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Excel/VBA expert since Sep 1997 (19 years 9 months)

38 Blog posts found in year 2012


Wed
Dec 19
2012

LEGO creations 1

1- 2MenShuttle, I don't remember who created that, but it was in our mind for a while until I managed to get 12 peices of the tourbine as we called it.
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Wednesday Dec, 19, 2012 0:0
Wed
Dec 19
2012

LEGO creations 2

2- Ghasso
This was named Ghasso, how I used to call my brother Ghassan, he created that and I admire the simplicity.


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Wednesday Dec, 19, 2012 0:0
Sun
Dec 16
2012

LEGO Digital Designer again

That is it, LDD v4.3 is my game, I am going to addict it, it has almost all the pieces now, most of the colors, it even has pieces from old sets, and it is faster and works fine under Win7.
LEGO Digital Designer v4.3, if you are a lego fan, you will enjoy this.
Get the app also from my Rec'd apps page

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Sunday Dec, 16, 2012 0:0
Sun
Dec 2
2012

VBA, SQL IKM tests

During of a the process of applying to new position in downtown Chicago, I had to do some tests in IKM, I am not sure how widely used these test, but they were kind of hard and tricky, one of them (the one I am proud of) is in VBA.
This is the result of it, it looks like I am an expert in Excel after all these 15 years

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Sunday Dec, 2, 2012 0:0
Tue
Nov 27
2012

At least 1 phone call a day for new position

This is realy exciting, I have been called for a lot of jobs now, it looks like the Resume I updated did kick off after all.
For the last two weeks I recieved at least one phone call a day for new position here in Chicago greater area Read more >>>

Tuesday Nov, 27, 2012 0:0
Mon
Oct 29
2012

7 phone calls for 2 Excel/VBA positions

I knew I will reach this point someday, I just got 7 phone calls about 2 positions, they are the same 2 positions and 7 people called me about them, yes, I am bragging.
Chicago turned to be a very good place for my career, it is cold here, but the job market here within my experties is just fantastic Read more >>>

Monday Oct, 29, 2012 0:0
Tue
Oct 9
2012

My desktop screen

It has been a while since last time I posted my screen, here they are two of them

Tuesday Oct, 9, 2012 0:0
Sat
Oct 6
2012

Active on LinkedIn

Last week of LinkedIn activity paid off, 15 people checked out my profile during last week, I have to admit though that not all of them are welcome.

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Saturday Oct, 6, 2012 0:0
Sat
Oct 6
2012

My new name: Moheddin VS Addeen VS Amdeen

I am going to change my name, it is a chance I am having now after 5 years of living in the states.

We were thinking of this a lot, a lot of new names came into surface, and everytime I search for the domain before I go with it.

Since Addeen.com was not available, niether Aldeen.com, I thought eddeen.com would be good for us, until today my father called me to suggest ... Read more >>>

Saturday Oct, 6, 2012 0:0
Thu
Oct 4
2012

New certificates wave

After suttling down in North Chicago area for few months now, I am thinking of getting back to one old hobby I used to develop two years ago.

It is hunting certificates, Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates. Read more >>>

Thursday Oct, 4, 2012 0:0
Tue
Oct 2
2012

Send me a gift

Now you may send me a gift, I just started a project that I need some fund to do it, if you would like to send me a gift, please use the link below.

It is a BestBuy card, and I would love if you can contribute to it toward my project.



Thanks in advance

Tuesday Oct, 2, 2012 0:0
Fri
Aug 31
2012

4th daughter

Around 1PM, my 4th daughter (Adyan) was born in St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, IL, almost 9 pounds.
And life is not going to be the same, the name (Adyan) that I chose is very nice, simple and refere to the meaning of what I believe, it means (Religions). Read more >>>

Friday Aug, 31, 2012 0:0
Wed
Aug 29
2012

Pagination in Excel 2003 when showing more than 65,536 rows

I have been busy these days in a very interesting concept. The system we are building is limited to Excel2003 only, and cannot be moved (yet) to Excel2007 or later.
That have been said, we have a lot of reports that pull data from Oracle database using SQL query that may (or may not) exceed the limitation in Excel2003 of 65,536 rows. So the approach followed was to add some piece of code that makes it fit. Read more >>>

Wednesday Aug, 29, 2012 0:0
Mon
Aug 20
2012

Long time no see

It has been almost two months since my site stop functionning correctly
Here are the details
I landed on new job position in Chicago, IL on May 9th, that have to take a trip to IL by May 6th.
That will result in me trying to keep both positions (EA and this new one), so after cehcking it looks like I can do that. Read more >>>

Monday Aug, 20, 2012 0:0
Wed
May 2
2012

Austin fastest growing in US

Austin is the fastest growing city in US in 2011
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/americas-fastest-growing-cities-2012.html

After being the best city in US for tech jobs, it is now the fastest growing city in US.
It is going to be hard to relocate to another city.

Wednesday May, 2, 2012 0:0
Fri
Apr 6
2012

Adding PHP+Wordpress on 1st Server

After few days of setting it up, I now have Microsoft SQL database along with MySQL database and PHP.
I needed also to install Wordpress, which I installed few hours ago.
I have these sites now on my own server:
- Uruk.us
- XLfxs.com
- ElizabethMaynard.com

These are the first three sites, in preparing to move in completely to host my own sites on my own server.

Friday Apr, 6, 2012 0:0
Mon
Apr 2
2012

1st Own Server database

After few hours of digging and playing, I managed to run the SQL server 2008 on my 1st Server.
Now I am ready to go, Online server with SQL database that support Arabic and ready to go.
I might just tweak the speed a little bit. Go on ANmar, the road is plain in front of you

Monday Apr, 2, 2012 0:0
Sun
Mar 25
2012

Excel VBA 2011 for Mac

This is the first project I got to work in Excel 2011 for Mac.
I knew I had to do something there somewhen, and here it is.
The project called "Macrijan" and it is for "Intillijury", I need to either buy a Mac with Excel2011 or Install Mac as Virtual machine.
I already learned some new stuff regarding the path and hard drive names, and need to update my functions I had for few years now (mostly FixPath, GetPapa and GetSon).
However, I still got a lot to learn, this link can help in that Rondebruin.nl Mac

It is going to take a while, but I am up to the challange.

Sunday Mar, 25, 2012 0:0
Mon
Mar 19
2012

Craigslist notification on your WinPhone 7



After I changed my phone from Android to Windows 7 (From Samsung Epic 4G to HTC Arrive) early March, I had several challanges.
One of them was to find the alternative application for CragisNotifica that works for Windows Phone 7.
IT took me a while after trying several ones and bought others, the alternative is here .... Read more >>>

Monday Mar, 19, 2012 0:0
Fri
Mar 16
2012

My VBA function lib online

I started these days uploading my own VBA function lib to my website.
You can find them by search for VBA function
These are the actual tools that I am using in my daily VBA programming in Excel (and sometimes in Classic ASP). Let me know if you have any question regarding any of those.

Friday Mar, 16, 2012 0:0
Tue
Mar 13
2012

1st own Server

Finally...!
I did it, I have now my own server, that is online, expandable to multiple sites, fast, and linked to certain IP.
IT took me around two months (actually around 36 hours) of trial and error attempts to work around the limitation of my ISP along with some resources online. Read more >>>

Tuesday Mar, 13, 2012 0:0
Sun
Mar 11
2012

Car crash neerby

Just when we were sitting around 9PM, we heard some crash noise, it turns that we had a car crashing in neerby street, it was a BMW that hit a tree and the whole body of the car looks like it is holding the tree, the poor guy was died on scene. The scary part is that a BMW is not as secure as I thought they were.
Full Story on kxan.

Sunday Mar, 11, 2012 0:0
Tue
Feb 28
2012

My Night Owl eats my Early Bird every morning

It is as always had been. I am struggelling to stay on track for few days as (Early bird).
I keep switch to (Night owl) after few days.

And when I try to switch back, I face the owl again
The battle goes on again.

Tuesday Feb, 28, 2012 0:0
Tue
Feb 21
2012

AVID class 2011 Murchison Middle School

2011 AVID Video Contest: Murchison Middle School from David Scott Faris on Vimeo.

Ms. Wilson's 8th grade students explain the structure and importance of the Murchison Middle School AVID curriculum.

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Tuesday Feb, 21, 2012 0:0
Fri
Feb 17
2012

Sometimes bad news are actually good (VB6 on Win8)

Windows 8 will suppurt VB6 (As this article 6 on 8? Will VB6 be supported on Windows 8? Yep (mostly)! says).
Sometimes the bad news here are actually good, it means we can still be alive for at least 7 years from now (up to 2019), even though the VB6 is kind of old, I guess Microsoft still stuck with it since most of VBA platforms are in VB6 and most of them are actually running entire organizations.

At least this is my openion.

Friday Feb, 17, 2012 0:0
Sun
Feb 12
2012

What a shock, Whitney !!

It is quite a shock, Whitney Houston has died today.

We will always love you

Sunday Feb, 12, 2012 0:0
Sun
Jan 29
2012

Cactus book - second edition

Been busy these days with my dad, working on his second edition cactus book.

My father (Adnan) wrote a book on 1982 about Cactus, his passion, it was the first Arabic book about Cactus in Middle East.
And it looks like it is the only until now, I mean the only Arabic book about Cactus until 2012, based on his claims. Read more >>>

Sunday Jan, 29, 2012 0:0
Sat
Jan 28
2012

Afnan's school - No Place for Hate

Afnan's school is on TV with Afnan's class



Saturday Jan, 28, 2012 0:0
Thu
Jan 26
2012

I3 position termination

After 4 years of working in Austin, TX, and 2 years in Baghdad, Iraq.
Ideal Innovations Inc. has terminated my position.
I started on Jan 1st 2006 back in Baghdad, Iraq with I3 and has been learned a lot about career and jobs within American culture.
It has been an honor working with all these fantastic staff, even if I have to admit that this is not my best position, but it was indeed my first one that showed me the light on dark spots in my career life.
Good by I3 and hope I can server you better in future. Read more >>>

Thursday Jan, 26, 2012 0:0
Thu
Jan 26
2012

My Old Games lib

I just love these games, old but interesting and joyful

Thursday Jan, 26, 2012 0:0
Wed
Jan 25
2012

Faster SQL

After few months of working in ANmars.com (also ANmar.us) I notice that the home page is kind of slow.
So I give it a thought and decided to go a head and update my SQL commands in the home page only to be faster.
Basically what I did was combining all home page SQL commands into one (actually two) instead of the way it was executing (was executing around 15 SQL commands).
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Wednesday Jan, 25, 2012 0:0
Sun
Jan 22
2012

XL f(x)s in Wordpress

I have to do it. And I did.
After few years of pushing the CMS away from me, I finally joined it.
Created the website XL f(x)s (I already had the domain for a while now) using WordPress, and did some updation.


No knowledge is bad, so learning WordPress, even late, is good, also after all these months of experiences of HTML and CSS, the WordPress does make sense.

Sunday Jan, 22, 2012 0:0
Sat
Jan 21
2012

Scarry, but fact

Saturday Jan, 21, 2012 0:0
Fri
Jan 20
2012

My site statistics

Up to now, I have on my website:

Thought it is nice to have all these statistics in one post for future reference.

Friday Jan, 20, 2012 0:0
Wed
Jan 18
2012

Love my Highlander

I have to write about my Highlander Hybrid 2006, I really enjoy the technology. It is not that much less use as expected (Gives me now 24.7 MPG) in total average.

However, I like that it turns itself off on traffic lights, or when I wait for something.
I also enjoy driving in low speeds with no gas usage, really joyful. Read more >>>

Wednesday Jan, 18, 2012 0:0
Thu
Jan 12
2012

Very funny ad, watch to the end

This is the ad that I would lough on for a while

Thursday Jan, 12, 2012 0:0
Tue
Jan 10
2012

New design for my business cards

It has been a while since I created new business card, it looks like I wanted to use the ones I already have here, anyways, I created new one here.



I always wanted a business card that looks exactly like an Excel screen, simple yet nice and creative

Tuesday Jan, 10, 2012 0:0
Mon
Jan 9
2012

NirSoft a new set of helpful small utilities

I just love these tiny applications, I always loved them, they are so powerful and in the same time small and quick.
They are focusing on one thing and they do it very well. Today, I found one of these websites made by a developer to list all his applications (small utilities), his name is Nir Sofer and he was online for a while now, good job and I will keep an eye on you Nir. Read more >>>

Monday Jan, 9, 2012 0:0