Hey dear readers, I just wanted to apologize for not blogging as much as I should be lately.
I’ve been way too busy with writing the book, reading other books to help me write the book’s material, exciting stuff at work, and lately immensely enjoying the company of a lovely female.
The book is coming along very nicely. I still plan on releasing a sneak-preview in the form of an ebook in the not too distant future. Problem is, the freelance dude I hired for my new WordPress theme design and technical blog upgrades disappeared and didn’t get the work done as he promised to within July, so here I am left delaying things again.
The list of books I’m currently devouring is long but it’s focused on Islam, communication technologies, philosophy (or more specifically epistemology) and how belief systems evolve.
Wired magazine’s co-founder, Kevin Kelly says something that is of mighty relevance to what I’m delving in:
Communication is the foundation of society, of our culture, of our humanity, of our own individual identity, and of all economic systems. This is why networks are such a big deal. Communication is so close to culture and society itself that the effects of technologizing it are beyond the scale of a mere industrial-sector cycle.
For those who don’t know Kevin Kelly or are familiar with this work, you’re missing out big time on some pretty cool ideas from one of technology’s major intellectual figures. His book Out of Control had significant influence on the making of The Matrix, a movie I’ve watched literally dozens of times and is one of my favorites of all time. Keanu Reeves previously recounted how each actor had to read it (and 2 other books) before they could open the original script.
In terms of working life, I’m really lucky to have a job I can wake up in the morning and be excited about. Plus, I’m surrounded by some very intriguing and smart personalities in the office. Nevertheless, sometimes things can be hectic even if I’m back home already.
As for the lovely female, I’m going to keep that a mystery.
And no, I’m not getting freaking married anytime soon, even though family has already begun nudging me seriously about it. I think “Drima, Relationships and Marriage” would make a nice title for a future post, especially given how annoying Sudanese traditions come into play.
Again, sorry for the slow posting. The pace will be as it is for another two weeks and after that, I’ll be back to longer more frequent posts.
Look out for my GV roundup on YouTube’s blocking in Sudan.