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First Thoughts of @ZainJo's HSPA+ Service

2011-04-05 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Lately ISPs have been bombarding us with all sorts of Internet related ads, promising “high speeds” or “unlimited downloads”. Osama Hajjaj said it best with this comic:


Using The @ZainJo HSPA Dongle With Ubuntu Linux

2011-04-04 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

After my experience with Zain’s WiMAX, I didn’t think I’d be using their service again. But Zain gave me a 21Mbps dongle (The Huawei E367) for free as to see how much better the new service is and I thought I might as well try it. I’ll be writing on my experience with the service in a separate post inshalla.


Do You Need A Social Media Detox?

2011-03-30 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

To all those social media junkies out there.

Enjoy :)

Tales Of A Disgruntled @ZainJo Customer

2011-03-29 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I’ve been meaning to write this for a few weeks but was very busy, I finally got the time to do so.

If you know me, you’ll probably know I’ve been struggling with my Internet connectivity since 2005. I’ve been begging Orange (Jordan Telecom Group at the time) for anything faster than 512Kbps, but I was always told that my area was not covered. I live in an area filled with students who don’t have phone lines, and the very few people who use DSL here are content with the speeds Orange was offering. So Orange did not bother upgrading my area because it wasn’t worth it.


To All My Readers, I'm Sorry

2011-03-22 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Hello everybody,

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote anything. I started a new job and it’s been crazy busy the past few months. And for some reason the blog stopped sending notification emails so I thought nobody read anything here.

I’ve upgraded the blog to the latest WordPress release, and hopefully I’ll be writing more stuff here.

Good night

The Best Use Of An iPad

2010-05-13 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Best use of an iPad, ever. Well, other than blending it, maybe :D


Resident Evil Afterlife LITERAL Trailer

2010-05-11 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Found this today on the web and loved it :)


Is Social Media A Fad?

2010-05-10 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Interesting video, enjoy


Now This Is What I Call A Good Commercial

2010-05-06 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Check out this commercial for Google Chrome, plain awesome


Ubuntu 10.04

2010-05-02 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

When Ubuntu 9.10 came out I was very eager to try it, but sadly I was very disappointed. So when I was downloading 10.04 I wasn’t really expecting anything. I’m glad I was wrong.


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