October 2023 in Review

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The month of October is over, and a lot has happened lately.

On the world stage, it has been a distressing month. Israel has been mercilessly killing innocent civilians in Gaza. Among the casualties, around 70% are children, women, and the elderly.

They have been targeting hospitals, universities, and refugee camps, while also disconnecting the entire strip from the world and stopping any kind of humanitarian aid sent for the victims. The toll of martyrs is about to reach 10,000.

As somebody rightly said:

Humans aren’t numbers; they are lives.

Israel is committing war crimes with the support of the US, while the western media is covering up their actions and trying to manipulate the narrative in favor of the oppressors. The so-called “UN” is also crippled because its forefather “US” is backing up this genocide.

Islamic countries, with the exception of a few like Yemen and Iraq, are passively observing these atrocities without taking any action. Even organizations like the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have failed to effectively respond, only offering empty condemnations through social media.

We pray to Allah for assistance and protection for the Palestinians and Muslims worldwide.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Development

On the development side, I started tinkering with the site and got a well-known directory setup. It already hosts my avatar which I can put to use anywhere online using the permanent URL.

Secondly, I figured out how to load the images into posts natively from the site directory which I had issues previously setting up because of how Hugo manages the image rendering.

I’m also working on a DevOps Project, here is my progress so far with it. I’m almost half way through the checklist.

๐Ÿ“ Writing

My writing streak this month have also been good. I wrote 10 blog posts in the month of October. I was thinking of separating my technical posts from my personal blog and may be start writing on hashnode or medium but that nullifies the entire point of owning the content online.

One of the perks of having personal blog is that we can use other social handles to drive the traffic. For example, I am not really active on LikedIn except I share my blog post links there directing the users to my site - the principle of Post (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Else-where (POSSE) in action.

๐Ÿ“š Books

I read 4 books this month, two of which I had started in the last week of September or so.


My current readings you can find on my shelf

๐Ÿ’ป Courses

๐Ÿ›’ Shopping

๐Ÿฟ Watched

๐Ÿ“ˆ Analytics

These are the site analytics from 1st - 31 Oct 2023

โœ๐Ÿป Final Thoughts

We hope that Israel opts for a ceasefire and stops the genocide of innocent civilians in Gaza. At the individual level, we can pray for Palestinians and boycott Israeli-based or supporting brands. We wish for this month to turn out well for everyone.

Peace out โœŒ๐Ÿป

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