Not fame, not money and not women

My interest in Computer technology grew back in 1999, just when I finish high school and then I got my first personal computer. Started to stumble into learning myself the ins and out of the technology, my initial goal was to get my hands on Design/Media management. At that time I was so involved with writing community and magazines related stuffs.

At end of the 2006 I founded Moonrank USA LLC- in a partnership with one person who lives in PA, USA, the aim was to develop custom Websites.

Soon I hit on HTML and some basic programming introduction. I just love it. So much so that I start to learn programming all by myself. The language was Visual Basic. Microsoft back in late century provided a really great compiler for the Visual Basic and awesome IDE (integrated development environment).

It’s now kinda funny to think those days I learn coding by writing code word by word, and see what compilers response!

My best friend was the Manual for the Visual Basic 5. Soon I got to know about MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) and their extensive programming samples and documentation. Next few years my ‘geek habit’ becomes to write codes and see what each word/syntax do and beyond. I was able to get my hands on some coolest cool programming skills including a handsome idea about system level Windows programming.

In Mid 2002, I just suddenly decided to get my career on the industry and I started one-man company called Bangaliana- aim was to develop Bangla Software and distribute them on Compact Disc (CD)- the attempt was pretty much crazy. No one in my family/friends or distant relatives had any interest in Computer at all, they mostly are business people.

In late 2006 I had to look for alternatives since the market on Bangladesh for consumer software was so poor it was not sustainable by any means. The software that I developed back in 2002-2006 still wins over quality and usability compare to the software available today!

From 2003 I was kind of drifted by Avro Keyboard and refrain myself from releasing commercial Bangla Input methods (including Bangla Spell-checkers), instead I joined the force and help making and establishing it as much as I could. In 2007 I had some personal conflict with the team and stayed away from the Bangla Community until recently, I would share about more of this in a future post.

At end of the 2006 I founded Moonrank USA LLC- in a partnership with one person who lives in PA, USA, the aim was to develop custom Websites.

Fast forward to 2015- I’ve had develop some coolest cool websites, in total 7 human languages and for clients from more than 12 countries around the world. My work had been touched and used by more than 100 millions people.

Not fame, not money and not women – I work for creating things that I love.

All the time my goal was to make things as the way I love it and brainstorm to innovate things, all those years I was fortunate enough to do just the thing. All the sites I develop for the clients, the process was something like: Client contacted us and shares his interests to make website on certain topic, s/he then gives a budget range- including some stuffs s/he wants and some things s/he likes. My job was then build what I think could be a nice composition for him/her and targeted audience, design the UI, code the things and make it working.

This was the process for more than 50 websites I built- each one was different from others, each one had something unique that I made for the targeted audience or subject. For this reason, I always picked the projects that I could work that way and that also made me super happy. Well, payment was good, but I always went extra miles and did so many things that didn’t covered by the money. My partner handled the bargaining before a project started, had push me time to time just to see how things going on (creative work, a lot of time doesn’t meet deadline!). I hired couple of people to help me making stuffs- later I took few newbie and train them making Web Designs. In 2010 I hired some more people to train and for doing ‘Social Networking’- the coin ‘Social Media Executive’ wasn’t much familiar back then even in USA.

Now as I’ve took a journey into memory lane, since my partner cheated and took away a very large amount of money I had earn those days, I also noticed that I was so much into making things- that I didn’t even bother to glue my name on each projects! I never shared publicly about my attachment into projects that I’ve done and those clients only knew my (nick) name but I never had any conversation with them other than giving projects status and greetings.

I suffered certain frustration for a while about the lose (I respected my partner as a family member and his family benefited from me in so many ways), and about how “dump/stupid” I had have been in this regard. Anyway.

I wrote earlier The notion of “Workaholic”, I talked about “Finding the reason” why you would do a job- here is the motto subconsciously I followed all those years: Not fame, not money and not women – I work for creating things that I love.

Well, the women part came here just to conclude that I’m not doing things to impress people (whether or not, women :)

From now on- this is actually my challenge to my work I’ll keep in mind consciously- hopefully as I’ve done things right, coming days I could take it further. Not to mention I’m not against fame, and money is a necessary important stuff too- but none of these factor should impact decision of doing the things right and in a meaningful way.

Thanks so much for reading!

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ps. Hopefully soon I can share some great stuff that I’ve been working on. And from bygone times, I hope to share more about the projects I’ve done those days- :))

6 thoughts

  1. Hey Omo! It’s good to know that you’re still alive and kicking!

    In the first place, you’ve done well. Big projects here and there. Lots of things worth mentioning for your endless efforts in coding. I hope you’ll keep going.

    Sad to know how some people made use of your expertise for their own benefits.

    Keep going, my friend! :)

    1. Omo

      Ditto BB- I’m used to say “am still alive and kicking”, hahaha- :))

      I took the hibernation for a whole year (more or less) and slightly linger things to catch few things upward (it was worth!), now I’m ready to roll and already moving into next big things.

      You see BB, I became a person of value, while met people who choose to be a cheap person whenever Fame, Money and Women comes into the scene. I think those bad people actually helped me (off-course they not done that willingly) to understand some rare-to-catch human behavior and thus I was able to achieve the Lateral thinking skill!

      Writing those stuffs is a part of keeping log-books of events- hopefully I could put some value into that for other people, too. :))

      1. May I add – passion is above all. It’s not money, fame or women! But your knowledge keeps growing. Experiences are among the top assets in life. :)

      2. Omo

        Exactly, BB- experience itself is the source of wisdom- that also brings us the inner-peace!

        Thank you so much, BB- :))

  2. Hi Omo, Nice to know a bit more about you. :)
    You were so engrossed in your projects and making things that you didn’t even bother to mention your name. Well, passion and professionalism can’t go hand in hand sometimes. Hope, you’ll be more careful in the future so that your hard-work and creativity pays off.
    You are doing what you are passionate about. Only lucky people get to follow their passion. All in all, its been a beautiful journey so far. keep going! :)

    1. Omo

      You’re right kitty, I consider myself lucky and fortunate due to the fact that I was able to pursue my passion and make beautiful things- what else is needed! :))

      So far, sooner or later I was able to spot the “bad” people- I wont try to be nice to them anymore, for sure. I could write a book about their dirty tricks, you know, LOL- :))

      Thanks, Kitty-

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