Mohamed Said's Journal

Web Developer, cyclist, and freediver.
Posted on November, 14 2018

Spotify Launched In Egypt

Today started with an email from Spotify announcing it's now available in Egypt. I have been using a regional service called anghami (translated to My Tunes) and it's been working well most of the time except that it didn't have many of the new songs and......

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Posted on November, 8 2018

Focus on one thing at a time. Or many, your call.

The older I get the more I believe there's no one correct answer for a single question, that everyone who claims knowing the only right answer is a crook.One of the things I keep hearing people give lectures about is the importance of "Focusing on one thing at a time".......

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Posted on November, 5 2018

That's Why I Believe In Reincarnation

A few years ago I was chatting with a group of friends about how unlucky we are to be born in Egypt, and to be titled Egyptians/Arab/Muslims. The conversation was more about having fun and wasn't at all depressing or anything, yet it took us to a more interesting topic:Is......

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Posted on November, 2 2018

My Plan Is To Never Get Old

I've seen many people here who started to think they're old in their mid-thirties, and I remember back when I was 20 I used to think I only have 15 years to achieve anything and enjoy life. I used to believe that after 35, you start aging and getting weaker......

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Posted on October, 31 2018

It seems so easy for people to buy stuff they want and can afford, but not me!

While following new products introduced in yesterday's Apple event, I could see people on twitter easily making decisions to buy one or more. The thought process seems easy; you like something and you can afford it so you buy it.That's not the case with me; unfortunately,......

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Posted on October, 29 2018

My First Road Bike Experience

Today was the first time for me on a road bike, and it was AWESOME. I've been riding mountain bikes for a few months now and I really enjoy how it allows you to discover hidden places that you don't see while on the main road, however riding on the......

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Posted on October, 25 2018

The Most Incredible Things That Happened To Me Were Because I Reached Out

A couple of days ago I was browsing Strava and I noticed a recent activity in a road I usually ride on. The rider was a Swedish athlete whom I thought was on vacation. I reached out to him and left a comment. 24 hours later I was......

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Posted on October, 23 2018

Hey Younger Me, Learn How To Dance

When you're young, you're stupid. It's ok if you look stupid sometimes. It doesn't matter if you look funny when you dance; your nose is bigger than the rest of your face anyways. people might look and laugh at you, but you'll get better at dancing by time.Currently I'm 29......

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Posted on October, 22 2018

Host your own content

Yesterday my friend Eric Barnes shared a piece on his blog where he recommends hosting your own content instead of relying on Medium. I've always wanted to talk about that. Specially that Medium is blocked in my country for over 2 years now, which makes me......

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Posted on October, 21 2018

I just discovered a new passion for UI/UX design

I've always been trying to avoid dealing with design decisions and only get myself involved in code. It's just too hard to make things look pretty for everyone since everyone has a different taste, so it's impossible to get people to agree on the final look.About a year a go......

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Posted on October, 20 2018

Why I decided to stop pro training for Freediving

The next few days after I had my collarbone surgery I wasn't able to get long sleeping hours. I kept waking up every hour and staying in the bed for 15 minutes or so before I could sleep again. My mind was full of chaos, maybe from the......

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Posted on August, 25 2018

Testing Artisan Commands in Laravel 5.7+

Laravel 5.7 comes with a pretty neat way for testing console commands. Let's see what our tests might look like....

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