Yet another new year and a new blog theme

Say hi to 2018 New year, 2018, arrived surprisingly early for me. I had not expected 2017 to end. But it was over in a blink of an eye. I am still not done with 2017. Left with many uncompleted tasks and resolutions. That’s why I delayed writing a new …

Amazon Kindle pros and cons, a techie’s perspective

Introduction After months of thinking and internal conflict with self, will publish the details in a post soon, last month I purchased an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. Within weeks of actively using/experimenting with it, gained some interesting experience which is worth sharing. Disclaimer: points discussed in this post are the …

Dead of the great Openshift 2

Dead of the great Openshift 2 – as many of you may have known by now, Redhat is discontinuing Openshift v2 by the end of September 2017 for free users. They have already informed customers via email and publish the news on the site, click here. The death of Openshift …

Happy Nowruz 1396

It is always great to find every possible opportunity to celebrate despite of nationality, religion, etc. Happy moments are great and precious that usually last short but registered for long time in our memories. And in short life of ours put smile on our faces numerous time, whether in that …

Hello from hell

Finally, I managed to post after two months (exactly since November 2016) in my blog and I am extremely happy about that but at the same time sad and nervous. I guess the first question is what happened that I didn’t post for two months. Well, in a nutshell, disaster …

Open source contributors, license matters

Few days ago a post published on Arstechnica that “Wix gets caught ‘stealing’ GPL code from WordPress”. You can read the full news at this link. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/wordpress-and-wix-trade-shots-over-alleged-theft-of-open-source-code/ My takeaway from the news narrows down to two hypotheses (unawareness, smartness) why such incident occurred. Hypothesis one – unawareness: No one (including …

Instapaper Vs Pocket

Around a year ago I wrote a post about Instapaper and described how great it was. Anyhow, shortly after that post I found Pocket and then within short period of time I migrated to it and removed Instapaper. Back then I had an intention to write a blog post to …

Happy Earth day and yet shocking surprise

Yesterday (2016-04-22) was Earth day and in respect to that Google has changed its logo, click here. Though I was not sure about the reason of calling 22nd April as Earth day. It motivated me to had a quick search to find about “Earth day” and looked at Wikipedia. But …

Happy 3rd birthday Geeksweb

Very well, today is the 3rd birthday of this blog (blog.madadipouya.com aka Geeksweb). As the owner and creator of this blog I am very happy as well as having sense of achievement. During last 3 years I have managed to keep this blog updated even irregularly particularly when I had …

Happy Chinese new year 2016

As a person who lives in a south Asian country, it is easy to realize that Chinese new year has an especial meaning even in comparison with Christian new year for majority of Asian. Those who celebrate this event at now perhaps are with their families, having good time. Or …

New year 2016 and Debian

Very well, today is the first day of 2016 and I am quite happy about the fact that I believe 2016 would be a better year than 2015 in any aspects especially technology wise. Though, on the other hand I am little bit upset because Free Software and Open Source …

200th post of the blog

This is 200th post of my blog. I am pretty excited about celebration of this achievement because I have managed to continue updating the blog in 2.5 years despite of lots of issues I have faces. This is a prove to myself that shows it is possible to maintain and …

Instapaper, a savior app

For a long time I was seeking for an application/tool or whatsoever to be able to save the webpages cleanly and be able to read it in my laptop(s) and/or mobile devices flawlessly, offline and in sync. However, my attempt in the first place had been ended by saving the …

First make sure then accuse

This post is somehow general speaking about accusation, however, in many real world cases I have seen it also implies to software engineering (developing) and working ethics in any company. Accusation is not a simple thing which I believe some people do not take it seriously. Many times, I have …

Social network content management systems

In the last few years, developing a new social network was a very cool idea, however, I believe nowadays developing such a system might be quite silly if there is no justification or innovation behind it. For instance, back to 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg started building Facebook, his idea was …

How to host your website on Openshift

Openshift is quite amazing and I strongly can say, it is much better than its competitor such as Google App Engine or Heroku in providing services. With Openshift you not only able to do your testing and deploy your applications, but also you can host your website there very easily. …