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My name is Vic. I'm a dad, runner, indie software maker, podcast host, amateur violinist, and ardent collector of hobbies.

Between the hours of 9 to 5, I'm a software engineer at Twilio Segment.

I mostly write about tech, SaaS, parenting, plants, food, and life in general.

I have a newsletter at vic.substack.com - it's my attempt to get better and faster at writing.

Happy to be here!

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(This is me urging you to plan your vacation / staycation for the year)

Just published another issue of my newsletter: vic.substack.com/

This issue talks about software development as gardening, includes two family favorite recipes, and links to things I learned.

I had a goal this year to write more, and I think I learned to write better by writing this issue.

My last day of work this year was Friday.

I have NOTHING planned for the rest of the year, it's so great.

Not even opening my calendar.

Early stage startups are becoming too comfortable with saying the quiet toxic parts out loudly because they think people in a down market will put up with anything for a paycheck.

Don't let them normalize 6-day work weeks or sleeping in the office.

I looking for my #SouthAsian / #SouthAsianDiaspora family on here!

I'm missing the brilliance of Brown Twitter stitching together our global communities

Please introduce yourself below, so people can find you โ€” and boost so more people see this.

Thanks!

When my kids learned about Elf on a Shelf, my plan was for the elf to very quickly meet an untimely end in the toilet bowl one day.

Instead, my wife wrote a letter to Santa that elves are not welcome in our home, and in retrospect, yes that is a better plan.

I notice that are a thing here.

My name is Vic. I'm a dad, runner, indie software maker, podcast host, amateur violinist, and ardent collector of hobbies.

Between the hours of 9 to 5, I'm a software engineer at Twilio Segment.

I mostly write about tech, SaaS, parenting, plants, food, and life in general.

I have a newsletter at vic.substack.com - it's my attempt to get better and faster at writing.

Happy to be here!

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Added the ๐ŸŒฎ to my username, and I finally feel complete.

I got every one of these books giftwrapped when I bought them, so now it's like opening a present every time ๐ŸŽ‰

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Buying books and reading books are two different hobbies.

I am done with work for the rest of the year, and I have a massive pile of unread books sitting here calling my name.

This was pretty cool. I logged in on fedifinder.glitch.me and it gave me the Mastodon urls of a bunch of my follows as a CSV, which I imported into here.

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