you may find this post interesting:
2013-04-25: Most of the links to Farsi blogs, specially the old links, do not work anymore. I wish I had provided a little more information about what was interesting, and maybe had a quote from it, but back then I was always in hurry. I was always behind the schedule, not finishing my papers on time, under stress. Well maybe not the first couple of years of working at GSU (2006--2008), because during that period I was successfully publishing my thesis' chapters. But later on the pressure increased steadily.
Anyway, I am going to keep such posts intact, as a indirect sign of how things were back then.