Hijra and Potential for Positive

We do not owe our allegiance to any nation state unconditionally. Our allegiance is to Allah alone. I am a person who can live in any land. But I chose to live here.

Why? We do not just look for the negative. We look for the potential for positive. We do not just look at the evil. We look at the effects of positive we can do. We can achieve a positive that no other community can achieve. We can bring an influence, that is legal, that is ethical, that is constitutional.

Yasir Qadhi

Effect

I started this blog years ago with the hope that I might be able to achieve something positive with my posts over time. I have published countless articles about IT, electronics, books and much more. All topics that concern me in my everyday life. I have not stopped striving for excellence, questioning the status quo and making the most of my existence. I have shared my findings here.

The reason why I am a big supporter of IT and digitization, why I work as a developer and IT consultant is because I am convinced that with advancing automation and digitization you can increase prosperity for everyone. Earning money in the form of revenue or a salary is not and has never been my primary goal. However, the prerequisite for working on prosperity is the protection of innocent lives.

For the past two months, there has been indescribable suffering in the Middle East and I have been evaluating how I can contribute to end this suffering. I have come to the conclusion that my contribution is shockingly small or even that I am indirectly supporting the suffering. The time has come for me to pull the handbrake and reorient my actions.

My blog posts have become fewer. That doesn’t mean that I’m inactive. It just means that I’m pursuing other activities that I think are more important. The greatest strength I have is my unwavering optimism in the most difficult times. I will not stop fighting for the values I stand for. For peace, for the protection of innocent lives, for justice and against oppression.

Balcony Power Plant in Schwetzingen

Until a few months ago, I was happy with my previous electricity provider. A short time later, however, came the nasty surprise. My monthly fee went up from 42€ to 66€. This meant that the previous contract was no longer attractive.

I want to generate my energy with the power of the sun in the future

I’ve been interested in having my own solar panels on the balcony for a while. I have so much unused space. Due to the energy crisis, bureaucratic hurdles in Germany for balcony power plants were removed. The stars were right and I took this opportunity to become a little more self-sufficient.

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Kintsugi and its meaning today

“Kintsugi” means “golden joinery”. It’s the japanese way of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with golden joins. Kintsugi is not only an activity, but also a way of life and a mindset.

Breaking things are an essential part of the lifecycle of objects. My passion is repairing things which break in every day life. Plastic is an essential part of our modern day lives, but throwing plastic into the trash or waters is polluting our world. I see local-recycling and local-manufacturing as the solution to save our planet and live the Kintsugi lifestyle.

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Back to Office

SAP Anniversary Shuttle in front of WDF01

Yesterday I was back in the office at SAP for the first time in a long time, relatively spontaneously. The office experience during the pandemic period was not particularly pleasant. So I had my concerns and was afraid that we would continue to have restrictions and that no one would be in the office anyway.

But that was not the case. In fact, almost all pandemic restrictions are lifted in the SAP campus as well. There are no distance rules in the cafeterias, the coffee corners are open again, there are more colleagues in the offices again.

It was an incredible experience. I got to meet new colleagues again. It actually feels like some normalcy has returned. Currently, I am planning to work from the office at SAP Campus once a week. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of SAP headquarters in Walldorf. I am looking forward to the upcoming time!