I consider myself a person of many hobbies, I love gardening, gadgets, collecting stamps, collecting coins, collecting fountain pens, horology, photography, running, and reading books. Running and reading have their obvious rewards, the endorphins released by exercise make me feel good, and reading expands the mind. I love getting new information from books.Continue reading
Category Archives: General
A series of unfortunate events
The pandemic years have not been kind to us. In 2020 we lost my aunt and uncle to COVID, this was our first shock introduction to the disease. This was followed by the death of my young cousin, also to the same disease. At this point I had developed quite a phobia of the disease, that it could kill my cousin, several years younger than me, and supposedly in good health, was a complete shock to me.Continue reading
Screen-time for toddlers, my family’s debate
This post is going to be a bit different from the general topic of this blog. I’m going to use it to try to work out an issue I’m currently going through.Continue reading
Why computer engineering?
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.
WordPress iOS app
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.
Netflix vs OSN
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.
The non-existing work ethic
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).
In defence of Uber
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.