Mohamed Said's Journal

Web Developer, cyclist, and freediver.
Posted on November, 3 2019 - 1 min Read

Separating signal from noise while following the news

For six years now, I haven't been following any news channels. I have no idea what's going on in my country or any other country in the world. Six years now and I'm happier than ever.News Agencies want you to believe that it's important to be informed, it's not. The...

Features by the dozen

Handling customer support is big part of my job, and we often receive feature requests and ideas that are quite interesting. However, every few months...

Posted on Oct 17, 2019 - 1 min Read

I could be wrong, I hope I'm not

For a long time I've been torn between two different routes; one that involves me leaving my country with all its good and bad and...

Posted on Oct 12, 2019 - 1 min Read

Changing your mind is a good trait

The last few months before my father passed away I remember he started talking differently, he changed his mind about many things that he used...

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 - 1 min Read

Finding a father figure

I find it funny that the older I get, the more I need a mentor. I was fool as a teenager to believe I've figured...

Posted on Sep 21, 2019 - 1 min Read

The Fear of missing out in web development

I've been experiencing the Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) for a long time, I believe many of us do since it's the age of social...

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 - 1 min Read

The scars we carry from our childhood, are they going to make us better parents?

I'm almost 30. Yet, I'm still dealing with the scars I carried from my childhood. I wonder if I'm going to be able to father...

Posted on Jul 2, 2019 - 1 min Read

"Altered Carbon" is happening

Yesterday I was chatting with a friend who's specialized in Orthopedic plates and Joint replacement parts. I have one of those plates since my bike...

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 - 1 min Read

Stop "honoring" your native language when sharing knowledge

This morning I read a post on how little the Arabic content in the internet is compared to other languages, and that most of the...

Posted on Jun 8, 2019 - 1 min Read

My Cycling Bad Luck

On Saturday, I was riding my bike as usual when the wind brought a plastic bag into my rear wheel. Fortunately I didn't fall but...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 - 1 min Read

Crashed. Again!

Yesterday I was guiding a 70km ride around Hurghada's Desert, I've been doing these rides weekly since November and I really enjoy the way back...

Posted on Mar 3, 2019 - 1 min Read

What do we owe our children?

Ever since we started thinking about having kids, we are trying to understand what it means and whether or not we are ready for that....

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 - 4 mins Read

In Memory Of My Father

My father passed away six years ago today, he was in a hospital for one week before he left this world.Time heals your wounds and...

Posted on Feb 9, 2019 - 1 min Read

The 5 phases of learning something new

Every year since I started working at Laravel I find myself getting into something completely new, you know this kind of things that when you...

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 - 1 min Read

When the student is ready the teacher will appear

This quote has been stuck in my mind for the past few days:When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is...

Posted on Feb 2, 2019 - 1 min Read

Everyone is fighting a battle, everyone is a hero

A few years ago I was always whining about the living conditions I used to have here in Egypt and how unfair life was to...

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 - 1 min Read

How I manage to remove negative thoughts and clear my mind

I'm the kind of person that gets affected by the weather, a gloomy day can easily fill my head with hundreds of negative thoughts. I...

Posted on Jan 27, 2019 - 1 min Read

Keeping up with Iron People

This Saturday I had a 70km bike ride with 6 Ironman finishers; 3 ladies and 3 men from different age groups. I'm supposed to be...

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 - 1 min Read

Stop worrying about your broken English

Speaking another language is not easy, to speak like a native requires living among natives for a long time. Still, I don't think this will...

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 - 1 min Read

Why you should start blogging more

Not everyone is courages enough to seek out for help, and even those who are ok with it, not all of them can ask the...

Posted on Dec 31, 2018 - 1 min Read

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