Posted on October 31, 2013 (Thursday) under Atheism
Writer of The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie escaped direct physical harm, but others associated with the book have suffered violent attacks. Hitoshi Igarashi, its Japanese translator, was stabbed to death on 11 July 1991. Ettore Capriolo, the Italian translator, was seriously injured in a stabbing in Milan on 3 July 1991. William Nygaard, the publisher in Norway, was shot three times in an attempted assassination in Oslo in October 1993, but survived. Aziz Nesin, the Turkish translator, was the intended target in the events that led to the Sivas massacre on 2 July 1993 in Sivas, Turkey, which resulted in the deaths of 37 people.
Not to mention the $3.3 million cash bounty offered by Islamic spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini on Rushdie’s assassination which is still valid till this day.
And yet, Muslims say Islam is a religion of peace!
Posted on October 25, 2013 (Friday) under General
Here comes the second instalment of 25 hand-picked quotes that I’ve collected over the course of a year. I Hope you enjoy reading them!
“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” – Rami Belson
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
“The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photograph of herself.” – Elizabeth Metcalf
“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” – Jeremy Irons
“If you believe everything you read, you’d better not read.” – Japanese proverb
“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.” – Alfred Adler
Posted on October 22, 2013 (Tuesday) under Projects
Posted on September 8, 2013 (Sunday) under Linux
Five years after becoming an Ubuntu Member, I received a printed certificate, signed by Mark Shuttleworth himself! This really means a lot to me and makes me happy! Long live Ubuntu, long live Linux.
Posted on August 30, 2013 (Friday) under Music
Posted on August 27, 2013 (Tuesday) under At Work
I never regretted quitting my last full-time job 6 years ago to start freelancing full-time, and the journey has been wonderful. With nearly 15 years of experience as a Linux system administrator, today I serve clients from all of the world, straight from the comfort of my bedroom which I call my “mission control”. The nature of my work involves responding to emergency situations, and my physical location or time zone has never been a problem. All I need is a computing device and an Internet connection, and no matter where I am, I am able to serve my growing number of clients worldwide.
My freelancing career means a total freedom for me, with flexible and convenient work hours doing what I love to do. I can chose to work on projects that interest me, with clients whom I’m comfortable, and therefore never being bossed by anyone. Planning a vacation or attending a birthday party is never a problem, nor pursuing my hobbies such as photography or origami in my spare time, keeping me all happy and content. No suits and ties, no commuting, no office politics, just the love for what I do and getting paid handsomely for it. My freelance career means unbridled freedom, and I love being a freelancer!
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