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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. :-)