Principal & lead architect of Anaara, Fuad develops enterprise native iOS applications for companies such as First Data & major telecom companies. He also mentors iOS & Swift for Thinkful. If you've been to any major airport in the world recently you've stared at his work - those flight arrival/departure screens are part of the Flight Information Display System (FIDS), whose interface he developed back in the day in Flash 7. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, cycling, and photography. On rare occasion he will write poetry and work on post production for films.
Have been riding bikes since I was seven, in college after my $100 K-Mart steel bike was smashed by a car for the second time (another story, long story short I flipped off the bike and was fine, bike was destroyed) I dug deep and spent around $270 on my Bianchi Mainstreet. Have had that bike for almost a quarter century now, went from being my main means of getting around campus through sun, rain, sleet and snow to years later being relegated to towing bike trailers and a tandem attachment. The bike flew with me to Saudi Arabia where I was the only person in the entire region riding a bicycle while wearing a helmet, never mind I was also only one of about three Americans in all of Qasim. Continue reading “First Race”
I spent many hours in the mall in Columbia, Maryland, this weekend, trying to buy a pair of prescription eyeglasses. I started with the Oakley store, where I picked out the frames I wanted. I had actually decided from your web site which frames I wanted, but the Oakley store didn’t carry those frames in the color I wanted – they said their selection was very limited because they didn’t sell the prescription frames very well. I soon found out why.
When I ask my cycling buddies to post group ride photos to our team Flickr pool, they complain that Flickr isn’t user friendly, it’s to hard, yada yada yada. Yeah, Flickr could definitely use some UX love. But then they start comparing Flickr to Instagram. OK, maybe you have a Facebook account and like to waste inordinate amounts of time on social media. Good for you. But as a photo sharing resource? Continue reading “Flickr vs Instagram”
I know I’ve gone on and on about this before, but the resolution, quality and detail in the image files coming off of the Sony A7RII blow my mind every time I work with them. Continue reading “incredible detail”
I am still so blown away by the capabilities of this camera, by the sheer amount of detail. Shooting with a 50mm prime feels like you have the resolving power of the hubble telescope, only hand-held. Continue reading “Sony A7RII + Canon Glass”
I met recently with my friend Zubair outside of Tout de Sweet cafe (best espresso and pastries in the area!) to compare a few lenses against my A7RII camera body and his new A6000 camera body. This was a series of lens tests to roughly compare the following lenses: