Ahmed Musaad

I am a security engineer, a programmer, and a hobbyist system administrator. I enjoy learning things and writing about them.


29 posts

OnePlus 8 Pro

The latest phone from OnePlus™️, the OnePlus 8 Pro, is my new personal phone. It has a great processor, an ample amount of ram, a magnificent 120 Hz display, a 4510 mAh battery, and an OS that's as close to stock Android as we can get.

TIL: Sysdiagnose

Sysdiagnose is a diagnostic tool available on all Apple products. It collects information and logs from various parts of the systems to provide a full image of the system state at a certain point in time. The data collected is quite comprehensive and covers a wide range of aspects.

Collect CPU & Memory Usage Information Using psrecord

A few days ago, I found myself needing to collect the CPU and Memory usage information of applications over an extended period. In this post, I share with you a brilliant tool that can assist you in collecting this data and plotting it in an easy-to-consume graph.

Essential Extensions For Safe Web Browsing

The internet is an integral part of our life, we can’t stop using services or browsing websites but we need to protect ourselves while doing so. In this article, I share some useful web extensions that will improve your online security and privacy.

Self Hosting Monica

Monica is an open-source web application to organize the interactions with your loved ones. Think of it as a CRM for your friends or family. In this post, I share a simple, easy to follow guide for those who want to self-host Monica.

Setapp, A Must-Have for macOS Users

Setapp is a paid software subscription service that gives users access to a wide range of applications geared towards the Apple ecosystem. If you have a MacBook or an iPhone, Setapp will provide you with superb selection of applications for the price of a coffee.

Setting Up A Privacy-Respecting Analytics System

Web Analytics is a useful tool for website owners; it allows them to improve their websites and fix issues. I implemented Fathom Lite to collect useful statistics while respecting the privacy of my visitors, and so could you.

Self Hosting Firefox Send

Firefox Send is a great file sharing service with E2EE and automatic deletion. In this post, I walk you through the steps to self host your own instance.

My 2020 Reading List

This year, I am trying to get back to my old reading habits and repair a fractured relationship with books. If you are looking for something to read, here is my reading list. I hope you find a book that intrigues you.