And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers - shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle - to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.

Excerpt from The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Authors

Abdi-Hakin Dirie

Abdi-Hakin - also known as Abdi - was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. With the outbreak of the ongoing Somali Civil War, Abdi moved to the States as a young immigrant. After nearly a decade of residence, Abdi became a US citizen and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he is a software engineer with a focus in machine learning and natural language processing. He has interests in artificial intelligence, comedy, and web development, among other things.

Ahmed Ali Diriye

Ahmed was born in Beledweyne, Somalia. He also currently makes residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts, though he travels very often. (Traveling is a great yet underrated way of learning, according to him.) He enjoys discussing philosophy, especially ethics, whenever possible, and likes photography, languages, and all things cinema. He likes to ride his vintage road bicycle when the season permits.

The Site

The site is a shared blog between Abdi and Ahmed. Topics are variable, from computer science to photography, with various other miscellanea in between. Abdi is more likely to write posts on technical topics like programming, while Ahmed will tend to write on other, non-intersecting topics like culture. Neither writes substantially more than the other, so there is usually an even share of posts between the two.

The site takes on a light or dark theme depending on the local time. The light theme is up from 6:00-18:00. The dark theme is up during the complementary interval. The theme transitions at the interval boundaries. The times are chosen to roughly correspond to sunrise and sunset hours.