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Sysadmin, Because Even Developers Need Heroes

Congratulations Ahmad

2009-09-29 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Yesterday was one of my best friends' wedding day. I wish you and Farah the best of luck and all the prosperity life can offer. Congratulations.

Nostalgia

2009-09-08 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I saw the trailer for Dirt2 today

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VMware Remote Console Firefox Plug-in And Arrow Keys

2009-06-30 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

VMware remote console was working properly for me when I was using Ubuntu Hardy. After upgrading to Jaunty the arrow keys stopped working inside the remote console. Seems some people face this problem even under windows.

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Lighttpd, Joomla, And Clean URLs

2009-06-22 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

So I’m working on a new web server but I don’t want to use Apache since it’s a virtual machine. Had some trouble with the rewirte rules but I think I got them

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Microsoft Community Night

2009-05-30 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

So I went to a community night hosted at the Microsoft Innovation Center here in Amman with my friend Bandar which he told me was interesting. Even though I knew I was going to be the only non-Microsoft guy there I thought I should check it out.

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Throttling Outgoing Emails To Certain Domains With Postfix

2009-03-29 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I’ve been busy setting up a PHPlist server for my employer. All tests went ok, but as soon as we sent our first newsletter Yahoo! blocked the server. After looking around for a solution people suggested we sign all outgoing emails with DomainKeys and not hammer Yahoo’s servers with consecutive connection.

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Fixing MySQL Error 1064 With PHPList When Selecting New Criteria

2009-03-14 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

I’m currently experimenting with PHPlist to use for our corporate newsletters. During the tests I got the following error.

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Solving The Frowning Issue

2009-02-28 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

Jordanians are known for frowning. I hereby propose a cheap, yet efficient solution:

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Happy Valentine's Day

2009-02-14 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

For all of you out there, happy Valentine’s Day. Yeah right! I don’t celebrate it, there are more important things in this world, just look at the comic below, inspired by real Jordanian lives.

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Empathy, The New Kid On The Block

2009-02-05 by Mohammad H. Al-Shami

If you’ve used Linux as a desktop, you’ll know it’s only playing catch-up when it comes to instant messaging. I’ve been using Pidgin since was called Gaim, I think I started using it back in 2003. I love how minimalistic it is. Sadly the developers are going nowhere with it, at least that’s my (as well as a few others) humble opinion.

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