Archive for December, 2006

vmware and Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

Friday, December 29th, 2006

In the process of installing vmware server on feisty I had to apply the following patches: if running a 2.6.19 kernel you will need to follow this link (it’s in French) if running a 2.6.20 kernel you will need this patch in addition to the above patch After I applying the 2 patches I was […]

mysql sever messed up?

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

I had a really strange thing happen to me today! mysql> SELECT id , sitelang, themeid,name,loginurl,logourl,logow,logoh,logohref,contacturl,adverturl,termsurl,privacyurl,servicelevel FROM gdomains where na +——-+——+——+———————–+——+————————————–+—–+—–+———————-+—–+——+——+—–+— | #B | | ! | @ | | | | | | | | | | ! +——-+——+——+———————–+——+————————————–+—–+—–+———————-+—–+——+——+—–+— | 22403 | | 0 | | | | 110 | 70 | […]

The new server that kept me up all night to install

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

We got a fancy new server at gawab yesterday! specs as follows: Intel S5000VSA board 2x Dual core Xeon 5130 processor with VT support! 8 GB RAM 3ware 9650SE-8LPML SATA II controller 8x 400GB SATA HDDs 2x onboard GigaBit Ethernet We used to use a debian iso from 3ware to install our servers. But this […]

Getting bash syntax hilighting to work with ig hiliter

Monday, December 25th, 2006

As the bash language file doesn’t com with the plugin, I had to download it from the geshi site! but even then, the code box was not displaying the code correctly! To make it work I had to comment out the 3rd and 4th element in the REGEXPS array in the language file! ‘REGEXPS’ => […]

My internal SD/MMC card reader works under Linux!

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Before I bought my laptop i read several reviews. They all confirmed that the SD/MMC card was not working under Linux! Today I decided to explore and you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I found that all I needed to do to make it work was: echo tifm_sd >> /etc/modules

Syntax highlighting for wordpress

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

I looked at a few plugins but I finally decided on iG:Syntax Hiliter. It’s easy to install and tweak! In the css file, I changed the font size of the highlighted code to 11px (it was 13px) and the width of the code box to 445px (was 500px). It looks better now! The only problem […]

The joys of Fatherhood

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

It is 5:20 AM and I this is my third post today!! 🙂 You see, my wife and I discovered that is not really easy to sleep with Mariam! (If she takes a deep breath we both wake up startled 🙂 ) so when Mariam got her last feed at 3:00 AM I told my […]


Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Just in case people are wondering what she looks like, here is a snap of her!

Wow… What a week

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Now before you say “Yeah, I had a tough week too”, I will present you with a short summary of what my week was like 🙂 Wednesday, 6th Dec: I bought a nifty Casio EX-Z120 Thursday, 7th Dec: My wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl (Mariam). Friday, 8th Dec: We discover that Mariam […]

Simple wishes

Monday, December 4th, 2006

AA, I usaly never forward stuff I get from mailing lists and stuff, but this video clip really touched me! so I decided to upload it 🙂 We forget to think about the simple gifts that Allah has bestowed on us and thank him for it! Remember that the best way to that Allah for […]