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لعل الله يهدينا أو يهدي بنا

من أجمل المبادئ التي أنا مؤمنة ً بها في الحياة 
لا حيلة في الرزق، ولاشفاعة في الموت، ولا راحة في الدنيا، ولا سلامة من كلام الناسارض بما قسم الله لك، تكن أغنى الناسلا ضرر ولا ضرار
حسنـًا، الناس في حياتك، المال، الزواج، البنون، الصحة، الطعام والشراب، الجمال، وكثير مما لا يحضُر ذهني إنما هو من الأرزاق، وقد يقضي المرء طوال حياته يكابد أشخاص تسبب له المشاكل، أو فقيرا،  أو وحيدا، أو دون ذرية، أو مريضًا، أو لا يرى نفسه جميلا.
فالرزق من عند الله، وقد تبقى بعض الأرزاق على حالها أو يبدلها الله، فلا حيلة لنا في ضيق أو وسع الرزق، لكننا للأسف نتبنى ثقافة تقييم أنفسنا والآخرين بناء على ما لا حيلة لنا فيه، ونقع فريسة لفخ هذا التقييم فنبني عليه بالتالي تصرفاتنا. 
هل ضيق أو وسع أي من الأرزاق رضا أم غضب أم بلاء من الله؟  الله أعلم، ولكن ما أنا على يقين منه هو أنه إن وسع رزقي أو ضاق فهو من عند الله والرضا به أو الصبر عليه هو رحمة من الله، أما محاولة تغييره فهي عبث.
وتأتي بقية المُسَلمَات في المبدأ الأول واضحة وصريحة، فالموت حق على كل نفس، والكافر والمؤمن والمشرك لم يجد أبدًا أحدهم راحة في هذه الدنيا، وأ…


We, who love love itself, who can't handle failure particularly romantic but we always keep trying, who fear rejection, I tell you we are work-aholic and usually have a loving but Helicopter-parent.


HashiCorp and DevOps

I wanted to to write about my 2-week trip in 2013 to Düsseldorf, about going to a muppet show with my cousins, about losing one of my best friends, about being unable to breath, about jealousy, about sports, about learning to drive, about buying a car, about recreational activities, about Syria, about acne, about the books I recently finished reading and may be about other topics I can't remember now but I am writing about DevOps.

I must admit that I am impressed with HashiCorp and I bet they are re-defining data centers and web services life cycle alike. Their philosophy and products to the web and DevOps are like UNIX to operating systems. In other words, they are building what should be a solid base for the de facto Web Service life cycle in the next 15 to 40 years - only if they are given time, opportunity to grow and adopted by big market leaders.

I am not talking ITIL wise, I am talking Agile wise. What HashiCorp is offering to the field of DevOps is like offering the stand…

Mr. Excuses and The Rebound

A short story by Angie Tawfik He found her so sweet, that he would talk to her four continuous hours over the phone, he even did most of the talk, he wanted her to fall for him. He kept the strong and massive communication for almost 10 days. Then he asked her if she had fell in love before or not, she didn't give him a definite answer but told him a short story about an early childhood romance. It was one-sided romance. In the same phone call he started bragging about the fact that he never fell in love before. He lied. He was too much in love with his ex that he denied his capability to love altogether. She couldn't buy it, but didn't raise anything about it.

Shortly after that call, she told him she didn't like being with her ex-fiance, and enlisted a few drawbacks about that relationship but she didn't make a big deal out of it nor did he.

Then slowly the fires of his so-called caring started to put down, instead of him calling, she became the one who usually …