About Me

M Asif Rahman

Hi! I am long time WordPress Enthusiast, Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Evangelist. I am Founder of A. R. Communications, Alo Ventures, WPDeveloper.net 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, Geeky Social, Facebook and several other companies from their early stage. Among many other things I was an Early Google Glass Explorer, and I appeared in various (25+) WordCamps around the world. And most importantly I am a blessed Dad of a super cute little princess, and husband of a lovely wife! And I am from Bangladesh. [More about me]

#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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AdBlocking is Crime, Just Like Piracy!

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Yes, I am against AdBlocking, and I have my points for that. This specific article I wrote long time ago, but did not published that time somehow.

* I will be regular in writing in 2015, this is one of my New Year Resolution. But everybody knows its tough to get back to anything at the beginning if you are irregular.

Today somehow I recalled one mailed by Till from AdBlock Plus open source team. This is not to offend anybody, just my point.

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All Pictures From Sundarbans are FAKE!

All those pictures you see from Sundarbans are FAKE. Some are Photoshopped, some are from Hollywood movies, like few are from Jurassic Park, some are from movie Avatar, and rest are just Oil Paintings. In fact there are no Sundarbans in Bangladesh, we hardly have few বাঁশ ঝাড়, but Biggest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans in Bangladesh? No way! There might be something in India, they are the big country, they should have everything!

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Facebook & Messenger: Force Split Could Backfire Too!

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Don’t give me the lecture that it will be alright just like Facebook Newsfeed and Timeline redesigns! It will not, most likely because, if we have to open another new app for chat/msz it will not be Facebook Messenger. For me I will prefer Viber, others could prefer Skype, WhatsApp, Line, Kik or even Google Hangout, but it will be hardly FB Messenger! I am also downloading it, so I could give one star, and what if Facebook loose some mainstream user in their main app after this move? There is no ads in Messenger yet, and it will be hard to add one.

Read the Mashable coverage on how “Facebook Messenger” now No.1 App in App Store with just 1 Star (lowest possible) rating!

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