97 Blog posts found in year 2010
Now I can sync my Google Cal from my Android Epic 4G from Samsung with My Microsoft Outlook 2007. It is now the time to say that I am using technology to its end.
After few months now, it looks like Alwah is going up.
And the Google PR is 3.Read more >>>
After few searches, I got it, it is kind of have-it-all software with easy UI.
It is called FreeFileSync, HomePageRead more >>>
It has been a while now, I am setting up my location to be back to my old love, LEGO.Read more >>>
After few days of settling down, I can declare that I have moved to my first house here in Austin TX, it is kind of small but has enough space to fit us all. Read more >>>
After taking the fourth exam and passing all the way, now, I am officially a:
Microsoft Office 2007 Specialist, and Microsoft Office 2007 Master
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Have just passed the Microsoft Office Specialist in PowerPoint 2007, Daaa
I will do the Word 2007 on Friday to get the Microsoft Office Master certificate.
Just got the Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook 2007, which is the second step to gain Microsoft Office Master certificate.
Will do PowerPoint and Word on Wed and Fri.
I could not resist myself enjoying this video
After doing well in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Specialist certificate, I got the energy to do other Office certificates.
Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, doing those three will entitle me to get the Microsoft Office Master certificate.
It was kind of an old old dream, to start doing these certificates, and here we are!!!
For the first time in three months, I feel that I have some time to do my own projects.
The main client who used to fill my time up with work for the recent three months has not contacting me since 5th of August.Read more >>>
This is my desktop screen on Aug 6th 2010
I was almost running after these certificates for several years now, I just didn't have the time and the effort to do it.
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It is going to be tough, this Ramadan has arrived in August.
And we all know August in Austin, and how this will be tough, no water, no food from around 5AM to 8PM.Read more >>>
Below are some pix of me in several occasions, some of them are (Wanted) pix I liked to share
I have always loved these photos, and since I could not do it in regular shop, I just did it digitally using one of those applications out there.
Now this is another one, TreePad Lite
It looks like I am going to buy the full version, it has a lot of featuresRead more >>>
It has been a while since I last explored and application, and when I do, I find the best one I was looking for.Read more >>>
They have been trying that for a while but after some attempts they could access the database.
File1.net my first website faced a hacking attempt.
I liked that, that proves that the website is grabbing some visitors now, and it is becoming more and more popular.Read more >>>
I am facing an issue now
Even the bugs I am facing are new too.
After I have installed VS2010, My Excel2007 started to crash several times in one hour, this started to be flustrating, I need to see if VS2010 is the issue and solve it.Read more >>>
You need to think about starting multitasking, really
It is that time again, I do love these days of multiple projects dues and work need to be done.Read more >>>
This is not good.
It has been more than 6 months since I last added features to Alwah.net, and I don't like that.Read more >>>
We just started a family interview, it is when we ask everybody what does he/she think about another member of the family.
The beautiful part is that each one sees the others with what he thinks they are
What does X think of Y?
X - Y: item1, item2, etc
Afnan - Afnan: hyper, weird, doesn't fancy computers.
Shukran - Afnan: book addicted, over reacts, sometimes nice, giving.
Amina - Afnan: Fast temper, want to rule the world, very dedicated.
Hawraa - Afnan: Crazy, angry, cannot control herself, helpful, love to learn, giving.
This one sound promising!!
The previous one I tried (was Visual Studio 2005) was tough to jump into, since I needed to try the ASP.NET, It was hard to jump from Classic ASP into ASP.NET of VS2005.Read more >>>
I had already got that few years ago
Changing mouse has much more fun than stick with only one.
Years ago I was preferring to stay with one mouse, so when I like one and getting used to it, I go and buy more of it, to have backup when one is broking.Read more >>>
An iraqi say, says that "Local singer, would not entertain", I love these types of says that are full of wisdom.Read more >>>
We found it, it was in a good location, same Middle and High schools, and good Elementary school, so only one person need to change her school.
It had 4 bedrooms plus a study, close family environment, and isolated kitchen.
So without any hesitation we made the offer, and hope we got it, Inshaa' Allaah.Read more >>>
Shukran is now has her own blog, it is here Shukran's Shake and it took me longer than I planned due to some changes in the template.
Anyhow, I am learning new stuff doing all these blogs, and will be doing more soon.
I used to call them my prides, and my wife wouldn't mind
I just got my Toshiba X500-Q895S with its 1GB of display memory, 1TB of hard drive, i7-740Q cpu and 6GB RAM.
The most interesting part is the display, it is 18.4" wide, waw, I love this pride.
Spent the last two days installing my stuff and discovering it, I am going to love this and will not go back to that tiny 17" display laptops.
This one sound promising, it has up to 25 slots for the clipboard plus easy to paste method.
It worth a try
This morning, the books I bought for my youngest have arrived.
It is a set of 7 books for Harry Potter and it was for her birthday yesterday.
Now the look in her eyes when I woke her up and show her the set was the most joyful minute in my life, seeing her happy with this set of books and couldn't believe that she got it finally is indeed a minute that worth millions.
Can you see the happy Dad here?
QFT is for Quality Family Time and FQT is for Family Quality time, that what we (me and my kids) used to refer to when we want to have a chat, four of us sitting and taking about several things, ideas, stories and of course tips and interesting remarks about us as Muslims living in this beautiful country.
We decided to do Afnan' birthday today June 22nd since we had two doctor's appointments yesterday, she was born in June 21st 2001 in Iraq. Now since this is her 9th birthday, we will need to do the Takleef party too.Read more >>>
My new toy
Just bough this one with $2,058, it is great, and exactly the size I am looking for (I was searching for bigger on, but no luck). anyway, I will start enjoying it in few days.
Getting back to eMacros, some projects are taking place that made us change some plans and future thoughts.
I like when this happen.Read more >>>
Searching for a blog for my middle lovely daughter Shukran
She has really good attitude and really may be the one that will involve into online stuff the most.
Let's hope that
Now we ordered the new business cards that have the new logo, they should arrive before June 30th.
Here are what they are going to look like:Read more >>>
After some busy days and good/bad time management, I need some rest, It was a busy week, with lots of new projects (at least now I have 4 need to deliver next week).
I kind of like it, this projects traffic, but it looks like I do have some limit.
This is a very good diagram that shows how the web developing and related design knowledges are structured.
Check it out, it is very helpful to understand it. Read more >>>
Just learned that while driving in your car, leaving a space after the car in front of you is part of the "Private Space".Read more >>>
NASA says that one of the 86 moons of "Saturn" has similar conditions as earth, may be not water, but some gases that might replaces water as a life source.
We have some "Islamic" guys that would say that Quran says that water is the only source of life.Read more >>>
One of my daughters wants a magic wand as birthday gift, she is so into Harry Potter that when I try to speak with her while she is reading, she just point at me with her index finger and without moving her eyes away from the book, saying, "just a min, dad"
The other one want to invest some cash in Microsoft, Apple and Coke stock market, she is actually has some virtual account, that is a trial version showing her how to invest.Read more >>>
Now that is another story, I already know that Programming is the easy part, documenting what the programmer does is completely another tough part.
It is again happend, I have to do the documenting for the ACuSys system, it is taking me a lot of time, and need to remember a lot of old stuff I did and why I did that.
However, the client is happy with it and might have some new chances in the future to do more like these.
Just got my new BlackBerry 8530, I am really going to love this, it has a lot of features, except the Skype and MySQL applications.
It is a project we started, to do BB/web software for BlackBerry users, especially in the Arabic/Islamic fields in eMacros, based on the study that says, there are few applications of this kind in that market.
The project will last for 6 months and we will see where this will take us.
Now is Amina. she got a First Honor Role with IB certificate. I didn't have the time to go, my wife did and got some pictures.
That was in the morning, in Eavning, we did go to the concert for all grades in Murchison Middle school, also got some pix.
Will try to post these soon.
I had it since 1999, it is very beautifully red, the Full Quran with both readers (Al-Sedeisi and Al-Shreim) during Ramadhan prayer.
Since then I didn't stop listening to it, the pace is fast, the sound is clear, the way they both read it, is beautiful.
I was thinking today, how will I live without it?
I hope not.
Here is the link to download the entire MP3 folder (it has 113 mp3 files with 356,340 KB)
I need to write these down before I forget it.
My wife is now a good car driver, and has her own car.
She start learning how to drive early Jan 2010
In Late Jan 2010, I bought another car (Highlander Hybrid 2006) and sold my NISSAN XTERRA 2001 to my brother with easy payments.
Shukran, my middle daughter, just got a certificate as "Second Honor Role" few hours ago.
Ok, she got the certificate because she worked hard to get good grades, why I feel like I am the one who got it?
It is kind of parent proud moment, seeing that my daughter is getting honorred due to the atmospher we worked hard to make it for her, and the time and resources we spent to make her successful in her life.
Shukran was not doing well in class on 4th grade, also on 5th, she sufferred a bit because of her English, now she got that honor role,
It does mean a lot, to her as well as to me.
This looks it is hard to understand for any non-Muslim.
There are two type of the "Dirty" we deal with here in Islam
The first type is the Dirty, means the items that are obviously not clean, due to dust for example, or to surfaces that are not clean, so those are kind of fine to do most of practice with it.
Off course, it should be clean, but being it unclean will not prevent the practice.Read more >>>
These are just few lines I got today in the email for the recent project work I was busy with. We had really rush time and low info to do what we done, however, we did it after few missing deadlines. See the full article for the customer feedback.Read more >>>
I just found out that I have 24 domain names that I need to track and control.
Most of them are not online yet, hoo, I got to keep up working on this to make them online.
Here we are again, I need to spend around $1,000 on my wife's car to do the A/C.
I kind of expected that, but not this soon. I need to replace the compressor, hoses and some other stuff. It is kind of everything.
Now my wife is driving in this summer without A/C.
I don't know where I found this one, but since I found, I just can't stop looking at it.
This is in my eyes the best profile photo I have ever seen in my life.Read more >>>
I was talking with my kids yesterday, telling them that a joke is the best way to break down all walls with stranger.
And then rememberred when I was using that tool with any new customer.Read more >>>
This one will proove that the prophet Mohammed name is there in both previous books
Open the post to get both videos that cover it allRead more >>>
It was kind of slow, but it did installed on my P4 computer.
It has only 504MB of RAM, and installed and running kind of smooth.
I was also successful in sharing hard drives/Printers along with adding new hard drives to the server.
However, I wanted to do the Remote Sharing, but it is not working, I might need to replace the router to do that, let me see.
After doing some searches, I found the design I am looking for.
It is more like me, and attractive.
So, after buying it, started to implement. this process will take a while.
Advancing needs more aggressive rules
It is true, everytime I try that, it proves its accuracy.
The meanning is that if you want to advance in any subject, you have to got some rules that are more aggressive than usual.
Or You need to go the uncommon way to reach the uncommon results.
Now my eldest has her own blog, using the same old skin
Which using the same engine I talked about earlier.
After doing my youngest daughter blog, (Afnan's corner), I tried to do kind of universal blog enging that can fit any HTML template skin after some work need to be done in HTML > ASP coding, this will also help when any of my kids or relative asked fo a blog, in my website domain.
So here are what I have done so far:
I will try to post also more blog skins
Advancing needs more aggressive rules
It is true, I tried it and still doing it all the time.
Meanning, that if you want to advance in any subject, you have to got some rules that are more aggressive than usual
What have I done wrong?
Have you seen someone enjoying sitting in front of his computer rather than go out for Friday night?
Have you seen someone having his joyful time working with numbers, cells and excel formulas rather than playing video game?
Well that one is me, I am the kind of guy that would leave the party to sit down on any computer to fix some new ugly spreadsheet problem reqested by some one in another country.
Yesterday, my youngest daughter asked to have her own blog.
I said, yes sure
After we searched for a free CSS templates, we found one and I spent the next 4 hours working with it.
Now, she got one, much easier to deal with, much elegant. (Thanks to my growing experience)
Check out her blog here: ANmars.com/Afnan
That is it....
Why DCave? that is another story, read the full article to know.....!!Read more >>>
It looks like sometimes the complicated solution (advanced one) will not be as effictive as the simple cheap one.
I was used to reCaptcha for a while now, even though i am facing some spam recently though that.
So I am changing to a simple one, after few searches, I got this one.
It is stupidely simple, let me see if it will work and prevent the spam or not.
This is the new banner
They said "Needing is the mother of invention", or somthing like that
That is what is hapenning here with me, I had to go to the graphic section to make some beautiful stuff.
More graphic changes are comming... especially in VBAXLMan.comRead more >>>
I have started today May 10th 2010 to practice Salat (Muslim pray) after stopping for few years now
There were few starts like this before, but this time is differant, I have the power now and determination to do so.
I am wishing that I don't stop any more, ISA.
I just love to hear ENIGMA, since the first one I listen to it, it was on late 90s and called "Return to Innocence"
Now the new great one is "The Same Parents", wow I just love to listen to it again and again and again
Old Iraqi famous song
We used to sing it almost at every party
My desktop on May 2010 3rd
Animated barn animals act out human faults in life and politics in Orwell's captivating tale..
There was a story behind this cartoon, read it in the full articleRead more >>>
All Windows Startup sounds
From Win3.1 to Win7, I do remember all of them, Duh
I hate these news, I just heard that there was a suspected car bomb in Times Square...!
What is going on there?
It looks like those Islamanian (Those who called themselves Muslims, while they are far away from it) will not leave us alone
I feel that my beautiful safty feeling is shaking again, just like the way I used to live in Iraq 20 years ago.
(Open article for the video)
I want to do something, but what? how?
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Between the lines, I meant that US is the country that holds everyone between its arms.
No one is better than another.
Everybody is the same.
All religions is respected.
Just like our Islam !!
That is really impressive, guess who is on this video???
[Flash 10 is required to watch video.]
Austin ranked as no 10 in the list of The Best Places for Business and Careers in 2010
I was always thinking that I had a lot of chances elsewhere, may be larger city, NYC, DC, San Francisco.
But what kept me is that, I am still having some chances here.
There is a say: The bad that you know is better than a good that you don't know.
Check out the link here for the list
I am thinking now that I do the VBAXLMan.com website idea to another domain.
May be a storage that enables users to host all thier digital work, I am thinking of buying domains like:
Or somthing similar.
After that, VBAXLMan.com can have my work as VBAXLMan, my answers and classes in addition to some lessons in ExcelLEt us see where these ideas will take me
I liked the fact that I don't stop clapping my hands on everything this guy says
This is how my desktop looks like on Spring 2010
Getting back to VBAXLMan on Yahoo! Answers, starting to answer a lot of Excel questions again, and withen few days, I became a "Top Contributer" again, and got to level 6.
VBAXLMan.com is also back, will try to finish it by the end of this month.
It enables you to host all your digital work.
Losing weight after all these years. I don't know what is hapenning, but I am losing weight, I lost now almost 33 lbs (15 Kgs) I guess the procedure I am following is working fineRead more >>>
There is a chance that I got new project in VB.NET with connecting to database. cross the fingersRead more >>>
I dont know what is happening? It looks like the years are marking up into my experience. After few tries, still cant get this computer to work. Windows 7 is harder than I thought regarding IT and changing hard drives Read more >>>
Two videos showing how easily the iraqi people can turn between two phases
The funny part is that those dancing in the background look they are the same people in the two videos
After Saddam, same singer and mostly same people dancing behind him
I come across a lot of Quran websites during my daily browsing, but this one is the best one ...
It makes you feel that you are really holding it in your handsRead more >>>
During the last six months, I could establish my comany eMacros Limited Company, build its website (in English and Arabic), and start few small projects for it
This is part of what we had to live with all these 25 years in Iraq, no wonder we all act like have a psychological malfunctions
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Finally, I could create my own blog, was really busy
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