Today,when I was “marketing” about my blog ( as usual) to one of my colleague , he fired this question. “Why do you blog?”. I said “Just wanted to express my self , my thoughts” .”But why you do so ?” he asked again. “hmm” , I asked my self, “Why do I blog, Why do I want to express my self, am I just following trend or is it something else.” I somehow managed to satisfy his question, but I am still thinking about it.
I started blogging when MSN spaces was launched. I named my blog as dotcompilerator, as I intended to compile my thoughts and experiences regarding compilers and compiler generators on the blog, but unfortunately I did exact opposite :), I posted about a lot of different things but no compiler stuff.
MSN spaces were ok for blogging, but it did not appeal much to me. So I planned to switch to blogspot, after moving some post , I found the migration process a bit tiresome, specially when I could not change my time stamps. So then I moved on to wordpress, though it also does not provide any migration process, but still copy and pasting from MSN spaces was easy, (thanks to Allah , I wasn’t an active blogger then). It was an interesting story how I got introduced with WordPress. Me and a couple of other friends started a funny blog about our another very good friend, We started on blogspot, but unfortunately we lost our blogger account, so I looked for other blogging sites, and found wordpress a very nice and easy one to play around. so we moved all our posts from blogspot to wordpress, and that’s how I became acquaintance with wordpress. Although we took down the blog about our beloved friend after his repeated requests and threats :P, but I remain glued to wordpress and so I moved on to wordpress.
But , the question is still here, why do I blog? As I said earlier, it was an effort to compile my notes on compilers and compilers generators, which unfortunately has not been started yet, so I started writing about different stuff, that I found interesting enough to share with you. My xbox networking experiences, .net stuff , personal projects, Linux experimentations, personal , windows hacks. This is my favorite post, and I still enjoy reading ( based on true incidents 🙂 ).
I usually put things here which I have recently learnt or somehow they lure me to understand them, or will be pursuing in future. I am not much interested in politics, infact I hate politics especially current Pakistani politics, but being a Pakistani, I do have an avid interest regarding the future of Pakistan, and everything related to Pakistan. Apart from this nationalism, I am purely a tech guy, I love to spend (and when I say spend , I mean it ) my time with computers, books, gaming, bed and swimming pool. I have also purchased a domain www.farazmahmood.com for my self , and I am hosting http://blog.farazmahmood.com (its only a mirror)on my laptop( works only after office hours)