Category: Weeknotes

  • Week of 13 July, 2020

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    The anxiety medication has been hitting me hard this entire week, making me feel drowsy and tired pretty much 24/7. I feel markedly less anxious, though, so maybe this is progress? My brain is slush, and this is just about as much as I can manage to write today. I’m hoping next week will be…

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    PS: as an experiment, I’m allowing comments on all my new posts. I’ll disable them if it turns into too much work, but I’m willing to try this out for a little bit. Be kind.

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  • Week 11: Side-projects, Hobbies, and Obsession

    Welcome to 2019, everyone! If we all close our eyes and wish really really really hard, this year might be less of a dumpster fire than the last one. The astute reader will ask why I haven’t posted anything for more than two weeks. One part of the answer, dear reader, is that I just…

  • Week 8: Going Home

    The great thing about the weeknote format is that you can make your note as long or short as you want. I’m keeping it short today, with just a few important life updates. 2018 has been a tough year for me. My mental health is at an all-time low, so I’ve decided to take a…

  • Week 7: Melancholy, and Taking a Break

    I’m in one of my Moods™. All my brain wants to do is scroll through Instagram looking at pictures of beautiful skinny perfect people wearing beautiful expensive perfect sneakers. On weekends, I can’t even summon up the motivation leave my blanket, let alone do normal functional adult things. I’ve had to put in a Herculean…

  • Week 6: Mac and Cheese, Sore Throat, and Deep Roots

    I’m writing this from Chennai. I’m here for the second time this year for a Visa appointment. It’s all very scary and stressful and dehumanizing and I just want it to end already. I have many opinions about traveling internationally as an Indian citizen, but if I start writing them down they’ll take up this…

  • Week 4: Snow Pigeons, Finding Peace, and Building an Audience

    I survived Siberia! After my talk last Sunday, I had two days in Novosibirsk to spend as I pleased before my flight back to Delhi. I spent those days walking around the city center, reading, and writing. The temperature fell to -13ºC while I was there, so I had to keep ducking into random cafes…

  • Week 3: Siberian Winter, Public Speaking, and Recognizing What I’m Bad At

    Hello from Novosibirsk, Siberia! The temperature outside is -9ºC, the streets are covered in fresh white snow, and I’m sipping hot chocolate at a cafe near the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. I came here to speak about Rust and WebAssembly at DevFest Siberia 2018, and I’m staying here for a few extra days so…

  • Week 2: Going to Siberia, Why Weeknotes, and Being a Jerk

    I’m writing this from Delhi, where I’m visiting my family for a few days before I leave for Russia to attend DevFest Siberia 2018 as a speaker. My talk is about using Rust and WebAssembly to draw fractals in the browser. I’m really excited, not just because Rust is amazing and WebAssembly is amazing and…

  • Week 1: Health, Getting New Business, and Hip-Hop

    I recently discovered Weeknotes and now I’m compelled to try writing them myself. The idea of reflecting and thinking out loud in public is fascinating. I’ve been sick a lot this year. My current bout of sickness started when I came down with a bad cough that lasted three weeks. After I got better, I…