23 August, 2005

Basket Ball match Live!

Hehe .... that’s what i call a funny thing,being a workaholic & not having time to go & watch a basket ball game with your national team, despite U know half of the team since they’re colleagues & students at your Uni... & even a friend & a colleague sports rehabilitator having her internship with the national team (Hey noor ;) ... & still u dont go nor watch the game on TV!

hehe... yup, Last Sundays match was lively updated on the fresh DJ Haitham’s “Sunday Alternative Show” on Jordan FM, which is aired Sundays 8 PM – Midnight Jordan Local Time.

It was really nice, the best rock music along with the best news about the national basket ball team invading its opponent every now & then ;) Cool!
& by the end of the match, what even a better way to declare the victory but thru Queen’s song (We Are The Champions).... Just loved it !

Thanks Dj Haitham for the nice support for the national team.. & hey dear readers, check Dj Haitham’s sunday Alternative Show on the only station that plays Rock in town .. Jordan FM, he’s still fresh & new in the industry but he has a wonderful taste in music.

PS: Haitham was a long-term listener of the station before applying for a DJ just a coupla months ago.

The 5th Element – a Middle Eastern Media Brand?!

You must have came over a show entitled (The 5th Element) with Dj Shadya on Play FM 99.6 , they even had an event at Nai earlier this year entitled (Explicit).

Despite the fact that im a Rock & alternative music fan,and a very Anti-Rap & R’n’B huge switch on the market during 2004, & Rap‘s switch in general from a sound of freedom in mid & end 90s to simple pornography in post-2K ,,, but this is an R’n’B,Rap, & HipHop show that i do respect very much, simply for its professionalism & subjectivity in the industry ... this 1 hour show is simply: a Brand!

The friday before, being in Irbid, I have 2 radio stations that i switch between being there every now & then, those are Jordan FM on its northern airwave of 90.9 FM & a Lebanese station by the name of Radio One on 105.5 FM (it transmits from the wester Lebanese mountains chain, thus u can get in the northern parts of Jordan, particularly Irbid, mafraq , & some areas in Ajlun Mountains).

I’ve always related Radio 1’s style to Jordan’s Play FM ... not that much in the play list, since Radio 1 has a much more wider variety that includes alternative music & Rock unlike Play’s redundant R’n’B & pop dance style,,, but in the domain being a commercial hit music station... & even the jingles style... well,, ok ,, we all know that some play jingles are “inspired” from famous commericals,, just like Microsofts Xbox promo (Live’s short, play longer) => switched by Play to (Live’s short, listen longer) ... & Radio 1’s (Lebanon Never Sounded better) => to (Amman never sounded better) .... or well ,, I figured that out being a Radio 1 listener even before Play starting in Amman.

So,back to the topic,being in irbid, on a friday night, at 8 PM, I heard this: “The 5th Element with DJ Shadya exclusively on Radio 1 Lebanon” .....!!!! WHAT!!!?
Yeah, Dj Shadya is on Radio 1 as well as Play! Thats on friday & This’s on Mondays,,,, on that she mentions she’s on Radio 1, & has a certain contest & prizes from local shops,, & On this she mentions she’s on Play, Jordan’s Nr 1 hit music Station & has a certain contest & prizes from Local shops (Generation)!!!!

Same style,same guy introducing her, same local rapper doin’ his thing... & same Dj Shadya on the same 5th element ;)

This explains to the Dj Shadya’s fans why the show turns into a Rap mix every now & then on Play.. because this is when she is on Radio 1...
I dont think the show gets live on neither stations, but shows are up to date & no redundant episodes are done... for example the show i heard that friday on Radio 1 wasnt the same on Play when the show got back after a coupla weeks of (Shadya on the mix) which is used when the show is on Radio 1 ..... Nice Formula of success ;)

For Real!
Now i dont really know if there’s another 5th element some where else... but since there’s no developed radio industry in the area but in Jordan & Lebanon ... & well, Dubai for sure ,,, but that’s kinda far from here ;)
Respect to the Lady in the industry .... Dj Shadya on the 5th element is the 1 to drop it like its HoT ;)

Pre-IT for Dummies (Part 2)

Continuing my IT-Dummies advisory plan that I’ve started before

This post will get into IT jargon, since the University seats results are coming by the end of the week,those that will have the IT future known by then will be interested in this post.

Each & every IT student must know those definitions in order to deal with them on his upcoming life..at least not to be surprised by their real definition in the “REAL WORD” ,,, totally away from computer freak-ness claimed at school times ((hehe,,dont u love it when parents make their self proud saying : “Wallah , mashalla 3alei ibni,, besammem mawage3 3al internet” of course using MS word templates & Art Objects ;P .... ma 3alena! ))

Here’s the must have IT dictionary for Dummies :)

The control code for all beginning programmers and those who would become computer literate. Etymologically, the term has come down as a contraction of the often-repeated phrase "ascii and you shall receive."
-- Robb Russon

Bug, n.:
An aspect of a computer program which exists because the programmer was thinking about Jumbo Jacks or stock options when s/he wrote the program.

buzzword, n:
The fly in the ointment of computer literacy.

A very expensive part of the memory system of a computer that no one is supposed to know is there.

Command, n.:
Statement presented by a human and accepted by a computer in such a manner as to make the human feel as if he is in control.

Compuberty, n:
The uncomfortable period of emotional and hormonal changes a computer experiences when the operating system is upgraded and a sun4 is put online sharing files.

Guru, n:
A computer owner who can read the manual.

Hardware, n.:
The parts of a computer system that can be kicked.

[International Business Machines Corp.] Also known as Itty Bitty Machines or The Lawyer's Friend. The dominant force in computer marketing, having supplied worldwide some 75% of all known hardware and 10% of all software. To protect itself from the litigious envy of less successful organizations, such as the US government, IBM employs 68% of all known ex-Attorneys' General.

Information Center, n.:
A room staffed by professional computer people whose job it is to tell you why you cannot have the information you require.

A computer that can be afforded on the budget of a middle-level manager.

Office Automation:
The use of computers to improve efficiency in the office by removing anyone you would want to talk with over coffee.

On-line, adj.:
The idea that a human being should always be accessible to a computer.

A statement of the speed at which a computer system works. Or rather, might work under certain circumstances. Or was rumored to be working over in Jersey about a month ago.

pixel, n.:
A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.

program, n.:
A magic spell cast over a computer allowing it to turn one's input into error messages. tr.v. To engage in a pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with fewer opportunities for reward.

prototype, n.:
First stage in the life cycle of a computer product, followed by pre-alpha, alpha, beta, release version, corrected release version, upgrade, corrected upgrade, etc. Unlike its successors, the prototype is not expected to work.

Software, n.:
Formal evening attire for female computer analysts.

Timesharing, n:
An access method whereby one computer abuses many people.

Turnaucka's Law:
The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.

user, n.:
The word computer professionals use when they mean "idiot."

computer professional, n.:
The phrase hackers use when they mean "idiot."

13 August, 2005

Assessing My Linux Event at HU

Ouh!what a day!I think even in hell you might work less!
The Event was fine but not as aimed by yours truly organizer, I just cannot imagine the fact why no-body works or want to be help, but claim that they are making everything.

In this post i'll be revealing facts that no1 knew till the moment, as well as obvious facts for each&every1 who was around while i working for the whole thing.
I'll be simply talking about each & everything i didnt like in my small event which was bigger once upon a time.

1- The Faculty of engineering Dean was problem Nr. 1.0.1 & the IEEE councilor was problem Nr. 1.x.x! The dean that has nothing related to technology was the reason of Postponing the event 3 times, minimizing the event to 1 jammed day, & changing our schedule even!!!!!

Some times caring about student that have lab exams! or not to get students bored,& others because he have no time or he's busy, & YARETOO he came!!!! after all those postpones he didnt even come, but also didnt send to any department the (TA3MEEM) he said that it's his authority to send them to the departments & Drs in the engineering faculty (Which didnt happen till this moment! despite its weekend!)& that our invitations can be sent to Drs & Departments outside the Engineering Faculty like my Fac of IT ,,,, not only that, but he didnt even tell the theater employees about our event so we kept till the last 15 minutes looking for those employees who i dont know what they do till this moment since I got into the uni!!!!!! & we didnt even configure the LAN IP address since Ammar was supposed to have used the internet during his session.

& The bigger chain of problems is our councilor who's more like a person that want to build a relation with the dean with this occasion,,,, I mean FOR GODS SAKE .... DONT PHUNK WITH STH YOU DONT KNOW OR CARE!!! LET US DO IT OUR WAY! DONT SCREW IT UP SHOWING YOUR THE GUY WITH RESPONSIBILITIES!!!

2- the IEEE councilor! believe it, he called me at 11.15 that asking why im still not at the theater, & That im not organized & this is impolite & I dont know what else of those crappy stuff,,,,,
I mean, Hello, I'm working, I'm not setting & Having fun, I've been working for a coupla days till 3 PM in the lab, & in the day of event I skipped all my lectures just to finish the work... besides, only at that time my colleague ahmad (who is the only from the IEEE committee that got my back & gave me a hand in organizing the event) got the theater employee,,,,, Do U know dear reader when did he get in..... AT 12.10 PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Chief of my department (Dr Khaled Tahat) was there at 11.40 (who apologized for me when inviting him that he'll be late for 10 minutes)
Mr Kefah was lost on the highway & Got at 11.50, Mr Ammar Ibrahim who got Lost & got back to Amman to get back on the way to our uni also got at 12,,,,,,, ALL BEOFRE HIS EXCELLANCY COUNCILOR!!!

Thank God Kefah & Ammar didnt get as the councilor wanted at 10.45 !!!! KAN INFADA7NA!

During the Sessions he was acting like an instructor in a lecture!!! Hello!!!! We Are ... he tried to control & Change some stuff during the session, But NO WAY BABY.... Schedule Shift Doesn't mean change, but SHIFT,,Maybe squeezing! BUT NOT CHANGE! DUH~!

it was also obvious that he was just shaking his head trying to show impressive & exciting while I BET he was barely understanding whats going on!!!!!

hehe, 1 funny thing was him saying (& Trying to act dominant at the same time) commenting on Ammar's Session that: “this is what we want from our graduates, creating big systems not Games & stuff like that” ..... WHAT THE HELL!!!! Game Programming is one of the most complected & professional projects in the industry !!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Ma 3alena!

3- Reda Fedda, The IEEE Boss who came at 11.15 yet wanna check his presentation in the lab!!!! Fortunate for him that i didnt see the presentation about IEEE then since I was busy guiding Ammar & Kefah .... Inconsistency, Very Very Very Bad Background, Very ugly!!!! & With “Microsoft Certified” & “Cisco Partner” logos at the end of the presentation in a very bad resolution!!!! For A reason that i dont know why till the moment!! he claims it's to be a surprise for training courses “They” will be preparing!!
I dont know what kind of committee is this where individual say the wanna do sth for their benefits by the name of the whole group! & where sth is suggested to the whole committee left for just 1 individual to work for it,, just like what happened in this event where I was the only 1 in charge of it despite it was discussed by the committee long time ago,, even before i was member of it.

moving to the facts, His presentation was......... Oh my god!! what an English language !!! oh dear me ,, oh dear me!!

4- since May I've assigned for committee members the mission to look for a sponsor for the event to cover our break costs ... they didnt even look for any,despite i provided them with contacts for different corps that may help us in a way or another. It was funny that I was just around the corner of getting sponsorship from a cold drinks company just 2 days before the event, when i discovered a marketing company who's responsible for promotional campaigns for PEPSI, so it wasnt PEPSI the right place to go & ask for sponsorship but a marketing company... I guess If i've discovered this company a week before at least I would have got sth out of them, the marketing company cared & treated me with full respect, but the time was the factor of failure in here since they had to decide & reorganize their teams & quantities with PEPSI in less than 24 hours. i will indeed wont miss the opportunity next times (Yes NEXT TIMES;)

ehh ... I guess i've spoke out my heart, lets move to the mind ;)

I liked the event! The theater was crowded,some people left during Kefah's session (seems they werent that interested) ... Kefah's session was great as far as I was around, & as far as the feedback i got from people around there, that is since every1 was there mainly to get whats linux & the open source culture behind the whole thing of using linux & Open source software as an alternative.

Maybe it was a lil bit boring for those Linux Geeks ;) but they didnt lift cause they knew what the whole thing is about... this is what i like to call GNU Ethics in Linux People ;)

My session was about Project Looking Glass 3D from Sun Microsystems, which will be the 1st 3D Operating System ever.. I'll be talking about it later in a separated post ..
The funny Thing is that i was trying to waste time during my short session since the cold drinks break wasnt ready yet, I guess the public figured out i was coming with a new speech every 2 minutes.. I was waiting for ahmad to get thru the theaters door to save me & finish up my session & get out for the break... hehe ,, it was funny also that when i got outside the theater to get my Mountain Due can,, surprise surprise! All Out;)))) hehe .... the yet funnier thing that from those 120+ audience in before the break only 40-50 got back after it!!!! I got them mountain due to refresh so they wake up a lil bit & get Back..a thing that didnt really happen unfortunately!

After the break, Ammar got us a very exiting PHP session, keeping, for the 3rd session in a row the focus on the Community behind Open Source Software Development.

By the end of the event 3 question were asked & the answers were rewarded with Looking Glass 3D Live CDs.

Questions werent that tough, Whats GNU, Whats LAMP, & whats the bad habit we did during the whole session (which was logging as root thru the graphical mode).

Not forgetting to mention, Mr Kefah provided us with a coupla distributions: Fedora 4 & CentOS 4.1, as well as his white paper about Open Source.

Finally, I wanna thank Mr Kefah & Mr Ammar for their efforts, & for telling me that the event was pleasant & “Well Organized” !!!!! hehe, when Ammar told me that, i said : “WHAT ?!!!!!!!!!!”.

Yaman came with Ammar but I didnt figure out he's abul Yumon but after he left!!!!!!!!!! I dunno, i guess there was a lot of noise around when ammar introduced me to him And/Or being in my 3ajga before & during the beginning of the event was the reason of my mind be somewhere else .... hehe,,& I was wondering during the event why Yaman & Jad didnt come tho they were expected to :PPPPP

I tag each & every reader that was there to feed me back with his/her comments, suggestions & critics. espicially Kefah & Ammar.

non assessing details will soon be found on www.ieeehu.org , along with pictures of the event hopefully.

I hope this would have been a small start for a big movement hopefully, even if it's from a small Nr of people. Thanks again for Mr Kefah & Mr Ammar, for every1 who was around there, & I wish the best of Luck to My Fellows & colleagues at PSUT in there Linux event that they are currently still “cooking” ;)

11 August, 2005

in parallel with todays Linux Event @ HU!

Free Ope rating Systems Alternatives

"http://www.aros.org/" ---> Amiga Research OS
"http://www.archlinux.org/" ---> Arch Linux
"http://www.atheos.cx/" ---> AtheOS
"http://www.bebits.com/app/2680">Be OS Personal
"http://www.maxos.com/" ---> BearOps Linux
"http://www.lynuxworks.com/" ---> BlueCat Linux
"http://brix-os.sourceforge.net/" ---> Brix
"http://cefarix.sourceforge.net/" ---> Cefarix
"http://web.chaosdev.org/" ---> Chaos
"http://clicker.sourceforge.net/" ---> Clicker32
"http://www.closedbsd.org/" ---> ClosedBSD
"http://en.conectiva.com/" ---> Conectiva Linux
"http://counterpoise.sourceforge.net/" ---> Counterpoise
"http://www.seasip.demon.co.uk/Cpm/" ---> CP/M
"http://www.opensource.apple.com/projects/darwin/" ---> Darwin
"http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/" ---> Debian GNU/HURD
"http://www.debian.org/" ---> Debian GNU/Linux
"http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/" ---> Debian GNU/NetBSD
"http://dingos.pointlessmovement.net/" ---> dingOS
"http://www.dataphone.se/~dragon/thomas/dragon/" ---> DragonLinux
"http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/" ---> eCos
"http://www.engardelinux.org/" ---> EnGarde Linux
"http://erika.sssup.it/" ---> ERIKA
"http://www.eros-os.org/" ---> EROS
"http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/fiasco/" ---> Fiasco
"http://flightlinux.gsfc.nasa.gov/" ---> FlightLinux
"http://www.freebsd.org/" ---> FreeBSD
"http://www.freedos.org/" ---> FreeDOS
"http://gazos.sourceforge.net/" ---> GazOS
"http://geekos.sourceforge.net/" ---> GeekOS
"http://www.deltasoft.com/" ---> GEM
"http://gemini.sourceforge.net/" ---> Gemini Nucleus
"http://www.gentoo.org/" ---> Gentoo Linux
"http://www.lesbian.mine.nu/" ---> GNU/Lesbian Linux
"http://www.hancom.com/" ---> Hancom Linux
"http://www.immunix.org/" ---> Immunix
"http://www.boycottmicrosoft.net/jamd/" ---> JAMD Linux
"http://www.jblinux.net/" ---> JBLinux
"http://www.kaladix.org/" ---> Kaladix Linux
"http://www.knoppix.org/" ---> Knoppix Linux Live
"http://www.tummy.com/krud/" ---> KRUD
"http://www.guiadohardware.info/linux/kurumin/" ---> Kurumin Linux
"http://lainos.sourceforge.net/" ---> LainOS
"http://www.libranet.com/" ---> LibraNet Linux
"http://www.linuxantarctica.com/" ---> Linux Antarctica
"http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/" ---> Linux From Scratch
"http://www.mandrake-linux.com/en/" ---> Linux-Mandrake
"http://www.linuxrouter.org/" ---> Linux Router Project
"http://www.lutelinux.com/" ---> LuteLinux
"http://www.lycoris.com/" ---> Lycoris Desktop/LX
"http://www.menuetos.org/" ---> Menuet
"http://www.cs.vu.nl/pub/minix/" ---> Minix
"http://www.mklinux.org/" ---> MkLinux
"http://www.themoebius.org.uk/" ---> Mobius
"http://modulos.sourceforge.net/" ---> ModulOS
"http://www.momonga-linux.org/" ---> Momonga Linuxd
"http://www.mvista.com/" ---> Monte Vista Linux
"http://www.morphos.de/" ---> MorphOS
"http://www.netbsd.org/" ---> NetBSD
"http://newos.sourceforge.net/" ---> NewOS
"http://www.oberon.ethz.ch/" ---> Oberon
"http://odin-os.sourceforge.net/" ---> Odin
"http://open-beos.sourceforge.net/" ---> OpenBeOS
"http://www.openbsd.org/" ---> OpenBSD
"http://oppcos.sourceforge.net/" ---> OppcOS
"http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/" ---> Peanut Linux
"http://www.picobsd.org/" ---> PicoBSD
"http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9dist/" ---> Plan 9
"http://www.geocities.com/the_real_sz/" ---> PM_SZ_OS
"http://www.poweros.de/" ---> PowerOS
"http://www.qnx.com/" ---> QNX
"http://rdos.net/eng/" ---> RDOS
"http://www.redflag-linux.com/eindex.html">Red Flag Linux
"http://www.reactos.com/" ---> ReactOS
"http://www.redhat.com/" ---> Red Hat Linux
"http://www.rocklinux.org/" ---> RockLinux
"http://rome.sourceforge.net/" ---> Rome
"http://shark.sssup.it/" ---> S.Ha.R.K
"http://www.skyos.org/" ---> SkyOS
"http://www.slackware.com/" ---> Slackware Linux
"http://www.sot.com/" ---> SOT Linux
"http://www.ibiblio.org/spinix/" ---> Spinix
"http://www.stampede.org/" ---> Stampede Linux
"http://www.suse.com/" ---> SuSE Linux
"http://syllable.sourceforge.net/" ---> Syllable
"http://tinfoilhat.shmoo.com/" ---> Tinfoil Hat Linux
"http://www.turbolinux.com/" ---> TurboLinux
"http://sourceforge.net/projects/uuu/" ---> Unununium
"http://www.vnos.net/" ---> Visual Network OS
"ftp://ftp.zendo.com/vsta/" ---> VSTa
"http://www.winehq.com/" ---> WINE
"http://www.winlinux.net/" ---> WinLinux
"http://www.xandros.com/" ---> Xandros
"http://www.xteamlinux.com.cn/english/" ---> XTeam Linux
"http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/" ---> Yellow Dog Linux
"http://www.yggdrasil.com/" ---> Yggdrasil Linux
"http://zealos.sourceforge.net/" ---> ZealOS
"http://www.yellowtab.com/" ---> ZetaOS

Commercial Operating Systems Alternatives

"http://www.ibm.com/servers/aix/" ---> AIX
"http://www.amiga.com/" ---> Amiga OS
"http://www.bsdi.com/" ---> BSD/OS
"http://www.ecomstation.com/" ---> eComStation
"http://www.hp.com/" ---> HP-UX
"http://www.software.ibm.com/os/dos">IBM PC-DOS
"http://www.sgi.com/" ---> IRIX
"http://www.lindows.com/" ---> Lindows
"http://www.lynuxworks.com/" ---> LynxOS
"http://www.apple.com/macosx/" ---> Mac OS X
"http://www.apple.com/macosx/server/" ---> Mac OS X Server
"http://www.novell.com/" ---> Novell NetWare
"http://www.openvms.compaq.com/" ---> OpenVMS
"http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp/" ---> OS/2 Warp
"http://www.phatlinux.com/" ---> PhatLinux
"http://www.caldera.com/products/openserver/" ---> SCO OpenServer
"http://www.risc-os.com/" ---> RISC-OS
"http://www.sun.com/solaris/" ---> Solaris
"http://www.tru64.com/" ---> Tru64 UNIX

Office Software Alternatives

"http://www.software602.com/" ---> 602 Pro PC Suite
"http://www.abisource.com/" ---> AbiWord
"http://www.ability.com/" ---> Ability Office
"http://www.apple.com/appleworks/" ---> AppleWorks
"http://www.e-press.com/" ---> EasyOffice 2001
"http://www.gobe.com/" ---> GoBe Productive
"http://www.koffice.org/" ---> KOffice
"http://www.lotus.com/" ---> Lotus SmartSuite
"http://www.openoffice.org/" ---> OpenOffice
"http://www.ragtime-online.com/" ---> Ragtime
"http://www.softmaker.de/" ---> Softmaker Office
"http://www.sun.com/staroffice/" ---> StarOffice
"http://www.thinkfree.com/" ---> ThinkFree Office
"http://www.wordperfect.com/" ---> WordPerfect Office 2000
"http://en.hancom.com/index.html/" ---> WorkDesk Office

07 August, 2005

OS Pub Beer (Part 2)

As promised, & having an Open Source event just around the corner, here's the Unix Beer Description upon high public demand ;)

Unix Beer: Comes in several different brands, in cans ranging from 8 oz. to 64 oz. Drinkers of Unix Beer display fierce brand loyalty, even though they claim that all the different brands taste almost identical.

Sometimes the pop-tops break off when you try to open them, so you have to have your own can opener around for those occasions, in which case you either need a complete set of instructions, or a friend who has been drinking Unix Beer for several years.

BSD stout: Deep, hearty, and an acquired taste. The official brewer has released the recipe, and a lot of home-brewers now use it.

Hurd beer: Long advertised by the popular and politically active GNU brewery, so far it has more head than body. The GNU brewery is mostly known for printing complete brewing instructions on every can, which contains hops, malt, barley, and yeast ... not yet fermented.

Linux brand: A recipe originally created by a drunken Finn in his basement, it has since become the home-brew of choice for impecunious brewers and Unix beer-lovers worldwide, many of whom change the recipe.

POSIX ales: Sweeter than lager, with the kick of a stout; the newer batches of a lot of beers seem to blend ale and stout or lager.

Solaris brand: A lager, intended to replace Sun brand stout. Unlike most lagers, this one has to be drunk more slowly than stout.

Sun brand: Long the most popular stout on the Unix market, it was discontinued in favor of a lager.

SysV lager: Clear and thirst-quenching, but lacking the body of stout or the sweetness of ale.

Pre-IT for Dummies (Part 1)

dear "graduators" from tawjihi... who saw nothing from life yet with what the claim (Giant Tawjihi),,,, for those of you willing to get into IT in their orientation of life choosing to Study IT for the next 4 years or so in 1 of the Universities, I'm giving you some hints in what you'll be facing during those next years.
1st of all I'll be showing you the way so that u'll decide weather you think you'll be able to study IT.


Do you want the instant respect that comes from being able to use technical terms that nobody understands?
Do you want to strike fear and loathing into the hearts of DP managers everywhere?

Programming is not for everyone. But, if you have the desire to learn, we can help you get started. All you need is the Famous Programmers' Course and enough money to keep those lessons coming month after month.

To help determine if you are qualified to be a programmer, take a moment to try this simple test:
(1) Write down the numbers from zero to nine and the first six letters of the alphabet (Hint: 0123456789ABCDEF).
(2) Whose picture is on the back of a twenty-dollar bill?
(3) What is the state capital of Idaho?
If you managed to read all three questions without wondering why we asked them, you may have a future as a computer programmer.


2nd , I'll be giving you a snapshot of some expected questions u'll be facing in the IT specialty exams during those 4 years of your study:


COMPUTER SCIENCE (Mostly OOP1 course, Algorithms, & Architecture exams)

Inside your desk you'll find a listing of the DEC/VMS operating system in IBM 1710 machine code. Show what changes are necessary to convert this code into a UNIX Berkeley 7 operating system. Prove that these fixes are bug free and run correctly. You should gain at least 150% efficiency in the new system. (You should take no more than 10 minutes on this question.)


MATHEMATICS (this is the 1st year calculus course that everyone claim its just a piece of cake since its the same mathematics you get in Tawjihi,,,, Holly Crap!)

If X equals PI times R^2, construct a formula showing how long it would take a fire ant to drill a hole through a dill pickle, if the length-girth ratio of the ant to the pickle were 98.17:1.


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Software Engineering courses mainly! SWE1, System Analysis, Software Design, Maybe GUI design & Implementation)

Describe the Universe. Give three examples.

On my Next post i'll be giving you a bunch of Jargon each & every so-called IT-er should know before getting into the industry.So that keep them in you IT-er dictionary ;)

03 August, 2005

Open Door Linux Workshop @ HU .... Finally!

details on www.ieeehu.org

This event is fully organized by yours truly ,,,, Yeah,, 1 hand may clap sometimes,, Hardly !
Wish me luck!

01 August, 2005

OS Beers Pub (Part 1)

Upon Jad's Post about “World's first open source beer recipe”, I came by some (Technical Recipes) of Operating Systems beers, if You allow me to call it that way ;)

I found those very funny, & to keep you in passion for knowing more, I'm starting with the “yakee” Windows Beers in this post, continuing with more in later post ;)
& Hey Check out Unix Beer on my Next Post coz it RoXX.... hmm, or shall i keep it the last!?

Windows 3.1 Beer:
The world's most popular. Comes in a 16-oz. can that looks a lot like Mac Beer's. Requires that you already own a DOS Beer.
Claims that it allows you to drink several DOS Beers simultaneously, but in reality you can only drink a few of them, very slowly, especially
slowly if you are drinking the Windows Beer at the same time. Sometimes, for apparently no reason, a can of Windows Beer will explode when you open it.

Windows 95 Beer:
A lot of people have taste-tested it and claim it's wonderful. The can looks a lot like Mac Beer's can, but tastes more like Windows 3.1 Beer. It comes in 32-oz. cans, but when you look inside, the cans only have 16 oz. of beer in them. Most people will probably keep drinking Windows 3.1 Beer until their friends try Windows 95 Beer and say they like it. The ingredients list, when you look at the small print, has some of the same ingredients that come in DOS beer, even though the manufacturer claims that this is an entirely new brew.

Windows NT Beer:
Comes in 32-oz. cans, but you can only buy it by the truckload. This causes most people to have to go out and buy bigger refrigerators. The can looks just like Windows 3.1 Beer's, but the company promises to change the can to look just like Windows 95 Beer's -- after Windows 95 beer starts shipping. Touted as an "industrial strength" beer, and suggested only for use in bars.