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الغردقة ... يا قلبى لا تحزن

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 09/05/2005 - 11:02am

يوم الخميس 28 ابريل اللى فات روحنا الغردقة
سيبك من ان انا صحيت من النوم متاخر و لحقت الاتوبيس قبل ما يمشى بكام دقيقة
المهم ان علاء ما لحقش يحجز فى ال سوبر جيت علشان خاطر عيون بوتين فا حجز فى upper egypt
الدرس الاول: upper egypt من العمرانيه. انا ممكن اعمل حاجة فى التنين البمبى و ماركبهاش تانى
الاتوبيس مشى الساعة 7 و نص
على 10 و نص حداشر الا ربع وقف. ليه ؟ اصل سربنتينة الزيت اللى عاملينها عمولة اتخرمت
المهم فضلنا واقفين ساعة ساعة و شوية لحد ما عرفو يسدوها بلبانة!
المهم الاتوبيس فضل ماشى بس بطىء بطء الافيال و وقف مرتين و نقلونا اتوبيس تانى من العمرانية برضو و من غير تكييف المهم ماطولش عليكم قول لا طول
ولا بلاش عشان ماحدش ينتحر كنت على السرير فى الاوضة على 5 و نص المغرب ولا العصر ولا شوفوا انتم بقة
الدرس الاول تانى: Upper Egypt من العمرانية
المهم الفطار كان من سبعة ل عشرة و العشاء من ستة ل تمانية و نص
اتعشينا و قلت ل علاء انتوا هاتخرجوا تاكلوا بره عشان الاكل ما عجبهمش قاللى اه قلتله اشطة انا هانام صحينى ابل ما تنزلوا عشان اجى

المهم صحيت الساعة 4 الفجر رحت قافل باب الاوضه و لابس هدوم غير بتاعة الخروج و متغطى و نمت

اليوم التانى و الدرس التانى: المصريين من العمرانية!
صحيت الصبح رحت افطر الساعة عشرة الا تلت يعنى ادامى تلت ساعة و ده وقت طويـــــــــــــــــــــــل انا فاكر فى الهند كنت باكل فى عشر او سبع دقائق
المهم قالولا التوقيت اتغير فا الساعة احداشر الا تلت يعنى مافيش اكل. تاخد قهوة ؟ قلت لهم اخد قهوة
المهم خلاصة الكلام ان فى الغردقة فى اى مكان فى اى وقت هتلاقى ميكروباس و ممكن جدا تستعمله بدل التاكسى و يسيب الخط بتاعه و اديله عشرة او خمستاشر جنيه و لو زرجن قله بلاش تطلع من الخط بتاعك و هديك الاجره اللى الناس العادية بتدفعها
و لو انت مصرى و عايز تظبط بنت اجنبية ماشى برضه فى الميكروباس و ده يا جماعة الدرس التانى و احنا ركبنا فى ميكروباس فيه المنظر ده عشان كنا تايهين فى حوارى الغردقة و سواق الميكروباس طلع شهم !

اليوم التالت: Snorkeling
اول مرة استعملت الزعانف كانت الغواصة هاتخبطنى ولا ده كان glass boot من اللى بينزلوا تحت الميه واللا ايه انا مش عارف
انا باعرف اعوم كويس من غيرها فا بالاها الزعانف
الدرس التالت انك لما تستعمل الزعانف خلى وشك فوق الميه !

اليوم الرابع: ال glass boot اللى خدناه كان من اتباع الشلمندى ! و كان معانا اسرة مصرىة معاها ساندويتشلت فسيخ ! المهم الدرس الرابع ماتروحش فى اى حته مع اسرة مصرية
كفاية البنت الصغىرة اللى كانت عماله تتف فى المركب كل حبة و تكسر فيها و كل شوية اهلها يخشوا فيها شمال من غير ما يقولولها و البنت مش فاهمة ليه
اه انا ما قلتش على المصريين اللى كانوا ماشيين من الفندق تانى يوم و نظام فين يا بت الحلة و انا لما كنت قدك كنت باعمل كل حاجة و انتى لو اجوزتى تخلفى و كده
الحمد لله انهم مشيوا يوميها
يبقى الدرس الرابع انك ماتخرجش فى حته مع اسره مصرية

اخر يوم رحنا اكلنا فى اسماك المينا انا و عزبى "عزبى بالمناسبة جاه الجمعة بالليل مش معانا من الخميس و يا بخته جاه بالسوبر جيت" و علاء و منال
جابوا لنا سمكة سنجارى مليانة لحمة بطريقة غريبة المهم جابوا لنا العيش بعد السمك ما نزل
المهم دفعنا متين و عشرين جنيه
روحنا باتوبيسات الجونة و الجونة تكسب و ده الدرس الاخير

يلاال باى !


Now this is what happens when we have teenagers in the LUG.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 30/03/2005 - 7:11pm

[20:57] <YoussefAssad> you guys still there?
[20:57] <BooDy> YoussefAssad: we will always be there no matter what you do
[20:58] <YoussefAssad> BooDy: incompetent moderator
[20:58] <na6oosh> 21:00:01 up 3 days, 13:24, 0 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
[20:59] <BooDy> YoussefAssad: dictator
[21:00] <YoussefAssad> BooDy: click-happy fool
[21:01] <BooDy> YoussefAssad: ex-admin
[21:01] <YoussefAssad> BooDy: goat molester
[21:02] <BooDy> YoussefAssad: tubgirl's lover
[21:03] <YoussefAssad> BooDy: tubgirl's lunch
[21:04] <BooDy> thats it I got nothing more :P
[21:04] <YoussefAssad> BooDy: stfu n00b
[21:05] <MSameer> now that's a foolab material
[21:05] <MSameer> any objections ?
[21:06] <BooDy> MSameer: no
[21:06] <MSameer> YoussefAssad: ?
[21:07] <YoussefAssad> nope


Ahmad Zaki: Did I ask you to do this ?

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 28/03/2005 - 9:43am
Ahmad Zaki's funeral preparations.

I wasn't able to take more photos as they noticed that I took this photo though I only had to pause for 1 second for the phone to be able to take this.

I work in Mohandeseen, Near Mostafa Mahmout mosque.
The funeral is supposed to start today at 12:00 PM from there.
Yesterday the police started to close the roads surrounding the mosque. I was able to hear the noise outside and the sounds of their cars.
I noticed the roads when I was leaving yesterday at 10 PM.

Today I was going to the office. The taxi wasn't able to continue in "Game3at Al dowal al 3arabeia" street. It was closed and we had to turn right. It's strange as I didn't thought that they'll close a major part like this.
OK. drop me here and I'll walk, I told him.

After walking for a couple of minutes I tried to enter the street where our office is located, But the soldiers prevented me. Not allowed from here.
Guys, This is the building where our office is located.
No, Walk this turn right around the block, And then right again.
SHIT! OK. I did like they said, But when I arrived there they told me: Not allowed to enter from here.
OK then, How the hell am I allowed to go to the office ?
At the end I had to walk around half of the block, I don't know the place very well so I was lost 2 times or so. It's sunny today and I already suffer from sun burns as I walked in the sun too much in Menya.
I arrived at the office at last.
Now I really want to know what did they gain by this ? I can reach the place anyway. They can ask the cars not to pass from here but what about the people ? What If I'm unable to walk for a reason ? What If they allow people to pass one by one ?
It's almost 12 now, I can hear noise outside like people shouting not like yesterday which was the sound of the police cars.


Menia, I raise my non-Red Hat.

Submitted by msameer on Sat, 26/03/2005 - 7:27pm

As usual I woke up late, And I did the ever traditional stupid mistake, Which was to keep doing everything when I wake up in the morning. I slept at 6 am and decided to wake up at 6:40.
OK, Late. Just put the things I remembered in my bag and off to alaa's place.
Train, It was the 1st time I travel by a train. My seat was in another cart. I was playing frozen bubble and then decided to sleep.
Arrived at Menya. And off to Salah Al Deen school which is about 16 kilometers away from the city!.
Alaa introduced me to the teachers and vice verse.
It was nice, Imagine all of the teachers going to the school on their holiday. And the head of the school did the same.
After fixing the Arabic support with Mandrake "The distro I like thus always gives me hard times!" and discovering 2 bugs and after waiting for long to find a car we went to the city again.
FOOD time! I was hungry and I really ate like a donkey!
We walked for a while, We went to an Internet cafe with Asmaa "one of the teachers". The guy was very suspicious and was asking who are us, What we are doing and so!
We went and had a drink, Juice wasn't that good but OK.
Off to mere maid where I had my Nescafe and to "al-dahabeia" which means "the golden".
Both mere maid and dahabeia are ships, But they are tied to the shore, So they don't sail.
Alaa, manal and me went upstairs, Manal and Alaa watched a movie while I tried to concentrate on anything but I wasn't able to. I went down to my room. I spent sometime and slept.

Oh hell! What's all this noise outside! Is it an earthquake ? NO, People woke up And 2 children kept going up and down the stairs with a lot of noise. And it seems they are having their breakfast upstairs.

I wasn't able to sleep and when I did, Manal woke me up!

Breakfast was very good, Explosives! But I liked it!

Now to the university. We are preparing to give a GNU/Linux course there, And what do you know, Everything was smooth and this is really not normal when it comes to our universities.

So we should start from next week. This is nice as I think that I really liked Menia. though we won't be staying for long, We'll take the morning train, Give the course and come back with the afternoon-evening train.
So everything was done and we found someone there who was working with solaris. And is preparing for his masters on XML and so.
Their library contained a php5 book, as well as a book on distributed computing. This was a good thingWe went to one of those stagnant ships which was called "atone" I had my morning Nescafe as it seems that I was sleepy and the morning tea didn't have any effect on me.
We spent there sometime and then we went to search for a small boat per alaa's request, We wanted one covered as I have problems with the sun. We didn't find "I'm sure alaa'll spend the whole night crying ;-)".
Let's go eat ? OK. I ate like a donkey again.
Back to mere maid where we had drinks, To dahabeia to get our things and to the train station as It's supposed to leave at 5:45.
BTW: the distance between mere maid and dahabeia can take less than a minute walking ;-)
So that's it! I'm writing this in the train. Ezabi phoned me a few hours ago and I've told him that I'm not going to port said as I'll be here in Menia for the university. And to be honest, I didn't like the attitude of life makers. My previous experience during my first job lead to this thing though the people are doing good things.
And This is my PERSONAL OPINION and It's not valid for any discussion.
DJ-KING agreed to go with Ezabi to port said for the course when I phoned him. DJ-KING is really a great addition to our team, He never say no when it comes to the LUG despite his endless FUD about himself being the great DJ-KING who can crack your teeth if he decided to blow air at you ;-)
So that's it folks!

I'm dreaming about the day when every house in Egypt submits a bug report or gives a patch to an open source application.
This day is very far and I'm sure I won't live to see it.


And it's over.

Submitted by msameer on Wed, 16/03/2005 - 3:49pm

And the conference is over and took with it everything nice and sweet. It also took the days without enough night sleep.
It gave me friends, More self confidence.
It took one thing that I've been crying on for the last day and night. Also today in the morning.
Well we ever find ourselves face to face again ?
I think I really found what I was looking for, But It's not possible to do anything.


My presentation today.

Submitted by msameer on Mon, 14/03/2005 - 12:14pm

Today I'll give a 20 minutes short presentation on the State of Arabic FLOSS desktop in the conference
I prepared yesterday te presentation using openoffice impress and it gave me a hard time when it inserted a sound during slide transition.
Yesterday about 150 were there, I am really scared and I don't know how the hell am I going to talk infront of 150 one attending :(


Wireless + FLOSS = no sleep ? Damn mengos!

Submitted by msameer on Sun, 13/03/2005 - 9:10am

So, Finally I was able to get my PCI wifi card running under Linux.
I've bought it weeks ago, Whatever I do the box keeps freezing when I bring up the interface.
ndiswrapper is freezing at random points, And finally when I was able to use the GPL'ed driver, I didn't get a connection.
I tried with 6 kernels or so.
I decided to get an old P2 or so and try and yes! IT WORKED.
The damn CNET CWP-854 worked under Linux with the rt2500 driver.
Now I'm enjoying wireless at home with my GNU/Linux semi-access point.

I'll be giving a presentation tomorrow in the FLOSS conference About the state of Arabic FLOSS desktop and I'll be demoing things on the 3rd day. And for sure I didn't prepare anything as I thought that the whole thing is next week. I slept for 2 and a half hours yesterday and I can hardly type this!
I wonder how am I going to work and then go attend the conference, And work on my presentation after this ?


To India I'll fly!

Submitted by msameer on Tue, 25/01/2005 - 10:55pm

I'll be attending Asia Source, I'll fly to India tomorrow.
It's 12:55 AM, I still have 14 hours, I didn't yet finish all of my papers, decide what i'll take, finish anything.
I didn't even sleep, I didn't sleep well for the past few days.
And I'll have to be at work tomorrow morning!

I'll post more when I'm free, I'll try to blog daily if possible!


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