This year has been amazing for me. For my communities, my projects, my initiatives, my interests, my work, my life, and of course Mixster. Hmm… a lot of “my” in that sentence. Let’s fix that. 2019, also gave me my fair share of letdown, losses, failures, anxiety, depression, breakups, server crashes, and bugs. And, I am sure I haven’t seen the last of them. But, that hasn’t stopped me to pause my life for a moment, look back and write this amazing post again. That’s why you have been sent a link for this post. Because, you arespecial and you did something great, this year. Little things that I like to acknowledge and appreciate.
Now, while people rush towards the finish line in this silly pursuit of happiness, I want to be different. I would like to be the one that stops just for a day, look back and say thanks to all the amazing people that mattered, people that helped, folks without whom I won’t be here. This is me uncut, taking names and giving hugs per name taken. That’s what Acknowledgement-ations is all about. This is Vipul Gupta, and he is feeling grateful, full of love. This one is going to be extremely long. Some of you are extremely busy, so you can just search your name for a faster turnaround.
“There was an idea. Vipul knows this, called the Mixster Author initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of of remarkable people to see if they could become something more. To see if they could collaborate when Mixster needed them to, to write content that we I alone never could.”
Adapted from Nick Fury’s speech from Avengers (2013)
I thought remote work would be easy. I thought it will be comfortable, creative and carefree. I thought I would be so efficient that I be in the zone all the time. Only if I knew how wrong I was. Only if I looked to see beyond the perks of working remote to see the dedication and discipline needed. And the best part that I love the concept even more.
Well, I survived the first evaluation as you can all see. Made some mistakes along the way, recovered with the advice from my mentors and hopefully going strong into work period 2. Let’s talk shop, yes.
Since this is a special blog. I will be asking the questions… and going to answer them.
Hey there, Are you new to these parts of the internet? If you are, then allow me to be your guide in helping you understand what Mixster really is and why this little corner of the web has become an integral part of whom I am and have become over the years. Also, get to know what we do here.
2018 is coming to an end. For some, it didn’t go quite well. Some would say it went just as good as the last year. But after attending Mozfest, you might find me saying that my 2018 went something like this.
Henceforth, this post won’t be a regular “My Awesome Experience blog” of a conference that you won’t bother reading. But, I rather feel obligated to discuss the people, the works, and the city that was behind Mozfest 2018 and Sustain Summit 2018 that one should really focus on. Let’s jump in.
Google Summer of Code 2018 is coming to end with Sugar Labs, and there is something I wanted to put out in front of me. For the years to come, this would be the thing that I cherish, that inspires me and makes me feel that I did something really worthwhile one summer of my life. To make me remember the awesome 14 weeks I had working for an organization that I truly loved working for- and I am getting all emotional about it, give me a hug by reading more …
She’s finally coming out. She can’t take it anymore. Life had given her opportunities where she had to know her strengths and the only the strengths as there was no space for weakness. The part where she had to be strong had come for her. This was the part where life had begun just for the eyes of the world whereas, for her, life began a long time ago. She believed a part of her had meant to be hidden, as secrecy had become the new cool. While others kept their friend’s secret to maintain that precious bond, she kept hers. That’s what she challenged herself, Keep a secret. A secret that makes life a lot more entertaining. Filled with suspicion. She chooses her misery to be the cause of her amusement. She turned the expectations of her foes into pure blissful attempts for mere tears of sadness and a…
Projects are fun, they provide a steep learning curve, you learn how to work in a team and how to contribute, solve problems. That’s what I used to think. Until I landed my first big project and here’s my account of how our project really happens.
This is me on the subject of “Not Giving a Fuck”. So whosoever might you be, don’t get offended. If you do by any chance, I don’t give really don’t give a shit. One life-changing article coming up (10-minute read) (more…)
Hey, random reader. This is my first blog post. This blog would be everything and anything that I feel good about. That I feel I should write about, let the world know about. Sarcasm being the norm. I will write whatever I feel like about tech, food, life events and everything in between.
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