Happy Birthday, Krishna

Happy Birthday Krishna! (July 26th)

The days are drifting by but vivid memories of our brief times together at Microsoft jump to the foreground every time I drive by Building 32 or 85 (almost every day!) since we spent many hours there working together.

The last time I saw you, I was working downtown in the Westlake building when you came to visit for some career advice and to explore the Xbox Music, Video and Reading teams. We did a little walking tour of the 3rd and 4th floors and shook some hands of team leaders – and then you left with the same calm confident smile and hopeful humility with which you arrived.

Perhaps after working on the thankless mess that is volume control in the shell, jumping up the stack to work on media apps felt too close to that recent past?

Our last mail interaction was a on Feb 6th 2014 at 7:12pm when you let me know you’d landed a job over in the Outlook team.

You wrote: “After talking to a bunch of different teams over the past few weeks, the role in Outlook seemed like the best fit for what I’m looking fo right now. I’m excited for the new challenge!”

Now, these memories seem like they were yesterday — and ten years ago.

I’m wishing you and your family peace on your birthday, and I hope you remain excited for the new challenges – where ever you are.

Extending love to you on behalf of your friends and family for our dear friend, Krishna.

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