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Printing A Page Range In Outlook 2007

2008-03-25 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

My current employer is switching from FirstClass to Microsoft Exchange. One of the questions I got from an employee was how to make Outlook print the first page of an email. When I went to the print dialog I was surprised that it doesn’t have a page range selection option, which surprised me. Having used Windows since version 3.0 I found that option in all Windows applications. Anyways, according to Microsoft, you can’t.


Solving "Body type not supported by remote host" Under Postfix

2008-03-06 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

The other day I got some complaints from one of my mail users that he can’t send an email to someone. Since I’m the one causing the company to loose money because of my bad servers I had to “fix this issue”.


Kudos Israel, For You Have Taken Out Your Terrorist

2008-03-05 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m giving you four. Introducing, one of the unpublicized casualties of the bombings on Gaza:


Writing Code Segments Under Wrodpress

2008-03-04 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

So yesterday while I was writing the previous post I noticed that WordPress would try to make what I write look more “User Friendly”. Well, it works most of the time, but it doesn’t do a good job when it comes to code, it took me a while to get this fixed.


Signatures With Date Fields In Microsoft Outlook

2008-03-03 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Ok, so today our CEO said he wanted everybody to stamp their emails with the sending date. It’s very simple to just add the date manually, but as you know, a good engineer is a lazy engineer. So this is how I did it:


And I've Finally Finished A Book

2008-03-02 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

If you know me, you’d know that I’m not a big fan of reading.Last week a friend of mine lent me this book, which I only started reading because I was too bored on a weekend. Surprisingly I could not let go of it till I fell asleep. I finished 160 out of the 200 pages in the same day. I just finished reading it and I have to say it is a very fun read.


Firefox, Not Just Your Favorite Browser :D

2007-05-21 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I was at the mechanic a few days ago and saw this, priceless

Upgrading To Windows Vista

2007-04-02 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

What are you waiting for, upgrade to Windows Vista :D

Apache, Rewrite Rules, Redirection, And Multiple Aliases

2007-03-14 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

One of our clients has a website that you can go to using multiple URLs. The server was set up in a way which does a redirection to point into a sub folder. This redirection changed the URL used to a specific one, and the client didn’t like that.


Tawjihi Results

2007-02-09 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

So the Tawjihi results this semester should go online in about 5 minutes. As always, I’ve been getting calls since this morning asking me to check if the results came out or not. Tawjihi is the most important class in a student’s life, which faculty you go to depends entirely on the results of the exams you take during that class.