The singularity: Evolution or Mass Suicide?
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.
My problem with conspiracy theorists
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.
On Coups, Fascism, Broken Promises, and the Rule of Law
Right, I had promised myself not to get involved in politics any more. Those of you who have been following me on this blog and my various social media accounts probably already know this, but recent events have woken me from my slumber. I can no longer watch the events unfolding without expressing myself in…
Web services client using Mono and C#
It’s been a long time since I’ve written a technical post, or any post actually, so forgive me if I’m a bit rusty. OK, in this post I’ll talk about creating a client program that consumes a web service using C#. As regulars of this blog and my social media accounts probably know, I am a…
The good old days
I’ve been recently having bouts of nostalgia about my childhood, and so, with a bit of encouragement from my Facebook friends, I’m writing this blog post about my days in Nigeria — the place where I spent the first 17 years of my life, and which I consider my home away from home.
This is not cultural shock, this is cultural illiteracy
If you have looked at my blog before, you probably know about my struggle to integrate fully into Egyptian culture. I wrote two posts about this, here and here. Yes, this is the third post about this topic, so sue me.