Finally, a reason not to cheat on your spouse:
Graham Jackson, a heart specialist at St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, found couples in long-term relationships were far less likely to have heart attacks while having sex than those having affairs or one-night stands.
Welcome, new readers. Ah well, who am I kidding. I didn’t have any readers before the weekend. I hope you like my blog and visit again. I started this blog in June but other than some test posts and venting for my camera troubles, I didn’t write anything until this week. I hope to update it regularly now, so please do return.
I think an introduction is also in order. My name is Zakaria Ajmal. “Zakaria” is a biblical name and hence has different spellings and pronunciations in different languages. I don’t mind the different spellings that much, but to make it easy, I am usually known as Zack. I am 31 years old and am originally from Pakistan where I was born and raised. I was living in Islamabad, the capital city, before coming to the US. As most of the Pakistani population (97% according to the CIA World Factbook), I am a Muslim. I came to the US 5 years ago and have been in graduate school since. I am doing my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (research interests: computer vision and graphics/animation, video and image analysis, telepresence, etc.) at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.
Here is my original post introducing myself. It was very brief, but does list most of my interests.
If you are wondering about the URL of this blog, it was conceived in a fit of unoriginality. It is named after me and my wife, Ambrin. She will also be posting here, though rarely. She has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and currently works as a System Engineer in the telecommunications industry.
I am a graduate student in engineering at a public school in the Southeast US. My research interests are in image and video analysis, computer vision and graphics. Other than research and teaching, I like to camp and hike, travel and take photographs with my digital camera. I am also very much into science fiction, history, politics and international affairs.
This is my 1st test post.