43 Blog posts found in year 2011
Some updates were made to Folder8 during recent few days.
After I received our family videos from Baghdad (with tons of old family photos)
I decided to share these videos with family. I have to admit I built Folder8 having that in mind. Read more >>>
My TOSHIBA X500 is up for sale:
Model Name: QOSMIO X500-Q895S
This laptop is a monster (Check my desktop screenshot here), once you add SSD, you can get the Windows rate of 6.8 (highest number I reached so far)
Intel Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz, 2.93GHz turbo), 6GM RAM, 1GB GPU, 1TB HDD (500GB x 2) 7200rpm, Laminated keyboard with back-lit, WebCam + Mic, Bluray + DVD writer, Win7 Pro
The only downside, is that it is not light at all, it needs to be treated with dignity and care, not your typical portable device at all.
Full specs below Read more >>>
Just to give you an idea of what I am dealing with daily, here is a screenshot today.
This was made before posting the ad on selling my Toshiba QOSMIO X500.
Just note the number of Firefox Mozilla tabs on each of the two Mozilla windows (There is another one I could not get it in the screenshot).
Also note the number of Google Chrome tabs in the 4 Chrome windows.
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Finally, got the Windows 7 gadget that reads my Google calendar. whoo, that was tough
Sounds very easy to find one, but since Windows Gadget service has been shutdown and only few gadgets are online within Microsoft website, I needed to search for a while.
Find the app within the Auther site, or here in Lib - ANmars Recommended Apps (ARA)
Finally found it, thanks to Eelke Spaak
Just got the first bag of our old family photos with some videos.
When I say "Old" I mean 1980s and 1990s photos and videos.
I admit this is one of my wildest dreams, to get them digitize and archived, then share them with family and friends, each with its password to allow religious access.
The VHS videos are the challenging ones, several ones have already been converted into CDs, however, we still have a lot. Read more >>>
After I found some really nice resume templates online, I decided mine, took me one full day to implement, I just need to add the picture soon.
And I guess you can see now the new tree on my home page that structure my website in whole, I found it actually for site map which I will use for sure soon. Read more >>>
I had to notice that having a lot of tags in my Questions and Answers causing a delay in reading that page.
Blog tags mechanism had different approach, but tags for Questions and Answers are kind of wider and open for more in future. Read more >>>
Helping is a cirlce, will you stop it when it reaches you???
Or, will you start new cicrle?
The thing we learn here is you need to be either one of those two:
- Start a circle of giving, by initial a giving to random person.
- Connect the circle when it reaches you and do not stop it at your hands, you give when some one gave you.
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Attempt failed to establish my own server.
I was looking to a simple cheap easy-to-follow method to create my own server hosting my own website(s) on one of my machines, but it failed.
It is clear that the DNS/IP/CNAME settings where I don't have any experience in were the main thing against me. I tried to avoid that using No-IP.com or DNSExit.com with something called "cloaking" to stop showing IP to end user, but it wasn't what I am looking for. Read more >>>
I had to learn this technique, linking two domains to one actual site, not redirecting.
And after few searching, I got it and finally linked ANmar.us to ANmars.com.
That was joyful and promising, now I just need to remember how to do it to link Alwa7.net and Alwah.net to Alwa7.com after it is ready to be used.
I might also revisit that procedure and generate screenshot for it, sounds a very good idea now.
And now for the second time, I bought another host with the same company. It is all thanksgiving blank friday's fault, the discount was too much that I couldn't resist it, especially when they include renewal price with it.
This time I got the domain ANmar.us (or as I call it ANmarus) and we yesterday bought another domain Shoozii.com preparing it for the new diary site (or journal), the idea was Afnan's and the domain name was manely from Shukran's name.
Let us hope that we all keep the energy up regarding this project
After few days of trying and failing, I managed tonight to have access to my own server, it is actually a folder on my own laptop that I can access using an IP address+Port.
It was indeed one of my oldest dreams, to get my own server, I don't have one yet, but I know how to do one, I was lost among the IPs, ISPs, DNSs, and stuff like that until made it.
The trick was that my ISP was blocking the port 80, so I have to add another port to my Firewall, then add a port forward in my router firewall (Since I am behind a router) to have access to it.
Check my free subdomain linked to my ip here ANmar.Hopto.org Read more >>>
After few days of ideas and thoughts, I added my all testimonials to my site (ANmars.com) with a small slider at home screen, still need to add the "Testimonials" page, which will be in few days.
My old profile used in Yahoo! Answers was removed because what it looks like, I didn't follow some rules, but I managed to read most of my answers there, in addition, this is my profile screenshot:
And this is my new one (VBAXLMan) as of few days ago:
Going back to Yahoo! Answers, I almost forgot why I left that piece of me there, using the same name VBAXLMan, I start answerring questions.
In the same time, I started adding all of my old answers (The ones I stored in "MyYahooAnswers.xls" file) into my website. Read more >>>
It has been a while since I start using Google Calendar (Since I got my Android phone), after few months of successful update and syncing between Google calendar and Outlook, I needed a quick way to add events to my Google calendar (Once added to Google, an app will sync it with my Outlook calendar).
This one will do that, an email address made specific for your calendar to add events to it. Read more >>>
I need to agree on everything this guy says. It is very clear that he has a full knowledge of what is going on in Iraqi's people minds Edaat interview for Faalih AbdelJabbar (in Arabic) Read more >>>
Folder8.com is now online, I have this idea for a while now, could finaly save few days to implement it.
Folder8 is my vision on how sharing should be, user can create folder (of three types of folders) with no registration.
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One of pictures we got for them together
Now Tomtom just died few days ago and we have to let Boogi go. We really enjoied you guys and hope that you don't hate us very much Read more >>>
I had this game since 2001, one of my clients in File1 gave it to me, He said that you will love it, at that time I was kind of away from games and consider them a waste of time (I still feel that sometimes) however I became easily addicted to it, not only me, other friends and customers were easily addicted to it.
It needs no setup at all, just unzip and play
Download it from here
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Azher Mehdi, one of my old friends from Baghdad, we were together , me, my brother Ghassan, Anees my cousin and Azher hanging around and reading books from my father's big book library.
Anees was the one that has most passion for books, especially Islamic ones and that was the reason that Saddam and his guys killed him. Read more >>>
Since my early childhood, I have never been addicted to single game, I am not the type of gaming guy anyway, but ...
This one I was sitting on it for days forgeting everthing around me playing until I finished it, I really enjoyed it that I start searching for it once I got my 1st laptop around 2004.
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Few days ago I had that app in facebook to help me import all my facebook status posts and links into an Excel sheet.
Link to first post
The challange was to combine them both, since Get Me My Data does each type of post in a seperate process, and the one that does all wall is not alighned well.
So I created an Excel spreadsheet called fb.xlsx that does that, which is:
- Reads from the CSV generated by Get me my data into Excel sheet (both Status posts and links posts). Read more >>>
My middle girl joined fb yesterday, now she got 167 friends Read more >>>
During a visit to the doctor, the nurse was trying to get my blood pressure and the meter slipped when she was trying to clip it on my finger, that is when I felt that it will fall and quickly moved my hand to hold it.
At that minute, the nurse was saying "Waao! you have a quick response.!!!"
I spent the few minutes after that remembering the few "Quick" responses I had, and here are some of them:
- Once when I was in High school in Baghdad around 1992. Read more >>>
For three hours we all enjoyed watching this movie, after all these years, still enjoying watching it
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It has been a while since I last time did this, so here it is
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My blog is back, I needed few days to work on it, using this ANmars template is kind of more joyful than I thought. Read more >>>
After importing my old blog posts into the new one, I just turned into reading my Facebook posts, I did post there some posts and links that I want them to be on my site too. Read more >>>
As you can see in most of my screenshots forthe past years, I used Multi-desktop, which has been a way to organize my thinking and working at the same time.
You should see my smile when I red this this morning, going through the list of top 25 cities for tech jobs, passing Washington DC, Devner, Portland, NY and San Francisco, which I was pretty sure that it will be #1, no, passing all those and landed into Austin, TX Read more >>>
A lot of memories come back when listionning to this
I remembered when I used to drive half of town to get cassettes of classic music to listen to in my car
Now, I can easily listen to them on Youtube playlists !!
On the way home from school, since we were hungry and the traffic was bad, I asked my 3 kids to think about something (to let them forget about all that).
So I asked them to create a sentence represents my car plate number. Similar to "Girls Can't Eat 15 Pizzas" we sow on Monk few months ago, why not we do one for my car plate and one for Mom's.
So we came up with those two:Read more >>>
After few days of talking, Afnan now has her own YouTube channel, I told her I hope this will live long
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We really had a good time in that free ride, we even had a bus breakdown that made us walk to our car using GPS in phoneRead more >>>
My older sis in UAE, had a huge show (Fashion show) and it looks like she is doing well.
Good luck Itaf, or Outaf as they called her
Amina, my oldest daughter is in this concert, they are all really doing well, and we enjoyed that concert
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