Ahmed Musaad

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


33 posts

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.

Downloading A Website from The Internet Archive

I was working on recovering some lost websites through their cached copies on the Wayback Machine. I needed a much faster (and more offline) way to access these cached copies of websites. Hartator's Wayback Machine Downloader to the rescue.

Connect to RDS using Python & SSL

Are you trying to connect to an RDS instance from a Python script while maintaining SSL encryption? If so, then you are in luck, the following script provides a simple example of how to create and use such a connection.

Find the Public Key of a ProtonMail User

I realised I needed an easier way to provide my PGP key to readers without putting the key itself on the page (for several reasons). I thought this information could be useful to others, so here we go.

Useful Tools (1)

Every day I come across a multitude of tools that do this or that, and while a lot of them are overrated, there are many useful tools that help me enhance my productivity. In this series of posts, I share these tools with you.