Sunday, December 10, 2017

Step by Step: Easy Ways to Purchase Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin

As people are rushing towards crypto currencies now-a-days and specially to buy Bitcoin, they often find it difficult to figure out which web site to use to buy. Sometimes they give up with frustration looking at too many steps involved to get in.  I myself have faced it once earlier but finally got over the hurdles, thanks to the easy interface of Coinbase. So let's see what do you need to do if you buy Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin online.

Step 1: Use your computer's browser to login to Coinbase at
Step 2: Signup for an account with your email address. Use your smart phone to verify your registration code during the process.
Step 3: You will need to provide your Driver license's front side and reverse side as well as your face image via your computer's web camera to verify your identity documents. The process may take several minutes.
Step 4: Add your bank account or credit card or paypal account to your newly created coinbase account so that you can fund your purchases at Coinbase.
Step 5: Optionally (but highly recommended), enable MFA (multi-factor authentication) for your account. For this you will need to download Google Authenticator app in your smart phone first. Then follow the steps in Coinbase to scan barcode after writing down the 16 digit code. This is to make sure if you loose the mobile, you can recover your account access.
Step 6: You are ready now to buy and cell any of those 3 - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin. Select the respective wallet to buy those coins.

Coinbase charges 4% transaction fee for each purchase. To avoid this fee, you can use GDAX exchange (owned by the same company as Coinbase) for coin trades using your Coinbase account credentials. But this will involve a few extra steps which are explained in detail at I will give the gyst or summary of the steps here.

Step 1: Login to Coinbase and add fund to your USD wallet. For example, if you want to buy 2000 USD worth of bitcoin, then transfer $2000 from your bank account to your USD wallet of Coinbase. This may take 3 to 5 business days.
Step 2: Sign up for GDAX at using your coinbase account.
Step 3: Go to top right menu option Trade and click on Deposit button in the left.
Step 4: This should show you the options for Deposit Funds. Pick the option Coinbase Account and transfer money from Coinbase to GDAX.
Step 5:  Once the transfer is done (usually instantly), you can now use this money to place a Buy Order from GDAX.
Step 6: You can either do a regular market price buy order or limit price order. If you place market order, you will be charged a small transaction fee of 0.3%. However, if you use limit order then you won't be charged any fee at all.
Step 7: While picking what limit price you should choose for your coin to buy, pick a price same or very close to the top price (green color) of the lower half frame to make sure your order gets processed right away.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

Dang, who knew?
All the planes we flew
Good things we've been through
That I'll be standing right here talking to you
'Bout another path
I know we loved to hit the road and laugh
But something told me that it wouldn't last
Had to switch up
Look at things different, see the bigger picture
Those were the days
Hard work forever pays
Now I see you in a better place (see you in a better place)

How can we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gon' be with me for the last ride

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

(Aah oh, aah oh

First you both go out your way
And the vibe is feeling strong
And what's small turn to a friendship
A friendship turn to a bond
And that bond will never be broken
The love will never get lost
And when brotherhood come first
Then the line will never be crossed
Established it on our own
When that line had to be drawn
And that line is what we reach
So remember me when I'm gone

How can we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gon' be with me for the last ride

So let the light guide your way, yeah
Hold every memory as you go
And every road you take, will always lead you home, home

It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
When I see you again

Aah oh, aah oh

When I see you again
See you again
When I see you again

Aah oh, aah oh
When I see you again

Written by Andrew Cedar, Justin Scott Franks, Charlie Otto Puth, Cameron Jibril Thomaz • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Deer In Front of My Balcony

Sadiaa, my sister-in-law, went to our balcony to water the plants a little earlier. Low and behold she saw this beautiful deer in front of her. I was in a piano recital for Ahyan, so I regretfully missed it. In the early morning when I was coming back from MCA after Fajr prayer, I saw some wild jerkings on those trees but couldn't see anything as its quite dense. It must have been there since then. But its gone now, at least for the day!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

9 Things To Do To Achieve Top Performance

Here are 9 great insights for achieving top performance from the experts in our program.

1. View busyness as a lack of focus.
There’s a satisfying rush we experience when there’s too much on our plate: we feel needed, challenged, even productive. And yet that pleasurable experience is an illusion. It robs us of our focus, and prevents us from making progress on the work that matters most.

2. Own your time.
Our most satisfying work comes about when we’re playing offense, working on projects that we ourselves initiate. Many of us know this intuitively, yet we continue to spend the vast majority of our days playing defense, responding to other people’s requests.

3. Avoid the “Victim Trap.”
When things aren’t going your way, it’s easy to point fingers or feel sorry for yourself. However, the more we embrace negativity, the more that negativity spreads. As author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker points out, “Whatever you focus on expands.”

4. Intentionally leave important tasks incomplete.
Instead of aiming to finish important tasks in one sitting, try leaving them incomplete. Doing so will encourage you to continue thinking about your work in different settings and, in the process, position you to uncover creative solutions.

5. Make a habit of stepping back.
The best solutions reveal themselves when we step into the shower, go for a run, or take a vacation. Top performers view time off not as stalled productivity, but as an investment in their future performance.

6. Help others strategically.
Avoid saying yes to every helping opportunity. Instead, specialize in one or two forms of helping that you genuinely enjoy and excel at uniquely.

7. Have a plan for saying no.
Have a strategy in place for saying no, so that you don't have to stop and think about how to phrase your response each time you need to turn someone down. Create an email template, or write out a script that you can use when doing it in person.

8. Make important behaviors measurable.
To make progress toward any goal, it helps to track our behaviors. Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin sees monitoring as one of the keys to behavior changes, saying, “If you want to eat more healthily, keep a food journal. If you want to get more exercise, use a step counter. If you want to stick to a budget, track your spending.”

9. Do things today that make more time tomorrow.
Top performers look for ways to automate or delegate activities that are not a good use of their time. Not sure how to get started? Ask yourself this question: How can I use my time today in ways that create more time tomorrow?

Friday, March 24, 2017

My Favorite Fictional Characters of All Time

My Favorite Fictional Characters of All Time (in no particular order) are - Lion-O of The Thunder Cats, X-Man Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk and Ceaser of The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes -

Lion-O, The Lord of the Thunder Cats

Wolverine, X-Man

Incredible Hulk

Ceaser, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Also some of my other favorite characters in no particular order are -
  • Misir Ali - The Pschycologist Professor by Humayun Ahmed
  • Baker Bhai - The anti-hero of Kothao Keu Nei by Humayun Ahmed
  • Himu - By Humayun Ahmed
  • Shuvro - By Humayun Ahmed
  • Goyenda Feluda - By Satyajit Roy
  • Professor Shonku - By Satyajit Roy
  • Tarini Khuro - By Satyajot Roy
  • Kaka Babu - By Sunil Gangopadhdhay

Monday, January 02, 2017

A Quick Look At The Gone Year 2016

Another year went by - 2016. Let's visit the highlights that happened around me.


  • Suhaila got admitted to public school. She got the sibling privilege as Ahyan is already a student there at Parkmont Elemetary School.
  • Adobe Systems acquired TubeMogul at the end of the year. So I am now an Adobe employee.
  • Started understanding Quran with meaning as well Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadiths. I am expecting it to be a 5 to 10 years journey to finish even for once if Allah wills.
  • My parents-in-law came to visit us and we all went to attend Sadiaa's convocation at Tufts University, Boston, MA.
  • Watched the best Bangladeshi movie in recent times Aynabaji. Amitabh Reza Choudhury's visit to us was a great bonus.
  • Participated in Millionaire Chess 3 in New Journey, probably the last edition of MC for foreseeable future. It was great to meet Amy Lee with my family during her trip to bay area.
  • Sadiaa got a job in San Francisco and she moved to our place. The kids are so fond of her and its a blessing for Shusmita as well.
  • Started listening to audiobooks and finished 56 books this year (one book I couldn't include in goodreads).
  • In the year end trip, we rode in hot air balloon. A tick mark from bucket list.
  • Litu Bhaijan visited us from Japan with his family.
  • Finally started managing my personal finance actively.
  • Attended some great sessions face to face with Sheykh Yasir Qadhi, Ustaad Nouman Ali Khan, Al Jazeera's Mehid Hasan, Professor Reza Aslan.


  • Donald Trump won 2016 US Presidential election defeating all republican competitors as well as democrat candidate Hillary Clinton by surprise and by miles.
  • A series of terrorist attacks all across the globe including the one in Dhaka's Artisan cafe left many of us paranoid and highly frustrated.
  • My USCF and FIDE chess rating remained below 2000 dropping slightly.
  • I haven't been able to start working out despite thinking about it several times.

Thoughts on Life, Death, and Overcoming Fear

I've been pondering a topic that's universally relevant yet rarely discussed - death and the anxieties it evokes. As I delve deeper ...