๐Ÿ‘‹ I'm Saalik, a builder and writer.

Through software, essays, and poems, I aim to explore interconnections and nurture creativity.Iโ€™ve worked in tech as a product manager, customer advocate, and software engineer. But none of those job titles fully described me.For now, I see myself as a systems thinker with a mystical bend. Navigating the intangible, Iโ€™m currently exploring a life thatโ€™s untethered from the norm. Itโ€™s full of uncertainty, wandering, and wonder.A random list of things I love: โ˜•๏ธ hot chai, ๐Ÿ’Ž Ruby programming, โ›ฐ๏ธ mountain air, ๐Ÿ› nasi lemak, ๐Ÿ“” poems in a journal, โœˆ๏ธ writing on plane rides.This website is an evolving home to a couple links, and my now page, which I update regularly with what's going on. If you want to learn more about me, check out my writing on my blog or Twitter.

A few things I believe in

  • Everything is Interconnected.

  • Software is modern magic. An invocation within a terminal can change the quality of someone's day.

  • Reading forms a deeper awareness of the people, products, and world around us. Indeed, it forms a deeper awareness of ourselves.


Now

๐ŸŒŽ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia๐Ÿชถ The poetry book will be out tomorrow, Feb 25, 2024!๐Ÿฅ„ Writing Season 6 of The Spoonful. Very pleased with how the piece on The Internet Playground came out.๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Family's visiting us in Malaysia, and it's so fun to be present with them.

It's a season of building! I've had one mini consulting project so far, and there are a few projects in the wings.

Last updated Feb 24, 2024 from Kuala Lumpur.This page is inspired by Derek Sivers's nownownow.

Ongoing

โœ๏ธ Collecting feedback and planning the next round of updates for scribble.place

I'm on sabbatical with my wife, exploring the East. When I'm not writing prose, poetry, or code, I'm strolling through cities, hiking through forests, and wandering through my imagination.