Nader's Blog

Monday, August 21, 2006

Amazing Night

Cannot put it in words.

posted for the record (that was last night)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Jordan Population Count : A Theory in Practice

Why the hell do we need to do Population Count for Jordan ?
I can find the exact number (accurate up to 99.9 %) without moving a finger.

2.5 million Fastlink Subscribers
2.0 million Mobilecom Subscriber
1.0 million Umnia Subscriber
2 guys (My younger brother and sister don't have any mobile subscription yet)
Population Count = 5500002 NASAMEH (Jordan population count)

O lasho el-fazlakeh o elmasareef elli ma 2ilha da3i, ya3ni jad, lashoo da2erat el-2e7saa2at el-3ameh (دائرة الاحصائات العامة), huh

Music Mood: - Paul Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

CeBIT 2006 at last

At last, I am leaving this thursday to Germany, Hannover to attend the CeBIT trade show.

CeBIT is the world's biggest, and one of the world's most important, computer expos. It is held in Hanover, Germany, each spring and is a barometer of information technology. With an exhibition area of 400,000 m² and 700,000 visitors, it is bigger than COMDEX.
for more details. Wikipedia/CeBIT

The thing is, I am so busy at work and with my thesis which is a big big big problem for me and actually feel it is never gonna be written.

Other than that, I have a hundered things to prepare for the trip but I am sure i will do NONE.

I must be more excited about it, I installed the Mobile Fair Planner and Skype on my iPAQ but still, I am not in the mood, actually, I am not in any mood.

Music Mood: Majida Al-Roomi - A7ebek Jeddan

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Yup, Jordan Attacked


Thursday, October 27, 2005


When I was finishing high school in the early 1970s, the closest normal people got to computers was using a teletype. These electromechanical monsters could convert bits received at glacially slow (110 baud) telephone rates into a veritable cacophany of sound. This acoustic din was produced by lots of metal parts slamming into a paper roll somewhere inside the machine. The paper was the same consistency and smoothness as the paper towels you find in restrooms, and the bit rate was caused partly by the constraints of the acoustic couplers used in those days. I probably still have
the pieces of the 300-baud modem I built out of two op-amps and two tennis shoes.
Computer Magazine, January 2005 (Vol. 38, No. 1)

Music Mood:
Noura Rahal - 3ala Fekra

Friday, October 14, 2005

Complexity: a 2-Dimensional Point of View

Some things are just too complex for words to explain, so silence would be a better option.
I always had complex thoughts to describe even the simplest small events. I like to build thoughts and combine them to form a conspiracy theory for each situation or incident.
Over years, this helped me to build complex feelings. People call it arrogance, but it is there.
Someone may come and ask a simple question as in "Why are not you in the mood?", or, "why sad?" , and I really feel like answering, but really can't find the right words.
What is "the mood" you are talking about ? I never had a mood and don't think I'll ever have one.
People can be angry or happy or sad. But I forget a lot. Forget as in FORGET. I forget why I am angry or sad. I don't remember anything. All I think of is how to integrate the new AI engine in our next project, or how to put the next agile modeling technique into practice. I feel everyone going for argeeleh (hubbly bubbly) or playing cards has nothing really to do in life. I know they are not,but still, that's what I feel.
Smoking is one thing that I disgrace and hate so bad, and I mean so MUCH. I feel that all smokers are people without inner peace. I hate to see people smoking or having argeeleh. It just makes me feel bad each time. Why is this the only thing the youth care for. Smoking and playing cards and girls, and don't let me start with the girls thing. Women ask for rights, but believe me they have it all. Women here have more power and influence more than any other place in the world, and I don't mean politics, cause actually no cares about politics anymore, I haven't even read a newspaper since a month now.
Ignorance is tightly integrated with complexity. Ignoring and forgetting everything that bothers you. You see something but you cannot describe or discuss your feelings about it, WHY? Because it is too complicated to be described. That makes you so silent, with nothing to talk about, nothing to say, nothing to share, and worse, no response to events, no negative feelings, no positive feelings, no neutral feelings, you become so empty, so boring, so FLAT. Yah, flat, 2-dimensional, like a carpet from a top-view, no , like a "super thread", zero height and zero thickness. Insignificant and just another one of a bunch.
You spend your time creating a complex set of feelings and interact with it within yourself, creating your own inner world , your inner community, become more and more silent, integrate yourself with silence.
Loose feelings towards the world, moon and stars no longer mean any thing, just lighting spots up there, u see the moon in 2-D, you no longer feel its circularity or roundness.
Feel like sleeping and forgetting and ignoring. Loosing Control of your inner-created-world.
I'm so silent lately, so boring, even I find myself boring, I feel like saying nothing, just imitate and build compound ideas. Ideas that never shows, cause it is buried inside.
I really need a hug, a simple one :)

Music Mood: - No Music Mood-

Monday, October 10, 2005

Peak Communications Capacity

You're sitting in yet another interminable conference session. Man, this chair gets more uncomfortable by the millisecond. Who's that over there? He looks like Mike Meyers from this angle. Or maybe Mini Me. What's that interminable droning sound? Oops, that's the speaker going on and on about … whatever his topic is. You can't remember—your mind has been wandering for the past 10 minutes.

You slide back into your reverie and idly wonder if it's true

that your memory gets worse as you age and whether there's anything to the folk wisdom that says you're okay as long as you can remember what you ate for dinner in the past week. I think I had grilled salmon a week ago. Or was it that you had to remember for 10 days? Uh oh, I can't quite recall. That can't be good.

But suddenly your attention is drawn back to the speaker, even though you can't quite put your finger on why. Something about his cadence, or pitch, or the way he paused and leaned away from the podium. You can just sense that he has momentarily diverged from his planned course and is about to extemporize.

If there's going to be anything memorable from this talk, it will be now, when the speaker is making remarks off the cuff. The earlier part of the talk could have been a prerecorded audio track, but this part is real, immediate, full-bandwidth. The speaker is operating at his peak communications capacity, and the audience senses that and reacts accordingly.

If you've ever attended a music recital by a particularly gifted artist, or a theatrical production in which the cast was having a great day, you've felt that same connection—a sense that there are higher planes of communication between human beings that we sometimes glimpse but don't often feel.

Comedians live or die by their ability to fully capture their audience's attention and take them on a shared journey. They use their humor like the boy in E.T. used Reese's Pieces to entice the alien to follow him; they bring the audience along line by line, laugh by laugh. And the audience pays them to do it, without even being rewarded with candy.

Bob Colwell (Computer Magazine, Sep 2005, At Random, Presentation Lessons from Comedians)

Music Mood: Mohammad Mounir - Ana Ba3shaq El-Ba7r

Sunday, August 21, 2005


I love u as much as i love google :)
Dedicated to you know yourself, I GUESS :D

Music Mood: Dina 7ayek - Darb El hawa (Recommended)

Friday, July 22, 2005

The one about "A Walk To The Moon"

Yesterday i did something that i wanted to do since forever.
I had a walk to the moon.

Posted for the record :)

Music Mood: Brian Adams - Please Forgive me

Monday, July 11, 2005

From mobile to heterogeneuos mining

Today I was supposed to handle my thesis proposal cause i don't have time, and i was doing researches for months. Instead of doing that, guess what I CHANGED THE SUBJECT and decided to start all over again.

Music Mood: 3amro-deyab_elly-beeny-wa-bainak

Friday, July 01, 2005

What is Your World View?

You scored as Postmodernist. Postmodernism is the belief in complete open interpretation. You see the universe as a collection of information with varying ways of putting it together. There is no absolute truth for you; even the most hardened facts are open to interpretation. Meaning relies on context and even the language you use to describe things should be subject to analysis.



Cultural Creative














What is Your World View? (updated)
created with

I hate this but i decided to do it :D

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Falafel Sandwich Height (Falafility Theory)

Is there any relation between the size of the cola can and the length of the falafel sandwich.
I mean is it an algorithmic relation or an exponential one ?
Does the height of the Ka3keh - when standing without the cover paper - gives us a hint of the right bottle size ?
I heard that the number of "7abaat el-falafel" is a major part of the formula ?? Using the "falafelic scale", which has nothing to do with the metric scale, you can determine the exact size!

2 and less falafleh per ka3keh (falafleh/ka3keh) -> No need to purchase cola.
3 falaflat/ka3keh -> a 150 ml is enough
4 falaflat/ka3keh -> a 300 ml is just fine
5,6,7 falaflat/ka3keh -> a 500 ml is a must
>7 falaflat/ka3keh -> 1 liter bottle or family-size

I saw two guys eating a "falafel ka3keh" which has 4 falaflat and drinking a 1 liter "PEPSI" bottle.
They were holding the 1 liter bottle as if holding the normal-one-person-size-300 ml-can.
It just didn't seem to fit.
I wonder if they are using some other scale.
Maybe they measure it by studying the ratio between the falafel and the salata (salad).
Or maybe the type of bread involved. Ka3keh, 3adi, tandoori, 7amam, etc..

A more accurate scale has to take into consideration correct measures of the radius of 7abet el falafel, with or without hot sauce, etc...

Does the number of "7abat el-simsim" on the ka3keh count ??? :D

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Kill the Bug

How the hell can anyone kill a fly without an insecticide.
I tried the flying shoe thing, but believe me, it doesn't work, especially when people are around watching :)
Today at work, I felt like relaxing a bit, so when everyone left I stayed for a while to finish some work and guess what I took my shoes off :)
I started wondering around with my white socks, moving from one office to another, CHILDISH ha. It was cool :D
Well my socks were white as far as I remember but...

I just hate bugs. Real bugs(insects) or programs bugs, they all suck.

Music Mood: Where You are -- Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

Monday, February 28, 2005


We all enjoy reinventing the wheel in our own idiosyncractic ways, but a little experience.

Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.

Inside us all there's a code.
A code that does not represent who we are
But who we might become.

Music Mood:
When You Say Nothing At All -- voice of Pam Tillis

Monday, February 21, 2005


I wonder what they are doing right now out there.
You know I was brought here when my spaceship crashed 300 years ago :)

Jordanian Bloggers Meetup

That was last December but I always wanted to have a post dedicated to that special event.
I had to wait for Ammar out in the cold and he kept saying "Just give 10 minutes","just give me 5 minutes", "Another 20 minute" IN THAT ORDER :)
Ammar came, Zaid with him.
Reached BluFig late, ha.
Got introduced to Isam, Roba,Natasha, Jeff and Natasha's friend (I'm sorry but I forgot her name, but I remember she was a very nice lady).
Talked about everything. Natasha led the whole show.
I knew Ammar and Zaid before but it's just that Zaid always surprises me, I find something new about him everytime.
(Def) Zaid : ok,ok,ok,ok,ok,ok,ok,Windows,no sorry,bye.
On the other hand, Ammar is the most used word in my proverbs, I'm lucky I know him :)
There was also Isam, what a nice guy **Big Hug**. Isam is known to me from his activities in the open source world and especially Linux.
I don't think he knew me before, but anyway I was glad to get to know him better.
And ya, I always wanted to thank Isam for his efforts in the jordanplanet which gathered us together in the first place.
Natasha was taking notes and asking questions all the time. She just never let us calm down, well music was so loud and we had to shout all the time :)
But for Natasha, I felt that I knew her since a long time. Her Blog tells you the story of her life in a way or another.
I want also to thank Jeff (Natasha's husband) who kept on taking pictures but we ended up seeing a few, I wonder ;) Well, you can see this guy's talent by yourself (Great stuff Jeff).
I wished I could meet all the other bloggers like Eman (She was there in a way or another) and Madas(ya my wish is to meet her) and Ahmad Humeid.
And far away from all those bloggers, I must mention the one and only Roba.
She told me that she was expecting some other character in my case (Well I forgot my UFO home) but I was a bit surprised as well.
She was smart and so different.
We talked about everything politics, religion, blogs, habits, life, Christmas, wars, everything.
I was asleep during some political discussions but that was cause I just faced what I considered weird thoughts and I wasn't really there to discuss politics :)
Other than that, Natasha learned how to spell the words LINUX and PHP (not a batee5a),lol .
We talked about why everyone started blogging and what we do expect in the future.
Ammar and Roba were having some exam the next day and the papers were around for some reason.
I remember I laughed a lot and spent a very nice time.
In general, it was great and I would really like to meet them all again with all the new bloggers but I think that we can only do that when Natasha decides to take a break from her work, I don't think it can work without her being around (for some reason that I won't tell), lol :)

I bet that we would've met more often if Natasha was here. Can't we just have a Web Bloggers Video Conference while we are waiting :)

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Free Culture

Simply the best presentation I had ever seen till the day :)

Here are some terms that I gathered from here and there and really ring the bell these days.

Every act's a copy

Open source
Software Patents
Regulated Creativity
Controlled Creativity
Opaque Creativity
Controlling Uses
Fair use
Free Sharing

"No One can do to disney, Inc.
what Walt Disney did to the brothers Grimm"

why software patents will harm new innovators and benefit old innovators (that’s America), written in 1991 by Mr. Gates:

“If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete stand-still today. The solution . . . is patent exchanges . . . and patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to pay whatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might be high: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.” Fred Warshofsky, The Patent Wars 170-71 (NY: Wiley 1994).

Some links for you to start doing something:

We want a Free Culture
We want to be Creative again

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Blogging = Nonsense or what ?

This story happened even after the bloggers meeting

I use my blog URL as a suffix to any nickname I use on MSN messenger.
Here is a small part of a conversation I had yesterday with a friend of mine (Abed) :

abed says:
walak esh had

Blogging (A new level) - says:
what ?

abed says:
btosrod seret 7ayatak kol yoom!!!!

abed says:
ya 3ammi nas fadieh

abed says:
what is blogger by the way?

Abed astonishingly wondering if I am writing my everyday life details on the web.Then he says that it is for people with lots of free time (he is making fuun of it) :And ends it by "The Ultimate Question" : What is a Blog or Blogger ?

I will not comment further on this but when I am asked for the meaning of a BLOG or what is a blog, I have two answers :

Your blog is whatever you want it to be
2. I give them this link - I use this when I believe that the best way to understand what is a blog is by seeing one

Blog not Blo3 guys :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Lateral Thinking

via [David's Blog]
This is a sample of the full list
1. ------------

Ans. = man overboard

2. ------------

Ans. = I understand

6. ------------

Ans. = two degrees below zero


Ans. think big !!

13. ababaaabbbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb....

Ans. long time no 'C' (see)

David. Welcome to Jordan Planet :)

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Will we break down the Magic

Today is the bloggers meeting at 7:00 pm
I will finally get to know most of the bloggers.
Will this break the magic of reading someone's thoughts without even knowing him ? A question that is circulating inside my skull :)
Or maybe we will be moving to some higher level. I wonder :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I will always love you

I will love you till birds cease to fly …...
I will love you till big mountains crumble down from high …...
I will love you till deep runny rivers dry …...
I will love you till babies decide not to cry …...
I will love you till children stop asking why?...
I will love you till a mother delivers her baby without a sigh …...
I will love you till women decide they had enough to buy …...
I will love you till royalties stop putting butter on their rye …...
I will love you till when in a famine a soldier resists a pie …...
In other words I will love you till I die.

"Violette Marar Theodory"

I just love it.

This is called "A mother's Love", but it can be used for any type of love, I guess.
It was written by a school teacher from my school a long time ago, so you won't find it on the internet. (I hope so :-) )

Dedicated to all the ones I love and especially my family

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Things boosting my life

Several things had, in a way or another, changed my life in the past months.

I always seek for things that would add up more value to my every day living habit :-)

My visit to Istanbul was a great experience both personally and technically.
I was introduced to several new software engineering approaches and new programming techniques.
I got into the details of Google Tools and they are just great. (I have previously blogged details about these tools).

I was introduced to several new people. Some became dear friends and some were of a great benefit to my career and studying. I just like getting to know new people from time to time.

In addition to that, I was introduced to and that was a great addition to my blogging. I think that the coming bloggers meeting will be something for me to add to this list. (Hope so)

On the top of this list comes a thing that had really added up much to my life.
I got to know someone who generated waves for my silent sea.

I thank GOD for every addition to my life.

Dedicated to the one and only MIRACHKA

Totally lost

Regular days.
Lots of work and studying.
Today I felt as if I was sleeping for ages and just woke up to find that I have tons of books to study, Kilos of papers to write and zillions of university projects to finish.
In addition to my tasks at work, I feel totally lost. It seems it is too late to do all these things.
I am being asked for about three world-class research papers and for it to be published to get the scores that I need to pass this year. Now that's really hard, believe me.

Also, I found that my colleagues are too nerds for me to compete with, maybe "super-Nerds" (Not Geeks or gurus) is a better word. That's too much for me to handle :-(

On the other hand, ,I have been thinking a lot about the coming Bloggers and how some bloggers may look like.
I tried to create my own picture for some of them but I just don't like the idea of creating a picture of someone and then find it does not fit the frame of reality.

I just wish things would change soon. I hope it will.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Quality Defined

A nice definition of Quality I just passed by:

Quality is part of the process, it's in the doing.
Quality isn't a set of rules or a set of metrics; it's in the spirit of the smallest of our daily activities.
It is a verb trapped in a noun's body.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

I like, love and hate.... (The List)

In random order (well, almost).

1. I love everything that has "computer" as a middle name.
2. I have passion to my work and study field and I like every single thing in it.
3. I love the sea and walking on the beach.
4. I love sunset and sunrise.
5. I have a 300 person on the phonebook and I call only a finger count bunch.
6. I have a very limited number of friends. VERY.
7. I have my own moments of silence, thinking an imitation.
8. I have my own criticizing style that includes a lots of sarcasm.
9. I respect people who are pros. at their work and the ones who really love their job.
10. I like to be a center of attention.
11. I can be rude sometimes.
12. I am extra nice and polite most of the times.
13. I hate to be ignored or underestimated but can manage to live with it.
14. I can never stop talking about high tech. and work.
15. I think that 90% of computer students and professionals here really suck.
16. I think mobiles will cause lots of diseases to all of us in the future (I cannot get rid of mine) 17. and I adore PDAs.
18. I hate smoking a lot.
19. I am addicted to reading technical articles, research papers, white papers, blue papers, blue prints, Technical magazines, technical shows.
20. I adore nice movies especially science fiction,romance, comedy but hate horrors
21. I hate the Titanic movie, really.
22. I can't live without my computer for a second.
23. I love every nice song and music and cannot live a minute without it.
24. I like George Wassouf, Shania Twain, Om-kalthoum, BJORK, Abdeel-haleem, 2PAC.These are examples to show you the diversity.
25. I hate script kiddies and every teenager who calls himself a hacker.
26. I like reading short stories of any type.
27. I like Nizar Qabbani's poems. I like every nice poem really.
28. I like my friends to be a big heart and mind to contain me and my thoughts.
29. I adore studying space, planets, quantum physics and artistic design
30. I believe in parallel universes and the ability to travel in time.

31. I like asking myself questions like:

"If I reached the edge of the universe and dropped an apple,what would happen?"
"What is this black matter of the universe?"
"How can I build my own super-computer?"
"Were there really 11 dimensions pre the Big-bang?"
and the list is long...

32. I believe that we are not alone in this universe and that extrateraetrial life exist.
33. I like to wear modern classical or classical casual or strictly formal clothes. Jeans is a must.
34. I like creative thinking and innovation is a must.
35. I believe in a first sight love.
36. I love political news and stock analysis but to some extent.
37. I like parties and dancing.
38. I love cartooning and I do some.
39. I do love too much but can never hate someone.
40. In my dictionary, A stands for ADSL, B stands for Bluetooth, C for computers, and W for Wi-Fi.
41. I am simpler than some may think.
42. I hate to have free time if I ever had.
43. I like running, basketball and soccer.
44. I hate white shoes and suites.
45. I think the sky's the limit for anything.
46. I think that the "It's never too late" phrase has lots of exceptions.
47. I love networks, software engineering, information architecture and designs.
48. I am full of surprises.
49. I am good.
50. I am bad.

In simple words a Human.

Is the moon there when I am not looking at it ??

I was having this question circulating my mind for a while:
"Is the moon there when I am not looking at it ?"

Well, as Colwell says : "I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it. However, a popular book on quantum physics posits that the moon pops into existence when I look at it, but it is free to disappear and visit other planets when I'm not looking."

By the way, this is possible in the laws of quantum physics.

Maybe the best advice is to assume the moon is there even when you're not looking at it - but peek at it out of the corner of your eye once in a while just in case. :-)

Thursday, December 02, 2004

How will google change your life

I love Google.
I have these tools on my flash drive and when I find someone I care about, I tell him I'll give you something that will change your life to the better, and I start talking about these tools but sometimes I forget that some people don't give a damn :-)

The following tools will add a lot to your Life.

Google Desktop Search
I use it to search my 300 GB Drives and still get 0.04 seconds searching time
I blog and blog and blog.I'm a blogger

1 GB x 6 Gmails = Lots of Web Space + Lots of invitations

My 500000+ pictures sorted, archived and easily enhanced. With the rocking timeline.

Fly from space to your home town.
I have a satellite picture of my cousin's house in New York suburbs.
A friend of mine said that we now need one MARS since we have it for Earth(He was joking). Ironically, you can have it for Mars too.

Friends Network. As soon you hit the submit button, you'll get introduced to 2,200,000+ other humans.


Friday, November 26, 2004

6th Sense

5 days ago, I remembered this guy back from the school. We were not close friends and were never in the same class. I remember that we may have talked couple of times through our 12 years "in-the-same-1500-students-school" and it was about computers. But I forgot most the names of "my-12-years-class-mates" and I never remember anything in life, except for technical stuff :-|
I'm a kind forget a lot.
Anyway, I was asking myself if he studied computer science since he was good at it.

Four days ago, in the developers conference, I met him. He was working for a company that a friend of mine (MK) worked for and the were both attending the conference with other guys from the company.
As soon as my friend (MK) mentioned his first name, I remember the Surname. I happily introduced myself and asked him if he remembers me back from school. He said he didn't, although I think he did.

I saw him each day of the conference and talked and he seemed a good guy and good at his work too.

At first I thought that was a coincedince. But yesterday at the conference, ,I kept telling my friend (MK) that he will win the XBox (they were drawing prizes -XBox- the last day). And guess what he won it.

Later that day (last day of the conference), I left to attend a press conference (about CeBit 2005) I was invited to, leaving my friend happy with his new XBox, he is a game-maniac by the way.

After a presentation at the press conference I met a guy back from school, same story as the guy above, I was having the strange question of "what-had-happened-to-that-guy". And the good part was that he studied computer science, although I don't remember he was interested back at school, and he is working for the same company the other guy I met at the conference worked for.

I was also predicting several things this week and most of the time it happened. A bug in a system , a telephone call, several SMS messages, predicting that I'll be sick by the end of the week, and several other small events.

I must admit it, I'm remembering so many people now and I wonder if I'm gonna meet any these days or if any of the things I predict will happen.

Maybe it's the cold or the rain or the flu.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Jordan University will be hosting EDC (Microsoft East Med developers conference). Anyway, I registered and organized my schedule according to the provided Agenda to choose sessions I'll attend and the ones I'll be missing because of conflicting time with some lectures.

I thought the event will take place in one location, but it appears it is distributed at different locations at the university. Parallel sessions will be held. The worst part is that sessions are held at totally different locations at the university and are really very apart from each other.

It will be held from 23-11 till 25-11

On Thursday night (25-11-2004), I have this invitation from the German Embassy for a press conference and a reception is all about the Hannouver CeBit Exhibition 2005. It starts at 7:00 pm. They sent me the invitation because of my visit to CeBit Eurasia (Istanbul) last September.

I do have lots of exams and projects and some unfinished work for the office and it is a very cold and rainy week.

I wanted really to attend the next meeting of JOLUG 27-11 but It seems that I will not be able to do that because I have lots of work to finish at the office on Saturday.

I just cannot wait for the weekend.

What kind of blogger are you?

You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

What kind of blogger are you?

Well, I'm not sure about that, reallly.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Queen Alia Airport needs an Antivirus crack

Well, a friend of mine, Saif, was at the Queen Alia Airport to pick up his cousin couple of days ago. While he was checking the airways schedule board, the following window appeared from nowhere and covered the part of the screen.

A trial version of Norton Antivirus seems to be installed on the server and the trial period has ended, this window popped-up on the terminals (screens). So he took this picture with his mobile and sent it to me.

Bypassing the fact that Windows is the OS in this case, how the hell can they use a trial version? Have they installed it from a free CD that comes with “Software-for-airports-that-sucks” magazine?

If you know some basics about computers and softwares , you would know that this is an unforgivable action.

At least I now know why RJ flights are always late. They have to keep formatting and reinstalling the trial versions of their flights tracking software. :-)

I wish I were there to see the cursor moving to close that window, or even see the Winamp icon down at the icons tray. Maybe I could’ve been lucky enough to glance a solitaire game residing in the background too. :-)

I just couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it, but now I just don’t know if laughing is the right action.

My advice to the computer department there (if it exists), CRACK THE HELL OUT OF IT PEOPLE or buy the full version.

P.S : Feel free to save or share this picture but please keep the email and the reference to this blog and keep the info. on the image.

Ahmad Humeid must give his August blog entry Queen Alia airport: the need for technology another view now.

Saif, thanx for the pic., Dude.

The day I broke up with IE

I just couldn't resist a blog after I read Jad's about Internet explorer

It took me:
8 minutes to break up our very long relationship,
4 minutes to install firefox
2 miunutes to get used to it
1 minute to start enjoying it
1 minute to figure out that I can no longer live without it.

My new young friend is getting mature fast and as soon as the javascript bug is fixed :-) I'll torn all your icons.

After all, it seems our relation was wrong since the very first beginning. Farewell

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Library Defined

"You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in."

I came up with the above description of "Library" but then I changed couple of words and it turned out into the following:

"You will come here and find love that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in." (became a description of love)

It seems that I came up with some nice words.

Too much love blogs these days, it's either the food or my mood. :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Microsoft Apology

I was not able to use Microsoft Messenger (MSN) two days ago.
I appeared online and I could see everone online, but I kept receiving "Message cannot be delivered" when I tried to contact anyone.
I enjoyed using my nickname for messaging. I just kept changing my nickname and I managed to talk to some friends who replied in the same way.
It enjoyed this way messaging, for a while ofcourse.
Anyway, ,I tried everything of checking versions,firewalls, ports,etc... but nothing worked.
So I wrote an email to the address in the MSN contact us page and guess what ???
Two hours later I received the following reply :

"Hello Nad,

Thank you for writing to MSN Messenger, my name is Jocelyn.

I know how inconvenient being unable to send an instant message to your contacts can be. Please accept my apologies.

The .Net Messenger Service is experiencing temporary technical difficulties. During this period you may experience
problems logging into the .Net Messenger Service, problems sending IM messages to other .Net Messenger users or other problems.

We’re working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Should you have another inquiry about MSN Messenger, please don't hesitate to write back.

For additional online help, please go to:


MSN Messenger Support "

I was really touched with the apology (Powerfull CRM they have out there).
I do not know if this is typical action but anyway I was happy for a minute or two (MSN was still not working) and BTW it was a virus that crashed the servers

P.S When I thought of asking a friend about this problem; I found out that all my friends are either anti-microsoft or open source people who use other IM but not MSN.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

What is a Blog ?

"A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules. In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not." Quoted from is for Bloggers in Jordan.

The reason for this blog is that Blogs have been there since a long time and it is still restricted to a limited group of people, at least on this piece of land of the world map.

I am inviting more people to visit this blog and the jordanplanet for them to get a better idea.

I wish more people get involved and share their thoughts and words

So people, start blogging and blogging and blogging.

Thursday, August 26, 2004


I'm giving CeBit (Turkey) a visit next Wed. (I'll stay till monday)
I'm going alone.
Hope to meet someone I know. I'll try to get myself busy with the technology around there. But still ALONE.
I'm saving this month's "Computer","Spectrum","Oracle","Profit" magazines for the plane.
I was thinking of getting a tablet PC, wish I'll find one that I can afford.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Changing the world around me

Setting standards, in an environment where stability is a relative matter,reveals an unstandard way of thinking. NADER

I'm trying to change the world around me, am I unreasonable ??

Greg Bernard Shaw said:
"Reasonable men adapt themselves to the world
Unreasonable men adapt the world for themselves
That's why all progress depends on Unreasonable men"

Love makes everything

I would take the stars out of the skies only for you, I would stop the rain from falling if you asked me to, I would move a mountain when your hand is in my hand, words cannot express how you mean to me,and I think there must be some other way to make you see or feel my love to you.

Center of the Universe

I'm one of those who would write down the following as an introduction for their life story:

"Einstein's theory of relativity states that motion is relative. Postulating on that, I came to the conclusion that world revolves around me."

512 ADSL at last

we finally got the 512 ADSL line at work(yesterday) and guess what, My PC will be the only connected PC for 2 weeks because of issues concerning setting the server.

I now get pure 400 speed.

I wish I have one home too. Maybe next year.
It is just so great. The sky is no longer the limit.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Busy living

Never thought my first post would be at 3:00 am but that is just better than reading a "computer arithmetic systems" book.
I am taking this arithmetic course as a part of my master degree at the university. We had to choose some specific subject in this field to work on as a project and to handle the work at the end of the semester(That was yesterday).

In previous courses, projects and papers were a must and I really worked hard on some of these papers and i did a great job, but no one ever gave a damn shit.

This time I really had no idea what to do, I could've copied and pasted parts from already published papers on the internet. But I knew that the other studednts must have copied them all.

I kept postponing the work till one day before the deadline and guess what I got an idea.
I have read about Quantum Computing couple of years ago,so, why do no I write about quantum arithmetic.

I woke up early the next morning to do the work since I only got about 5 hours before I go to the lecture for handling and discussion.

I searched the internet and found that is was PURE PHYSICS.
Any way I started writing nice abstract, introduction and started listing the basics. It was really great. QUBITS instead of bits, electrons spinning direction instead of electrical current , several simaltaneous states at the same time for the same electron, superpositioning , bla,bla,bla.

It was nice to know the parallel universes are not science fiction after all.

I ended the discussion by listing a case-study for some algorithm.

The work was seven pages long and I'm already 15 minutes late and need at least 15 minutes to reach univ.

life went on.........and I reached university and entered late to class.
The proffessor was discussing the projects with the studedents and he was really happy about their work, one missing the table of contents (I didn't have one), big pictures,missing year for the references and "Totally copied" projects.

I was the last one to be asked. I thought I'll get the worst discussion ever but guess what. I didn't.
The proff. was astonished...and I was be continued