Old screenshot of Chaosplay.com from 2003


This is a personal blog of a father, husband, software engineer, and real estate agent. I am based in Dallas. Over years focus of this blog has changed, from game dev to parenting and many different things in between.

Now I am in my 40s and I realize that one of the things that got me into programming was video games and exploring technology. I loved tinkering with electronics and learning new programming languages just for fun of it. Lately, at work, I am not able to find that joy of creating, exploring, and learning.

So I am using my free time to explore and learn all things programming and technologies. These includes mostly native desktop apps and game dev on MacOS, AI and Machine Learning, Crypto and DeFi, and web apps development. My languages of choice are mostly Swift (MacOS games and apps), C# (Unity game dev), Python (Machine Learning/AI??), PHP & Laravel for web apps. More importantly all of my exploration and development is done in open. You will find my devlogs here. And in my weekly podcast you will find a quick summary of my explorations that week.

The aim of all this is to not only rediscover that joy of programming for myself but also hopefully inspire others to do same.

On personal side, I am focused on parenting. I love being father. It is one of the greatest joy of life. We got a small dog. Pool is our natural habitat.

I also work as a REALTOR on the side. I really enjoy discussing real estate and it gives me opportunities to explore Dallas and meet great new people. It is feels amazing when you help someone find their dream home. I specialize in new constructions, if you know anyone who is looking for a new home, please let me know. Feel free to ask me any question related to real estate.

Here are direct links to my profiles on various social mdeia and other websites:


  1. https://www.facebook.com/amer.khalid/
  2. https://twitter.com/amerkhalid
  3. https://www.instagram.com/amerkhalid/
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amerkhalid/
  5. https://www.youtube.com/c/AmerKhalid/featured
  6. https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=amerkhalid


  1. https://github.com/amer3000


  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/amerkhalid
  2. https://amerkhalid.com

Side hustles

  1. https://www.facebook.com/amerkrealtor
  2. https://www.redbubble.com/people/amer2017/shop
  3. https://amzn.to/3yKaJDA (Affliate link)
  4. https://stock.adobe.com/contributor/205880508/ak2015