Author Archives: muraziz

A year of running: 2016

Inspired by Mark Zuckerberg’s post about his personal challenge to run a mile a day in 2016 I wanted to give a try to do the same. For me running is the least unpleasant type of exercise and running outdoors … Continue reading

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“Guns, Germs and Steel” by Jared Diamond

Recently I read an interesting book about history of human societies called “Guns, Germs and Steel”. The book tries to answer the following questions: “Why some societies ended up being more successful than others? Why, for example, Europeans from XVI … Continue reading

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1984 by George Orwell

Recently I read George Orwell’s famous novel – 1984. In it he describes a utopian totalitarian society where party controls everything, such things like past events, the thoughts of its citizens. He completed writing this book in 1949 and the novel was supposed … Continue reading

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Recently I finished reading the book I was planning to read quite a long time ago. The book titled “The Kite Runner” tells a story of Amir, Pashtun boy who spend his childhood in Afghanistan, then migrate to the US when the war … Continue reading

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Eurotrip. Madrid. Ins and outs of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

While I was in Madrid, I had a chance to visit one of the most popular touristic spots in the town – Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid CF. I not only visited the stadium, but attended one of … Continue reading

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Trip to Palo Alto and vicinity. Part III. Google and Facebook campuses

It would have been sin to come to Silicon Valley and not visit the campuses of tech giants – Google and Facebook. I wanted to visit Apple’s campus as well, however, due to time limitation I could visit only two former ones. My … Continue reading

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Trip to Palo Alto and vicinity. Part II. San Francisco

After landing at San Francisco International Airport and before arriving at the hotel in Palo Alto, I decided to see around San Francisco. The first transportation I used after leaving airport was their subway system called BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): … Continue reading

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