I have lost count how many times I have told people that “going to a shooting range and renting a gun when you have a non-immigrant visa (F-1, H1B, TN) is a bad idea.” To avoid having to find the material over and over, I will post it here and start sending the link. I […]
San Francisco is going through a face change, where people are being evicted to make room for the new workers. There is demand for finding residence in SF, while many many regulations restrict construction of new residences. Since tech giants (Google, Apple, Facebook) started to offer shuttle services to their employees for a better commute between […]
Diversity in Silicon Valley has been topic of much discussion recently. There is no need to look at the statistics to know tech industry is suffering (severely) from lack of diversity. To fulfill my curiosity, I decided to add up the numbers from some random companies I was interested in. The results for both gender and […]
When you are from middle east, everything has a political flavor to it. And when you try to get people together and represent all, all these small differences suddenly erupt! I was in New York this week and was able to attend the annual “Persian Parade” event in Manhattan. It was definitely something of interest […]
As I had noted before, average internet user in Iran faces a good amount of censorship. Some of it comes from internal agencies in Iran who”judge” what is appropriate and what is inappropriate for Iranians. And sometimes it is the websites and companies deciding that Iranians should not have the privilege of accessing certain information of software. […]
Recently I was asked to provide an overview of what I did through my Ph.D. in UTD. Although my research work is mostly wireless networking, I realized the “embedded systems” topic fits my development expertise the best. I will repeat that summary here too. My experience with programming embedded systems can be divided into two […]
Nice view 🙂 Thank goodness I don’t have exams anymore.