Author: ahussein

  • Activists: The Unsung Heroes of Our Time

    AECJ (Amazon Employees for Climate Justice) decided to team up with Remote Advocacy to organize a walkout The walkout was to protest the company’s policy towards employees and climate. one thing that caught my attention was someone’s comment on Blind (an anonymous community for tech workers) The commenter said “This is a typical activist move, […]

  • Learn to say no, or don’t

    Learning to say no is advice I have both got and given on various occasions. In a moment of reflection and wonder, I started looking at this in the opposite direction. Did you ever ask yourself, is my subject unable to say no and is being polite? Peer pressure expressions or passive actions come in […]

  • Digital Cleaning (A game changer for me)

    I tend to quickly leave things midway, thinking I will come back to them and procrastinate forever. Do you have tons of clutter that is giving you anxiety? Me too Clutter is not only physical anymore. It’s not only all the unfinished projects, old clothes, mail, and unpacked boxes. There are emails, digital notes, apps […]

  • What is wrong with American democracy?

    The US is a democratic nation, but the people often disagree with their state or national government, so what exactly is wrong with American Democracy? Taxation without representation The US has a significant number of green-card holders (According to Wikipedia about ~14M in 2019) plus a considerable number of H1B workers. All pay taxes and […]

  • The internet is a weird place

    I was playing an online game of werewolves, if you don’t know what a Werewolves game is it’s simply a game of deception. I started with a joke that implied confusion about what team I would be on. Some people got angry and voted me out My role’s power would have been a great help […]

  • Cognitive disability and money problems

    When I was a student, I was impatient to turn my skill into something that could get me income, I didn’t have good connections though. My ADHD made it hard to make connections and I didn’t even know about my ADHD so the thought that I suck or was not worth it took over my […]

  • Helpful Websites

    This is a list of websites I like to use to increase my productivity or assist me in a positive way I’m avoiding any famous websites (Google, LinkedIn, Meetup, etc) and only listing the ones that to my best knowledge are unknown or infamous. Swurl Swurl is a great tool to search across multiple […]

  • Find a tech job in a lousy market

    I’ve experienced a job search in a lousy market myself. It took me 6 months to find a job and pushed me to my financial limits, I was so close to giving up and heading back to my home country. As an international student in the US, you usually have more to worry about if […]

  • California Science Center

    I’ve been to LA before, twice. both times I’ve visited California Science Center. once for a trip that was mediocre, I googled the 10 best things to do in LA. I made a goal to visit as many as possible in a couple of days so I skimmed through the places and never really enjoyed […]

  • This is why I think AWS CDK is the best thing

    Hey, do you know that there’s something called AWS CDK and it’s literally amazing? I used CloudFormation before to build the infrastructure for my blog behind a load balancer (yes the very same blog you’re reading this article on right now). CloudFormation was neat but painful, files became very big and complicated, and it takes […]