Remote work, from Morocco.
The future of work is remote. I help Moroccan creatives by sharing tips, information, and building tools for remote workers.
Legal hassle simplified.
Answering the question: “I work online, how can I do it legally?”. An ebook about setting up a legal structure for online working in Morocco.
Get that remote job you want.
All you need to get the remote job of your dreams. Sharing evergreen lessons and methods to get that remote job you want.
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I’ve been working from home since 2018, so you can say I was “used to” working from home when the lockdown happened in 2020. But no, that was different. It was brutal. It sucked. And it was lonely and stressful. We all have bad memories of that period, but I have a few good onesContinue reading “Lockdown lesson #1: Reducing grocery waste”
Anything you want by Derek Sivers, is one of my all-time favorite books. It’s a short book you can read in an hour and contains 40 lessons Derek learned while building and selling cdbaby.com, a platform for independent musicians to sell their albums. The following is a summary of the 40 lessons. This is anContinue reading “Anything you want by Derek Sivers. Extended book resume”
It’s been two years since I started remote.ma, but I didn’t share why I started it before. So today, I’m going to share this with you. It all started when I wanted to work remotely: The story I applied to Automattic for three reasons: I wanted to work on something with an impact. And forContinue reading “Remote.ma: from a blog to a platform”
What if you’re left to choose the IDs of your documents on a NoSQL database like Firestore? Will you use a random string for your IDs, or try to use a combination of your document fields? Let’s take books for example. A good candidate for a unique ID is the ISBN, it’s a book identifierContinue reading “Is it bad practice to choose your own document ID in Firestore or a NoSQL database?”
A few months ago, I acquired my first project ever: okjob.io, a remote jobs board. The following is a recap of why I acquired it instead of building it myself and how I’m planning to use it. But first… Why the heck a job board? It’s been a while since I wanted to build aContinue reading “Acquiring my first Internet project: okjob.io”
A new way of operating. This is one of the books every creator should read. It is full of information for those trying to build an online audience. In this new world where information is abundant, it’s hard to be spotted. How to get people to notice your work? How can you get your stuffContinue reading “Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. Extended book resume”
Hey I’m Ahmed, a self taught software engineer. In my path of self learning, I tried multiple languages and frameworks; and one of them was Ruby on Rails. That was at least 5 years ago, and I hated it. I didn’t know why, but it just felt different in a bad way at that time.Continue reading “Why developers hate Ruby on Rails”
I didn’t know that my next project will turn into a nudity platform and a home for spammers. But it did happen while I wasn’t paying attention. And here are the details. For the next 5/10 years, I’ve decided that my mission will be: “Can a Moroccan build an online business and make a livingContinue reading “The day I accidentally built a nudity/porn platform”
Nowadays, every app with a chat feature has a presence indicator. It comes with different flavors, like a green dot, an “online” mention, or a “last seen” feature. But they all serve the same purpose. It’s a trap. Every one of them fights for your attention, trying to spend more time with you while usingContinue reading “The green presence dot”
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