered some courage and got over my laziness to create a post on a statically hosted blog. I had been having a (largely idle) wordpress blog for a while now. In fact, I remember getting there from a long route from static HTML back in those days, a custom wordpress site and a tumblr site.

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