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Open Source Day At JUST

2008-05-09 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Yesterday I went to my old school; The Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) to attend the first Open Source Day. Hopefully it won’t be the last.

The event was great, I met lots of great people. The students look so eager to learn. I wish them all the best. Good luck guys, can’t wait to attend the event next year inshalla.

Surround Sound Under Ubuntu Hardy Heron

2008-04-27 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Been using Ubuntu Hardy Heron for about a month now, and I have to say it rocks, the best Desktop Linux so far.


Booting Windows and Linux using the NT loader

2008-04-20 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I recently decided to install Windows on my home PC since I wanted to play some games, it’s been about 3 years since I started using Linux exclusively but thought a change would be nice. Since I didn’t find good guides I decided to write my own :)


Disabling RSS Feeds In Drupal 5.x

2008-04-09 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

You might want to create a site that doesn’t have RSS. I did this for my employer to create the admission exam system. Having the RSS icons show up just annoyed me, here is how to do it:


The Machines Are Rising, And They Are Coming From Egypt

2008-04-08 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Be careful everybody, the machines are rising, SkyNet is trying run unnoticed, but someone found it in Egypt :)

Some Gnome Key Binding Tips

2008-04-08 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

A few days ago I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade from Ubuntu 7.04 to 8.04. I’ve been using IceWM for a while and thought I should give Gnome a try. I’m used to Win+Something shortcuts so I wanted to implement those under Gnome. Here is a list of shortcuts that should cover the concepts:


A Tiresome Upgrade To 2.5

2008-04-07 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I spent the past 2 days working on getting 2.5 up and running. I lost some of my entries but at least it is now back up.

Enjoy the new upgrade

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:


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