Mohamed Said's Journal

Web Developer, cyclist, and freediver.
Posted on December, 13 2018

Celebrate The Little Wins

I was lucky enough to meet a lot of great people; those who are kind to others, working hard to support their families, and trying to achieve something in this life. Doing this requires a lot of physical and mental power, and when their power is drained they start feeling......

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Posted on December, 10 2018

Living in a good city makes a huge difference in our lives

Last week I had to go to Cairo to run some errands, I was born and raised in this city and only left 2 years ago. However, coming back here brings all the memories on why we left.Cairo is one of the most polluted cities in the world, just the......

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Posted on December, 3 2018

The Most Powerful Passport

It was all over the news yesterday that the UAE passport was ranked most powerful globally. I wasn't sure what that means but with a few clicks I found out that it simply means UAE citizens can travel to 167 countries without the need to get a visa.That got me......

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Posted on November, 25 2018

The Internet Is the Best Thing That Happened To This World

Yesterday I woke up in Egypt at 7:15 AM GMT+2, and gave a brief talk in India at 10:45 AM GMT+5. A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk in Berlin while sitting on my kitchen bar in Egypt.I believe the internet is the......

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Posted on November, 23 2018

My First Century

Yesterday I noticed there will be no wind in the morning until noon. It's very windy most of the days here in Hurghada, and if you're facing the wind solo it'll punch you in the face and knock you down.Ever since I started riding again after ...

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Posted on November, 22 2018

Don't Trust The System. Go Solo!

I've never been the one with straight A’s during my school years; my parents actually never seemed to be excited about me becoming top of my class or even cared about my grades in most subjects.My father used to check on my knowledge in Science, Math, and English, but he......

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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 several 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 any 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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