These days I work (mostly) as a mostly-PHP developer, and a mostly-Urdu-to-English translator. At some point I was a PhD student in Islamic History. I’ve also worked as a teacher in the US and abroad, as a taxi driver, as a barista, in warehouses, in educational administration, and as a khatib. I’m also a Linux and OpenBSD user, stay-at-home dad, public radio junkie, and on-again-off-again student of the ‘ulum-e diniyya. I’ve lived in the US, India, and the Maldives (not in a resort.)

I mostly write about subjects related to these aspects of my biography, which is why I listed them here. Sometimes I may seem to write about other stuff. It would probably be more useful to you if I broke this up into separate blogs, but sometimes I manage to paralyze myself with categorization schemes, so the ability to have buzzword-compatible “tags” (a.k.a. multiple categories) is one of the most beautiful accomplishments of human art as far as I’m concerned. (SLIGHT UPDATE: Technically I’m using WP’s categories, not tags. But since it lets you use multiple categories…)

By the way, I’m Alex, you can reach me at iqag@gretlein.com.

(And if you’ve ever known me, chances are I’ve done something to you for which I owe an apology. Please forgive me.)

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