Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I got the cryptex!

Although it is old, I saw it hanging in my driver and I remembered the movie "Angels and Demons".

And yeah "I got the Cryptex".

This post is to thank Hana Zain for she is the one who bought me the DVD with its marvelous collection as a birthday present.

Monday, May 25, 2009

inbox 404!

What would be your feeling when you find that your inbox contains "404" unread messages?!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Adhere : first open source mobile advertising platform

adhere mobile advertising platform
Citex Software (then company i work for now) has launched beta release of adhere -the first open source mobile advertising platform- on its website. You can download the product, or post any support issues on the adhere support forum.

For more info about Citex Sopftware Ltd. visit :

Long Live open source :)

originally written on my website.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

my dual monitor at work

Hi all,
This is my dual monitor at work, my laptop is Amilo (Fujitsu-Siemens), running Debian Etch. The setup is made using nvidia-settings.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chrome's sad tab

This is what Google's Chrome display when a tab goes bad! I really loved it so much (click on image to enlarge).

Note: This is my work pc, it is running windows -which i don't like- so I installed a Mac Theme.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Bye IOL..

Dear IOL* members,

It has been nearly 4 years now in IOL in different positions and departments. I believe it is time for me now to move, I should have done this at least a year ago, but I didn't in three different occasions because of many factors, most importantly 20at's** benefit. These years meant a lot to me, I learned many things really, but I believe I have now reached a saturation point, where my stay will not be of acceptable benefits for both IOL and me, in fact it even may do nothing but hold me still instead of going forward. Thus I decided a while ago considering opportunities that come along.

  Today at nearly 4:00 pm i received an offer, that I accepted, from a software company named "Citex Software" to work there as a software engineer. The offer satisfies many needs at this phase of my career basically and my life as well. On top of them is the need of new and fresh career blood, working with a young team that understands each other and can really think of things differently and effectively, a place where I can learn a lot of new things and a better financial level. All these factors exist in this opportunity along with others, so I am accepting the offer. I should start there right after The Eid, that means 2 weeks and a half from now.

  Despite the fact that there were some issues inside the company that could be dealt with better, I really find it hard to take such a decision and will always remember IOL was like home to me. It is the nature of things anyway; people leave their homes when they are grown up and choose their own way. Thank you all for everything, and yes I think this is a Goodbye. Hope you all the best from all my heart.

Best wishes ever,
Mosab Ahmad.

* IOL =, and media international company
** 20at =, may main project i am was working on, i built it from scratch.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

How big is the internet?!

I was also wondering about this, till Google Gave me the answer!

Check this post

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Ok guys, that's it!!

it is enough,
it really is ENOUGH!

you know?!
i am fed up with the idea that here in Egypt anybody who knows a little bit about programming can easily call himself a programmer, and everybody else will just start dealing accordingly..

but what drives me nuts,
and i mean really NUTS,
is someone who just made 10 calls for echo(), and used mysql_query() a couple times and calls himself, without any hesitation and with a very big amount of self-confidence a php developer!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

[[ wikimania 2008 ]]

Just arrived home at Cairo from Alexandria after three days in wikimania 2008,

The event was great at all levels, and i have a lot to tell, but right now i just need some sleep.

see you when i wake up*.

for now i will leave you with a photo i took with jimmy wales

* citation needed!

Friday, May 16, 2008

debian and ubuntu dual boot

i finally decided to put another system besides my beloved debian,
yesterday i installed a dual boot (debian-ubuntu) system on my fujitsu siemens laptop.

Grandpa and Grandson i call both distros :)

long live GNU.