I work in a university, teaching computer engineering, and I’ve been struck by the fact that many new students and the parents of new students are not aware of the wealth of opportunities that a degree in this field confers.
This is my “hello word” from my iOS WordPress app. Hope it gets posted. Great app, but had to install Jetpack to be able to use it.
OK, the summer season is coming to its show end in Egypt (it will linger on for some months, but at lower intensities), and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of my experience with garden pests.
If you’ve been following my social media posts you will probably know that I was bitten by the gardening bug three years ago. Since I’ve started this journey, I have learned many things about gardening.
A year or so ago there were no rivals to OSN. If you wanted to watch new movies and TV shows in Egypt, you would have had to shell out for an OSN account. At the time, their prices were reasonable. When I first subscribed to their service, my Premier subscription, the one that gave me access to tonnes of channels and HD content cost me about 370LE per month. I don’t remember the exact figure, but it was somewhere in that range. At the time I was still preparing my house for my upcoming marriage and I thought that this would be a a worthwhile investment.
I was going to call this post “The non-existing work ethic in the Arab world”, but then I reconsidered. For one thing, it would be arrogant of me to presume that my personal experience with certain sections of the Arab world is representative of the region in it’s entirety. And for another, I have no way of comparing with any other region of the world, since I’ve only worked in the Arab world (my stays in sub-saharan Africa and the US where before I had a full-time job).
I guess this is a rather strange topic to choose for my first blog post after my long blogosphere hiatus, but I feel very strongly about this. First, some background. Uber, for those who have been living under a rock for the last couple of years, is a technology company that is challenging cabs around the world.
I’ve recently read a book on the so-called singularity, the point in human development when our science would have reached a point that would allow us to upload our consciousness into machines and thus achieve eternal life with enhanced intelligence and physical strengths.
I have a problem with conspiracy theorists. I find their view of the world to be completely wrapped and distorted. The reason that I am writing this post is that Egypt now seems to be rifle with conspiracy theories.
As regular readers of my blog probably know, I have been complaining against geographical restrictions on the sales of products for a very long time. You may remember one of my early rants on my inability to buy digital media from this post. However, Apple has recently decided to take us out of digital purgatory — we can now buy movies and songs, but not books, from their iTune stores.