Nov 04 2014

The Weakest Link

Category: Personaladmin @ 10:21 PM

Ever since I broke my incisor tooth, there has been an unfamiliar empty space between my tongue and the upper lip. Now while some force is voluntarily sucking my lips inwards to fill that gap, the sharp edge of the new tooth keeps leaving scars.

Such self-initiative of a wounded body is known as an “inner-kiss”, when a primate kisses self from inside and is observed in humans, elves, chimps and bonobos. However, the cause of the injury has never been reported to bite a cellphone to find the weakest link between the tooth and the phone. And will never be, as it was only an ironic misuse of a coincidence when facing two already broken objects on which I depended a lot, internally and externally.

Thanks for taking me serious in all situations. Self-inner-kiss smiley.


Oct 28 2014

Is your Market Long-Tail? @ Trondheim Developer Conference

Category: Science, Talkadmin @ 6:35 AM

Thanks for everyone who came to my talk at Trondheim Developer Conference 2014. You can find my slides here and soon a link to the video.

Oct 21 2014

Happit! @ TechChrunch Disrupt Hackathon

Category: Product, Traveladmin @ 11:52 PM

Make it a Happy Habbit!

So yes! We stayed awake for a whole weekend at the hottest hack event of the globe, TechChrunch Disrupt Hackathon that came to London, and I was just spending my vacation. So no serious intention of taking part, plus that I had a developing fever. But it was quite stimulating that even though I was involved in two hacks, they were both finalized. I spent most of the time on my primary idea from end to end so we made a minimal product that was submitted among 89 hacks done by 750 subscribed hackers (it was actually 88, but they counted us twice!). So me and Tanja presented it on the stage, however, I couldn’t be the speaker due to my dark [non-existing] voice.

So what’s Happit? From Tanja’s description:

Ever wondered how emotions change over time and vary in different locations [or weather]? Or wondered how your friends are feeling at the moment?

Happit helps you express your feelings, share them with your friends and store them for later reference.

About the idea: Nima was keeping a feelings diary when he was a child and Sohail knows a lot about emoticons, so we created the web app Happit that allows users to enter and track their feelings; and us and businesses or the government to analyze emotions globally.

How does it work? The app allows you to self evaluate your emotions by rating 6 basic feelings on a scale from 0 to 1, whenever you want to express yourself like a diary or share it with others.

Based on your historic data you can navigate back in time and surprise yourself by seeing how your feelings have changed throughout different times and events, or based on the places you have been to. You can also see your friend’s happiness diary if it’s shared with you or the public.

Many thanks to Grimace SDK that we temporary used to ease the pain of data entry and check out the video of pitching the idea here or here:

Oct 20 2014

Vacation in London

Category: Product, Traveladmin @ 11:02 AM

So as a part of my productive 10 days vacation spent in London I took the chance to take part in a Data Science Meetup at Cambrdige, a Big Data Meet-up In London and the best of all, the hottest hack gathering of the globe TechChrunch Disrupt 2014 Hackathon that had come to London and we submitted our web app among 89 hacks. This is my portfolio on ChallangePost where I will post more products and hacks in the near future. And here is our hack’s profile Happit that I will write a separate post about it.

Oct 01 2014

Michael Faraday

Category: Scienceadmin @ 11:30 PM

to understand how an electric motor works turn your screen upside down (clockwise) and continue reading this.
˙sıɥʇ ƃuıpɐǝɹ ǝnuıʇuoɔ puɐ (ǝsıʍʞɔolɔ) uʍop ǝpısdn uǝǝɹɔs ɹnoʎ uɹnʇ sʞɹoʍ ɹoʇoɯ ɔıɹʇɔǝlǝ uɐ ʍoɥ puɐʇsɹǝpun oʇ

Sep 28 2014

3D Miniature Sculpture

Category: Art, Iran, Personaladmin @ 8:08 AM

from Sayag Gallery by Tannaz

Tannaz has finished my 3D miniature face without ever meeting the real thing, and only based on pictures. No 3D printing and no Inkjet. 100% handmade in the size of a thumbnail. Unbelievably detailed and it was her first try ever making face sculptures! Check her Sayag gallery.

Sep 24 2014

On Increasing Entropy and Evolution of Ideas

Category: Philosophyadmin @ 8:13 AM

Mass will always follow a form of religion. And it’s a good thing when we can’t handle more disorder and chaos. Think of it, our species has already outsourced all it could, even creativity, and soon there will be no more room: We are isolated and it means ever increasing entropy. Isn’t it then safer if mainstream synchronizes with an external force, rather than each leading and pioneering? Imagine if each of these people had their own opinion, their own brand, their own cult. Imagine if each of us were a prophet or an emperor. All the great ideas that could emerge aside, the world would collapse in no time.

Sep 23 2014


Category: Personaladmin @ 8:16 AM

So after a long time I had to take a bus. Bus strikes are very rare in here, yet these two rare events coincided and I had to bike which was long and up hill. On my way I saw a dude waiting in the bus stop. I told him (I shouldn’t have) that there’s a bus strike and he won’t move an inch by standing there. He said he knows but buses are coming one another. I chose to park the bike and buy a ticket. He said if it shows in the monitor (which it did) then the bus comes (which it didn’t). I didn’t know how longer to wait and if it is more likely to come if I wait more. And the talk I was rushing to was about perception of time, prediction of events and uncertainties around that; So quite the case of me waiting for the bus. Then at some point I waved for a cab and took it. We talked about the bus strike and he said they want more money. I’d heard bus and cab drivers have a relatively good pay in Norway. Then he started to take his time and drive around and do U turns to optimize his money on my time cost. I nagged about it and said I have to strike then! He didn’t care and finally at the destination said have a nice day! And that exactly happened. I am having a nice day.

Aug 14 2014


Category: Scienceadmin @ 10:49 PM

Another honor for our department (Department of Mathematical Sciences of Sharif University). The first woman ever winning the Fields medal (known as the Nobel prize of math).

Jun 06 2014

Talk for IxDA: “UX <3 Big Data”

Category: Science, Talkadmin @ 4:45 AM


Together with Berit Marie Alvestrand, UX manasger at Zedge, I had a speech yesterday at IxDA Trondheim Meetup (#8: Design & BigData) which took place at DIGS. Find slides here.

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