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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.


Why Windows Is Less Secure Than Linux

2007-02-08 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

A good Windows administrator can put together a more secure setup than a bad Linux administrator. This is an article I stumbled upon today, it shows, from a programmer’s point of view, why Windows is harder to secure than Linux.

~~ (Sadly the link no longer works)

Registered Linux User #440575

2007-01-28 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I finally got myself to register as a Linux users. I guess I got a nice number, I wish my phone numbers were as good :D

All McGyver Ever Needs

2007-01-25 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Now this reminds me of the times I used to watch this. When was that?? I guess it was the 1980s.

Enjoy :D

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