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Adel Zaalouk


Researcher | Coder | DevOpsEr | IoTer | Organizer | Motto: \"To Live is to add value\"


  1. Smile Your Way Through

    I am walking across the office corridor right after the weekend, I push my mouth wide open to both of its ends, nod my head and give a friendly smile, what do I get in return? Nothing! …


  2. The secret of solitude

    Have you ever tried to spend sometime alone somewhere, thinking about nothing, just letting your absolute self talk to you. I have, and it feels great. …


  3. Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Success

    As a young kid, I strived for being good at school, for being the best at the swimming club, for getting high honors, and most importantly for being recognized and acknowledged by my peers at school and my family at home. My purpose was to please others and not myself, and as I grew up and started to get a grip at how the world works, I started to feel empty inside, I started to feel that I have not done anything for myself but I have done it all for others. …


  4. Work to live, don’t live to work

    I always ask myself, when did I feel most complete, or when did I had it all figured out. At some points in my life I was victorious, the question is though, was I fighting the right enemy or was I just victorious in someone else’s war and thus victory did not mean so much to me. I won many fights but I am yet to realize that they were not all necessary mine. I still live with insecurities and longing for the past, but what if that past did not represent me, am I just trying to escape present by falling into the dogma of the past. I thought I had it all figured out, but I was wrong, I still have a lot to learn and to do that I need more, more of life. I need to experience new feelings, to make new journeys and meet new people. Maybe then in the midst of all the mess will I truly find what I desire in life or better phrased, maybe I will find the reason to why I am here in the first place. I do believe that each one of us is here for a reason, a meaningful one. …


  5. Happiness is Location Independent

    We tend to have a very narrow perspective when it comes to defining happiness. Some people think that happiness is where “happy” people are. Truth is, it has noting to do with the location, I am not sure how to describe it, there are many factors that when combined can make you happy, I am not sure I ever experienced fully fledged happiness, but I experience inner-peace every once in a while and I believe that inner peace is one of the magic ingredients of happiness. …