31 December, 2005

My Last Registration Process

Yes, and Finally I have registered my Last Semister.
The registration process of 12 hours took 8 Minutes on Peak period (I.E: My Registration started at 12:30 and I My registration lasted from 12:30 til 12:38).

My Friend Diana had 15 Hours registered within 2.5 Minutes in Off Peak period (Her Registration started at 8:30 AM but she came to register at 12:10 PM).

I actually got my last e-registration process on my Digi cam with the help of a colleague, but I have no place to put it on the web since it's about 30MB large!

Anyway, just to keep you in the environment, The Registration system at HU is an Oracle Forms 6i system, you can register through it from all the internet Labs around the University. The System got furtherly used for Exam Timetables, Fees details, Student Information and Student Grades and GPA reports.

The System was actually created by Students as their graduation project in 2003 and adopted by the Computer Center at the university ending the era of Paper based registration.

Problem?! Of course, excluding the fact that the DBMS is on Windows Server though there are 7 Unix Servers at the Computer Center. There's the problem of extensive use by the students their selves! All happens when a couple of creative guys (we call some females guys too!) have some section closed in their face, and they really do want that section because their mates are in it. Here comes the art of (EL SHELEN!)

YATEM WAD3 EL SHELEN BEL YAD AL YOMNA WA LAISA EL YOSRA BEN EL “shift button” WA AL “Enter” until the section opens up!
Usually the section never opens up and the server gets restarted a couple of times after extinsive phonecalls done by the Lab Administrators!

You can see from my description at the beginning of the post that during Peak hours the delay of process is much bigger, I didnt mention that the “SHELEN” process have caused a problem around 1:10 and lasted for not less than 35 Minutes until the whole thing got up running again.

In short, HELL to UJ's COBOL (AKA SLOBOL) cause Oracle Roxx Man!!! I guess the need to install (SHELEN) detectors at the entrance of the labs at HU though ;)

25 December, 2005

My 1st Personal Post!

Yes actually I figured out this is my 1st "Personal" Post on my Personal Blog! anyway...!
here it goes...

It Xmas, It's raining, It's lovely ... but!
It's the hardest Xmas i go through in my life,
I'm Home Alone, stuffed with several Projects passing in the most critical parts of it..
Xmas Tree is not on that table anymore, the table is full of pins and papers,
Xmas spirit and smell is not in the air inside this house..

My Mum ( the one who give's Xmas the needed spirit in the house ) is a side my Grandma all the way in romania who is in her last days of cancer,

We are all having this Sad spirit for what's happening there with my Grandma..

The house is cold this Xmas, it's really too cold.
Xmas launch will be cooked by me this year, using the best frozen products in town!!!!!
It will be right out of the oven, but not smelly nor fresh as it have been always,
nothing is red even this year around and about, maybe just what i have been wearing during the JP meeting.

I've open my eye's this morning with Dj Tamer Batine's voice on the morning madness show on 96.3 FM making fun of kids and saying : "Where's my present, where's my present?!"

I smiled ironically on his funny clip and looked at the mess around me in my bed room..
It's a cold cold Xmas.....

May God bring you a better Jolly Merry Xmas than mine.

24 December, 2005

My 1st JordanPlanet Meeting

And Finally a friday meeting, giving me the chance to attend ;)
Unfortunatelly I'm passing through critical moments and i couldnt attend for more than an hour and a half. I really wanted to stay til the very last moments when the table gets small and discussions get more oriented.

Next Time hopefully I will.
Canvas was "As Always" Great, I really do want to attend another meeting at that place, hopefully on a longer table ;)

Last nights meeting was a unique one having "representatives" from many Giant Jordanian Web Companies: Jeeran.com , Maktoob.com, Albawaba.com....

Yet, nothing seemed that technological in the conversations generally, despite half of the attendancies were Tech-related in a way or another (even Silicon Valley was in there ;).

It was a nice meeting as far as I was there, esp being my 1st....
I felt that feeling Roba talked about in after her 1st ever meeting: to meet people you know many things about, even how do they look like, but never meeting them face to face (ok, I've met some of those who were there before once or twice, but Well)

a funny thing is that i brought my Cam with me but forgot all about it!
hehe... in case u dont know, i have a fundemental thought in my deep mind that says: "Hell to photos, nothing beats being there: Seeing it, Feeling it & living deep inside of it".. i guess no cams would have described My Feeling being there last night.

Besides, Pictures took there werent that clear, U can view some on Roba's and Khaleda's Blogs.
(I didnt appear in any picture so far, My Arm just appeared in a photo by Roba, just beside Jad wearing Red "Heh, maybe my only demonstration for Xmas this year, since i wont be really celebrating it :/ ").
Seems that Everyone found yesterdays meeting kind of different from the previous ones (as far as it was described by them)..... I dunno, was it the place!? was it the very nice rainy weather outside and the warmness inside our souls for this meet up!?

I Loved yesterdays meeting rather than liking it actually, I'm keeping my fingures crossed for another Friday Meeting, one that i will stay til late discussing as many things as may come up to my mind.

Thanx JordanPlanet for being Jordan's Blogger seen in front of the whole wide world
Was it the place, was

21 December, 2005

Im Not Deaf ... Im Just Ignoring You!

This is exactly what was written on the back of this pick-up parking in the opposite street the other night!!!

I dunno how some people have the mentality to even be proud of them being DUMB!

Bine ati Venit Domnule Presedinte!

An amzing unique extra about the romanian economy and jordanian - romanian economical relations was included in yesterdays Al-Ghad newspaper in the occasion of the Romanian President's Visit to Jordan.

the pages were sponsored by a Jordanian Inv group investing in Romania actually.

it's funny that everyone around me yesterday was hearing "My King is meeting My President today!" from me ;)

by the way, I voted to Mr Basescu in the latest Romanian elections ;)

18 December, 2005

The International Children's Day of Broadcasting on Jordan FM

Last Friday, the 16th of December, over 25 Jordanian children from different ages, schools and background had the chance to go on the airwaves and get hilarious!

Radio Jordan 96.3 FM has offered the children free airwaves for 3 Full Hours, particularly the very famous and most popular show among all the English Speaking FM stations in Jordan: LC “Listeners' Choice”.

As each and every year, The Children had the MICs, The Mixers, the DJ-ing (ok, they screwed it up a lil bit, but well!), phone operations, and even presented a couple of News summaries and a main news bulletin.

From Activities and community work some of them have experienced locally and internationally, to issue related to violence and discrimination against children, to the role the media here in Jordan is interested in giving them freedom of expression, up to playing and speaking about all sorts of music, Harry Potter's latest movie, and finally to singing Xmas songs live on the air. The 3 hours were (as far as i mentioned as a listener) a complete vision of what do children want from Media.

Why isn't there any Media support for them?! Cant a local newspaper consisting of 90 pages offer a page for children, edited and left completely under children's control!
Cant the media corporation/companies understand that the media content oriented to children but control by elderly people is NOT what children want, neither what satisfies them!
Cant those Friday Children Page editors in Alrai and aldustour news papers understand that its useless to have control under what the must give for the children to read?! At least, cant they just loose control of Half of the weekly page for the benefit of the children their selfs!?

Why can't the Jordanian Broadcasting Corporation's Arabic radio Service give control for the children to do the children's shows on the Arabic Public radio service instead of having fat guys in suits controlling it (Literally speaking with apologies!), what, arent there enough talented children in Jordan! If there wouldnt have been, there wouldnt have been this yearly based “Special Edition” of LC each and every December on LC, not forgetting the fact the children's presence wasnt only on LC, despite the fact that LC was the show assigned to them, but they usually appeared on the “Friday Special” as well, one of the shows Jordan FM was famous through during the years 1998-2004.
And why did JTV minimize the children's portion this day to 1 and only 1 hour this year? (PS: even in the past years, i never felt that JTV was giving freedom for children on this day in the programs they would have participated in)

Being in Romania a couple of weeks ago (im of a Hybrid origin in case you dont know! Half Jordanian Half Romanian), and preparing for this International Children's Day of Broadcasting, The Romanian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Romania) have launched an FM station for the children, on an independent Frequency, operated by Children their self and oriented to them and playing their favorite romanian and western music, called “Radio Issy Betsy” ! And had even a big launch event in “Bucuresti Mall”.

Isnt such a station more important to our Jordanian broadcasting corporation from a French radio station that isnt french anymore for over a couple of years now!?
Or Isnt such a project more reliable for a wealthy investor than an aimless none-stop music station that will never be able to compete or differ than my CD changer or MP3 Player!

Question let to be answered from those “Personnel” who are concerned in the questions above, and who I know that “they” read my Blog!

As For all those who participated Friday in demonstrating how creative and talented Jordanian Children are when they have the chance... Way to Go, You are an example for your peers and a motivation for them,

13 December, 2005

Jordanian Rappers expressing Nov 9th

The Last Standing poet, or LSP as the call their selves are probably the most active jordanian Rap talents on the Seen. espicially since their appearance through play 99.6's "The 5th Element" with Dj Shadia.

LSP got a new track out called "Ready", after the sad Attacks on November 9th in Amman... The track says it all, Have a listen to it HERE , or around and about in Play 99.6