Archive for December, 2005


Friday, December 30th, 2005

I have a desktop machine as well as a laptop! one of the problems I often face is not haveing my bookmarks availble on both machines! The perfect solution as I see it, would be to find a firefox extention that automagicly intergrates with the firefox bookmarks… if you bookmark something it gets added to […]

Amr Khalid in Alexandria

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Yesterday was the last day Amr Khalid spent in Alexandria, in a 3 day workshop with the lifemaker teams! They mainly evaluated their efforts in the last year (SWAT analysis) and they talked about concentrating on 3 projects for the next 3 months. (more about this later) It was pretty cool to be able to […]

I love rain

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

It is winter now in Egypt and that means rain!! Some people in other parts of the world get rain all the time so they may not get the importance of rain here in Egypt. We only get rain in winter… imagine that you had to wait year round just to see the wonderous view […]

DTracing Linux Userspace using BrandZ

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Adam Leventhal (one of the DTrace developers) was in volved in making DTrace work for BrandZ. He’s written a blog entry on using this combination to have a look at the “top issue” (why is it that whenever you run top, the top process is top?). The blog entry shows how using DTrace and OpenSolaris […]

At last, I convert my rm files with vsound

Friday, December 16th, 2005

vsound allows you to record the output of any standard OSS program (one that uses /dev/dsp for sound) without having to modify or recompile the program. It uses the same idea as the esddsp wrapper from the Enlightened Sound Daemon (in fact, vsound is based on esddsp). That is, it preloads a library that intercepts […]

Button Maker

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

There is a really cool web site that creates those lovely web buttons Check it out…. I am off to make lots of buttons 🙂


Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

I am have been reading a lot about other peoples ideas as to why Ubuntu is so successfully! I would like to add my two cents 🙂 I think the only thing in which Ubuntu differs from debian is the availability of certain packages that are basically “cool” or useful! I have been using Debian […]

What people will do for a bit of profit

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Yesterday was the last day of the underwriting of Egypt Telecom stock for people here in Alexandria. In fact most Stock Brokerage Companies stoped accepting requests Monday. Needless to say that it was crowded, but just how crowded it was may supprise some. Luckily I had my new CX75 phone with me, so I got […]

Siemens CX75

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I finaly got myself a new phone! After alot of research I ended up choseing the CX75. It has a nice display, RsMMC slot, bluethooth, mp3 support and a blogging client (havent tried it yet). I must admit that I am very happy with the phone and recomend anyone looking for a mid-range phone to […]

Sunday, December 4th, 2005

I finaly got back, After about 6 weeks of lying in wait. So I will start actually doing something with my site 🙂