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14.11.10

The Citadel

I took advantage of having this Sunday off and enjoyed a hobby that I had abandoned for quite a long time; photography.The Citadel of Amman, or Jabal Al Qala'a is quarter an hour away from home. Here are some photos that I hope you'll like.















10.11.10

What's on my head

The Social Netwrok
Pretending to be that "geek guy" I went with colleagues from work to watch this film about the founder of Facebook, the social network. An hour before the film started, a friend made a remark about the film expressing how impressive it is. "After you watch this film, you're going to go back and start writing code ... you better bring your laptop with you." he said to me while in an excited tone.

Before the film, and also during the film, I wanted to know what was his story; the story of the man who founded Facebook. Many stories I've heard about him, I wanted to know which one of them is true. I was prepared that he's a bad guy. One of the stories I heard about him is that he violated the privacy of his colleagues at Harvard by posting their profiles on his graduation project; claimed to be Facebook. He didn't even get graduated as the film shows, however, it shows enough how bad he was.

After the film, I had a discussion with a friend of mine, who was also excited about the film, or maybe about Mark Zuckerberg himself. We talked about how such a simple idea turned him into the youngest billionaire in the world. We talked how the sole idea of mySpace was to emphasize how secure your information is while, on the other hand, Facebook was selling the idea of publishing your profile online and letting everybody search for you.

Personally, I started thinking. What an idea can I come up with that makes a billionaire out of me? Not for being a billionaire but rather to satisfy my ambition. I'm 29 now, I recalled those days when I was at college, I had so many ideas. Now, I'm so busy with doing my tasks at work and stepping forward in my career path. The question here is: do I have to make a choice between the security of being employed and the risk of entrepreneurship? If the answer is yes, I guess it's going to be a hard decision.
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