Languages and me

Just like my relationship to anything, my relationship to languages is a reflection of my relationship to myself and to the world.

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Building Bridges

Today is my 28th birthday. To building bridges, tearing down walls and breaching barriers.

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Ceci n'est pas un interview

This is not an interview with a poet.

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You are holy

A letter to my younger self, my future self, and humanity.

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Debugging: the process of elimination, workarounds and more

In this article I explore the topic of debugging including process of elimination, finding workarounds and collecting clues. I describe how I debugged the error 'TypeError: Network request failed' when trying to connect to a local server from an Android or iOS device. Finally, I explain the reason and solution for this specific error.

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Farsi Lessons: Useful words and phrases

Here I am collecting useful words and phrases in Farsi.

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Reach you

Reach you.

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Fitting In

It's not about fitting in. It's about how you can and want to contribute.

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Radical Change

I went through a lot of change. And yet, eventually, I seem to always end up experiencing the same feeling within me.

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Tools for language learning

Here are some notes and thoughts from my research on language learning, mostly for Farsi.

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GraphQL Trends in 2019

This article gives an overview of the current state of GraphQL, recent trends and a prediction for the most relevant topics in GraphQL in 2019 and the near future.

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The Power of Doubt

You are real, whether or not you doubt yourself. You have the power to believe in yourself.

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Farsi Lessons: Simple Past

In Farsi, the simple past tense is used to talk about the past. You can easily build verbs in this tense based on the past stem and personal endings.

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Farsi Lessons: Verb Basics

Learn the basic building blocks used to conjugate Farsi verbs. These will come in very handy when using specific tenses.

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My Year 2018 in Review

I imagine change works similar to how an avalanche might come about.

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Book Review: The Kite Runner & A Thousand Splendid Suns

The two books by Khaled Hosseini complement each other very well, and I recommend to read them together.

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Book Review: Conversations with God

This is a book that, if you liked reading it once, you will like reading it many more times.

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Book Review: Discworld Novels

I've been living my life for a long time. I know how it works.

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Book Review: The Phoenix Project

The book by Gene Gim and others conveys many concepts and techniques around how high-performing software organizations function, making it a very interesting read for IT executives and project managers.

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Truth

A poem on truth.

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Policies from the heart

'To succeed, our policies have to come from the heart.' is a quote by the current German Minister of internal affairs, Horst Seehofer.

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Perfect Harmony

I am in perfect harmony.

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Fear

A poem on fear.

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The Beauty of Darkness and Light

A poem on darkness and light.

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A voice in the darkness

A poem on darkness and warm rays.

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What I learned from cooking on my birthday

I am afraid of cooking because I am inexperienced which leads to mistakes. On my birthday, I overcame my fears and cooked a great meal. I have grown as a person as a result! Plus, delicious food is always a win in my book 😼

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What is courage?

A poem on courage.

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Who you are

'Who are you?' is a question I cannot answer. But I'm finding it out.

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Tonight

Tonight, recent events kept me up all night. I was restless, so I went for a walk. And when I came back, I wrote an article about listening to people's stories.

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Why I am learning Farsi

Why do humans behave as they do? Who am I? How can I engage in human encounters? Those are some of the WHYs that are driving me to learn Farsi.

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Ramune + Ramen - name a more iconic duo

Ramune in Takumi Nine Sapporro

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Movie Review: God will come

God will come or خدا می آید is a great movie by director Majidi Majidi from 1996.

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