Archive for the 'Me' Category

Egyptian 2010 Elections

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Sunday, the 28th of November 2010 was a sad day for Egypt. It was a day that could have been the beginning of a new era of progress and justice. It was the 2010 parliamentary elections in Egypt. Unfortunately the ruling dictatorship had other ideas. It followed its usual tactics of hiring thugs to scare […]

Beautiful Data

Friday, November 5th, 2010

My Mphil thesis was on sparse matrix vector products and while visualising the datasets I worked with I felt that the patterns the sparse matrices took were often quite interesting. Recently I noticed that the University of Florida Sparse Matrix Collection was displaying the visualisation work done by Yifan Hu which you can see here. […]

I am off to Egypt

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

After almost 2 years away from the land I love, I am going to Egypt for 2 weeks. I leave Sydney on Friday the 23rd of April. I can’t wait to see all my family and friends. Egypt, here I come!!

Wistrons Pursebook with Arabic Keyboard. Cool.

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I was looking at the new Pursebook at engadget [link] and I noticed that the keyboard had Arabic characters. Kind of exciting I as I am planing to get myself one of these new ARM netbooks when they come out later this year. Having an Arabic enabled keyboad would be a big plus.

Dell Mini 9: Good Netbook but Pricing All Wrong

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I have not found a netbook that I feel 100% comfortable with. All the products out there have either too much or too little. The EEEPC901 comes the closest but is a bit too expensive for my taste (I would guess it is all the extra SSD). Zein’s perfect netbook: o Linux based (No Windows […]

Star Wars Comedy

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I found this today and I found it so funny I had to share it!

ICCS08 Day 1

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Getting to Krakow I got in Krakow on the 22nd at about 9:30 AM. The hotel wouldn’t let me check in until 2:00 PM so I had to walk about the city. I found a shopping mall and worked on my presentation. By the time I checked in, had a shower and prayed Duhr and […]

The Best Computer Science Course Ever

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Instead of explaining, I will just ask you to watch this 10 minute introduction (1st video) or the full 1 hour long presentation (2nd video). I think I will buy the book when I go to the US in July. I wish that we had professors like this in Egypt.

Mark Shuttleworth is not a terrorist

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I found this interview with Mark at the Ubuntu Developer Summit on YouTube. He is wearing a shit shirt with Arabic writing on it. It says “I am not a terrorist” 🙂

Must the Friday Khutba be delivered in Arabic?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

A few weeks ago I approached one of my Muslim brothers here in Canberra to participate in delivering of Khutba’s at the Muslalah at the ANU. He told me that he had a 2 issues with the prayers being held at the Muslah. One of them was that the Khutba must be given in Arabic. […]