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Bye fglrx...

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 09/04/2009 - 7:59pm

Thanks to all the hard work by the fglrx packaging team, DRI, MESA, Xorg, Radeon,... etc people!

I've been using fglrx with my laptop since I've had it:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400

And to the people behind the Debian packaging..
* xserver-xorg-video-radeon from testing.
* libdrm-intel1 and libdrm2 from unstable
* libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-glx from experimental

vader:~# apt-get --purge remove fglrx-driver fglrx-kernel-src fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-1-686 fglrx-sourceReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done

The following packages will be REMOVED:
   fglrx-driver* (9-2-2)
   fglrx-kernel-2.6.26-1-686* (9-2-2+2.6.26-13)
   fglrx-kernel-src* (9-2-2)
   fglrx-source* (9-2-2)
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 17 not upgraded.
After this operation, 38.8MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

I probably lost the ability to suspend and resume but I don't usually do it with that laptop.

Now let's hope my lapop at work will be adapted easily too :)

UPDATE: Seems you lose OpenGL 2.0 if you use the free driver. If you are doing OpenGL stuff like me then you are in trouble ;-|

Oh shit! On tax!

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 13/01/2009 - 9:38pm

Oh shit!

I have a bill from the tax office since May 2008.

It was due last December and I never knew I had to pay anything.

Now I have to pay it plus the interest rate!

It's not much but ... :-(

Quick summary

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 27/12/2008 - 9:31pm

Long time since I posted anything here. I just have nothing to say. Nothing is happening in general and all days are almost the same!

* Went to Egypt on vacation and came back.
* Bought a TV that I don't use.
* Now I wake up at 7:30 in the morning every day as I have a meeting at 8:45 and leave the office arount 7 pm.
* Gave up on Finnish. It's not working for me.
* Changed my teem in work again!
* I've been thinking about taking this blog down. It's just useless now. I can't write as I like here anymore.
* An incident lead me to discover how dumb I'm
* Another one lead me to discover how lonely I can be although I'm with my friends in Egypt.
* I'm mainly using the new microblogging platforms now.
* I wish 2009'd be better but I doubt.
* I hate Christmas! 5 damn days off!
* I probably have more to say but can't remember more now...

him-arabic has been uploaded to maemo extras

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 02/10/2008 - 1:20pm

Yup, thanks to Matan Ziv-Av who did a few improvements and fixes and uploaded him-arabic to maemo extras.

The good part is the addition of the Hebrew keymap (And a few other things).
The bad part is dropping the dependency on ttf-arabic.

I need to create a metapackage called "arabic" that will pull all the packages needed to support Arabic.

Well, I'm still using the ttf-arabic packagess I created for Chinook (Available from my FTP as I don't have a Diablo repository).

I won't create the arabic metapackage anytime ssoon as I'll be on vacation. Wish me luck ;-)

I hate reCAPTCHA

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 19/08/2008 - 2:30pm

Really, I f****** hate reCAPTCHA. I decided to input "foo" instead of the hard to read word (Which is the scanned part probably).

Yes it's stupid and I'm being bad but screw them if I can't read the captcha to be able to comment on a blog post.

Have you ever forgotten to have breakfast ?

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 13/08/2008 - 7:21pm

This is an example of a clueless and non-informative blog entry. Please feel free to skip it.

Years ago when we were young at school, teachers used to ask as:
* Did you forget to eat ?
* Did you forget to drink ?
* Did you forget your sandwiches ?

Whenever one of us forgets to do his/her homework, bring a book or a notebook, ... etc.

I never even thought this can happen one day. Never even thought about the issue until...

I arrived at the office today. Had my morning coffee and cigarette, checked my mailbox, did some work and when it was lunch time, I thought about not eating and eat at 6 or 7 pm as usual.

Just to realize that hey ? I completely forgot to have what I call breakfast (A banana and some orange juice actually)!

Problem is when you drag yourself to the Nokia restaurant to eat while not feeling hungry just because you have a Finnish lesson at 4 and you don't want to feel hungry in the middle of the lesson or your mind to simply, crash!

Booked my flight to Cairo...

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 01/07/2008 - 9:01pm

Helsinki (08:00) to Vienna (09:40)
Vienna (10:35) to Cairo (14:10)

Cairo (10:50) to Vienna (13:40)
Vienna (19:40) to Helsinki (23:20)

Yes, 6 hours of transit...

And blame Ezabi for convincing me to fly EgyptAir from Cairo to Vienna!

تعقيب علي بنت مصرية حول الثانوية العامة

Submitted by msameer on Thu, 26/06/2008 - 12:38pm

قرات عند بنت مصرية.

احب ان ادلي بدلوي في الموضوع لاني قد مررت بهذه المرحلة
بالاشارة لهذه التجربة: البيه ساقط ثانوية عامة كما يدعي. بالمفهوم الرياضي هو لم يرسب. و انما رسب بالمفهوم المجتمعي و الدليل انه دخل كليه فعلا.

لما تفكر في انسان مهما كان كويس مادخلش كليه هاتكتشف مشكله من اول حصوله علي وظيفة ثم ربما الزواج من فتاه يحبها بسبب معارضة الاهل "فين شهادتك ؟"
مع شديد احترامي: المشكله مشكلة مجتمع ككل. عايز واحد من اللي معترضين علي مشكلة الجامعه يحط نفسه في موقفين:
الاول و هو مش معاه شهاده و يشوف هايجيب شغل لنفسه بسهوله ولا لا
التاني لو واحد ماعهوش شهاده جه يتقدم لبنتك او ابنك اللي معاهوش شهاده رايح يتقدم لواحده. ده اصلا لو انت سبت ابنك او بنتك تسقط ثانويه عامه.

بما ان المشكله مشكلة مجتمع "و بصراحه المجتمع ده عايز النسف" يبقي يا تلعب بقواعد المجتمع يا تغير المجتمع كله مره واحده.

خلصنا من اول نقطه ؟ نتكلم باه في التانيه وهي الاصعب:
الثانويه العامه و الامتحانات.

المشكله في نظام تعليمي بايظ بايظ بايظ لاقصي حد لان فيه ناس بقت بتاخد دروس من ابتدائي و حصلت قدامي
بالاضافة لعدم تنمية القدرات الابداعيه عند الطلاب و بالتالي تحول الامتحان لحفظ و ترجيع "سوري لم اجد كلمه مهذبه"

طب انا كنت هاسقط ثانويه عامه بسبب علم النفس و الاجتماع: لو كنت وقفت علي شعر راسي ماكنتش عديت.
عديت احياء و كيمياء و رياضه 2 و فيزياء و كنت هاسقط علم نفس!!!

ماده ادبي يا جماعه ماتدخلش عندي... مش نافعه!!

الناس لازم تفهم ان ملعون ابو شهادة الجامعه. خدها و اركنها ولع فيها او اقلي عليها بطاطس "بس الاحسن تشيلها علشان هاتحتاجها".

انا معايا بكالوريوس العلوم الصيدليه من جامعة القاهرة "انا اتخرجت دور تاني بالمناسبه" بس شغال دلوقتي مطور برمجيات و اللي عارفني عارف انا شغال فين.

توفيق ربنا ؟ اكيد الحمد لله.
مين علمك ؟ علمت نفسي.
تعبت ؟ اه بس الحمد لله

طبعا مانكرش ان بابا و ماما كان ليهم دور فعال من و انا صغير ماوعاش علي الدنيا و طبعا ده توفيق ربنا في الاول و الاخر بس النقطه اللي باقولها هي ان ماينفعش ماينفعش ماينفعش نعتمد علي شهاده و اتخرج اقعد علي القهوة و بعدين العن البلد و الحياه و الحظ

طب انا مش عارف انا ايه اللي خلاني اكتب الكلام الفارغ اللي فوق ده ولا فاهم الناس بتقراه ليه و مش عارف انهيه ازاي!!

My first experience with the Finnish police officers

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 25/06/2008 - 8:42am

Sitting down ignoring anything but the phone call and by accident raised my head

Me (After noticing the sign from the guy): Give me a second, there're police officers here
Phone: OK
Police officer: Do you speak English ?
Me (a bit frightened to the police guy): Yes, but can I end this call please ?
Police: Yes but quickly
Me: I have to go now, seems there's something important. Will call you later
Police (After ending the call): Do you have an ID ?
Me: Yes (And showed him my Finnish ID)
Police: Where do you live ?
Me: In that street, I can show you.
Police: We don't go there, just tell us
Me: In this street, number 12. The 2nd door.
Police: People have been complaining that you are speaking in a loud voice at night when it's late.

Just can't

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 17/06/2008 - 12:48pm

I'm puzzled. I want to speak but I can't... Just can't.