About Me

M Asif Rahman

My name is M Asif Rahman. I love creating things! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast and Serial Entrepreneur. I am Founder of A. R. Communications, Alo Ventures, 360 Web Expert etc etc. I do read a lot and I write too, I foundered The Tech Journal, The Dhaka Times etc and serving information to millions. I invest and love to help startups and proudly involved with Trance App, Leanplum, FutureStartUp, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I am Google Glass Explorer, and I appear in various WordCamp around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of a super cute little princess, and husband of a lovely wife! [More about me]

What’s Happening!

#Firefox for iOS is finally here(feels like a decade late). In first impression it looks neat though! #iOS pic.twitter.com/vTPGjybJWZ

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How To Install & Benchmark Linux Server Using GeekBench

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As like any server geek, I like to benchmark whatever new recipe I am cooking. Geekbench is one of many tools I use to measure performance. Geekbench is easy, not too much resource extensive, so you could run it even in live production server, which everything keep working as it is. But I would suggest you run those operation in your low hour.

Here is very simple guide to run Geekbench in your Linux server.


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#WPDrama and We, The WordPress Community *Experts!

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This post is a mere comments that I posted in Tom McFarlin post about #wpdrama & the WordPress Community.

I am looking from another side. A community that old (11 years now), and this big, bunch of things is bound to happen.

Just to give a simple idea, for a guy who is in this community for say for 6 years, he always thinks in himself, he knows this community, he fell very close to it, and eventually that started him give a kind superior (maybe wrong word, can’t find the better one ATM) attitude. He started to think he owns something, he has to have a say in everything about this community under his radar. And that goes same for a guy who is in community for 2 or even for entire 11 years.

So, maybe for others like you and me, he does not mean much, or maybe to him, we don’t mean much. But we all have a say, we all have got an attitude, we all think we know this better, and we are the ultimate bricks that makes this community.

You see, thats where democratization should take effect. It always should be beyond us. There is always a greater rest. When you build something that big, defining, even its beyond the founder, beyond the core people behind. Yes, its all important. Some stuff are the key to the project, some are the souls, but end of the day its about people. This #Drama is what we create, we, the so called *Expert.

And yes, please criticize me as I call myself *(WordPress Enthusiast)!

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If you are interested about Data Science: Fellowship Opportunity

The Data Incubator

If you are interested about Data Science: Fellowship Opportunity

Note: Its better for those seeking PhDs, and postdocs in data science.

*Copying their whole message. If you qualify and really serious about this program, I will be happy to write a review for you(only if I know you). Email me. No Facebook message.

Hi M Asif Rahman,

You recently wrote a recommendation for The Data Incubator. We were very impressed by the caliber of applicants you know. Our application is currently live. I would be extremely grateful if you could forward this opportunity onto masters and PhDs whom you think would make good applicants.

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72 Hours in Dhaka: An Americans Take From Dhaka, Without Any Pre-Expectation


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A very interesting and super honest article by Jim Hamill at The Huffington Post about our city Dhaka, I read few days ago, but did not got time to share. If you are living in Dhaka or even never been to Dhaka all MUST READ it. I have always said Bangladesh is a very different place, (in good way), from anywhere in this planet. The writer did not have any idea, and no expectation from Dhaka. He wanted to see Dhaka, like raw, like in normal eyes. His 72 hours exploration is just amazing. Its funny how he described Rickshaw, Morog Polau, compares Sadar Ghat with Venice’s Grand Canal (vaguely), talks about California Fried Chicken (CFC). So funny 😀

He was also very astonished not to see a single tourist in Dhaka City (note he is talking about tourist, not foreigner) in his 72hr in Dhaka. We need work on that, we need to create ecosystem to make ourself explorable to outsider. We need good stories, PR worldwide to let people know about our wealth.

The most popular WordPress plugins: Number That Makes Sense

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

With the recent change in public API and available data, we now could see more then just the download number. This is a great post by Brian Krogsgard at Post Status, does not only shows the top plugins by active install, but compare it with other data source to make sense. Happy reading!

WordPress 4.2: Taxonomy Term Splitting


[Very Important] Read in details if you’ve written a plugin or themes, that stores term IDs in a static way, you’ll be affected. Out of top 100 most popular plugins on WordPress.org, team found 11 will need changes in order to anticipate term splitting: Jetpack, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Google XML Sitemaps,All in One SEO Pack, Mailpoet, Advanced Custom Fields, Ninja Forms, Types, Custom Sidebars, Paid Memberships Pro, WordPress Download Manager.

Successful CMS Conference 2015 & My Session Slides

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

M Asif Rahman Speaking at CMS Con 2015

Had an amazing event at biggest ever Digital World 2015. Whole team did amazing work. Here is my presentation video on “Success Story Inside Our Bangladeshi WordPress Ecosystem and You Could Be Next“.

WordPress came long way in last 10 years, so as it’s community. Our Bangladeshi community is not lagging behind. We have success story of our own. We have several remarkable person and companies doing superb in the whole WordPress ecosystem. Today I would like to put some lights on those brave souls, and lets get encouragement from them, maybe the next success story will be from this room!

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Happiness Is An Attitude

Let me brighten your day. You must watch this short but super super motivational talk of a teenager “Aisha Chaudhary“.

Happiness is an attitude, happiness is doing what you truely love, and I feel that happiness can only come from acceptance. I accept who I am, I accept where I am at, and I accept the challenges that I am battling with today. And I am even more determined to make the most of this wonderful gift of life that god has given me.

As Anderson once said “Enjoy life, theme is plenty of time to be dead.

Sadly: Aisha Chaudhary sadly passed away on the morning of January 24th, 2015 after battling an immune deficiency disorder and Pulmonary Fibrosis throughout her life.

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