Archive for the 'Me' Category

NAS based on Nexenta and ZFS

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

For some time now I have been flirting with the idea of getting myself a Network Attached Storage (NAS). I get excited about the idea of having all my important files and stuff on a single device that supports raid 1. I can then reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop as many times as I want […]

The perfect Laptop

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Different people like different things. Different people fantasize about buying different things. I fantasize about gadgets. My latest fantasies have been about the ASUS EeePC. The 4G model sells for $399, has a 7″ 800×640 screen, runs Linux and looks beautiful. This is the sort of laptop that I have always dreamed of having yet […]

What MCSE stands for

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I was just reading slashdot and I found this comment. I found it so funny I thought to share it 🙂 MCSE (Minesweeper Consultants, Solitaire Experts).

I am at SC07 :)

Monday, November 12th, 2007

I am writing this post from SC07 in Reno NV, USA. I am presenting a poster titled The Sony PlayStation 3 and the NVIDIA 8800 GPU: Performance and Programmability Evaluation for Machine Learning. Big title, huh? I am really happy to be here. This is my first conference and so far I am impressed. Yesterday […]

The perfect email setup… for me

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Email has always been a problem for me. Using web interfaces is a pain. Even the new JavaScript, single-page apps nowadays are bloated and slow. You can’t compare them to evolution, thunderbird or even outlook 🙂 Most Email Service Providers (ESPs) do provide POP3, but POP3 doesn’t support folders and is not a good option […]

Happy Eid & عيد مبارك

Friday, October 12th, 2007

كل عام و أنتم بخير Happy Eid

Protected: Call me for free

Friday, September 28th, 2007

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Ramadan Kareem

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

It is that time of the year again 🙂 let’s hope we do better this year. Ramadan Kareem, everybody.

Hard disks in the freezer. Not a myth?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Last week one of hard disks in our cluster failed. all of a sudden it was not detectable by the BIOS and it emits loud clicking noises. It had 3 Xen guests running on it and as they were work in progress I stupidly did not back them up! One of the guests was the […]

I’ve moved at last

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Ahhh, at last I have moved out of Fenner Hall. No more wiping yellow splotches off the toilet seats for me. No more camping outside the laundry room just to get a chance at using the washing machine. I am my own man now 🙂