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Looking for difficult problems to solve!

Problems!

Hi,

I’ve been fascinated by solving difficult problems, and I’m currently looking for problems 🙂 !

Osama
Yes, that’s me!

My twitter profile says that I am a “Qatari fearless leader, Polyglot, Polymath, Engineer, IT Specialist, Manager, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Linux-Addicted. Just like Qatar, I do the impossible!”.

I’ve been doing some of these things for decades.

I’d like to ask my readers to tell me about the problems that they think should be solvable by using IT. Business? Management? Work? Time? Money? Anything else?

Would you attend a seminar? A webminar? A one on one Skype session? Do you just want to ask me a question? Feel free to connect here, or if you see me somewhere.

What do you think?

Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Zugspitze

A nice trip to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Germany’s highest peak Zugspitze:

“The Zugspitze, at 2,962 m (9,718 ft) above sea level, is the highest peak of theWetterstein Mountains as well as the highest mountain in Germany. It lies south of the town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and the border between Germany and Austria runs over its western summit.”

I am selecting two of my photos on Instagram to post here…

 

When does a child become an adult?

Cindi Kennaley asked me on the post Questions Expats in Qatar never ask me … “#3 When do you consider a child an adult?”

By: epSos .de

I will start this by answering another related question… 😉

What does it mean when somebody is an adult?

In many countries it’s when you can drink, or watch pr0n, or do some things… Basically a child cannot do some things until they are considered an adult… They regulate it by age, 16, 18, 21 … depending on the “thing” and the country.

In Qatari culture, it comes directly from Islam: it’s not what you are allowed to do, being an adult is bearing more responsibilities, a child isn’t responsible for what they do, if they don’t pray, don’t fast, lie, cheat, god wouldn’t punish them (the responsibility of the parents would be to teach them to do the right thing)… When one reaches puberty they are adult, they are responsible for everything they do or don’t do: prayer, fasting, telling the truth, marriage/establishing a family, hajj … it’s endless.

Well, it isn’t by age, puberty is the main thing.

For Girls

It’s much simpler than boys: the first period is the defining moment, she’s immediately adult… She’s not a girl anymore, she’s a woman.

For Boys

We have to notice multiple factors: morning erections, they start looking at women differently… Hey, you’re a man!

In our culture, we don’t leave our parents’ house until we really have to, we don’t leave them when we’re a specific age…

I have 3 “adult” children, two girls (currently 17 and 14) became adults when they were around 10, my 11-year old son is a man… Their grandmothers got married at ages 13 and 15, they both had their first child in the first year (My mother was 16 when I was born).

Here’s a pdf file containing the English translation of a booklet related to this topic: O My Child! You’ve Become an Adult