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Covid 19 vaccine thoughts

So vaccines exist for Covid-19 finally and this is going to change the behaviour of the world for the next few years Vaccines have been tested for a short-term only and long-term side effects are not known. The resulting changes in different demographics is something we need to be alert about. International travel will not […]

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Work

Separate risk and negativity in your project

When working in IT projects — especially in fixed bid projects — I see a lot of people facing difficulties dealing with stress related to a risk they come across. The immediate reaction is to complain about the problem and tell everyone how the project is doomed; sometimes this happens even before the project has […]

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Analysis

Trying to make sense of the news of Salesforce acquiring Slack

WSJ is reporting of Salesforce’s plan to acquire Slack. What makes this interesting for me as a Salesforce consultant, is that Salesforce has been working on improving their existing chat platform Chatter in the form of Salesforce Anywhere. Salesforce Anywhere is expected to let sales and service team collaborate not just in the context of […]

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When smartphone does dumb things

My phone has been acting strange, but since I have no money budgeted for a new phone this year I continue to shift between the wonky-but-nice Asus 6z and oldie but goldie Nokia 7 Plus. Then this happened Since I’m currently in a quiet and peaceful place (I mean physically, I’m not dead yet!) keeping […]

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Work

Starting with Data Architecture & Management Designer certification

Finally I’ve registered for the Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer exam and the plan is to give it by the middle of next month. It mainly covers areas I have gained a decent experience in over the last six years such as data modelling, design, managing large data volumes, data governance and its […]

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Analysis

Golden thoughts

A few thoughts on investing in gold in India

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Long and short of it

I was reading this discussion about Hemingway App on Hacker News and it got me thinking about my own writing style. A decade back, I used to write longer sentences that packed in more thoughts with a varied rhythm. Over time though, I realised that I make more mistakes grammatically this way and the only […]

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Timeout

I have the luxury of taking a break any day I want to so that I can zone out and do nothing. These phases of inactivity really helps my mind recoup from extended days of thinking. Especially when weekends alone are not enough. Once I’m back to work ideas and thoughts come rushing in like […]

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Top of mind

Free is dumb

I love free things, but I’m also aware that it comes with a lot of conditions and clauses. If you’re getting something for free, you’re paying for it in some other form. This might be in the form of your privacy, a lock-in or a forced upgrade to paid plan in the future. Google Photos […]

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Love and Horror

While growing up I remember most horror stories being about evil that was set out to kill people for no reason other than to be evil. Most of these stories were linked to religion in one way or the other and there seemed like a way to put the evil to rest by using some […]