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The Last Episode

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Tommarow ensha’ALLAH is the final episode for my short novel “Poison is the Perfect Potion” on aaonovels.wordpress.

I’m currently working on another short story that i hope to finish before fall. Once finished, I’m planning on Posting it on aaonovels.wordpress which will be consisted of 7 posts, i. e. a week. It’s entitled “Operation: Blackfish”

Written by Kuwait Book Manager

July 22, 2009 at 11:01 am

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Free game design course: last day to register!

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i emailed this to two guys i know and thought someone might be interested:
"Guys, this is a FREE golden opportunity to get into the world of game design. i know it's a general game design course (does not revolve around computer games) but it still provides a good foundation for game designers. I signed up (along with three other people). this is the link: http://gamedesignconcepts.wordpress.com/
the instructor seems experienced and this looks like a good chance. and since the course is free, there is nothing to loose (i think it's blog based). if you do regester, add me as a "friend" so we could be added to the same group (whatever that means).

don't forget, registration closes today! and sorry if you read this too late (you can still follow the blog, though)

ps: why does this message seem like spam?"

SIGTERMer

Written by seininn

June 28, 2009 at 7:22 am

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POKEMON NEWEST NEWS

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check out the new pokemon movies, series and games on this site…..click the following link:

www.serebii.net

BONE-CRUSHER

Written by bone-crusher

June 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm

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A Windows Survival Kit for Linux Users

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No Administration Rights Required to install/run the programs mentioned here. Enjoy 🙂
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Two months have passed since i started working at an IT solutions company here in kuwait. it’s a “Microsoft Gold Certified Partner”, which is probably why it has windows running on every machine capable of running it (except for an old P2 which runs fedora). I have been using linux/gnome for a while now and i have to tell you, it’s rough. there are a lot of things that you miss like:

1: workspaces:

each time i try to switch workspaces, the screen flips upside down or sideways.

2: The ‘Third Click’:

got to use CTRL+A now. i know it’s available on windows but only in firefox.

3: bash:

If you’re a CLI guy, and cmd doesn’t even come close.

4: smooth performance:

I actually got a BSOD the next morning after they installed it. a friendly reminder that i’m using windows now.

And to top it off, I’m not the admin! so vista is pretty much locked up. i can’t even install firefox, or so i thought.

The following is a list of some of the software that made working in a hostile locked-down windows environment a little more easer. (NO INSTALLATION OR ADMIN PRIVILEGES REQUIRED):

Portable Firefox

firefox_words source:Firefox portable

This app might be the reason why i’m still sane. this is good news to anyone who has an addiction to firefox (which probably includes 92.327% of real PC users out there*). just don’t forget to modify the proxy setting for firefox if you work behind a proxy. if you don’t know how, just follow these steps:

1: open IE
2: go to Tools->Internet Options
3: select the connections tab
4: click “LAN settings”
5: copy the address and port
6: open firefox
7: go to Tools->Options
8: click on advanced
9: select the network tab and click “settings”
10: fill the required fields and don’t forget to enable “Use this proxy server for all protocols”. and you’re set :).

PuTTYPortable & winscp

putty source:
winscp
PuTTyPortable

If you have an ssh server running you will appreciate these two. if you don’t, then you should! here is a detailed guide on how to do it. basically you can ssh into you’re box from work (even behind a firewall using a few tricks) and you can transfer files as well. just don’t forget the proxy.

Portable GIMP

gimp source:GIMPPortable
For those of you who haven’t worked with windows for a long time, MS-paint is retarded. it doesn’t even give you hex values. if you’re a web-developer, you need this if you want to avoid a headache.

These are the Tools/apps i needed so far to make my job more easier. but these aren’t the only ones i use, one of the notable applications i use is Blender which comes in an unzipable package and

In conclusion, this group of software is what i was able to find useful for a linux user working in a locked down windows installation, and i’m sure the are a lot of great apps that don’t require installation but haven’t been mentioned here. if you know any application that hasn’t been mentioned but should have, please help me out by letting me know 🙂

SIGTERMer


* based on speculation.

Written by seininn

June 11, 2009 at 1:45 pm

An a.a.o. Novel

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Hello everyone, it’s me, Yousef Mustafa, the aaobloggers member who was never active. With my first post on this blog, I invite you to my own blog! My blog, aaonovels, will specilize in posting certain novels i decide to share with the world. I will do so by posting parts of a story on a daily basis, or something like that.

This is the title of my first online novel, entitled “Poison is the Perfect Potion”. It revolves around a 13 year-old kid, a strange girl and other blizzards characters. Enjoy the plots and twists in this weird adventure on my own aaonovels.wordpress.com. The Picture below is the title of my latest work.

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Written by Kuwait Book Manager

May 30, 2009 at 11:27 am

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top best animes

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for all those whose interested in animes this link will give u the top best 334 animes…..from the the 1st (the best) to the last (the worst).

here is the link:

http://www.squidoo.com/top-anime-list

BONE-CRUSHER

Written by bone-crusher

May 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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a Pythonic Linux Sharepoint Services?

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السلام عليكم…

summery

WSS is great but it likes people with deep pockets (MS IIS License). Go open source instead XD

I guess one of the benefits of working for a company that is very close to Microsoft is getting to know all their “solutions” first hand. One of these solutions is Windows Sharepoint Service. basically, it’s an application suite that allows people who are working on a project to work better with one another by organizing the way information is managed and accessed while providing methods to organize team work and increase team efficiency.

How did they do it? will it’s simple really, they just jam a blogging platform, a forum, subversion control, and a wiki into on system and provide exceptional integration with MS Office.. thats all.

Why should i give a *? will for starters, this can be the perfect solution for developing software. as you may have noticed, almost all major projects have a Sharepoint like system, one way or another. sourceforge, gnome live, and so on.

OK, now two problems remain: It’s proprietary and it costs money. I’ve searched the net and found an open source sharepoint clone released by Alfresco (google it) but it’s more oriented towards replacing microsoft’s sharepoint technology than providing a platform for POSIX servers. it even integrates with Office!

One solution is to write my one tailored sharepoint system. that, or wait until someone else writes one. I’m probably going to write one myself (most likly using python since it’s very convenient for web applications) if i get the chance.

i’ll probably design it for technical projects rather then general purpose, it might include:

• a bug tracking tool
• a Mailing list/forum
• a basic file management system

you might wonder why i intend to write the previous tools all over again appose to using will established tool already available. the answer is simple:

Better integration with the system
no need for separate passwords for each system and so on
Each tool instance would be specific to the project it serves
No more overcrowded forums/bug trackers. when you access the tool it will only represent the it’s parent project.

In conclusion, I hope I don’t need to write the thing. but if no other sutable choices exist, i’ll probably have to write it anyways. as usual, any feedback is appreciated 🙂

SIGTERMer

PS: I might also integrate OO.o if it provides the necessary functionality, and if i have enough time to read on the subject.

Written by seininn

May 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm